I have just started at my local community college, unfortunately it's been a few years since I've done math, and I tested into Beginning Algebra. I was curious if anyone happens to know if you need a "college credit" math class to eventually get your BSN? The teacher I have for Beginning Algebra informed me that I may want to take the next Algebra class in the fall since most BSNs require it. I don't want to waste time or money, and I haven't seen anything in my research that would imply that I need it, I don't want to get behind either. If anyone knows it would be much appreciated. Thanks.
Jun 7, '09
In my nursing program, students are required to take 1 upper-level math course: Math for Health/Science Majors or Intermediate Algebra. It's encouraged to take the Intermediate Algebra since that's the only math class that'll transfer to a university for RN-BSN. I took it last semester and it wasn't that bad. Just practicing the problems over and over again.
Jun 8, '09
I would listen to your counselor. Every university has its requirements for its bachelors degree and the "S" in BSN stands for "Science" so you can be sure that your upper degree credits are going to require credit hours in the science fields and math, usually algebra, is a pre-requisite for many college level science classes.