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ALH 111 - Dosages & Calculations: Home

This is a guide to help prepare for Kirtland's drug calculation test.





Welcome to the Dosages & Calculations

Resource Guide



Find links to available resources

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Accessing Library Materials

Online Materials:

The Kirtland Library ebooks, eaudiobooks, & streaming video resources are accessible 24/7 by logging in through Single Sign-On. The exception is Libby (formerly OverDrive). Contact the Library for your user ID & PIN to access the online collection of ebooks and eaudiobooks.

Need Materials from the Campus Library?

On-campus? Stop in the Library/Learning Commons to checkout what you need. Your current Kirtland Photo ID is all that is needed to check out materials.

At another Kirtland location or online? Contact the Library staff by phone (989-275-5000 x246) or email ( and we will gather the materials needed and figure out the best and quickest way to get the them to you.

Library Card Application

We ask that all Library users have a Library Card Application on file to ensure that we have your current contact information. You will find the link to the application in the blue box near the top of the Library's home page.

Need additional help?

If you need additional help before the test, contact the Tutoring Center as Dosages & Calculations tutoring is by appointment only.

  • 989-275-5000 x246
  • in person

The Tutoring Center is located in the Kirtland Community College Library.

Tutoring Center hours are:

Fall, Winter, & Summer Semesters and Breaks                                

M-F: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Contact Us

Here's How:

Hours:  8 am - 4:30 pm Monday-Friday - Grayling

Phone: 989-275-5000 x 246

Email:  Please allow 24-48 hours for response

For Answers to Library Questions, check out our Library FAQs

General Information from the Kirtland Nursing Department

During your time in the Nursing Program at Kirtland, you will be required to demonstrate proficiency and safety for medication administration in clinicals in the following areas:

  1. Conversions: metric system for weight & volume (milli-, kilo, centi, micro/gram, liter),  pounds/kg.; teaspoons, tablespoons, ounces/milliters; Celsius/Fahrenheit; grains/milligrams
  2. Tablet dosage calculations
  3. Fluid dosage calculations
  4. IV infusion time, IV flow rate, IV drip rate

There are different methods used for drug calculations: formulas, dimensional analysis, ratio-proportion, etc.