I am currently taking College Algebra for my Pre Nursing Major. Its hard, but not the HARDEST thing in the world, and I also have to take Statistics after this. so I had a few questions.
1. Do you use college algebra daily as a nurse?
2. Do you use stats as a nurse?
3. Can I have a senario of where math would be used?
4. Whats the hardest math that you have to do as a nurse on a daily basic
Feb 1, '12
is a great site to become familiar with nursing math. To answer your question though, yes we use math on a daily basis.
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Feb 1, '12
by BostonFNP Moderator
Most nursing programs have a medication calculation proficiency exam at the start of each semester that you need to demonstrate competency on in order to progress. Most of these are dimensional analysis type problems. You might not need calculus to be a nurse, but basic math can mean the difference between life and death for a patient.
3.) Calculating dosages, drip rates, ANCs, BMIs, fluid replacements, etc.
4.) In research, some pretty complex math and stats. In practice, some dosage and rate calcs can be fairly complex.
Last edit by BostonFNP on Feb 1, '12