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8-Sep-2009 8:21 pm

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Glen Humphries

Glen Humphries

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9-Sep-2009 11:22 am

Don't worry too much, it can be daunting at first, but the job of a diploma course is too make you understand it! There's no magic trick for drug calculations, just study, study, study. If you are compassionate, caring and have a genuine passion for the job, then you will make a good nurse. The rest will come in time

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Joanne Meehan

Joanne Meehan

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9-Sep-2009 1:11 pm

Thank you, reading this has calmed me down. Im just gonna have to work hard at the maths!

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Marc Evans

Marc Evans

Location: Bristol
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25-Oct-2009 1:12 am

Keep at it, I am the same, maths is not my strongest subject. you just need to keep going over stuff.

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Gillian Duncan

Gillian Duncan

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29-Oct-2009 10:14 am

in my third year of mental health nursing degree, the calculations on my course were basic, there is a great book which has examples to work through. Why dont you check amazon, they will have a list of reasonable books, or try this link
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dosage-Calculations-Made-Incredibly-Easy/http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/bookdescription.cws_home/715232/description#descriptiondp/0874349044 if you search the net you will probably find a free nursing calculations package to practise on..

hope this helps
gillian

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Anonymous

Anonymous

23-Nov-2009 2:20 pm

I wouldn't worry, it''s not as hard as it seems and you will soon get to grips with it! :)

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Anonymous

Anonymous

27-Jan-2010 10:06 am

yeah dont worry i am rubbish at maths and am in my 3rd year and i managed to get 100% in the drug calcs first time round, just practice and find a formula that works for you and you will do fine, promise!

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Anonymous

Anonymous

14-May-2010 12:19 pm

in 2014 the diploma will be gone and nurses who have gained the diploma will be required to return back to education to better their qualification...just to let you know.

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Anonymous

Anonymous

4-Jun-2010 3:14 pm

Hi,
i'm due to start Adult Nursing at university in september and i'm really excited.

This is a complete career change for me, although this is my dream, but i have limited experiance of hospitals and that was only as a patient.

Any hints or tips to calm the nerves?

Thanxs

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charlotte broady

charlotte broady

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9-Jul-2010 8:56 am

Everyone's in the same boat,
just study hard and enjoy :)

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Anonymous

Anonymous

12-Jul-2010 4:10 pm

Key is dont worry. everyone works differently and sees problems differently. There is usually more than one way to do a calculation or manipulate the numbers. If you cant do it one way try another. There are formulas for most calculations and these work for me, but they dont necessarily work best for everyone. Good luck and as one poster said get a good nursing calculation book and work way through.

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premka rodire

premka rodire

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1-Oct-2010 3:54 pm

Hey

Really glad to get into this forum

It's what I am looking for.

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Mary Kennedy

Mary Kennedy

Location: United State of America
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31-May-2014 12:38 pm

Hey, no need to worry about your maths status. I am also weak in maths but I am practicing a lot for making it my best subject. While drug calculation you need more practice and find other ways to solve. I think you can get rid of these problems only keep practicing.

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