Pharmacology Flashcards for Nursing Students

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Our Pharmacology Flashcards are designed to help Nursing Students (or nurses transitioning roles) learn the most important medications. We provide all of the information you need to know to pass your exam (including the ATI, NCLEX and HESI pharmacology exams), and none of what you don't. It's our consolidated flashcard format that sets us apart.

  • Edition 2: Released in 2020, the second edition contains 175 flashcards plus a cover card and a complete drug index. It incorporates hints, tips and memory tools to aid learning and knowledge retention.
  • Edition 1: Our game-changing first release!
  • All flashcards have a glossy front and matte back for easy note taking.

Why Edition 2?

Edition 2 was purpose-built as the same easy-to-use resource that focuses on just the information you need to know. Here’s some of what’s been added: 

  • Many new drugs
  • 125+ hints (marked with a Cool Chicken!)
  • Black box warnings
  • Generic and Brand drug names
  • Quick look-up drug index
  • Follows brand new FREE YouTube playlist (under development)

Our Pharmacology Edition 2 flashcard deck includes

  • One Hundred Seventy-Five (175) 3” x 5” flashcards plus a cover card. Each card is durable, with a glossy front and a matte back for easy note-taking.
  • Expanded medication list color-coded by body system.
  • Major classes of medications, common prototypes, key side effects, and important nursing considerations.
  • Click HERE to see the expanded list of the medications and drug classes included in our Pharmacology Edition 2 flashcard deck.

Why Edition 1?

Edition 1 is the classic edition of our flashcards. This proven resource has been used and loved by thousands of nurses and students! Here's why you might choose Edition 1.


  • One Hundred Forty (140) 3" x 5" flashcards plus a cover card. Each card is durable, with a glossy front and a matte back for easy note-taking.

  • Color-coded by body system or category.

  • Major classes of medications, common prototypes, key side effects and important nursing considerations.

  • Click HERE to see a list of the medications and drug classes included in our Pharmacology Edition 1 flashcard deck. 

Which Nursing Exams Do These Flashcards Help With?

Cathy Parkes, BSN, RN, CWCN, PHN in collaboration with a number of other nurses and nursing resources, designed this flashcard deck to help nursing students master what they need to know for Pharmacology and help prepare them for the following exams:

  • ATI and HESI comprehensive predictor exam
  • Applicable classroom exams

The Legend of Cool Chicken

Have you heard the legend of Cool Chicken? It is our most memorable (and talked about) memory aide. As it turns out, nursing material is a lot more fun to learn when you make up silly stories to "explain" the concepts.

This wacky hint has its origin in our Pharmacology videos!

Colchicine is a medication used to treat an acute gout attack.


HINT: Colchicine kind of looks like 'cool chicken'.

Guy to his friend with a chicken: "Hey man, cool chicken. OUCH! Your chicken just pecked and cut my gouty toe!"

The Level Up RN community loved this hint, and it was the reason we started adding more hints to our flashcard decks.

The Cool Chicken highlights a silly memory device that makes it easier to learn the material you need to know!

NOTE: These pharmacology flashcards are not intended to replace a comprehensive drug reference guide.

Save on shipping:  We know, shipping costs are a drag! Order multiple decks with your cohort or add on other decks (like Medical Surgical) to save money on your total order.

Flat rate shipping is $7.50 on all orders and FREE for orders over $100. Order with your classmates and save! All orders are sent via USPS Priority Mail, which typically delivers packages within 3 days (receipt within 2 days is NOT guaranteed). Packages received after the USPS pickup time will be mailed the next business day. Delays with the US Postal Service are outside of our control, so be sure to order your cards well before your upcoming exam.

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Megan A.
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Great Cards

I love the cards! Passed my NCLEX PN on the first try!

Sabrina E.
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Pharmacology flash Cards for Nursing Students

I'm a LPN Student adjusting to our our New Norm because of the COVID-19, And we know have to do our classes and test online which is 20x harder for me. I've been my using my Level up RN Pharmacology Flash Cards for Nursing Students Relentlessly along with my Studies and they've been a huge help. I'm looking to purchase more items in the feature. Thank You Cathy and Your Team!

Ashley W.
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These aren’t helping as much as I hoped and missing info. Some have clever ways to remember which is great but only on some. Half of them aren’t helpful because it’s not even for the prototype drug so the clever way to remember is kinda useless. I’m looking for a different set somewhere else

Swati A.
United States United States

I got an A in pharmacology thanks to your youtube videos and flashcards! They are so helpful and I definitely recommend all nursing students to purchase them. I have recommended them to all of my nursing school friends!!

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Pharmacology Flashcards

They are really helping me, I love the tips on each card, very helpful in remembering certain important facts on medication.

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