Algebra anyone?? - page 2
I don't know why but I am embarassed to say I cannot get algebra for the life of me. I have mentioned this in some of my posts and Im wondering has anyone had this problem? I feel like this is the... Read More
Mar 6, '07Quote from mimimartinaI totally agree with you. Not just because I cannot understand algebra but because I have several nurse friends who say it is so NOT neccesary to be a nurse. I am a medical assistant and we had to learn dosage calculations too. I can get that type of math. I actually called a lady at the state board of nursing and we were talking abut the math issue. She had the nerve to tell me that if I didnt get algebra than I wouldnt "get" nursing. I was floored. Needless to say I am pursuing my LPN and will put my RN off until I can dedicate my life to understanding algebra. Or maybe I never will. But, I do know that I will make a great nurse regardless if I understand algebra or not....Hi, I am a LPN for 14 years. Never worked med-surg, but did nursing home, psych, and substance abuse. Not once, in all these years have I had to calculate anything on the job, other than maybe dividing a dose in half or some other similar simple thing. I see no reason for all this algebra as prereqs. I am in my last semester of prereqs for the RN program, and was wondering what do you keep referring to about the "math" tests in NS. Are you talking about pharmacology? I thought that was the only math involved in NS. I never had algebra in high school, (am 50years old), and am sooo lost in these algebra classes in college. I'm passing, but not because I totally "get it". Just getting by.....
Mar 6, '07You go girl! Sassie, you are absolutely right! You sound like you will make a great nurse,,,and don't let anything get in your way! Not even algebra!!
Jan 10, '08Quote from sassiebazI do know that for the Nursing program as PHX CC they only want Math 120 or higher. That isnt College algebra. Now if you want to move on to your BSN, I would suggest to make the MATH 120 pass it and then worry about Math 150 at a later date.Can anyone suggest a good math teacher at Phoenix college or a school close by?
I got this off PHX Colleges web page:
The Math + Science Center delivers services, resources and programs to support Phoenix College students enrolled in math, science and healthcare classes. Through its activities and events, the Math + Science Center provides opportunities for students who share similar academic interests to advance their education.
So it seems they have ways to help you with your math problem..
Im a LPN at the University of PHX they have a LPN-BSN program, I just finished College Algebra with a _C_ and yes I did the happy dance when I got my grade.