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

Aug 20, '13Our 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.

Aug 20, '13Yes 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.

Aug 20, '13We were allowed to as well. Every semester the amount of questions and time are different.

Aug 20, '13We were allowed to have one, reason being any nurse on the floor has access to a calculator...



Aug 21, '13Quote from seconddegreebsnLame. Real life has calculators.Nope, and we had an hour to do 25 questions with lots of long division...

Aug 21, '13Nope, we had about 20 questions we had to get 100% on.
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Aug 21, '13I agree... BOTH real life and NCLEX (NCLEX calculator on their system) allow simple calculators... schools should too...

Aug 21, '13I meant NCLEX gives YOU a simple calculator on their system. Not that YOU can bring one.
clarification. 
Aug 21, '13We were not allowed to use one. Ten question test every Friday and we had to get an 80%.

Aug 21, '13We 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...