Has anyone applied to Cape Fear's Nursing Program for 2012?  page 14
Hi I applied to Cape Fear's Program for August 2012 term. I know that the application deadline just recently ended, however, I was just wondering if anyone had heard any news through the grapevine... Read More

Jul 3, '12Hi Jaimeanjules,
Sharon Barrow is doing a class on next sunday the 18th I believe. She charges $35 for the class and her information is on the list passed out at orientation. If you need her info let me know and I'll send you a private message with her number. Also I was looking online at the bookstore to get ISBN numbers for our required books and NUR is no longer up there. Any idea whats up with that? There are some inconsistencies on the textbook list they handed out to us and whats actually available (i.e MedicalSurgical Nursing: Critical Thinking for Collaborative Care isn't out in the 7th ed but MedicalSurgical Nursing: Patient Centered Collaborative Care is available in 7th ed) which one do they want us to have??? 

Jul 14, '12Olliesmommy is right, sad but true! The program will consume just about every aspect of your life..but you can do it!!
Time management is KEY! And don't procrastinate with your reading. You will have loads of it, its unreal.
I graduate in May 2013. 
Jul 18, '12Hey Olliesmommy and jns1220, quick question. Are we allowed to use a calculator for the math test we have the second week of classes? I'm starting my studying now!!! Thanks!

Jul 18, '12Quote from mrsliadavisHello,Hey Olliesmommy and jns1220, quick question. Are we allowed to use a calculator for the math test we have the second week of classes? I'm starting my studying now!!! Thanks!
You can use a basic $1 store calculator. They do not allow cell phone or scientific calculators. I guess they think we'll store formulas in them.
Congrats to all the new nursing students!! 
Jul 18, '12Thanks ltramel! I know I should enjoy the time I have before school starts, but I can't wait!

Jul 20, '12Quote from mrsliadavisI highly recommend dosagehelp.com to give yourself a little intro into med calculations!Hey Olliesmommy and jns1220, quick question. Are we allowed to use a calculator for the math test we have the second week of classes? I'm starting my studying now!!! Thanks!

Jul 27, '12Hi quick question. At orientation they said the first 97 pages of calculating drug dosages was the first math test. I bought the box set from the store and it's a study guide and cd rom?! The first 97 pages of what?

Jul 27, '12Quote from kbk1985We had a drug calculation book....tan colored (I think)Hi quick question. At orientation they said the first 97 pages of calculating drug dosages was the first math test. I bought the box set from the store and it's a study guide and cd rom?! The first 97 pages of what?

Jul 27, '12The student workbook for "Calculating Drug Dosages" by Castillo, at least that's the one 2nd year uses (I like saying 2nd year, WOOHOO!). I will give you some advice for the math test... know kg to lbs, how to calculate drops per min (gtt/min), basic metric conversions like grams to milligrams to micrograms, insulin units, and Grain (1 grain = 60 mg). Also learn how much of a drug to give per dose, for instance:
MD orders amoxicillin 0.4g PO Q6H. Available: amoxicillin 250mg/5ml
How much to give per dose?
Answer: 8ml per dose
Also know the rules about decimals = NO DANGLING DECIMALS! (.5 mg should be 0.5 mg)
If less than 1ml round to nearest hundreth place (0.666 ml then round to 0.67 ml)
If greater than 1 ml round to nearest tenth (1.68 ml then round to 1.7 ml)
There is usually 8 or so questions on the math test each semester. 
Jul 29, '12Hi thanks so much J. There was no book so I'm gonna email a teacher and see what's up. All that came with our required calculating set was a cd and little study book. Not sure if that's what we are suppose to have?! I'm definetly starting to study the math first thing!

Aug 2, '12Hi kbk1985,the study book is the book you'll need to do the practice questions to study from. The disk is to teach you how to do the problems. Are the syllabi ready in the bookstore? Here's the study guide we got in NUR111 for math.
Scanned from a Xerox multifunction device001.pdfQuote from kbk1985Hi thanks so much J. There was no book so I'm gonna email a teacher and see what's up. All that came with our required calculating set was a cd and little study book. Not sure if that's what we are suppose to have?! I'm definetly starting to study the math first thing! 