How to Calculate the Final Exam Grade You Need to Pass Your Class

Are you at the end of your semester, stressing about how to calculate your final grade? Wondering what percentage you need to achieve on your Final Exam in order to pass? Are you confused about how to calculate your grade, especially because your nursing school has changed the traditional grading scale to make it even …

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Automatic Final Grade Calculator: Discover What you Need on your Final Exam

Sometimes, despite our best efforts, we get to the end of the semester and we’re stressing out. If you’re asking yourself “What do I need on the final?”, then let me help you out! This Automatic Final Grade Calculator will show you the entire range of possible grades you can get in your class depending …

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Dextrose Solutions Comparison: What, When, and Why

Dextrose Solutions Comparison: What, When, and Why Dextrose solutions can be confusing to nursing students because they don’t act like other IV fluids. Normal Saline is isotonic, 3% Saline is hypertonic, and 0.45% Saline is hypotonic. And they all behave in the body exactly as you would expect those types of fluids to act. But Dextrose …

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Solute, Solvent, Solution

Solute, Solvent, Solution: An Easy (and Ugly) Explanation

Solute, Solvent, Solution: An Easy (and Ugly) Explanation Sometimes alliteration (consecutive words that all start with the same sound) can be helpful. Other times, it makes it harder to remember what you’re studying. What about when it comes to solute, solvent, and solution? This is one of those times that alliteration makes things harder.  You’ve …

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What is diffusion?

What is Diffusion? A Colorful Example to Explain (with video)

What is Diffusion? A Colorful Example to Explain (with video) You have to understand diffusion if you want to master Fluids and Electrolytes in nursing school. So let’s start with the basics: What IS diffusion? What is Diffusion? The simplest explanation for diffusion is the movement of molecules from an area of HIGH concentration to an …

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Hypotonic Solution: Clearly Explained for Nursing Students

Hypotonic Solution: Clearly Explained for Nursing Students What makes a hypotonic solution…hypotonic? Here’s a clear explanation for HOW and WHY hypertonic IV solutions work so that you can be confident in knowing which situations to use them in during nursing school. If you haven’t already seen the explanation of results from my Osmosis Experiment, make sure to check …

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Osmosis Experiment: Seeing Osmosis in Action (with video!)

What is Osmosis? Before we do an osmosis experiment, let’s first understand what osmosis is. Osmosis is the movement of water through a semi-permeable membrane see the .  During osmosis, the water moves from an area of low-concentration (i.e. where there’s only a little bit of solute) to an area of high-concentration (i.e. where a lot …

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Hypertonic Solution: An Explanation for Nursing Students (UPDATED)

Hypertonic Solution: An Explanation for Nursing Students I’m going to help you understand WHY and HOW a hypertonic solution works so that you can be confident in knowing which situations to use them in for nursing school. If you haven’t already seen the explanation of results from my Osmosis Experiment, make sure to check that out first. …

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