Do you need to know appropriate doses when taking the NCLEX nursing exam? You’ll be happy to hear that the NCLEX lady doesn’t ask about actual doses!
You still need to know the correct dose though! In the clinical setting look up the correct dose before giving it. As time goes on, you’ll get used to what is a correct dose and what isn’t.
So, what do you need to know about doses on the NCLEX?
- Know how to calculate the correct dose using math. I think it’s weird when you give 3 pills or more so double check the math.
- Know if how the dose is written is correct
All medication doses need to have a preceding zero before the decimal point. It can’t be written .5 mg. It has to be written 0.5 mg.
There can’t be a trailing zero after the decimal point. Therefore, it can’t be written 5.0 mg. It has to be written 5 mg.
That’s it for doses!