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kazza1981

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Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:02 pm Last edited Feb 12, 2013, 04:45 pm Update #1

I am sitting a test in June 2013 for enrolled nursing and i am very frighten as i have not done Maths for so many years, What kinda formula do they have and i am doing it at a NSW TAFE...:-) Any websites that i can use to study..

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Feb 17, 2013, 03:11 pm

Hello,

Do you have to sit the Vetassess exam? I had to sit that to get into the EN Diploma and I was in the same boat, I had not done any maths in sooo long. So I bought the practice exam:

https://www.vetpublish.com.au/subpage.cfm?subcat_id=Subcat33&top_category_id=3&category_id=cat32

I did the exam and then looked at what I got wrong, after that I googled Math videos on all the areas I had trouble with, I found it really helpful.

Good luck :)

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Mar 14, 2013, 10:47 pm

Hey I sat the numeracy test for NSW tafe a few months ago - from memory you need to know the obvious basics like

  • addition
  • subtraction
  • multiplication
  • division 

There were also questions on subtracting decimals,multiplying decimals and adding decimals, I forget wether there was a question on dividing decimals but Im assuming there would be.

Also learn

  • simplifying fractions
  • multiplying fractions
  • conversion eg -->  How many grams in 3 kg? (3000 grams)
  • another conversion eg --> How many kg's in 5000 grams? (5 kg)  How many kg in 500 grams? (0.5 kg)
  • converting kilometres into metres
  • how many cm in a metre and visa versa
  • time addition eg --> if the time is 9.30am and you add 80 mins what will the time be? (10.50am)
  • Also adding mls eg --> a cup is worth 150 mls. a bowl is worth 180 mls. If i have 2 cups of jelly and 1 bowl of soup how many mls all up? (480 mls)

 

There was also a number sequence pattern in there that you had to figure out and fill in the blanks ( i had no clue! left it blank )

This is all I can remember at the moment - Hope it helps and if i remember anymore ill let you know :)

 

 

 

 

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Apr 02, 2013, 05:38 pm

Hi,

Im in the same place concerning maths, I'm 40 this year and really want to conquer my maths so I can get into enrolled nursing.

However I have purchased basic mathematic books to get me started before its enrolment time in May, also I could do the CERT IV into nursing , so now Im unsure which course is best for me to take.

Any advice would be appreciated

Many thanks Jenni WA

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Apr 04, 2013, 07:05 pm

Hi Jenni

I sat my enrolled nurse numeracy and literacy test a couple of years ago, studied for 18 months full time, and graduated in 2011.  I then went straight into uni to do my RN's, and am now in my final semester.  

I use this site all the time to practice my medications (both at tafe, and now uni), as it is something you will HAVE to know for your entire career as a nurse, either EN or RN.  I hope you find it helpful.

http://nursing.flinders.edu.au/students/studyaids/drugcalculations/page.php?id=1

I know it may seem a little daunting at first, however with practice you will eventually get the hang of it.  I suggest writing down all the formulas, and having them next to you while you are doing your calculations.  Also, try to do the tests without using a calculator.  I know when I did my EN medication exams, we were not allowed to use a calculator and had to achieve 100%, so I would aim high to begin with!

Good luck.  If there is anything else I can help with, let me know!

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Apr 04, 2013, 09:59 pm

Hi All, 

I am sitting for the Numeracy and Literacy exams on Monday in 4 days (OMG)   , I really didn't think i would be successful and received an email 2 days ago. I am 44 didn't finish year 10 and am very unsure about the Literacy as i haven't studied maths for so long. I have Aged Care Cert 3 , Aged Care Cert 4 , Hacc Cert 3 and Health Services in Acute Care Cert 3 , all baby steps but Endorsed Enrolled Nursing will make my career, a goal i have had for a long time. I don't have much time to study so i guess i will do my best , if there are any other ideas, feedback would be much appreciated. 

I did see below i can buy an exam , how does this work ? can you reuse the exam or not , maybe its online  ? 

Thanks in Advance 

Renay

Jenni

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Apr 07, 2013, 09:28 am

Hi Cath,

Thanks for reply, 

I have decided to go straight into enrolled nursing, as I have 4 weeks left before I enrol and I can get on top of basic maths .

I also looked at the link you had, yes it's a good way to keep refreshing the maths, I will have a go as soon as I have got entry test out the way. I don't want to run before I can walkX-D

Jenni

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Apr 07, 2013, 09:31 am

Hi RenayI

We have replied to your posts under the student nurse forum,

Hope you see them 

Good luck

Jenni

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Apr 30, 2013, 01:02 pm

I sat my L/N test yesterday at St George Tafe for the Ramsay Diploma of Nursing. Not sure how I went. I didn't really struggle (except for the last maths question which I left blank as I was running out of time). But I do wonder what my results will be and whe I will receive them. Interviews start in less than 48 hours so they'd better get a wriggle on with the results! Will let you know how I went once I hear.

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