hey, im taking a chemistry class right now, and im really struggling. im very bad with conversions, and i was wondering if nurses really used it. what sort of calculations will i have to do as a nurse? anything very difficult?
help! and thanks
Feb 2, '10
Calculations are a MAJOR part of nursing... Try to get extra help or tutoring. Try Cliff Notes online. They have a free website that may help.. Also, look for Chemistry for grade school kids.. That has helped me a bunch..
Here is a website I've been using to get an idea of what nursing calculations I may need to know... http://www.dosagehelp.com
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Feb 2, '10
I was lucky. My community college offered chemistry for bio majors The only way I passed was to keep doing the work, over and over again. I looked up info on line to see if there were other ways that the info I had problems with was taught. The internet is a great resource for students.
As far as math...hmmm...you will use your algerbra but geometry, calculus, etc. you will not. The math that you will use will be straight forward. You need to get through your prerequisites then you will go forward. The math you need for general nursing will be found in the math for nursing books
. It is not rocket science math, but make a mistake (like the problems out at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles where they gave the wronng heparin to newborns.) There is a great deal to learn, but take it a little at a time and realize that eventually you be ready for the NCLEX.
My best to you and I know you can do it. Just believe in yourself...and work hard
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