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ERIC Number: EJ1159198
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1744-1803
Nursing Students' Readiness for the Numeracy Needs of Their Program: Students' Perspective
Galligan, Linda; Frederiks, Anita; Wandel, Andrew P.; Robinson, Clare; Abdulla, Shahab; Hussain, Zanubia
Adults Learning Mathematics, v12 n1 p27-38 2017
Numeracy needs of nursing students are often underestimated by students when they enter university. Even when students are aware of the mathematics required, students underestimate or overestimate the skills they have. Research has highlighted the mathematics and numeracy skills required of nurses and nursing students and numerous studies have tested these skills. Research highlighted in this paper investigates students' perceptions of these skills generally, and students' retrospective reflection after having finished a course. Results indicate both an underestimation and overestimation of students' skills when compared to students' results.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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