Reply To: Medication Calculation Tests

  • Mary Lynn Rae

    Member
    November 16, 2015 at 2:51 pm
    • What is the criteria for passing? i.e. they get one attempt, they must get a perfect score, etc. 2 tries
    • when the test is administered? within the 1st two weeks of hire i.e they must to pass it in order to be hired? No It is administered in their hosptial orientation done by HR before they come to nursing orientation, or it is administered in nursing orientation. Discussed in nursing orientation; must be complete within 2 weeks.  We use the CHA math test. 
    • Do you teach medication calculation to your new hires before they take their medication calculation test? No, but we give them a resource.

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    Mary Lynn Rae, CPHON,MSN,RN
    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    United States
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 11-16-2015 01:06 PM
    From: Michael Hans
    Subject: Medication Calculation Tests

    What institutions require their newly hired RNs to pass a medication calculation test? 

    If you do require it, I would like to know a few other things:

    • What is the criteria for passing? i.e. they get one attempt, they must get a perfect score, etc.
    • when the test is administered? i.e they must to pass it in order to be hired? It is administered in their hosptial orientation done by HR before they come to nursing orientation, or it is administered in nursing orientation.
    • Do you teach medication calculation to your new hires before they take their medication calculation test?

    thank you, all

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    Michael Hans, BSN,CPON,MS
    St Jude Children’s Research Hospital
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