Math on the NCLEX exam

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by hytrytwyt hytrytwyt (New) New

Hello,

I suffer from severe math anxiety. This June I will be taking the NCLEX.

So, I'm looking for some good resources that simplify math for nurses. I've tried Dosage Calculations Made Incredibly Easy. But I could really use some more resources.

Any words of wisdom about how much and what type of math and how to pass NCLEX math?

Thank you so much for your time and advice!

masry123

masry123

Specializes in l.p.n. 116 Posts

very simple math . like the one you practice at class

Wishinonastar

Wishinonastar, BSN

Has 37 years experience. 3 Articles; 1,000 Posts

You need to be good at the math for work also, and I have had to take math tests to get jobs as part of the job screening. Relax, learn one conversion method and get good at it. Try to learn your common equivalancies- 30cc = 1 oz, 1000 mg= 1 GM, pounds/kgs, grains/milligrams etc. You'll be fine.

hytrytwyt

hytrytwyt

3 Posts

Thanks for the advice. Any and every bit helps!

bebe5

bebe5

16 Posts

hopefully the math is easy

bebe5

bebe5

16 Posts

think they will have iv rates

WSUCougarBSN

WSUCougarBSN

28 Posts

I just took the NCLEX on Monday (I passed! Yay!)

I didn't get a SINGLE math question on the entire thing.

A girlfriend of mine took it the same day, and she got 2 math questions. Both had simple flow rate calculations involving ml/hr. She said the questions were just basic, and were easy to set up and calculate -- nothing complex.

I hope that helps!

Boopnurse

Boopnurse

2 Posts

Our math textbook was "Math for Clinical Practice", by Macklin, Chernecky, Infortuna published by Elsevier Mosby http://evolve.elsevier.com Its a workbook with companion CD which has answers and a math tutorial with over 500 practice problems and answers. I especially liked the illustrations, safety alerts, human error checks, conversion charts and abbreviations.

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