Urgent! Dosage Calc in NCLEX!

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    Hi...I take boards tomorrow morning and I am confused about how to answer dosage calc Q's on NCLEX. I've been doing NCLEX 3500 & a few others for review and their dosage calc questions regarding gtts/min are not rounded to whole numbers. For example, I got an answer of 34.5 gtts/min so I rounded it to 35 because that's how we were taught in school...that you can't have a half of a drop. But those practice Q's are counting it wrong and saying it should be 34.5 gtts/min. What is it in the actual NCLEX? I'm so confused!! Help!
    Also, for those who pray, any prayers for me will be greatly appreciated. I test at 8:00am tomorrow. I've been having trouble sleeping due to anxiety and my testing place is 2 1/2 hours away so I have to be up by 4am and on the road by 5am! Ugh. Thanks for any responses and/or prayers!!!!!
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    NCLEX questions are quite specific with regards to drug calc. Verbiage will include...."round to nearest whole number," or "2 decimal places." Good luck, relax and stay positive!
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    Quote from begosh
    NCLEX questions are quite specific with regards to drug calc. Verbiage will include...."round to nearest whole number," or "2 decimal places." Good luck, relax and stay positive!
    Agreed! ^^^^ NCLEX will tell you how far to round. good luck!
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    Thanks! That sure takes a load off my mind!
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    Quote from julz68
    Hi...I take boards tomorrow morning and I am confused about how to answer dosage calc Q's on NCLEX. I've been doing NCLEX 3500 & a few others for review and their dosage calc questions regarding gtts/min are not rounded to whole numbers. For example, I got an answer of 34.5 gtts/min so I rounded it to 35 because that's how we were taught in school...that you can't have a half of a drop. But those practice Q's are counting it wrong and saying it should be 34.5 gtts/min. What is it in the actual NCLEX? I'm so confused!! Help!
    Also, for those who pray, any prayers for me will be greatly appreciated. I test at 8:00am tomorrow. I've been having trouble sleeping due to anxiety and my testing place is 2 1/2 hours away so I have to be up by 4am and on the road by 5am! Ugh. Thanks for any responses and/or prayers!!!!!
    I am a praying person and I will send up prayers for you. I sincerely THANK GOD that my one and only NCLEX drug calculation question was my one and only fill-in-the-blank!

    Good luck tomorrow!!!
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    Lydaa pray for me too, I need it.
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    If you're freaking out about half drops i'm sure you'll pass.

    Good luck!


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