View Full Version : How much math in school?
11-05-2006, 04:42 PM
Not sure if this is the right place to ask this question, but, how much math do you end up doing in school to become a CRNA, and once you actually are a CRNA? I'm TERRIBLE at math, and have been told that if I want to be a CRNA there is not hope for me, because its a lot of math. So, thought I better check it out!
11-05-2006, 05:29 PM
I wouldn't say you need to be good at math to be a good CRNA. You'll probably do more math in school than you really do in practice. There are alot of formulas to learn but the level of difficulty of the math is not hard. In clinical, i keep a calculator in my pocket to do quick dosing calculations, but that is simple mg per kg stuff. You're not going to need your TI-81 from high school trig or anything :pound:
11-05-2006, 06:16 PM
If math is problem for you, you may ne well served by going to the local communiyt college and taking a college level algebra class. But as gaspasserval stated, it is not impossible.
11-06-2006, 03:10 PM
I wish I had reviewed my algebra before I started my program, because believe me, I'm no math wiz! :pound: If you're a nurse and got through drug calculations and unit conversions and use it in practice, you'll probably be fine. In my opinion, a strong science background is needed more than a strong math background. You will get the equations, but it's important to understand the concept behind the equation if you can! :) Good Luck!
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