Hi guys I'm looking forward to applying to some CUNY schools that have nursing programs I'm 23 and have a 4 month son I haven't been in school since 2008 I'm not good in math at all but science I was always good in I've heard that nursing school is very difficult and time consuming, competitive and you have to be good in math in order to become a nurse. I know that if I pay attention & stay focus and get a touter to help me with my math I would do okay. This is something I really want to do and I won't give up on my dreams of becoming a nurse because of math lol. I also want to know what are some requirements to get into a nursing program and what are the best schools in NYC with nursing programs.
Mar 21, '13
by ProfRN4, MSN
Quote from AccelBSN12
I am a graduate from Lehman but I am planning on doing an accelerated BSN program. For the CUNY programs GPA is key and often the only thing admissions looks at. I do not know which school you are attending but use the tutoring services. I am not a strong math student either however doing the homework ( sometimes even extra problems). studying and practicing might not get me an A but I usually have a very strong B+.
Not true of all CUNY schools. Many of them have their own entrance exams, like NLN, HESI or ATI, which all have math sections. It's amazing how someone can get an A in a college math class and do awful on an entrance exam.
Also some are actually requiring math as a pre-requisite now. And there are a lot of changes in the works for CUNY-wide standards for pre-requisites.
No one wants to hear this, but a strong math background is very helpful in nursing. It shows your ability to think analytically and critically. Not to mention, many nursing programs require a med math competency every semester.
Last edit by ProfRN4 on Mar 21, '13