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

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?
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  3. Visit  kpetit profile page
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    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
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    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
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    We were allowed to as well. Every semester the amount of questions and time are different.
  6. Visit  Sun0408 profile page
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    We were allowed to have one, reason being any nurse on the floor has access to a calculator...
  7. Visit  Miiki profile page
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    The school provides calculators to use on the tests.
  8. Visit  seconddegreebsn profile page
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    Nope, and we had an hour to do 25 questions with lots of long division...
  9. Visit  SlinkyheadRN profile page
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    I meant NCLEX gives YOU a simple calculator on their system. Not that YOU can bring one.

    clarification.
  13. Visit  Dnap22 profile page
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    We were not allowed to use one. Ten question test every Friday and we had to get an 80%.
  14. Visit  turnforthenurse profile page
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    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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