does your school require a dosage caluculations test that has to be above 90%? - page 4

I just found out today, that my school has a test every semester in dosage calculations. In order to stay in the program, a student needs to get 90% correct. There is only one try. Don't you think... Read More

  1. by   mitchsmom
    We had one med test that we had to get an 85 on and we are having another soon that we have to get a 90 on, but neither has very difficult content math-wise...it's not like major algebra or calculus or something. That's alot coming from me b/c I've never been good at math and almost have a phobia about it at this point
    Last edit by mitchsmom on Jan 16, '05
  2. by   meownsmile
    I did.. Had to get 90 or above on all med calc tests.
  3. by   loriannlpn
    Quote from pvfd060
    We have a test each semester also. 20 questions - only allowed to miss 2 for a score of 90. No calculators and we need to show all the work. We only have 2 chances to pass. If you fail, you are thrown out of the program. We've lost many to the math - 3 or 4 the 1st semester, 3 or 4 the 2nd. Everyone passed the 3rd and we haven't taken it yet this semester

    We use a workbook titled Calculate w/ Confidence.
    I am in my second semester in a PN program. We use the same book, but are not tested on med calc's like that. Our med calc's are added into each chapter test. Should I be concerened?
  4. by   abundantjoy07
    90% or higher two tries. If you don't make it you can't continue on in the program until a later date.
  5. by   wonderstars
    Quote from sad
    I just found out today, that my school has a test every semester in dosage calculations. In order to stay in the program, a student needs to get 90% correct. There is only one try. Don't you think this is tuff?
    Yep, I've got mine tomorrow on IV calculations. Just keep doing the practice problems and try not to overthink! I did that on my pretest, think simple.
  6. by   loriannlpn
    Quote from wonderstars
    Yep, I've got mine tomorrow on IV calculations. Just keep doing the practice problems and try not to overthink! I did that on my pretest, think simple.
    Did your school give you a CD with practise questions on it?
  7. by   wonderstars
    Quote from loriannlpn
    Did your school give you a CD with practise questions on it?
    They just gave us the recommended textbook and each term they give us a booklet of practice questions. They also give a pretest so you get the gist of what the questions will be like, then you have two more chances to get 90% or you're out.
  8. by   loriannlpn
    Quote from wonderstars
    They just gave us the recommended textbook and each term they give us a booklet of practice questions. They also give a pretest so you get the gist of what the questions will be like, then you have two more chances to get 90% or you're out.
    Man, sounds like I need to be a little concerned... We dont do anything like that.
    I have my text books, and I know the calculations, but, we do not practice as a class or get quized like you do.
  9. by   jamieljoh
    Quote from JamieB
    We also have one. We need to make 90% and have three attempts. Last semester the entire class scored above 90%.

    This is the same as my school requires.........its not bad tho, i just practice a lot b4 each exam, and i always score very well.
  10. by   harleytx
    We had 3 exams: #1 80%, #2 90%, #3 100%. It is very stressful and yes, it sounds very strict. Our instructor explained it to us like this:
    10 correct medication calculations = 10 patients,
    1 medication calculations error = 9 patients.
  11. by   Christina_NICU
    Yeah I just took mine on Friday. I'm second semester and it wasn't that bad. They do the 90% or above thing, too. You get three tries and have to do tutorial/remidial work also. If you fail three times then you have to drop the clnical.

    I had a hard time with this one IV question because I knew what it was and what was being asked but I had to think for a few minutes on how exactly to get the calculation. Teacher threw in some info that wasn't needed for the calculation, you know? Kinda confusing.

    But I just found out a few minutes ago that I got 100%, yay!
  12. by   LauraF, RN
    We have a dosage test that must be taken each semester before clinicals, that must be passed at 100%. Not sure how many chances the teachers will give. They took their second chance on friday. But I had already passed mine.
  13. by   megamoo1979
    Yep, we have one each semester. 90% or better or you are out of the program. 2 tries.

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