ERIC Number: ED309925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Feb
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Comparing the Effect Upon Students Who Are Taught Nursing Math in the Classroom with Students Who Do Not Experience the Nursing Math Course.
Harrell, Brenda McCane
This ex-post facto, quasi-experimental study was conducted to determine whether students taught nursing math in the classroom did better than students who did not take the nursing math course in the classroom. First-year students enrolled in the Long Beach City College Associate Degree Nursing Program were selected as the treatment sample. Thirty randomly selected students who did not enroll in the course were compared to the treatment group. The t-test was used to determine if the group that took the math course did significantly better on the "Medication Math" examination than the group who did not experience the course. The t-test revealed that there was no significant difference at the .05 level between the two groups. It is recommended that while a formal math couse should not be required, the practice of requiring students to take the independent study module for nursing math should be continued. It is also recommended that faculty should give attention to the math scores of entering students. A sample "Medication Math" test containing 30 multiple-choice items is appended. (Author/YP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.