I Need help with Medical Math... - page 9

hello there. i'm not an lpn as of yet, but i will be in 2008 permitting if i pass the test. i'm not really good in math and i have disliked it all my life. as you know, nurses need a lot of math in... Read More

  1. by   MAmom81
    Quote from peridotgirl
    Hello Missy, how r you today? Well that's awsome news! I'm so happy that your CC told you that you will get into the LVN program by fall of '08 or '09! I'm ssoo happy for you! I really hope that there is available space so that you can get in. I know you can't wait to get in; I could wait for my LPN classes also. I wish you luck with luck. I hope you do get it the LVN program in 2008 becuase I know how badly you want this and plus that is when I'll be finishing up my LPN program at my high school.We can take it together!!! :hatparty: If you get into the LVN program on 2008, I could help you. Howver, regardless of when you get in, I'll still help you. I have until December of 2008! Well, Missy, I wish you a Happy New Year! take care and keep me posted!
    Thank you so very much!!! I really appreciate your support and I really hope that I get in the Fall 2008 LVN program, I will keep my fingers crossed!!! I wish you the best of luck in your LVN classes and I think it would be great if we could take our LVN classes at the same time!!! I would have someone to talk too about my classes and someone to study with:typing:studyowl:!!! I hope that you have a wonderful New Yearsmiley_aa:smiley_aa!!! Keep me posted ok!!!
  2. by   peridotgirl
    Quote from missy120808
    Thank you so very much!!! I really appreciate your support and I really hope that I get in the Fall 2008 LVN program, I will keep my fingers crossed!!! I wish you the best of luck in your LVN classes and I think it would be great if we could take our LVN classes at the same time!!! I would have someone to talk too about my classes and someone to study with:typing:studyowl:!!! I hope that you have a wonderful New Yearsmiley_aa:smiley_aa!!! Keep me posted ok!!!
    thank you soo much Missy. Actually, it's the LPN program that I am in... yes, it would be sooo cool if you get into the LVN program in 2008 becuase it would be so nice if we could study together! Then we could offer advice, reassure, and support each other. When will you find out if you got in? Will the CC call you? Well, missy do take care and I wish you and your family a very Happy New Year and I'll ttul. Keep me posted.
  3. by   ladycostawashere
    hello, i too am not very good in math and have never been. i have just completed my lpn program and the instructors prepare you well for the formulas you need to know - math calculations. i used a calculator too in my pharm exam. keep positive!
  4. by   peridotgirl
    Quote from ladycostawashere
    hello, i too am not very good in math and have never been. i have just completed my lpn program and the instructors prepare you well for the formulas you need to know - math calculations. i used a calculator too in my pharm exam. keep positive!
    thank you... but for the NCLEX-PN I don't think they allow you to use calculators. Do they?
  5. by   MAmom81
    Quote from peridotgirl
    thank you soo much Missy. Actually, it's the LPN program that I am in... yes, it would be sooo cool if you get into the LVN program in 2008 becuase it would be so nice if we could study together! Then we could offer advice, reassure, and support each other. When will you find out if you got in? Will the CC call you? Well, missy do take care and I wish you and your family a very Happy New Year and I'll ttul. Keep me posted.
    Thanks!!! I will definitley need a lot of support to get through nursing school, I am really hard on myself sometimes and it would be nice if I could talk to someone who also going to nursing school and would understand better. My CC said they would mail out acceptence letters in May!!! So I will be keeping my fingers crossed!!! Plus it's my Birthday in May, so it would be a nice birthday present if I got an acceptence letter!!! I hope that you and your family have a HAPPY NEW YEAR as wellsmiley_aa:smiley_aa!!! Keep me posted ok!!!
  6. by   peridotgirl
    Quote from missy120808
    Thanks!!! I will definitley need a lot of support to get through nursing school, I am really hard on myself sometimes and it would be nice if I could talk to someone who also going to nursing school and would understand better. My CC said they would mail out acceptence letters in May!!! So I will be keeping my fingers crossed!!! Plus it's my Birthday in May, so it would be a nice birthday present if I got an acceptence letter!!! I hope that you and your family have a HAPPY NEW YEAR as wellsmiley_aa:smiley_aa!!! Keep me posted ok!!!
    hello there, Missy. Yes, it does feel great to talk to someone who is going through what you're going through. Let's face it, nobody understands what us wannabnurses are really going through! They don't understand the amt of time and stress and dedication it takes to pull through. Futhermore, they don't understand that it's not all about the grades, but what you know as well. So you said that u'll have find in May as when u get accepted in the LVN program? That's awsome!!! I really hope u get in and let me know as soon as u do.And yes, it would be an awsome birthday present if if got in.
  7. by   MAmom81
    Quote from peridotgirl
    hello there, Missy. Yes, it does feel great to talk to someone who is going through what you're going through. Let's face it, nobody understands what us wannabnurses are really going through! They don't understand the amt of time and stress and dedication it takes to pull through. Futhermore, they don't understand that it's not all about the grades, but what you know as well. So you said that u'll have find in May as when u get accepted in the LVN program? That's awsome!!! I really hope u get in and let me know as soon as u do.And yes, it would be an awsome birthday present if if got in.
    Thanks!!! I will definitley let you know as soon as I find out-wish me luck!!! You are so right, nobody else but us wannabnurses knows what is like-all the studying, dedication, and the stress we have to go through in order to absorb all the information that we have to learn in a short period of time!!! My friend told me that one of her friends is in the LLVN program right now and there is tons of reading and tests every week. And with all the information you have given me will help me to develope better study skills and hopefully help me get through nursing school. Thanks so much again for all of your support and keep me posted ok!!!
  8. by   peridotgirl
    Quote from missy120808
    Thanks!!! I will definitley let you know as soon as I find out-wish me luck!!! You are so right, nobody else but us wannabnurses knows what is like-all the studying, dedication, and the stress we have to go through in order to absorb all the information that we have to learn in a short period of time!!! My friend told me that one of her friends is in the LLVN program right now and there is tons of reading and tests every week. And with all the information you have given me will help me to develope better study skills and hopefully help me get through nursing school. Thanks so much again for all of your support and keep me posted ok!!!
    you'e welcome Missy. And thank u for all your support as well.:typing I really appreciate it. I just wanted to wish you a Happy, Safe, and productive New Year! Yes, nursing is pretty stressful but if we put our minds to it, we can make it. What your friend's friend said about the LPV program is true. In my school the LPN's (well, when I go there for the 6 months after I graduate in june.) have a test about every week on three chapters. That may not seem like a lot, but in nursing, that's all lot of material to memorize! Also, in the LPN program, they have one huge test called ATI, every month and if you don't pass it they kick u out of the program. I know this becuuse one of my friends who graduated last year, got kicked out of the program. I felt so sory for him. Well, Missy, enjoy your day and keep me posted!
  9. by   MAmom81
    Quote from peridotgirl
    you'e welcome Missy. And thank u for all your support as well.:typing I really appreciate it. I just wanted to wish you a Happy, Safe, and productive New Year! Yes, nursing is pretty stressful but if we put our minds to it, we can make it. What your friend's friend said about the LPV program is true. In my school the LPN's (well, when I go there for the 6 months after I graduate in june.) have a test about every week on three chapters. That may not seem like a lot, but in nursing, that's all lot of material to memorize! Also, in the LPN program, they have one huge test called ATI, every month and if you don't pass it they kick u out of the program. I know this becuuse one of my friends who graduated last year, got kicked out of the program. I felt so sory for him. Well, Missy, enjoy your day and keep me posted!
    Well your very welcome!!! That is what scares mean besides math, is all of the reading & memorizing I will have to do!!! How do you retain all that information? If you have any tips or advice on that I would greatly appreciate it. Besides reading the material, how do you make the information stick in your mind? Sometimes for me it's reading it over & over a few times or I know I am not suppose to do this but I will wait until the night before a big test to really study good & sometimes it works but with nursing school that may be a really dumb thing to do and would probably make me fail. So if you have any advice on that I would be very greatful. It's so embrassing to admit but my study habits are not the best and this is the first time I have had to really study hard since I was in college the first time about 10 years ago!!! back then I was just out of high school and really did not know what I wanted to do-what I wanted to major in, it has taken me a awhile to realize at I really wanted to be and the courage to go for it. I hope that you and your family also have a Safe and Productive New Year!!! sorry about the long post:smilecoffeecup:Keep me posted ok!!!
  10. by   ladycostawashere
    no calculators for the big license exam...wish me luck. i write the canadian exam here in 8 days!
  11. by   peridotgirl
    Quote from missy120808
    Well your very welcome!!! That is what scares mean besides math, is all of the reading & memorizing I will have to do!!! How do you retain all that information? If you have any tips or advice on that I would greatly appreciate it. Besides reading the material, how do you make the information stick in your mind? Sometimes for me it's reading it over & over a few times or I know I am not suppose to do this but I will wait until the night before a big test to really study good & sometimes it works but with nursing school that may be a really dumb thing to do and would probably make me fail. So if you have any advice on that I would be very greatful. It's so embrassing to admit but my study habits are not the best and this is the first time I have had to really study hard since I was in college the first time about 10 years ago!!! back then I was just out of high school and really did not know what I wanted to do-what I wanted to major in, it has taken me a awhile to realize at I really wanted to be and the courage to go for it. I hope that you and your family also have a Safe and Productive New Year!!! sorry about the long post:smilecoffeecup:Keep me posted ok!!!
    no need to apologize. It's okay your post was not long. Well, luckily I've been blessed with the ability to memorize things very quickly. Plus, if it's nursing I have to memorize, all the better. I'll b more focused and more interested. It's okay if you're not a good memorizer. I would definetly NOT reccommend that your "CRASH STUDY" right before a test. It's not a good idea especially with nursing. What I usually do to retain information is I read the material a couple a times. First, I read once through just trying just to read everything. Then I read it again. This time focusing more on the information I did not fully understand. If I have to read two chapters, I take notes and then study them. It all depends on what you want to learn. Another really good tip I reccommend is to parphrase as you read. Just read a paragraph or a couple of lines and simplify it into terms you will understand (yay, nursing jargon will work). Another important tip is to re-read the chapter after a test. On the weekends, read the chapter again so the brain has a chance to retain the information. This way, you won't forget the imformation and you're not just studying for the "nursing test." Maybe, by this time you will start to retain and comprehend some imformation that you did not know before. Well, I hope this helps. And please don't be embrassed; everyone has a flaws. The important thing is that you r aware of it and you are willing to change! Well, sorry for the long post. I hope this helps. I'll ttyl. keep me posted.
    Last edit by peridotgirl on Jan 2, '08 : Reason: spelling errors
  12. by   peridotgirl
    Quote from ladycostawashere
    no calculators for the big license exam...wish me luck. i write the canadian exam here in 8 days!
    I wish you good luck and I hope you pass your NCLEX-PN. Just remember to study those meds, peds, Maslow's heriarchy of needs and "select all that apply" questions. I heard that those questions were on the NCLEX. Good luck.. :studyowl:
  13. by   MAmom81
    Quote from peridotgirl
    no need to apologize. It's okay your post was not long. Well, luckily I've been blessed with the ability to memorize things very quickly. Plus, if it's nursing I have to memorize, all the better. I'll b more focused and more interested. It's okay if you're not a good memorizer. I would definetly NOT reccommend that your "CRASH STUDY" right before a test. It's not a good idea especially with nursing. What I usually do to retain information is I read the material a couple a times. First, I read once through just trying just to read everything. Then I read it again. This time focusing more on the information I did not fully understand. If I have to read two chapters, I take notes and then study them. It all depends on what you want to learn. Another really good tip I reccommend is to parphrase as you read. Just read a paragraph or a couple of lines and simplify it into terms you will understand (yay, nursing jargon will work). Another important tip is to re-read the chapter after a test. On the weekends, read the chapter again so the brain has a chance to retain the information. This way, you won't forget the imformation and you're not just studying for the "nursing test." Maybe, by this time you will start to retain and comprehend some imformation that you did not know before. Well, I hope this helps. And please don't be embrassed; everyone has a flaws. The important thing is that you r aware of it and you are willing to change! Well, sorry for the long post. I hope this helps. I'll ttyl. keep me posted.
    Thanks so very much for the tips and advice, I will definitley use them!!! I just want to not only make the very best effort that I can but I want to understand what I am reading and your tips and advice will definitley help me to do that. And you are so right about being more focused and interested because it's nursing, I feel the same way. I think I will be a lot more foucsed an interested because I know it is nursing and soon I will be a nurse plus the medical field has always interested me!!! And yes your post was very helpful and I really and truly appreciate it, thanks!!! your post was not too long, your post gave me tips that I will use and I know will help me get through nursing school and if you ever need help or advice just PM me or post it here ok!!! Kepp me posted ok!!!

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