Just got my acceptance letter from my nursing program YAY!!!! (To start Jan '14)
But, there seems to be a catch. At the time of registration we are all required to take an additional Math entrance exam :/ and the minimum score has to be 90% :O in order to still be considered a nursing student.
I'm happy as heck but a bit worried about this math exam.
Has anybody ever heard of this?!
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I transferred into a program and my acceptance letter said something like "congratulations! We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted to the nursing program... Pending a passing grade of 90% or higher on the math entrance exam". :/
In order to be accepted into the sophomore class I had to either take the freshman level math requirement or test out of it on the entrance exam, because I was being offered admission for the next available semester taking the class wasn't an option. I either tested out of it or forfeited my spot. It wasn't "nursing math", it was basic math you learn in high school, but you can't do drip rates and the like if you don't have a handle on basic math skills. I hadn't taken a math class or looked at a math problem in four years and I was panicking.
I printed out everything I could get my hands on from the university website about the types of questions on the exam, got myself a tutor, and did nothing but re-learn math I hadn't done in years. I'm halfway though my junior year now, that tutor saved my but! I highly recommend a tutor if you're years away from your last geometry/algebra/trig class.
Last edit by nlynrob on Nov 25, '13