MATH during LVN school YIKES!!!!

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Aug 17, '06algebra, do not let it stop you, get a tutor if needed, if your a recent highschool student you should do ok.

Aug 17, '06hi I went to school in california and the math is fairly easy most of it is basic, like using fractions and multiplication. If you ever need help dont be afraid to ask! I am not sure if you can send PM to this but GL
Aishah 
Aug 18, '06If you want to get a head start on the math then I would suggest learning the three basic systems of measurement apothecaries, household and metric. Most of the math you will be using involves converting between these three systems of measurement, i.e. how many teaspoons ( household ) are in a litre ( metric )? I strongly advise anyone who finds math troublesome to get A HEAD START! There are alot of students with "math anxiety" that can easily be avoided with a little prudence and foresight. Good luck!!

Aug 21, '06I attended a Los Angelesarea private LVN program last year and all the math was noted to be quite basic. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, and measurement systems are what we all studied. I don't recall any algebra during the length of my schooling.

Aug 21, '06Math was never my forte' and I graduated from HS over 20 years ago.... I just finished a PN program and did fine in the math. Much of it is memorization and a few formulas. You should be fine.....

Aug 21, '06Math was never my forte' and I graduated from HS over 20 years ago.... I just finished a PN program and did fine in the math. Much of it is memorization and a few formulas. You should be fine.....

Aug 22, '06I'm horrible in math. And its been almost 4 years since I graduated high school. I'm heading to the library today to pick up some self teaching books on math for a refresher.

Aug 22, '06I let the fear of math keep me from becoming a nurse for 15 years!! If I can do it, you can do it. I was awful in math in high school and got mostly D's. But now I can figure out some of the most complicated med calculations and IV drip rates. It may not seem like much of a big deal for some nurses, but I am so proud of myself for being able to learn how to do the math calculations. Good Luck !!!!

Aug 23, '06Quote from luvmy2angelsI'm proud of you too, sister! I suck at math, but I'm inspired by your post to push myself further in learning it.I let the fear of math keep me from becoming a nurse for 15 years!! If I can do it, you can do it. I was awful in math in high school and got mostly D's. But now I can figure out some of the most complicated med calculations and IV drip rates. It may not seem like much of a big deal for some nurses, but I am so proud of myself for being able to learn how to do the math calculations. Good Luck !!!!