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Okay, current and/or former students and rejectees: Has anyone been rejected due to their gpa? Was the gpa less than 3.2. I'm afraid that with their competivness, I won't get accepted.... Read More

  1. Visit  saymo82 profile page
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    Is there prep for this at school or is there something I should be doing now before it starts? Would be really great to be prepared for these tests since it's been a while since I have had to do any real math either.
  2. Visit  mhmo9804 profile page
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    No kidding,

    I've taken about every collegiate level math course there is, but that was a long time ago. Maybe I'll have to take a basic algebra class to refresh my memory.
  3. Visit  saymo82 profile page
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    No kidding,

    I've taken about every collegiate level math course there is, but that was a long time ago. Maybe I'll have to take a basic algebra class to refresh my memory.
    Hey mhmo9804, I just found out through another forum on here about a nursing math class offered through SLCC. It's called NRSG 704, through the continuing education department. It's a 4 week class that meets once a week. It's only $29. As far as I could tell they offer it at FP, Meramec, and Flo Valley.

    I just signed up for the April class at Forest Park, and am very glad I did!
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  4. Visit  WDWpixieRN profile page
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    Saymo & mhmo:

    The dosage class is a great refresher for basic dosage skills and is very useful for anyone who needs to pass the test for STLCC's wait list.

    I would also suggest if one doesn't want to invest the time in that class, that you pick up a dosage calc book such as the one we used for that class (back in my day a few years ago anyway): "Calculate with Confidence". You can work it in small chapters at a time, they move all the way from basic Roman numerals information through to IV calculations which probably won't come along until much later in your nursing classes.

    I found the book pretty easy to follow and use. I have seen other books recommended on this site and if you use Amazon.com, they used to have user recommendations that might have other thoughts on books you can use.

    I can highly recommend the dosage classes on the STLCC campuses however. As one who had never used metrics before and was not math-strong by any means, the classes made it a breeze to think through most dosage problems. I would not waste a semester back in an algebra class for this information.

    Best wishes!!
  5. Visit  mhmo9804 profile page
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    saymo82,

    I'll probably sign up for one of those classes as well. Thanks for letting me know about it.

    WDWpixieRN,

    Yes, I'd rather not spend the time and money on a basic algebra class.
  6. Visit  WDWpixieRN profile page
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    Quote from mhmo9804
    Yes, I'd rather not spend the time and money on a basic algebra class.
    And there's absolutely no sense in doing so. Hopefully you'll enjoy the class as much as I did. I ended up taking it at both FP and Meramec (my first test expired) and both campuses had excellent instructors who break it down in a very understandable format.

    I guarantee the information will be the foundation for all math to come and will not be a waste of your time at twice the price!
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  7. Visit  stltravelnursefarmer profile page
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    I completely agree with expo4u 's post. I have two BA's. 3.4 GPA. I was in the ASN program at BJC before they changed it to the Accelerated BSN program. I felt that the program was really unfair and the teachers were so disorganized. In one class, I had six teachers, all seemingly doing their own thing. I saw that they were flunking like half of the students. I thought many of the teachers were completely rude and mean. They were judgmental and seemed to pick favorites. I felt so sad for many of my classmates who I think were trying their best. I think the school is terrible and hope they consider getting better, more inspiring teachers. But then again, look at BJC hospital and the factory-like business they operate. I wouldn't expect an inspiring education. But of course, some people will bear it and make it through. I will be going to U of M instead.
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    Quote from stltravelnursefarmer
    But of course, some people will bear it and make it through. I will be going to U of M instead.
    I'm confused - Did you still make it through Barnes' ASN program? What program will you be joining at U of M?
  9. Visit  saymo82 profile page
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    I haven't been through the program yet, so I can't honestly say how it is or isn't, but as for now I am going to go ahead and assume that most of the bad things I am hearing are attributed to sour grapes from people who like to complain. I have talked personally with people lately that have been through the program and other than it being tough (which should obviously be expected) they don't really have anything bad to say about it.

    I plan to update this once I get started, maybe I will have changed my mind. For now I must go in with a positive attitude to save my sanity!
  10. Visit  stltravelnursefarmer profile page
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    No, I was in the last ASN class, and they discontinued the program. That was a technical program for non- BA students. You only become an RN that way, no BA.
    I had a hard time with one of the classes and took a semester off. By then, they were changing into the Accelerated BSN. And I decided to reevaluate everything. Now, I am going into the Accelerated BSN at another college.
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    There are many acclerated nursing programs in every state all over the country.

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