I'm taking pre-requisite classes at the community colleges this and next semester to bridge for my BSN. I have to take College Algebra and Statistics.
Here's the thing that seems strange to me.....I've taken the NET, gone through the nursing program (graduated w/ADN in May '01 from the same community college group), and passed the NCLEX. They insist that I have to take the Math placement/entrance test in order to take College Algebra. Mmmmm...do you think I could learn math if I've done drug calculations and made the VERY difficult passage through nursing school?
Personally, I don't thnk it will be a problem.
Jump through hoops, Jump through hoops!! It never ends!:chuckle
Funny thing though...I told my mom about this. She is a Physical Therapist who went to college at Kansas State and PT training at Mayo. When she wanted to take classas at the same local community college...they insisted that she send them a copy of her HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT. Yep, that's right. They didn't care that she'd been through college already...that didn't seem to matter. She had to call her high school back in Austin, MN to see if they kept records from 1967
The employees working in school offices don't give an inch, do they? 'By the book' to the extreme!
Wish me luck on the test!! (I say with sarcasm.)
Dec 11, '02
"The employees working in school offices don't give an inch, do they? 'By the book' to the extreme!"
But that is what bureaucrats do for a living! You wouldn't want them to have much decision-making authority would you? Then only their friends would get what they needed. These are NOT rocket scientists, people. They are not paid, or trained, to make decisions, but only to follow "the book."
Last edit by sjoe on Dec 11, '02
Dec 12, '02
y'all are taking this far too seriously! You really have to remember that first of all, you are dealing with (school admissions and administration) a set of very narrow-minded and inflexible people. If it doesn't fit their little cubby-hole arrangement, it does not work.
(btw, who was it that said that drug calculation required more math skills than college algebra? Drug calculation math IS algebra. Did more complex stuff than that in my highschool algebra class (level 2) back in '85.)
The difference being that, as was stated by that person (or others) that an error in math class may cost you some points, but an error in medication calcs may cost you a patient (and your licensure, job, etc etc). Math is math, but consequences are not the same
But in any case, I agree that its frustrating to 're-invent the wheel' just to further your education.
Last edit by Gromit on Dec 12, '02