First thing I would suggest is trying to find someone with last years books to borrow or buy used. We had 27 books handed out the first day for a grand total of 1,500.00... Good lord try to save that money if you can. I picked up the required scrubs
, lab coat, and shoes prior to the first day. Our CPR cards and TB tests had to be up to date. Our immunizations have to be up to date. We were required to get a flu shot and we needed to have health insurance too.
There are apps in the app store for android and iPhone that can help you at least get a feel for how the questions will be worded and how to weed out the wrong answers to get the most right one. Search things like "nursing student, lpn, lvn", etc. There are many on there that are free. Even the ones for RN help some.
As for math, I love math. All you need to do is memorize the formulas and plug in the correct numbers.
Desire/Have x Supply = Amt to Give
Volume (mL)/Time in Hrs = Flow Rate (mL/hr)
Volume (mL)/mL per Hr = Infusion time (hrs)
Volume (mL) x Drop factor (gtt/mL)/Flow Rate (gtt/min) = Infusion time (mins)
Volume (mL) x Drop Factor (gtt/mL)/Time in Mins = Flow Rate (gtt/min)
That's pretty much all you need to do the med math besides understanding the conversions. If you want, I can scan and email you the hand outs I have for all the math. I have the formulas and the metric, apothecaries, and household conversions. Just let me know.