Were you guys allowed the use of a calculator when you took your dosage test?

  1. 1 The nursing program at my school does not allow the use of a calculator.I find this extremely ridiculous, since you have to get all 10 questions correct without one. Did your school allow calculators?
  2. Visit  Wannabe_Doc profile page

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  3. Visit  kpetit profile page
    Our school just started allowing calculators. My first couple of calculation test we were not allowed and they were 20 questions, had to get 18. Which a large amount of us passed. It can be done.
  4. Visit  mzrainydayz profile page
    Yes we are allowed to use calculators, We get 10 questions at thirty minutes. Without a calculator I could do the math but it probably would take me longer.
  5. Visit  SunshineDaisy profile page
    We were allowed to as well. Every semester the amount of questions and time are different.
  6. Visit  Sun0408 profile page
    We were allowed to have one, reason being any nurse on the floor has access to a calculator...
  7. Visit  Miiki profile page
    The school provides calculators to use on the tests.
  8. Visit  seconddegreebsn profile page
    Nope, and we had an hour to do 25 questions with lots of long division...
  9. Visit  SlinkyheadRN profile page
    Quote from seconddegreebsn
    Nope, and we had an hour to do 25 questions with lots of long division...
    Lame. Real life has calculators.
  10. Visit  ILoveHealthCare profile page
    Nope, we had about 20 questions we had to get 100% on.

    It's a beautiful day to save lives.
  11. Visit  StudentOfHealing profile page
    I agree... BOTH real life and NCLEX (NCLEX calculator on their system) allow simple calculators... schools should too...
    db2xs and BeesMama like this.
  12. Visit  StudentOfHealing profile page
    I meant NCLEX gives YOU a simple calculator on their system. Not that YOU can bring one.

  13. Visit  Dnap22 profile page
    We were not allowed to use one. Ten question test every Friday and we had to get an 80%.
  14. Visit  turnforthenurseRN profile page
    We were allowed to use them on every dosage test except for the IV calculations one, where we had to figure out mL/hr and gtt/min. Talk about a lot of long division...

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