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carol

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Sat Aug 07, 2010 4:08 pm

Hi Guys

Im thinking of applying for the Diploma of Nursing course next yr. Im a bit worried about the maths side of it ie the medication sections etc. Can anyone tell me how difficult it is. I noticed both the Medication and IV are both pretty big modules..100 hrs each. Ive kinda forgotten how to do fractions etc:( Maths was never my strong point.

Thankyou:)

chris57

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Aug 09, 2010, 09:40 am

Don't worry about the maths. I'm doing diploma of nursing bridging course at sunshine coast tafe to get my medication endorsment and at 52 it's been a long time since I had to do maths. It is daunting at first but the more you practice the more sense it makes and gets easier. I am already an EN hospital trained back in 1976.

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Aug 09, 2010, 01:39 pm

Chris, what is the bridging course? I have been an enrolled nurse since 1993 and am wanting to upgrade to medication endorsed. I am still registered but haven't done any clinical nursing since the end of 2002. I thought i might have been able to do a refresher but found out that you can only do that if your medication endorsed as well. It's all been a bit disappointing and stressful. I have enrolled to do the Diploma of Enrolled Nursing for the Sept intake.
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Karen

carol

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Aug 10, 2010, 02:53 pm

Thankyou:) I have to sit the TABS test so think i better brush up on maths before that. I cant believe how much basic math like fractions etc ive forgotten since school!

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