Numeracy test for nursing

Why you need to be good at numeracy for nursing

So you have decided that you want to become a nurse, that’s great! Nurses have a very important role in our society, along with doctors. They can save thousands of lives and make the world a better place. When becoming a nurse, it is imperative to know how to calculate and measure the amount of a drug given to a patient. Poor numeracy skills can damage his health considerably if drugs are not administrated appropriately. This is the reason why ratios and percentages are embedded in the curriculum of the numeracy for nursing. Fractions and division are part of the list and they are important because you will use them. These skills are applied to calculate how big a dose of drugs should be and how many times a day a patient needs to take it.

Topics are in the numeracy test for nursing

Regardless of the country, all nurses around the world should be confident with the following topics:

Numeracy for nursing curriculum:

  • addition and subtraction with 3-5 digits
  • addition and subtraction with decimals
  • multiplying and dividing with decimals
  • adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers
  • calculating fractions  of an amount and problem solving
  • multiplication
  • division 3 digits by 1 digit
  • conversions (metres, grams,)
  • percentages
  • conversion of FDP
  • Ratios (dividing an amount, simplifying ratios)
  • time conversion from 12 to 24 hour clock

 Resources available for numeracy test for nursing

If you are looking for resources you can find our online course and some free resources when signing up for the trial version.

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