Has anyone applied to Cape Fear's Nursing Program for 2012? - page 18

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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


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    Good luck to you all! Enjoy your last month of freedom!

    -CFCC 2012 grad!
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    Olliesmommy 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.
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    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!
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    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!
    Hello,

    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!!
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    Thanks ltramel! I know I should enjoy the time I have before school starts, but I can't wait!
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    Quote from mrsliadavis
    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!
    I highly recommend dosagehelp.com to give yourself a little intro into med calculations!
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    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?
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    Quote from kbk1985
    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?
    We had a drug calculation book....tan colored (I think)
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    The 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.
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    Hi 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!


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