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Are You Allow To Review Your Dosage Calculations

  1. 0 I was just wondering if other schools allow their nursing student to review their dosage calculations after its graded. I'm in my 4th semester in a BSN program and my Pediatric instructor does not allow us to review our dosage calculation test. I'm really frustrated right now because I was supposed to graduate this May but I withdrew last semester because of dosage and I'm retaking it now but it does not even looks like I'll make it in Dec either because of the same dosage. I don't know what I'm doing wrong since we are not allow to review our dosage. Any input is greatly appreciate it!
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  3. Visit  RunnerRN2015 profile page
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    We get to see everything after it's graded. How are you supposed to know what you're doing wrong if you can't see your work?
  4. Visit  Itspossible profile page
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    RunnerRN2b2014, this particular teacher does not allow students to review any exam or dosage calculation test that she gives and I'm very frustrated because I don't know which questions am missing. I've been asking myself could it the same questions that I'm missing? and the answer is I don't know. I need to start looking for some schools to transfer to because I cannot afford to retake Peds for the third time all because of dosage calculation,anyways thank you.
  5. Visit  Ella26 profile page
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    Yes our instructors let us review all our tests including dosage calculation after it was graded, especially if we did not do good, so we know where we went wrong. Is there a nursing program director that you can discuss this with?
    Last edit by Ella26 on Mar 5, '13 : Reason: spelling
  6. Visit  brillohead profile page
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    Have you gotten a dosage calc book or gone to a website to find out which formats you have a problem with?

    Take some practice tests and see which ones you get right and which ones you get wrong.
  7. Visit  RunnerRN2015 profile page
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    Quote from Itspossible
    RunnerRN2b2014, this particular teacher does not allow students to review any exam or dosage calculation test that she gives and I'm very frustrated because I don't know which questions am missing. I've been asking myself could it the same questions that I'm missing? and the answer is I don't know. I need to start looking for some schools to transfer to because I cannot afford to retake Peds for the third time all because of dosage calculation,anyways thank you.
    That's crazy. We have an immediate test review after every exam (we leave the exam room and then go down the hallway to another classroom where all of the questions, answers, and rationales are available to review, so we can figure out our grade immediately) and then a few days after the exam the instructors offer a test review where you can ask questions and review the exam in detail.

    We are expected to teach ourselves the dosage calculations but an instructor is available if we need help. Do you do all of the practice questions in your dosage calculations book?
  8. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    Have you spoken to the instructor and ask her what you are doing wrong? If you have and you still have no satisfaction....I would make an appointment with the program director and tell her about your frustration.

    In your practice sessions what mistakes are you making? What method do you use? Check out this site......DosageHelp.com - Helping Nursing Students Learn Dosage Calculations
  9. Visit  ♪♫ in my ♥ profile page
    #7 1
    Sounds like a crappy teacher... ditto Esme's advice (gee, imagine that :-)
  10. Visit  bluedove1 profile page
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    Thank you Esme....just went to that site and got a question answered that I was wondering about!
  11. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    You're welcome it's a great site!
  12. Visit  Itspossible profile page
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    Thank u all so much! yes I have two dosage calculation textbooks: Dosage calculation by picker and calculate with confidence by Morris. I had my last dosage calc today i needed 10 to pass and I made 9 but for this last one she provided us with an answer sheet so that we can keep the questions. I wish she had started this idea earlier but its too late now. Talking to any other person other than her does not do any good because this problem has been going on for a very long time and I remember last semester she stood in front of the class and said that nobody can change her. So its up to me to decide whether to look for another school or to retake it next semester. If by the day anybody knows off any school pls let me know. Once again a big thank u to u all.
  13. Visit  Itspossible profile page
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    Esme12, I know this website but thanks for the help.
  14. Visit  Double-Helix profile page
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    Dosage calculations are an essential part of being any kind of nurse, not just a pediatric nurse. One simply cannot safely practice as a nurse unless they are proficient in dosage calculations. An error as simple as moving a decimal point can prove fatal.

    Frankly, I'm surprised that pediatrics was the first time you encountered dosage calculations, and that they were not introduced prior to your final year of nursing school. In my program, dosage calculations were introduced in our first semester and each subsequent class/clinical began with a dosage calculation test, and students were required to get 100% in order to continue in the class.

    I highly recommend that you practice lots of these dosage calculations, consider a tutor and a remedial math course before continuing with nursing school. Best of luck to you.

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