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  1. Jlhutch

    decimal calculation question

    The very last NCLEX question I had was a dosage call question. Which at the time put me into a mini panic mode because it was #75 and we had been told that a dosage calc question means you're not doing so great. I calculated the problem out.... Twice, and rounded up accordingly. Then I re-read the question and realized it wasn't really a knowledge based dosage calc question, but likely an application one. The drug to be calculated in the question was heparin which is never rounded up. You may have had a similar question as mine and it may be why there was no mention of rounding your answer. Anywho, in my case at least that was question 75 for me. I braced myself (and hoped for #76) but my computer shut off. Was absolutely convinced I failed, and only did the PVT thing to solidify that I failed and to come up with a game plan for a 2nd try. But I passed. Biggest Jedi mind trick I've ever experienced so far. So to those thinking dosage calc is an indicator of NCLEX going badly, that's certainly not always the case.
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    Rounding and Dosage Calculations

    If the amount of medication to be given is less than 1mL, you always round down. That's at least what we were taught in school.
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    OCCC Nursing Fall 2011

    Did anyone go to the first 1+1 meeting? I can't make to the meetings due to work but am curious to know what was discussed. Since today is the deadline for the accepted to pass in their intent forms, maybe we'll get some more news about the waitlist by the end of the week.... But, the sooner the better!!!
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    OCCC Nursing Fall 2011

    Alternate #5. Not excited. BUT.... Congrats to those who made it!!! Called the health professions office today. They said alternates with lower numbers typically always end up in the program. Which is good.... but I'm not going to get my hopes up on it. With my luck, they'll only call back the first 4 alternates (occchopeful: that means good news for you! ). I'm already just soooo tired of waiting! Again though, congrats to those who made it!
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    OCCC Nursing Fall 2011

    yeah, i did apply to the traditional program because of all the nightmares i've heard about the badnap program. i've talked to a couplel others who are doing the same, but it's not like there is a lot of us. does $45 sound okay? my email is jlhutch@ou.edu if you want to email me.
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    OCCC Nursing Fall 2011

    I had Raymond, but I've heard Shore was good too. I just checked occc's online bookstore, and they're using the same book for this current semester (double check for summer though). Just let me know when you want it!
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    OCCC Nursing Fall 2011

    Who is your teacher? I took it during the spring '10 semester. The teacher I had was good, but tough... And really, I think the difficulty of the course depends on the teacher. If you have the same teacher, then taking it in the summer won't be impossible but still a bit of a challenge. Just so ya know.... I still have my book if they are using the same one!
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    OCCC Nursing Fall 2011

    Well, just remember that there are only a handful of people who have posted their points on here which isn't a very accurate sample. Yesterday, I spoke to a former classmate who is in the same boat as you. There were also quite a few girls who took the teas test with me saying they have the same issue. I wonder, on average, how many applicants they get every semester...
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    OCCC Nursing Fall 2011

    Haha, I know it can be frustrating trying to explain.... But I understand your explanation, and can kind of recall seeing that point structure with the math. Now I can see how that would really lower a person's points. I was assuming the change was a higher percentage standard, or that the harder college algebra section wasn't part of the test at all. Judging by what my advisor and the people at the test center were saying, I'd bet there will be a decrease in the cut off points like some of the other posts on here have suggested. I'd give anything for a crystal ball right now!
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    OCCC Nursing Fall 2011

    So before you had to make a 70% only on the first two parts of the test, instead of the whole?
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    OCCC Nursing Fall 2011

    They don't take scores older than five years... The last time took the ACT was my senior year of high school in '02.
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    OCCC Nursing Fall 2011

    I wish that they could've used my ACT scores, but they were too old.... It would've been nice not to stress about the other tests. I was surprized over how difficult it was, and wicked thankful I had broken out my (9 year old) college algebra book.
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    OCCC Nursing Fall 2011

    Regarding the math test, what did the applicants have to score in order to acquire the preference points for previous semesters? I can't remember what it was and am curious about what the changes were.
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    OCCC Nursing Fall 2011

    I have 17 preference points with a not so hot GPA. I have my Bachelor's degree, and that GPA really weighed me down. Fortunately, I did well on the TEAS, passed the math placement test, and have the class points (except I haven't taken med terminology). I feel for those that didn't get the math points. That test was tough, and I'm really curious to know how the quadratic formula is critical to providing patient care. :-/ Let's cross our fingers that the cut off is low. It sucks that the only thing we can do now is wait. It's going to be a nail biting few weeks!