Q:  I attend Cox College; do I have to take this exam?

A:  The Dosage Calculation exam is only required for students currently enrolled in the Undergraduate Nursing Program.

Q:  When are the dates for the current dosage calculation exams?

A: Spring 2017 Testing Schedule

Date Start Time Location
April 17 1:30 p.m. Level I – Basement 2
Level II – Terrace B
Level III – Terrace C
April 21 1:30 p.m. Level I – Basement 2
Level II – Terrace B
Level III – Terrace C
April 24 1:30 p.m. Level I – Basement 2
Level II – Basement 5
Level III – Terrace C
April 28 1:30 p.m. Level I – Basement 2
Level II – Basement 5
Level III – Terrace C

 

Q: When do I have to take the dosage calculation exam?

A: Testing must be complete prior to entering the following courses:

 

 ASN  LPN-ASN  BSN-E BSN-A
Level I  Clinical Applications II
(NURS 106)
 N/A  Adult Medical Surgical Nursing I
(NRSI 302)
 Adult Medical Surgical Nursing I
(NRSI 302)
 Level II  Clinical Applications III
(NURS 206)
 Clinical Applications III
(NURS 206)
 Adult Medical Surgical Nursing II
(NRSI 310)
 Adult Medical Surgical Nursing II
(NRSI 310)
 Level III  Clinical Applications IV
(NURS 208)
 Clinical Applications IV
(NURS 208)
 Capstone
(NRSI 410)
 N/A

 

Q: So which exam do I take this semester?

A: Students may take the appropriate level exam while currently enrolled in any of the following courses during the semester when the dosage exam is offered:

 

 ASN BSN-E BSN-A
Level I
  • Clinical Applications II
    (NURS 105)
  • Nursing Skills
    (NURS 100)
  • Foundations of Professional Nursing
    (NURS 202)
  • Foundations of Professional Nursing-Accelerated (NRSI 203)
  • Pharmacological Basis of Nursing
    (NRSI 204)
  • Health Assessment
    (NRSI 2063)
  • Foundations of Professional Nursing
    (NURS 202)
  • Foundations of Professional Nursing-Accelerated (NRSI 203)
  • Pharmacological Basis of Nursing Practice
    (NRSI 204)
  • Health Assessment
    (NRSI 206)
Level II
  • Clinical Applications II
    (NURS 106)
  • Pharmacological Basis of Nursing Practice (NURS 210)
  • Care of Childbearing Families
    (NRSI 304)
  • Care of Childbearing Families
    (NRSI 305)
  • Nursing Informatics
    (NRSI 300)
  • Aging and the Older Adult
    (NRSI 306)
  • Care of Childbearing Families
    (NRSI 304)
  • Care of Childbearing Families
    (NRSI 305)
  • Nursing Informatics
    (NRSI 300)
  • Aging and the Older Adult
    (NRSI 306)
Level III
  • Clinical Applications III
    (NURS 206)
  • Perspectives on Aging in the Older Adult (NURS 307)
  • Adult Medical Surgical Nursing II
    (NRSI 306)
 N/A

 

Q: How can I practice for the exam?

A: Dosage calculation is taught in all of the core nursing clinical courses. Below are additional practice review sheets. Students can also schedule tutoring in the Academic Resource Center.

Review worksheets:

Q: What do I need to bring with me to testing?

A: No pre-registration is necessary. Bring your student ID (required), pencil, 302nd simple four function calculator. Failure to bring approved calculator forfeits the right to use a calculator. No sharing of calculators will be allowed.

Q: How long will I have to take the exam?

A: Students will be allowed one hour to complete this competency, which will have 20 questions. If a student leaves during testing, the exam will be collected and graded at that point, whether completed or not.

Q: What do I have to make to pass the exam?

A: A 95% must be achieved on the competency exam to progress in the nursing program. All test answers must be correctly labeled. Failure to label answers will result in missing the problem. All work must be shown. Failure to show work will result in missing the problem.

Q: If I am not successful on the first try, can I retest the same day?

A: Retesting cannot occur the same day as the failed exam. Each exam may be repeated once within the testing period unless there are no more published dates available. Testing process must be completed within specified testing dates. Please see the college catalog for remediation policy in the result of a double failure.

Q: Is there accommodated testing for this exam?

A: Students who would like to request testing accommodations should contact testingservices@coxcollege.edu at least two weeks prior to the requested testing date.