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ERIC Number: ED260947
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing and Remediating Mathematical Underpreparedness in the Nursing Student.
Celestino, Karen Calvert
Success in performing the medical calculations required of nurses demands a competency in basic mathematical skills. This competency cannot be assumed of a number of college students and the nursing student is not an exception to this trend. A test was designed to assess basic mathematical competency and administered to two groups of sophomore nursing students. Major areas of underpreparedness revealed include working with decimals, proportions, and percents. A six-week workshop was structured based on these findings. The results of a medical calculations test given one semester after this assessment program showed an improvement over the results of tests given prior to the inception of this program. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A