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“Math = the Square Root of Nursing” — TWU to show area middle school students the importance of math in nursing May 6


(Photos from the exercise from last semester with Carrollton’s McCoy Elementary students)


WHAT: Students from Carrollton’s DeWitt Perry Middle School will learn the importance of math in nursing during interactive exercises at TWU’s Dallas-Parkland Center May 6. The middle school students will rotate through several stations under the direction of TWU nursing students, including

• Patient scenarios with high-fidelity patient mannequins that breathe, talk and excrete liquids
• Earning the basics of CPR
• Calculating cardiac output, drug dosages and how to draw up medications
• Programming various medical infusion pumps and
• Performing sterile dressing wound changes.

The content will be reinforced with a “Wheel of Fortune” game that the TWU nursing students designed for the DeWitt Perry students. The middle school students will conclude the day by taking a college level math/medication competency exam.

WHERE: First floor nursing labs (rooms 108-115) at TWU’s Dallas-Parkland Center. For map and directions, visit

WHEN: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Thursday, May 6. Best photo/filming opportunities between 10:30 a.m. and noon.

DETAILS: TWU senior nursing students have created this program to demonstrate how math is vital to being a nurse. The goal of the day is to promote nursing as a viable career choice in the future, show how math is incorporated into daily nursing functions and emphasize the importance of accuracy when performing math operations.

Media Contact:

Amanda Simpson
Director of Media Relations

page updated 11/12/2015 5:12 PM