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A Success Story in Nursing Maths Education
Cap Jacobs, BA, MS, PhD
Susan Jacobs, RCN, BSN, MA, Hawke’s Bay Polytechnic
Nursing education in New Zealand today is faced with the same problem as much of tertiary education in general – a large proportion of the incoming students are seriously deficient in basic maths skills. This paper describes the performance of two comparable groups of first-year Comprehensive Nursing students at Hawke’s Bay polytechnic, showing how a few, relatively simple changes resulted in a dramatic improvement in the mastery of basic maths skills.
Reference: Jacobs, C., Jacobs, S. (1989). A Success Story in Nursing Maths Education Nursing Praxis in New Zealand 5(2), 19-22