I have damn had it with nevada
- 0May 18, '10 by moneyline702Not only has UNLV said it but now NSC has too. I can't EVER be in their respective nursing programs. Why? Because I took College Algebra too many times. Nearly 10 years ago!!! I'm just going to take this as an ominous sign. I see that if I want a BSN it won't come from Nevada. I am freakin' so NOT paying that high-ass tuition at Touro for a nursing degree. Not when I should be able to pay in-state tuition and go to UNLV or NSC.
Then on top of this crap, there really are limited jobs here. Granted it's limited everywhere but I am sick of the media screaming of the nursing shortage (I include the RN, LPN & CNA in this). as many times as I see positions needing to be filled, they seem to only want significantly experienced personnel.
I'm getting real fed up with Nevada........
- 0May 18, '10 by unlvguyThe sad thing is you dont really use too much algebra in nursing. Basic math yes, but algebra for the most part no!
All of the math I did in nursing school, and all of the drug calculations are really quite easy with practice3. I hate math and suck at math and have no problem with the calculation in school. I just graduated and passes all of my math for meds classes with A's
- 0May 18, '10 by moneyline702I have a counseling appointment with CSN tomorrow. I got that C in math when I was 25 years old (almost 35 now). I am very disappointed with the selection criteria for the BSN programs here. Too many times is 3. The last one was nearly 10 years ago. Their math requirement is either College Algebra or College Math. Since I took the College Algebra so long ago I suggested taking the College Math course and using that grade. They both said no. So I am very ****** that I can't earn a BSN in Nevada because I got a "C" in MATH 124 back in 2001.
Nothing at all against the ADN students here at CSN because they're awesome. But I had in my mind that if I was going to pursue an RN license that I would want a BSN. I hate to have a stupid and ridiculous rule keep me or anyone from a degree. I understand that the schools want the best and brightest applying and that's great. This rule they have is idiotic and archaic. There's no way it can justify exclusion over a ten-year-old class.
Essentially they are telling me that because I got a C and took the class three times (actual times taken was once, I dropped the class twice over work scheduling) I can't handle the computational rigors of nursing school. Nevermind the science GPA of 3.71 that includes Biology (for science majors), General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry & Physics (non-calculus based mind you). But I'm not able to handle the course load....
UNLV. NSC. ----- WHATEVER! **** off!!
- 0May 18, '10 by mmt4Well that does suck.
I took college pre-calc/college Algebra (same thing different school) twice, first for a D because I screwed around and did not put in the work, and second time for an A. But that was 20 yrs ago and I can assure you I not only hardly remember some of the more arcane and rarely used parts of that class, I also do not remember a stitch of the Calculus I took in 1994.
Its almost contradictory what is going on b/c if math were that important, they should make you re-take the class as a current one - and if it is not that important, a C is passing....
*shrug* guess you just have to go with the flow and try not to be frustrated.
Have you considered USN? I know they are probably as expensive as Touro but the BSN there is 18 mos straight (no summer break) so it is like UNLV's program in terms of length.
- 0Aug 27, '10 by RespiratoryRobbie!!!honestly id just go for the associates degree at csn its faster and much cheaper than the rest you dont even have to take college algebra or math you can choose to take math 100b which is math for health sciences and all it is is drug calculations and dosaging which was pretty easy when i took it hope this helps
- 0Aug 28, '10 by JacobKQuote from R0b3RtseesSTARSActually, at CSN it takes the same amount of time to get an ADN as it does to get a BSN at NSC, and takes more time than a BSN at UNLV. Also, although it is cheaper to get the ADN alone, it will cost you more in the end to get the ADN, and then take a bridge program from an ADN to BSN, than it would to go for the BSN the first time.honestly id just go for the associates degree at csn its faster and much cheaper than the rest you dont even have to take college algebra or math you can choose to take math 100b which is math for health sciences and all it is is drug calculations and dosaging which was pretty easy when i took it hope this helps