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Supporting Nurses with Drug Calculations

May 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Middlesex University, Hendon

This is a free one-day workshop for maths support practitioners who work with nursing and midwifery students. The focus will be on sharing experiences of the challenges this kind of support poses, and of different approaches to overcoming them. This might include helping students with wider issues of arithmetic and/or calculator use. During the day we will hear first-hand experiences of nursing students and how they have coped with the numeracy requirements of their course. There will also be a presentation from a senior nursing lecturer to give a perspective on the role and requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Attendees have the opportunity to give a short 10 minute presentation relating to the maths support they give to nursing students. This could be a case study of a particular approach you have found beneficial, a demonstration of useful resources, or a discussion of problems faced. If it is relevant to you, it will doubtless be of interest to other attendees!

Draft Programme

10:00 Arrival: Registration and Refreshments

10:30 Introduction and Welcome

10:45 10-minute presentations and group discussion

12:00 Student nurses: Our experience of drug calculations in theory and practice

12:30 Lunch and networking

13:30 Senior nursing lecturer: How drug calculations fit into the nursing programme, and the role of the NMC.

14:15 10-minute presentations and group discussion

15:15 Closing plenary


The event will take place in the Hendon Library building on The Burroughs. This is a 10-minute walk from Hendon Central ( Northern Line) or a 20-minute walk from Hendon Station (Thameslink). It is also close to junction 2 of the M1 – however there is no parking available on campus and on-street parking can be scarce and expensive. See for more details.

Places are limited. To register to attend, and to offer a 10-minute presentation, please complete this form:


If you are working towards HEA Fellowship then engagement with this event, and reflection on the implications for your professional practice, can help provide evidence towards the following dimensions of the UKPSF: A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, K1, K2, K3, K4, V3, V4.

If you have any queries about this event then please email


May 22, 2019
10:00 am - 3:30 pm


Middlesex University