Has anyone applied to Cape Fear's Nursing Program for 2012? - page 18
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 about applicant pool/point... Read More
- 0Jul 18, '12 by ltramelQuote 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!!
- 0Jul 20, '12 by olliesmommy1005Quote 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!
- 0Jul 27, '12 by olliesmommy1005Quote 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?
- 0Jul 27, '12 by jns1220The student workbook for "Calculating Drug Dosages" by Castillo, at least that's the one 2nd year uses (I like saying 2nd year, WOO-HOO!). 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.