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Math Career Project “Nursing”. Who I Interviewed. I decided to interview my aunt who is a nurse at Harris Methodist Hospital downtown for almost 10 years. She loves her job and uses math pretty much every day in this career . Brief Description of Nursing Duties. Record weight of patient

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### Math Career Project“Nursing”

Who I Interviewed
• I decided to interview my aunt who is a nurse at Harris Methodist Hospital downtown for almost 10 years. She loves her job and uses math pretty much every day in this career.
Brief Description of Nursing Duties
• Record weight of patient
• Take temperature using ear thermometer
• Take blood pressure measurements
• Measure and give shots
• Choose appropriate medicines and correct amounts to give to patients
• Continue monitoring patients
How Math is used in Nursing
• Nurses must know grams, milligrams, etc. to determine weight and amounts of solid medicines.
• Nurses must know liters, milliliters, etc. to measure liquids for shots and liquid medicines.
Nurses must be able to take measurements on a variety of instruments like:

Weight scales

Thermometers

Blood pressure monitors

Syringes and IV’s

How Math is used in Nursing
Conclusion

In conclusion, I am also interested in pursuing a career as a Nurse. It is a career that is still very needed and useful in society today. I am planning on getting my nursing degree from Texas Christian University (TCU) where my aunt was educated as a nurse.

References and Related Sites
• http://stats.bls.gov/k12/html/tch_mat1.htm

This site was extremely valuable in providing math careers and additional detailed information about these careers.

• http://dgl.microsoft.com/?CAG=1

This site has numerous graphic and sound links, many of which were used on this site.