how difficult is math and pharmacology in an LPN Program?

  1. Greetings!

    How difficult is the Math part in the course?

    In Pharmacology Class, Are the grades based only upon pure computation? Like the test is purely computation? are we allowed to bring caculators at all? Or is computation (dosages) is just a part of the test?

    What about memorization of drugs?


    thanks,
    griffin
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   TheCommuter
    It tends to be basic math. If you can do fractions, decimals, and percentages, then you can do the med math that is required of you in an LPN program.

    This is true, unless your LPN program requires elementary algebra as a prerequisite.
  4. by   Fiona59
    We always had access to calculators and are permitted calculators at hospital drug exams. Every unit has calculators in the med room and on the computers.
  5. by   longtime nrs
    Quote from NELMAGRIFFIN
    Greeti

    How difficult is the Math part in the course?

    In Pharmacology Class, Are the grades based only upon pure computation? Like the test is purely computation? are we allowed to bring caculators at all? Or is computation (dosages) is just a part of the test?

    What about memorization of drugs?


    thanks,
    griffin
    Hello griffin, it's been a long time since I was in school, but the best I can remember is that math and pharmocology seem to be important to the teachers, but don't apply too much in the real world. That's why we have pharmacists.....LoL...... The only time it might apply would be in an emergency situation. I am guessing now, but it is only my opinion.
    Would you know anything about transferring license from one state to another? Let me know......Nice talking to you......Rhonda
  6. by   NELMAGRIFFIN
    Greetings!

    Thanks Very Much To All!

    p.s. i'm done with Algebra.Statistics,Trigonometry,and Calculus in my Biology degree, the reason of why i asked is that some members made it sound so difficult....I do admit that i already have some basic knowledge.
    as I took BSN second course in college ...I already finished Fundamentals I and II and both of them are accredited and recognize here in the states...


    Sometimes its just too hurting to start all over again....I meant those pre requisites ,thats why i opt to take LPN through vocational school as here in Michigan too long for a waiting list and if not they wanted me to repeat all those subjects that i already took. Not to mention 4 years in B.S. Biology , you would imagine that Anatomy, Physiology are my majors....

    I was a third year BSN student and had to stop as visa coming here in the
    States was ready...and yes it US credited as i already took it to ECE for evaluation Many of my friends at school are already working as an RN here in the States...

    And the reason of why i sounded very new to these ,because i have no idea how it is to sudy in the States, but ofcourse im confident as too many nurses here coming from my place. It just amazes me the long wait just to be in the nursing proper. And I guess im too excited that after a long wait of looking for schools here, i finally made a decision to just go to another state and study better than waiting...
    Last edit by NELMAGRIFFIN on Mar 29, '07
  7. by   pagandeva2000
    I am a first class screw up in math, yet, I had gotten an A in nursing math. It is not really that difficult, especially if you practice. There are several formulas to choose from. Pick your favorite and stick to it, no matter what. Now, learning the drugs is a whole other headache. Learn them by classifications.
  8. by   tookewlandy
    I am just finishig up the LPN portion of my ADN program and so far the Math has been a sinch( and i always though i sucked at math) i think the reason i was so afriad was because i did not have to use nothing more than basic math up to ths point. I bought a book called Dimensional analysis for meds before i began 1st semester of nursing and taught myself

    Pharm in the LPN portion is also very very basic and easy. You just learn the principles of pharmacology and then about differnet drugs groups and how the drugs affect the different body systems and the diseases they are for, its very easy. I dont think pharm needs a whole semster to be taught.

    good luck!!!!!!!!!!!

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