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- Nov 12, '10 by decembergrad2011I have some unkind things to speak about your classmates, so I'll hold my tongue.
I'm so proud of you for passing and sticking with it. We need to get away from the competitive side of nursing and go back to teamwork. When you're out on the floor, nobody gives a crap if you didn't pass med math on the first try. They're going to care about if you're willing to bring them another saline flush into a patient isolation room because they had to start a new IV.
- Nov 12, '10 by totallackofsurpriseHi JBudd.
In my academic career, starting from a very young age, I despised math. I hated it from the 3rd grade onward. I would not understand it in school. I would come home, and my mother would help me with my homework. The techniques she used were old fashioned, but simpler and worked for me. I would get the right answers. I would go back to school, and the teacher would mark my answers wrong even though my answers were CORRECT, just because I didn't use the proper "technique" to arrive at the right answer.
So you can imagine how intimidated I was by medication math! I was terrified.
Fortunately, the instructor was a great math teacher. He explained that med math is not really "math" (where math = algebra, geometry, calculus, etc.). He explained that med math is ARITHMETIC. You only need to know how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide.
That was a relief! I knew I could do ARITHMETIC. I knew I could add/subtract/multiple/divide.
And the technique we learned was dimensional analysis. This is a fantastic technique. It takes all the guesswork out. To be absolutely certain your answer is correct, all you need is a calculator!
If you have further questions, I can explain in more detail... but previous posters did, so hopefully that made sense.
- Nov 12, '10 by ohj11Med cal is not hard but when it comes to exam that happens
you make mistake! it doesn't mean that you don't know it! exam makes you nervous!
and your colleague shouldn't say you are not competent!
thats awful! i reset drug cal 2time because i made silly mistake under pressure!!!!
its ridiculous how they didnt give you any chance!
iam schooling in auckland NZ we get to reset 3times and after that
lecturer will sit with you and do it until they are happy to let you go!
OMG..... I should love my school;;; Go Unitec;;;
I am sure you can do it!!! stick it to format! and practice it!!!
Dont you worry!!!!! you will get there!! ask lecturer for another chace if you can!!!!!!
- Nov 14, '10 by JBuddQuote from totallackofsurpriseI think you have confused my post with someone else. Umm, I am a math instructor who teaches dimensional analysis.Hi JBudd.
If you have further questions, I can explain in more detail... but previous posters did, so hopefully that made sense.Last edit by JBudd on Nov 15, '10
- Nov 14, '10 by sleepisgolden23Dear BanoraWhite,
don't give up on yourself and don't listen to those other students who are making fun of you! You have come this far in your academic career why stop now!? And with the complications that you've been having with the medmath I have them too, just keep practicing until you find a suitable way for you to clearly understand it. I use dimensional analysis, which is helpful, but I think maybe you are just putting too much pressure on yourself. I know it is very stressful as a nursing student, but just try to take a deep breath and get through this hurdle. I hope you continue on your journey to become a nurse.
- Nov 15, '10 by boricualuv4everWow. I've read everything. Is there anyway you can file harassment charges or bullying charges on that girl (rolls her eyes). I know in New York you can do that if you record in a journal everything that is being done to you, have several witnesses and maintained the e-mails she sent you. =/
I seriously hate bullies and than people complain when you get cynical or prejudiced against certain people. I wonder what would happen to her if you replicated her actions?
No offense to anyone, that girl needs her butt kicked since it seems she doesn't know any better >=D
Do the best you can on the math exam. Keep up with your homework and books. Don't lose the knowledge you already have!!! Read ahead the classes you will take next semester. Practice NCLEX questions. Good luck!!
- Nov 30, '10 by JenforRNCongratulations on passing! I love happy endings. =)
- Nov 30, '10 by ~Mi Vida Loca~RNI am really sorry to hear that. We have to get 100% on ours too but we get 3 tries to do it. My second one I took all 3 tries, I was a wreck. The first mistake I made was one 75% of the class made and it was more of a photocopy thing on a picture that messed everyone up. But the second time I came in for that same set it was a stupid mistake I transposed my numbers. We take the test every clinical rotation. The next two I got 100% on again because I triple checked my answers. In triple checking I had found a couple stupid errors I had made as well. When it comes to these tests that you have to have the 100% on it can never hurt to check it many times. With math it is so easy to mix something up.
Anyway, I know nothing will make the situation better for you, but don't beat yourself up to bad.
ETA- I just saw the update post, YEA!!!!!!!!