Nursing students’ readiness for the numeracy needs of their program: students’ perspective

Galligan, Linda and Frederiks, Anita and Wandel, Andrew P. and Robinson, Clare and Abdulla, Shahab and Hussain, Zanubia (2017) Nursing students’ readiness for the numeracy needs of their program: students’ perspective. Adults Learning Mathematics - An International Journal, 12 (1). pp. 27-38. ISSN 1744-1803


Numeracy needs of nursing students are often underestimated by students when they enter university. Even when students are aware of the mathematics required, students underestimate or overestimate the skills they have. Research has highlighted the mathematics and numeracy skills required of nurses and nursing students and numerous studies have tested these skills. Research highlighted in this paper investigates students’ perceptions of these skills generally, and students’ retrospective reflection after having finished a course. Results indicate both an underestimation and overestimation of students’ skills when compared to students’ results.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2018 05:34
Last Modified: 14 May 2018 00:19
Uncontrolled Keywords: nursing, skills, numeracy
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930103 Learner Development

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