nursing math

I will be starting my 1st semester of five in januarymy ?? is thisduring orientation they told us we are required to take a math test every 8weeks(end of each 1/2 semester)what kind of math is iti made an 89 in Technical mathbut that was 2 semesters agoim not great at math and worried that i wont make the 90 or above that is requiredcan anyone who's already in the program tell me what the test are like so i will know what i need to go over before i startworried in laporte :roll


Dec 17, '02My guess is it will be a lot of math involving dosage and calculations. Maybe you can start working on studying up on that before the semester starts. I know that is one of the things I am looking at while I am waiting.
Teresa 
Dec 17, '02where would i look for something to study for dosage and calcultions?? internet library?? thank you TeresaRB2B

Dec 17, '02Check these out...
http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/8517/Quiz/quiz.htm
http://amby.com/educate/math/
http://accd.edu/sac/nursing/math/mathindex.html
http://www.crnasomeday.com/tests.htm
http://kcsun3.tripod.com/
http://www.viterbo.edu/personalpages...mhomepage.html ( my old school!!!)
Hope these help!
Kristy 
Dec 17, '02We use Math for Meds: Dosages & Solutions 8th ed. to learn how to do various calculations.
link to math for meds at amazon.com 
Dec 17, '02I agree with the above posters. I just finished my first semester, and our math tests were all on dosage calculations and I.V. drip rates. We will have more math tests each semester.
Go to Barnes and Noble and look in the section for nursingyou will be able to find many books on dosage calculations etc.
Good luck to youhold on, the first semester flies by. 
Dec 18, '02wE ALSO USE MATH AND MEDS FOR NURSES, AND ITS GREAT! DONT WORRY ABOUT IT YOU WILL DO FINE. jUST ALWAYS REMEBER ITS WHAT YOU WANT OVER WHAT YOU HAVE TIMES ONE OVER ROUTE: WANT 1
HAVE ML
LOOKS LIKE: 20MG 1
10MG PER 1 TAB
CROSS MULTIPLY AND YOUR answer is two tabs!
dont worry you'll get it! good luck hope this helps 
Dec 18, '02It's all dimensional analysis. You use the fractions. It's not that hard. Check out the sites, they help a lot.
M 
Dec 18, '02Here are the ones I used and loved them!
http://home.sc.rr.com/nurdosagecal/
http://www.unc.edu/~bangel/quiz/quiz5.htm
http://www.mwsu.edu/~sna/drugcalc.htm
http://www.dmacc.cc.ia.us/medmath1/
Good luck 


Dec 19, '02Originally posted by andi2634
Dosage Calculations Made Incredibly Easy by Springhouse helped me alot.
Good luck!!
Kris