nursing math

I will be starting my 1st semester of five in januarymy ?? is thisduring orientation they told us we are required to take a math test every 8weeks(end of each 1/2 semester)what kind of math is iti made an 89 in Technical mathbut that was 2 semesters agoim not great at math and worried that i wont make the 90 or above that is requiredcan anyone who's already in the program tell me what the test are like so i will know what i need to go over before i startworried in laporte :roll

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Joined: Feb '02; Posts: 39
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Specialty: 1 year(s) of experience in IMCU 
Dec 17, '02Occupation: student Joined: Jun '01; Posts: 564; Likes: 2My guess is it will be a lot of math involving dosage and calculations. Maybe you can start working on studying up on that before the semester starts. I know that is one of the things I am looking at while I am waiting.
Teresa 
Dec 17, '02Occupation: LVN/ RN student Specialty: 1 year(s) of experience in IMCU ; Joined: Feb '02; Posts: 39where would i look for something to study for dosage and calcultions?? internet library?? thank you TeresaRB2B

Dec 17, '02Joined: Jul '02; Posts: 3,872; Likes: 18Check these out...
http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/8517/Quiz/quiz.htm
http://amby.com/educate/math/
http://accd.edu/sac/nursing/math/mathindex.html
http://www.crnasomeday.com/tests.htm
http://kcsun3.tripod.com/
http://www.viterbo.edu/personalpages...mhomepage.html ( my old school!!!)
Hope these help!
Kristy 
Dec 17, '02Joined: Jul '01; Posts: 40We use Math for Meds: Dosages & Solutions 8th ed. to learn how to do various calculations.
link to math for meds at amazon.com 
Dec 17, '02Joined: Aug '01; Posts: 412I agree with the above posters. I just finished my first semester, and our math tests were all on dosage calculations and I.V. drip rates. We will have more math tests each semester.
Go to Barnes and Noble and look in the section for nursingyou will be able to find many books on dosage calculations etc.
Good luck to youhold on, the first semester flies by. 
Dec 18, '02Occupation: PICU/ER Joined: Dec '02; Posts: 8; Likes: 1wE ALSO USE MATH AND MEDS FOR NURSES, AND ITS GREAT! DONT WORRY ABOUT IT YOU WILL DO FINE. jUST ALWAYS REMEBER ITS WHAT YOU WANT OVER WHAT YOU HAVE TIMES ONE OVER ROUTE: WANT 1
HAVE ML
LOOKS LIKE: 20MG 1
10MG PER 1 TAB
CROSS MULTIPLY AND YOUR answer is two tabs!
dont worry you'll get it! good luck hope this helps 
Dec 18, '02Occupation: LPN, Student RN Joined: Jun '00; Posts: 455; Likes: 6It's all dimensional analysis. You use the fractions. It's not that hard. Check out the sites, they help a lot.
M 
Dec 18, '02Joined: Sep '02; Posts: 281Here are the ones I used and loved them!
http://home.sc.rr.com/nurdosagecal/
http://www.unc.edu/~bangel/quiz/quiz5.htm
http://www.mwsu.edu/~sna/drugcalc.htm
http://www.dmacc.cc.ia.us/medmath1/
Good luck 
Dec 18, '02Occupation: LVN/ RN student Specialty: 1 year(s) of experience in IMCU ; Joined: Feb '02; Posts: 39thank you all so much for your helpi really appreciate it

Dec 19, '02Joined: Apr '02; Posts: 43; Likes: 1Dosage Calculations Made Incredibly Easy by Springhouse helped me alot.
Good luck!! 
Dec 19, '02Occupation: Full time student Joined: Nov '02; Posts: 758; Likes: 2Originally posted by andi2634
Dosage Calculations Made Incredibly Easy by Springhouse helped me alot.
Good luck!!
Kris