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Math for Nursing Help!

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by jennii7767 jennii7767 (New) New

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I am about to start an RN nursing program, and am quite worried. My math skills are horrendous, and I am wondering what type of math I should start brushing up on. I know it sounds silly but is it possible that someone so bad at math can succeed in this field? I feel passionate about nursing but am doubting myself due to my own inabilities. Any feedback is appreciated, thanks.

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Oh'Ello is a BSN, RN and specializes in Heme Onc.

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Nursing isn't ...like...propulsion engineering. You're not going to be calculating diverging matrices or stellar parallax. You'll get by with the ol'basics...+,-,/,x

Once you get into school, there are books you can get. Google: Nursing Math. You could get it now but there are probably terms in it that you won't understand since you're not a nursing student yet.

Don't be overwhelmed, Nursing school will provide you plenty of challenges ,opportunities and areas to doubt yourself and your abilities, and math will probably NOT be one of them.

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pmabraham has 3 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Hospice, Palliative Care.

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Good day, jennii7767:

At our college, the highest math we need to know is intermediate algebra; and, from a point of view that's overkill. As you have free time, visit DosageHelp.com - Helping Nursing Students Learn Dosage Calculations That's the type of math we will be using in nursing school. Add in https://www.khanacademy.org/ and youtube.com for additional math help (as needed), and you will be fine.

Thank you.

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mindofmidwifery is a ADN and specializes in ICU Stepdown.

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Calm down, haha. Nursing takes basic math. At a lot of schools I have been looking at, elementary algebra is the highest level needed and the highest math I've seen that's been required is intermediate algebra, which doesn't take too much effort even if you are bad at math.

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