Ivy Tech: Dosage Calc. & Medical Terminology - page 2

Just wondering if anyone out there has taken Dosage Calculation and/or Medical Terminology at Ivy Tech. I am considering taking these even though they aren't required for the Nursing program. I am... Read More

  1. by   4x4country
    if your are taking your preqs and not applying this yr ( not sure if all the pn positions are fullied but i know most rn's have gotten their acceptence letters) then i would take them while you are waiting to get accepted.
    Med term will decrease time looking up words you dont know and help break them down into suffix, pre-fix, etc. Def helps!
    Dosage cal- yea you buy a book and take a state math test in fundmentals or medsurg 1. but like others have said it is all self taught. plus we had to go online and finish math quizs. the first state math test you have to pass with a 80% of 20 questions. the last state math test taken in ob or med surg 3- like other poster stated is a lot harder. 20 questions and have to get 90 %, only missing two questions. however you do get 3 tries.
    i am not sure why they are not require it, a lot of the students wished the dosage cal was required.
  2. by   DorissaMae
    I just registered for classes today at the Valparaiso Ivy Tech. I was taking Math, English Comp, First Year Seminar and Interpersonal Communication to begin with, but the counselor I spoke to then encouraged me to take Medical Terminology in place of Communication. He said it would help me out immensely once I started taking APHY 101. This isn't a mandatory class, so I'm wondering the same thing. Is it worth it? Or did I just screw myself over, giving myself a class that I don't need in place of a class that I absolutely do need...?
  3. by   bizandgray
    med term will definitely help you in the future when you have to take anatomy & physiology. if you have enough time to take it I definitely would. interpersonal comm is a very easy class, so if you're worried about being overwhelmed with your other classes, I would take this with them...because english and math can be hard in certain situations.