Passing Calculations Tests for Nursing Students
Academic Skills & Professional Studies | Drug Calculations & Numeracy | Study Skills for Nurses
Getting medicines calculations right is often a matter of life and death. As a nursing student, you must pass calculations tests when applying to nursing school and throughout your degree. This book helps you succeed first time in medicines calculations tests. It takes the fear out of maths, even for those who find it a struggle, through clear step-by-step explanations and lively examples. The new edition contains new practice questions, scenarios from real nursing situations, tips from other students, a quick reference guide for essential calculations, and an interactive website with activities and flashcards to help you practice your skills.
The Companion Website that accompanies this book provides students with ready-to-use learning resources to provide additional support and practice.
'This is a complete and comprehensive guide to all possible calculations required for safe medication management. It is very well laid out, presented succinctly and the tests and activities are very helpful in allowing students to access their knowledge and understanding' - Lecturer, Dublin City University
'The book is well set-out and clearly signposted so that student nurses can complete the diagnostic test and then study the chapters relevant to their individual skills needs. The case studies, scenarios and activities in each chapter give examples of each calculation and provide sufficient opportunities for skills practice. Additional information at the end of each chapter provides details of online guides and revision resources for the reader. In my opinion, this is useful for all pre-registration nursing students: for those who are unsure about their mathematical skills as well as those who are more confident' - Lecturer, Glyndwr University
'This book is really easy to read and understand. It provides excellent advice and direction for students and I have given it to students for their feedback. Feedback was really positive and they found the book very easy to use' - Lecturer, Northumbria University
'A must for all' - Lecturer, De Montfort University
We have used this text within the skills modules in years 1-3. Students particularly appreciate the examples and practice calculations.
A very useful book which I have used with both District Nursing students and non medical prescribing students in preparation for their numeracy assessments. The individual activities attached to each chapter are very helpful for practice and revision
Found this book useful for the first year students who were struggling with calculations.
I use this on open days for applicants considering nursing as a career
Student friendly book with easy to follow examples and well written
From The Outset of the programme students will be able to utilise this resource rich book to support their ongoing assessment in theory and practice of numeracy
A REALLY ACCESSABLE TEXT
This book provides an essential guide for students at Plymouth University who from a choice of textbooks have provided positive feedback and choice of calculations guide against other known core text. Due to the response from students we have adopted this text into the module and requested copies for the library.
Easy to read and understand. Very relevant to student reading requirement for the Nurse Prescribing module
This book can be helpful for students who come into nursing without a good grasp of basic numeracy. Many of our students have found such resources helpful.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Example scenario for addition and subtraction