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Math Test HELP!

Specializes in CV Surgery Step-down.

Our dosage calculation test for this semester is next week. I need some test taking strategies if you've got 'em! I can do the problems in our book and on websites--I just get so much anxiety because so much is riding on this! I take too long just setting up the problem, that I lose time. We've got an hour to do about 30 questions. I'm really hating critical care calculations!!!!!



Specializes in Psych, Cardiac, School Nursing.

I just found out I made a 100 on my 2nd dosage exam.

Here's what I did.

Before the test I do a few about 12 problems on my own. Check the answers and if I miss any, I ask the dosage specialist (tutor) what I did wrong.

Then I take a short break, have a cup of coffee and cookie, go pee and then take the test.

Before I even look at any problems, I write down the conversions and formulas on a sheet of paper. If I get nervous, I just check my notes and keep going.

The most important thing is to remain calm and take each problem one at a time and recheck all the problems at the end. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to take the test. First test I took 3 hours because I was so nervous. The second test took about 1 1/2 hours. Maybe the 3rd and last test will only take an hour.

Good luck. You'll do fine.

kellyo, LPN

Specializes in CV Surgery Step-down.

Congratulations on your score!

One of the major things I'm worried about is time. We're only allowed 1 hour for our test because "you won't have all the time in the world on the floor". I think that writing down formulas, steps, etc. before I even work a problem will help. Thanks!

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