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The Use of Simulation in Medication Calculation Instruction: A Pilot Study

Costello, Margaret PhD

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doi: 10.1097/NNE.0b013e3182297a1d
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Mathematical competency is essential to students' understanding of medication calculation. A simulation instruction improved students' medication calculation test grades from baseline.

Author Information

Author Affiliation: Senior Instructor, Department of Nursing, Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts.

Funding: This research was assisted by a grant from the Simmons College Fund for Research.

I did not receive any commercial financial support for this research study.

The author declares no conflict of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Costello, Simmons College, 300 The Fenway Boston, MA 02115 (

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