100% dosage calculations?

  1. I was sitting here looking at my dosage calculations book(& wondering why I decided to go to nursing school) &I started thinking. My school requires a 100% on your dosage calculation test and allows you to take 1 retake test.

    I understand why they require this but I was just wondering if most schools do this
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  3. by   wkucu1
    we have to get a 90% first semester, 95% the next few semesters and then 100%. i hate math!!!!
  4. by   Princess74
    Yes this is commonly required at all schools, 90% -100%
  5. by   donsterRN
    Quote from Coloradogrl
    I was sitting here looking at my dosage calculations book(& wondering why I decided to go to nursing school) &I started thinking. My school requires a 100% on your dosage calculation test and allows you to take 1 retake test.

    I understand why they require this but I was just wondering if most schools do this
    I can't speak for most, but mine does. We don't get 100, we don't graduate. But we have three tries to make that 100.
  6. by   BeccaznRN
    Yes, it's common. My school requires a 92% or above in three chances or less. If it makes you feel any better, we didn't lose anyone in our class to the math exams!
  7. by   bleu_3
    My school also requires a 100%. We get 2 retakes. If we fail the last retake, we are kicked out of the program. How's that for pressure!!
  8. by   Coloradogrl
    Quote from bleu_3
    My school also requires a 100%. We get 2 retakes. If we fail the last retake, we are kicked out of the program. How's that for pressure!!
    We also get kicked out of the program & people wonder why I am looking at dosage calculation durning my break!
  9. by   S.T.A.C.E.Y
    Same at my school, however it was hardly talked about, no one made a big deal about it, and we havn't had to do one since second year.
  10. by   australianrn
    Here in Australia, 100% but we did have several goes at it
  11. by   NaomieRN
    My school requires 79% with one retakes. Even with the 79, about 8 people got kicked out last semester.
  12. by   Jules A
    Quote from FutureNurse35
    My school requires 79% with one retakes. Even with the 79, about 8 people got kicked out last semester.
    Thats kind of scary.

    For my LPN program we had to pass with 90% every semester and for the program I'm hoping to enroll for the bridge program its 100%. I try to do all the problems twice that way if I make any sloppy mistakes I can catch them the second time around or if I get the same answers I know I'm in good shape. Good luck to everyone working on them over the holidays. Jules
  13. by   marilynmom
    90% here, we get two tries.
  14. by   JessiekRN
    I feel better.. at least I'm in good company- our first semester we had to have an 85% to pass, every following semester, we have to have a 100%, which sounds very unlikely to someone who still is scared of long division. We do have three more chances to re-take, and we didn't lose anyone last semester- although there were a few who were still taking that fourth test. According to my calendar, we go back the 22nd, and the first math test is the 24th. Guess I know how I'm going to be spending the rest of the break!

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