Really pissed

  1. :angryfire
    hello all,
    Is the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee the ONLY school that requires their pre-nursing students to take physics???? (called "physics for health professions" a non-trig physics... watered down as some call it, but still difficult as heck!)
    This is ridiculous! I've searched other schools in Milwaukee and in Chicago, but I have yet to find another one.
    This is definitely a weed out class..... some of the people accepted into the nursing program but are later denied acceptance is because of this stupid class! (We're notified of our acceptance in March while the stupid physics course started in January).
    I have a very strong gpa, even for the accelerated program, but I have a feeling that this course is going to be my downfall. I got an "F" on the first exam.... I totally don't see why this would be a requirement for nursing
    Do you guys think I should drop out of the course now and try to apply to other programs (after this semester I will have all of the pre-reqs done)? This is just ludacris! This is the cheapest program in town and my money (especially fed financial aid) is very tight.... If I apply to any other school in town (which would be private) I'm going to have to take out some alternative loans, AND it will take longer to get the BSN (my school's accelerated is 16 months which is 4 semesters including the summer, another good- though private- school is Alverno.... it will still take me 4 semesters for the BSN but it will be 2 years because there are no nursing classes for the summer....)
    I really don't know what I should do right now. All suggestions are welcome.
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  3. by   orchid
    Quote from pnurseuwm
    :angryfire
    hello all,
    Is the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee the ONLY school that requires their pre-nursing students to take physics???? (called "physics for health professions" a non-trig physics... watered down as some call it, but still difficult as heck!)
    This is ridiculous! I've searched other schools in Milwaukee and in Chicago, but I have yet to find another one.
    This is definitely a weed out class..... some of the people accepted into the nursing program but are later denied acceptance is because of this stupid class! (We're notified of our acceptance in March while the stupid physics course started in January).
    I have a very strong gpa, even for the accelerated program, but I have a feeling that this course is going to be my downfall. I got an "F" on the first exam.... I totally don't see why this would be a requirement for nursing
    Do you guys think I should drop out of the course now and try to apply to other programs (after this semester I will have all of the pre-reqs done)? This is just ludacris! This is the cheapest program in town and my money (especially fed financial aid) is very tight.... If I apply to any other school in town (which would be private) I'm going to have to take out some alternative loans, AND it will take longer to get the BSN (my school's accelerated is 16 months which is 4 semesters including the summer, another good- though private- school is Alverno.... it will still take me 4 semesters for the BSN but it will be 2 years because there are no nursing classes for the summer....)
    I really don't know what I should do right now. All suggestions are welcome.

    dont know what to advice..I did not have to do Physics...did Chemistry...maybe someone with more experience will answer you...all the best in your decision..I just passed my NCLEX...Good Luck
  4. by   Achoo!
    if this is the only thing holding you back, I would suggest seeing if they offer tutoring. All you need to do is get past this class. If you have gotten good grades in all your other pre-req's, maybe having someone else explain things differently will help you get through it.

    I am going to MATC Madison for ADN, and no, no physics, just chemistry.
  5. by   Hooligan
    I agree with Achoo...just get through the class and see if you can get a tutor. The nursing students in my ADN program are not required to take Physics but our Rad. Tech. students are. I've heard it's difficult but I know it can be done and I know you can do it. Are you taking other classes this semester? If so, try to figure out which ones you can afford to spend less time studying on and apply that time to your physics class. Good Luck!!!

    ~Bean
  6. by   marilynmom
    I think Nursing is one of the few health professions that generally do not take Physics....radiology students, med students, etc all have to. I plan on taking Physics 1.

    Just do whatever you have to to get through it.

    Marilyn
  7. by   Renee' Y-Y
    I actually took that same physics class at Texas Women's University in 1982. I didn't realize it was still around. But definitely, if you are having problems I would look into tutoring...maybe with someone else in the class or someone from a regular physics class.
  8. by   jemommyRN
    just handle your business and get through the class. If you can get help, try that. I know that you are upset because it seems as though the school is playing games in order to weed out people, but if this school is best for your circumstances, then don't be the one who gets weeded out.
  9. by   pnurseuwm
    Thank you everyone for all of your support. I've never had this many people encourage me and actually believe that I can do science stuff! I've decided to drop the physics this semester and pick it up this summer at a local suburb (meaning I'll have 2 classes this summer: physics for health professions and nutrition). I can handle it
    This semester I have the second half of the nursing chem series (biochem/organic), anat and phys II, and microbiology. I guess I just had too much on my plate this semester. I do believe I can do better at physics once I can have more time to dedicate to it.
    Thank you all so much.
    P.S. to Renee, how did you study for this physics class? Even though your class was in '82, physics does not change really. Any study tips are gladly welcome

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