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Our Goal

The High-Quality Math Education for Nurses Task Force was supported by the Charles A. Dana Center, the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) from 2017 through 2022.

The goal of this task force was to ensure that all students in nursing programs gain the mathematical knowledge, skills, and attitudes to promote and provide safe, high-quality health care.

The task force convened national math and nursing education practice experts, supported state-wide collaboration in Arkansas, and connected math and nursing faculty who were developing and implementing innovative strategies in their classrooms and institutions. 

The resources below reflect this work.

Read the Recommendations from the Math and Statistics Education for Nurses Convening

This report illustrates areas of consensus, clarifies recommendations for improving quantitative education for nursing practice, and offers topics for further research.


Read "Emerging Solutions" Brief

We examine gaps between mathematics content and requirements for nursing degrees as compared with math used by nurses in the field. We then offer solutions for closing those gaps.


Read about Arkansas's work in aligning math skills in nursing

This Arkansas report on essential skills and competencies was informed by the Math for Nurses work.

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Webinar Recordings - Teaching Dosage Calculations in the Online Environment

In Spring and Summer, 2020, the Mathematics Education for Nurses Task Force hosted two free webinars discussing the unique challenges of teaching dosage calculations in the virtual environment. Participants engaged with virtual tools and free resources for creating relevant and engaging online dosage calculation content.

Recordings of both webinars are available for free download, along with other relevant resources.



If you wish to learn more about ongoing work in the math and nursing education space, visit High-Quality Math Ed for Nurses or join the High-Quality Math Education for Nurses Google Group


Project Leadership

Daniel Ozimek, Task Force Co-chair, Assistant Professor, Mathematics, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences,

Joan Zoellner, Task Force Co-chair, Course Program Specialist, Mathematics, Higher Education, Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin,

John Clochesy, Professor and Vice Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Miami

Anna Wendel, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Rivier University


Over the past decade, both the Charles A. Dana Center and the MAA have shifted our work within the science community from a service discipline to a partner discipline. Rather than dictating the content of mathematics courses that serve as prerequisites, we build mathematics pathways for programs of study in partnership with other disciplines.

This shift in perspective has necessitated the development of interdisciplinary tools and strategies to generate open and iterative conversations that lead to positive and sustainable change. From 2005 to 2022, the QSEN project focused on addressing the challenge of preparing future nurses with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSAs) necessary to continuously improve the quality and safety of the healthcare systems in which they work.

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