We had medical math
this past 4 days (YES ONLY 4 DAYS!!!) now I never prided myself as being strong in math. I am scared of math and it hates me, we don't get along. However, I thought I was doing awesome. I did all of my drug calculations beautifully (Except on 1 question I put mg instead of mL! YIKES) so of course I got that wrong. The other questions on the final that I missed were conversions of drams, grains that that sort of thing (Didn't quite get to memorize the 2 sided paper they gave us in 4 days) at any rate we had 2 quizzes worth 20 points each. I got 15 the first one and 17 the second (STUPID MISTAKES!!!) then the final. Out of 35 I got 28.5 (I missed passing by 1.5 points) We had to pass with 85%, I got 81.5 or something. I still passed med math with 86% (Again it had to be 85%) Now we start Pharm Monday and I am so scared that I will be dropped out of the program after my Pharm final. Someone please tell me what Pharm is REALLY like. If it's alot of memorization of drugs I can do that. If it's the drug calculations I ca do that too, it's the other basic crap that I made stupid mistakes on! ARGH! Our Pharmacology class is only 10 days (9 days of learning and the final on the 10th day) If we don't pass the final with 85% we are GONE! I can't even think about being out of the program. I want to be a nurse too bad. In Fundamentals and the rest of the program I have done awesome! I'm so scared.
Shannon - spending thanksgiving break doing MATH and drug calculations.