Med Calculations for boards

  1. Hi everyone,

    Could those of you who are already nurses please clarify something for me? Can we use calculators for the drug calculations for boards? I am hearing different things from different people.

    Thanks for your help.

    Chris
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   JentheRN05
    The computer has a calculator that is available to use during the test. You simply click on the calculator button. So yes you can, just not your own personal calculator
  4. by   Mississippi_RN
    Quote from chrisg0705
    Hi everyone,

    Could those of you who are already nurses please clarify something for me? Can we use calculators for the drug calculations for boards? I am hearing different things from different people.

    Thanks for your help.

    Chris

    When I took boards, it had a little pop-up calculator you could use. And a dry-erase board that you could work it out on. But out of all the 75 questions I got, NONE of them were drug calculations. I was told that drug calcs were considered low-level questions. :wink2:
  5. by   JentheRN05
    Quote from Mississippi_RN
    When I took boards, it had a little pop-up calculator you could use. And a dry-erase board that you could work it out on. But out of all the 75 questions I got, NONE of them were drug calculations. I was told that drug calcs were considered low-level questions. :wink2:
    I wouldn't say that drug calc are considered 'low level questions' reason I say that is because the fill in the blank and more than one choice are at random. I passed with 83 and had 1 drug calc question. Doubt I would've passed with that few with drug calc being 'easy'.
  6. by   chrisg0705
    Quote from Mississippi_RN
    When I took boards, it had a little pop-up calculator you could use. And a dry-erase board that you could work it out on. But out of all the 75 questions I got, NONE of them were drug calculations. I was told that drug calcs were considered low-level questions. :wink2:
    Thanks for the info.
  7. by   Mississippi_RN
    Quote from jenthern05
    i wouldn't say that drug calc are considered 'low level questions' reason i say that is because the fill in the blank and more than one choice are at random. i passed with 83 and had 1 drug calc question. doubt i would've passed with that few with drug calc being 'easy'.

    this being the reason i said, and i qoute "i was told that drug calcs were lower level questions". seeing as though i was not on the board making the test, i wouldn't know for sure.

    and having 83 questions means that at one point the computer was having a little bit of trouble deciding if you were at "pass rate" or not...therefore, you, theoretically, could have gotten one of the lower level, i.e. drug calculations (if that is what they actually are...)

    and whether you would say that drug calculations are low level questions or not is really irrelevant...just matters what the people making the test think.
  8. by   JentheRN05
    Quote from mississippi_rn



    this being the reason i said, and i qoute "i was told that drug calcs were lower level questions". seeing as though i was not on the board making the test, i wouldn't know for sure.

    and having 83 questions means that at one point the computer was having a little bit of trouble deciding if you were at "pass rate" or not...therefore, you, theoretically, could have gotten one of the lower level, i.e. drug calculations (if that is what they actually are...)

    and whether you would say that drug calculations are low level questions or not is really irrelevant...just matters what the people making the test think.
    as i said "random"

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