Nursing Math Simplified

Math Magic

Nursing Math Simplified, Math Magic, was written for the nursing student or professional who needs more practice calculating the correct dosage of medication and intravenous flow rates. The helpful hints and positive reinforcements found throughout the book enhance learning. To familiarize students with the clinical setting, exercises include doctor’s orders and authentic medication labels. Answers to all exercises are in the back of the book and examples are included in every chapter.


Chapter One: How to Calculate Medication Dosage

  • Calculating Dosage in Like and Unlike Units of Measure Using Math Magic (Dimensional Analysis)
    • Practice Problems
  • Calculating Dosage in Units, Milliequivalents (mEq) and per Kilogram of Body Weight
    • Practice Problems
  • Reconstituting Powdered Medication
    • Practice Problems
  • Calculating Dosage Per Hour
    • Practice Problems

Chapter Two: How to Calculate Intravenous Fluids

  • Calculating mL per Hour an I.V. will Infuse
  • Calculating Drops per Minute I.V. Flow Rate
  • Calculating I.V. Total Infusion Time
    • Practice Problems

Chapter Three: How to Multiply and Divide Fractions and Decimals — A Quick Review

  • Multiplying and Dividing Fractions and Decimals
    • Practice Problems

Chapter Four: Let’s Review

Chapter Five: Pulling it all Together

  • Simulated Patient Situation
  • Additional Practice Problems

Chapter Six: Sprinkle the Magic

Answers to all Math Problems


Susan Garner Moore, R.N., B.S.Ed.