Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Passing Calculations Tests for Nursing Students

  • Comments (1)

Title: Passing Calculations Tests for Nursing Students

Authors: Susan Starking and Larry Krause

Publisher: Sage Publishing

Reviewer: Jade Day, student nurse at Anglia Ruskin Chelmsford

What was it like:

This lightweight and easy to read book is another great one from Sage. It covers everything you need to know to successfully do drug calculations. It starts out with a test of your basic knowledge, then the first few chapters cover teaching skills you need to build up to drug calculations. With activities throughout to reinforce learning and summaries at the end of each chapter, it covers a lot of bases to make you take information in properly. There are also parts specifically related to the mental health and child branches of nursing.

 What were the highlights? 

There is a lot about this book that is great, including the companion website with extra activities, and the useful website section they out at the end of each chapter for you to further your learning. The examples and sample charts like the fluid balance chart really help you to get a feel of what it’s like to do this in the workplace. I really like the exam skills and revision tips section, as well as the little cut out and keep page with need to know calculation information.

Strengths & weaknesses:

I can’t honestly say that there’s anything wrong with this book! The only thing I could think to change is that maybe a little bit of colour could be included to break up the black and white of the text.

Who should read it?

Definitely nursing students of any branch, potential applicants for nursing, and anyone who has graduated that wants to brush up on their drug calculations skills.

Passing Calculations Tests for Nursing Students

  • Comments (1)

Readers' comments (1)

  • Anonymous

    Anyone who cannot safely undertake very simple calculation should not be in training or be registered as a nurse.

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment.

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.