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Passing Calculations Tests in Nursing

Passing Calculations Tests in Nursing
Advice, Guidance and Over 500 Online Questions for Extra Revision and Practice

Fifth Edition
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January 2021 | 152 pages | Learning Matters

Now in an updated fifth edition, this easy-to-use textbook provides you with everything you need to know to improve your calculations skills and pass your exams first time. Whether you’re preparing for your final year calculations exam, or for a numeracy test to get onto your chosen nursing degree, this book will help you through it all, breaking down the often challenging mathematics into clear and simple guidelines. There are hundreds of questions to practice with and a collection of scenario-based activities that show you how calculations skills are used in day-to-day nursing practice.

It also includes...

  • over 360 practice questions in the book and an extra 500+ questions free to use online
  • an interactive website offering further support, self-testing, and mobile study
  • a diagnostic chapter to help you identify areas you need to work on
  • all new activities, scenarios and case studies reflecting up to date nursing situations
Chapter 1: Diagnostic assessment
Chapter 2: Essential numeracy requirements for nursing
Chapter 3: Quantity conversions for nurses
Chapter 4: Fluid balance and maintenance
Chapter 5: Drug calculations
Chapter 6: Calculating intravenous rates
Chapter 7: Calculations and children
Chapter 8: Exam skills and revision exercises


Click for Online Resources

On this website students can access:

  • Over 500 quiz questions
  • Drug calculations
  • Useful weblinks
  • Flashcards

Susan Starkings

Susan Starkings was Head of Skills for Learning at London South Bank University. She has been teaching for over 30 years both in FE and HE. She is a National Teaching Fellow in Mathematics & Statistics, awarded in 2006 from the HE Academy and an honorary title for life. She was also, in 2008, awarded a UCU life changer award for her work in education. Her specialty is in helping nursing, and other, students succeed in their numerical/mathematical calculations.  She now volunteers at the William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, Kent. More About Author

Larry Krause

Larry Krause was a Mathematics Lecturer in the Centre for Learning Support and Development at London South Bank University,  and has over 10 years experience of supporting nursing students in the support centre, particularly specializing in nursing calculations. More About Author

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