OVERVIEW

Confident Calculations teaches a step-by-step process for solving dosage calculations problems using dimensional analysis. This program includes video-based lessons that mimic Benner’s novice-to-expert pathway so the student develops both competence and confidence simultaneously. Confident Calculations includes more than 100 total practice problems as well as quizzes at every stage.

MODULE 1

Foundations for Success

Students will learn foundation concepts that ensure success with dosage calculations, understand how dimensional analysis works, and learn a proven framework that guides them through setting up the calculations correctly.

  • M1L1: Alleviating Math Anxiety with Dimensional Analysis
  • M1L2: Dosage Abbreviations and Terms
  • M1L3: Rounding Rules and Decimals
  • M1L4: Anatomy of a Medication Order
  • M1L5: The Four Questions Framework

MODULE 2

Dosage Calculations Step-by-Step

Students will gain confidence in performing dosage calculations by progressing from basic to advanced questions in a linear format.

  • M2L1: Single Conversions
  • M2L2: Multiple Conversions
  • M2L3: Medications Dosed by Time
  • M2L4: Medications Dosed by Weight
  • M2L5: Medications Dosed by Weight and Time
  • M2L6: Drops per Minute

MODULE 3

Other Question Types

Students will learn how to confidently solve other common math problems encountered in the clinical setting.

  • M3L1: Reconstituting Medications
  • M3L2: Diluting Tube Feed and Formulas
  • M3L3: Calculating Percent Weight Loss

MODULE 4

Tricky Questions

Students will gain insight into “tricky questions” that could show up on exams and gain skill in removing distractors and deciphering how to set up the equations.

  • M4L1: Information You Don’t Need
  • M4L2: Cumulative Doses
  • M4L3: Disguising the Actual Question
  • M4L4: Convoluted Questions

MODULE 5

Putting It All Together

Students will develop proficiency with continued practice performing dosage calculations.

  • M5L1: Critical Thinking with Dosage Calculations
  • M5L2: Dosage Calculations Review

 

OUTCOMES

“I have always been one of those people that said 'I'm not a math person' and have horrible math anxiety, but this approach has made me rethink my math life. My boyfriend can't stop laughing at me because I keep yelling "I got it!" So thankful for this program!”

Stephanie

“I got a 100% on my dosage calculations exam today! It is honestly the most amazing feeling ever, especially since I have never been a math person. Numbers have always intimidated me, but Nurse Mo's bootcamp entirely changed that."

Sheena

“There’s no way I would’ve mastered the dosage calculations without the boot camp. It was a huge source of anxiety for me and now I look forward to math questions on exams.”

Lena

“I just got my first math calculation exam and I scored 100%. I did that! I can't believe it! The way you teach is incredible!”

Paula