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Published Jan 15, 2005

I just found out today, that my school has a test every semester in dosage calculations. In order to stay in the program, a student needs to get 90% correct. There is only one try. Don't you think this is tuff? :crying2:

peaceful

291 Posts

Everyone stresses. You just need to practice, practice, practice. Start doing calculation questions every day. Learn the formulas and ratios. Sounds difficult but really not once you have down. Get started now, be prepared & you will do fine i promise. Get a book nursing calculations made easy. Ask your instructor for practice questions. Keep us posted how it goes!

TexasTac

52 Posts

I would say yes, except my school expects 100%. We do get three trys before we are administratively withdrawn with an "F".

One try sounds pretty tough. I made a 90% on mine today (missed one question), have to take it again next week.

RISK_ONE

2 Posts

My school also requires a 100% grade on a math test every semester. Two people droped the program due to this.

QuilterLPN

105 Posts

I took my last med math test a week ago. Our school requires 96% accuracy, but you can take the test up to three times. Nobody has been dropped because of the math. It's doable! One lady was saying how happy she was that it was over - but then I said, "Now we just have to get the math right on real people! I'd rather make a mistake on the test...."

I sure hope that whatever nurse that is taking care of me someday can figure the math out!

Saved_by_Grace

337 Posts

We have to take the test at the beginning of the year and have to have 90%. If you don't make that the first try, then you go to tutoring one on one with one of the nursing instructors, then the 3rd time if you don't make it, you're out on your keyster. I found out the hard way, but am gonna be sure and be prepared for it when I go back this fall.

kahumai, RN

304 Posts

Most schools have that policy, and no, I don't think it's too tough. I can only hope that the nurse that takes care of me knows how to calculate my medications properly. You need to realize that nursing school is **HARD** and I believe that if you don't know your math you shouldn't be in the program.

VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN

108 Articles; 9,984 Posts

Math mistake=MED ERROR!!!

:stone

HappyNurse2005, RN

1,640 Posts

yes. we have 10 questions, have to get a 90% or above. test is on first day of class. if you get below 90%, you get one more chance to take it, the next week. fail that? you're out. its only happened to 2 ppl in the 3 semesters i've done before this one, and this semester, the 2nd test is on monday, so we'll see if it happens to any others.

but, i got a 100% on mine last week.

makes sense to me.

wonderbee, BSN, RN

1 Article; 2,212 Posts

I'd say that is tough. I'm referring to the only one try part. For admission to our final semester, we have to score 100% but we have no limits on the amount of times we can take the test.

AdobeRN

1,294 Posts

We also have one. We need to make 90% and have three attempts. Last semester the entire class scored above 90%.

Jess-RN in 2006

47 Posts

My school requires an 85% or better...and we have three chances to do so, or we are out.....we just took ours this week,there is a retest on Monday....usually everyone passes it the second time......after reading these posts, I'm shocked our school doesnt require a higher percentage to pass.....

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