Hi. As some of you may know, from some of my previous posts, I have major math anxiety and a very weak background in math. I am entering nursing school this fall, and so this semester, along with my A and P pre-req's, I've decided to tackle a college math class. At first it seemed like it was going to be easy because all we did was use this fancy calculator. But today we did measuring of angles and percentage to change, and I felt like a total dummy. It seemed like evryone else was getting it but me! It brought back those old insecurities from high school, and I felt like I was going to burst into tears. I never learned geometry in high school, just algebra (which I got D's in.) I feel like I'm going to sink so fast in this class because the prof. goes really fast. I plan on getting some tutoring, but what if I just can't "get it?"
What if I'm truley math "illiterate?" How can I ever even think of being a good nurse with such horrible math skills?? I want to be a nurse sooooo bad, and I'm not going to let anything stop me, but I'm very scared that I'm going to fail. Has anyone else had a similar experience? Can anyone offer me some advice, and tell me the exact kind of math I really need to be good at to make it through nursing school and to be an R.N.? I know this is a long post but I am really upset! Came home, and plopped on my bed and sobbed.
Thanks guys, Louisepug :stone