Pre-req tutoring-Too much a bad thing?

  1. I am one year away from applying for nursing school and I doubt there will be tutoring but I've been going to tutoring a lot lately for some prereqs (micro, A&P, math). Is it bad that I seek tutoring when I try to water down my notes into something I can understand? I'm the type of student that has an interest in learning and takes down notes of what the tutor teaches me so I can read it later when I go over my notes and slides. I have a hard time conceptualizing.

    What do you think?
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  2. Poll: Can you be successful seeking tutoring when taking pre-reqs and learn nursing easier or no

    • Yes

      50.00% 2
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  3. 5 Comments

  4. by   Mom2boysRN
    When I took stats I needed ALOT of help. If you know you need help in certain subjects by all means get it. My nursing school also had tutoring available, not just for pre reqs. You need to understand the pathophysiology to be a good nurse. Being in school is much different than practicing nursing. Just because you take more effort to grasp concepts from class doesn't mean you won't be a fantastic nurse.

    Good Luck!
  5. by   Scottishtape
    Some people need extra help with concepts, others don't.

    Being able to understand these concepts is not what will make you a great nurse. Your commitment and determination to learn as much and as deep as you can is what will make you a great nurse.

    As long as you're hungry and you keep working hard, you'll be good.

    Good luck!
  6. by   Beldar_the_Cenobite
    Quote from Mom2boysRN
    When I took stats I needed ALOT of help. If you know you need help in certain subjects by all means get it. My nursing school also had tutoring available, not just for pre reqs. You need to understand the pathophysiology to be a good nurse. Being in school is much different than practicing nursing. Just because you take more effort to grasp concepts from class doesn't mean you won't be a fantastic nurse.

    Good Luck!
    I can't wait to take patho. I'm thinking about taking it at a school that offers it for their nursing program prior to enrolling.

    I'm taking Stats right now with A&P I and I HATE it. I have a C in the class right now and I've tried very hard to try and get it down but it's just new types of questions with no experience and I still get them wrong lol I just want to get it over with. I have one more semester before I'm completely done with my associates of science. So far I have all A's in my classes with one B+. This Psy 210 (stats) will be my first C so far. I have A&P II and NURS299 (nutritional development across the lifespan) left and I hope those will be easier than statistics and then I'm done. I think I have a 3.68 or 3.75 GPA, somewhere around there.
  7. by   shibaowner
    Statistics was difficult for me, too. First time I got a D, second time a C, and third time an A-. Given your overall GPA, you should be fine. You will need to understand basic statistics for your nursing research class. If you go on to get an MSN, you will take another statistics class. I hated statistics until I took an Epidemiology class - awesome professor and class - then I got real interested in stat.
  8. by   raindrops1234
    I also hated stats. Worst class for me, and worst grade I ever got. BUT I did pass haha. If a tutor is what you need, then go for it! No problem with that at all!

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