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Study Aids
 This page was last updated on 15-Jun-02

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N
eed a little help?  Feeling frustrated with all the medical lingo and math involved in nursing?  Don't throw your text book across the room (we tried that...it doesn't help...and the hole in the wall doesn't look too snazzy either!).  Instead, let us help you out a bit.  We've got all kinds of resources, quizzes, conversions and online calculators for you...take a peek and feel free to use whatever you need!


Nursing Calculators

Need help with conversions and calculating dosages?  We've found some online calculators that offer you a great way to get in some extra practice before an exam, since you can check your work against the answer given.  Click on the following link for some of the best nursing calculators on the net!  Nursing Calculators

Conversions

In the healthcare field, you will make changes in units everyday.  For example, you may need to convert someone's weight in pounds to their weight in kilograms to calculate a proper dosage for the patient's size.  Conversion factors are simple formulas that help you do this.  Click on the following link for some common equivalents and conversions factors you can use in your school work! Conversions


Medical Terminology

What does diarthrotic mean?  How about neuralgia?  Anatomical and medical terminology can be confusing, but if you learn the common prefixes and suffixes, you will be able to deduce the meaning of medical terms with ease!  This list of prefix and suffix definitions is helpful for A&P, as well as upper level nursing courses.  Click on the following link and print out this list to keep with your notes for reference when reading and studying for exams.  Medical Terminology


Scientific Terminology

As with medical terminology, knowing root words, prefixes and suffixes is invaluable for  understanding and learning science terminology.   By knowing the common prefixes and suffixes, you will be able to deduce the meaning of scientific terms with ease!  This list of prefix and suffix definitions is helpful for biology courses, and has some crossover into other sciences.  Click the following link and print out this list to keep with your notes for reference when reading and studying for exams.  Scientific Terminology


Self-Tests

Want to test your knowledge before a big exam?  Try our self-tests!  Current self-tests include Intermediate Algebra, Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology and Human Anatomy.  The self-tests for Chemistry, Microbiology and Human Anatomy are now automatically graded for you online, and are divided into unit exams.  Click the following link to try them out!  Self-Tests

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