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Applied Math For Nurses

Applied Math for Nurses is a course that assists the Practical Nursing student to apply principles of math to situations requiring math skills found in the nursing profession. This course has a focus on safe, accurate drug dosage calculations. You will explore the relationship between mathematics and drug administration. The student will also learn calculations related to intravenous fluid administration and conversions necessary in nursing. (weight,temperature) The mathematical concepts related to dosage calculations will be learned and reinforced through a variety of integrated learning experiences. In addition, the student will be required to interpret what is required in questions presented and utilize critical thinking skills, such as choosing the best dosage strength, conversion within the metric system, and choosing numbers in the problem which are required for problem solution.