hi im a senior in highschool going for an associates degree as an RN

  1. 0 Ok so im so nervous im considering whether to go for rn or not im not very good at math i recognize that is one of my weakest subject an well im so nervous will i be ok as a registered nurse im so nervous any one can comment to answer my question?

    Will i be fine as a registered nurse i havent started college yet an im nervous was it like that for some of you guys ??????
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  3. Visit  KountryPrincess profile page
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    I am terrible at math. It does not help that I have had a couple of *horrible* teachers/professors in my lifetime. If the teacher was good, I understood a lot more (wow, strange concept). Anyway, personally, I have a BSN that I got 15 years ago. Only one math class was required for my BSN and yes I had an awful professor, and it was one of only 2 classes I recieved a C in. There are some programs that require more extensive math, like statistics etc. but my school was not one of them. I guess my point is that I have the same weakness and have been a successful nurse for a while now. It would seem that it can be done.
  4. Visit  calinursestudent818 profile page
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    Math is not my strongest suit either but I'm determined to be a nurse and plan on working my butt off to do what it takes to get over the math hump. There is a fair deal of math in nursing but you can still be a nurse if it is not your strongest subject. You just have to know going into it that you WILL have to work harder at grasping the subjects that you struggle with. Be prepared to ask for help if you need it, seek tutoring or whatever helping outlets available to you to make sure you get through it with flying colors. Study hard and stay focused and you'll be fine.

    PS. There are also some great books and pocket guides out there that help nurses remember dosage calculations and other formulas important to nursing profession
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  5. Visit  SweetCorn profile page
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    based on your post you should focus on learning grammar too punctuation is important as much as med maths gud luck
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  6. Visit  Kandy83 profile page
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    Quote from SweetCorn
    based on your post you should focus on learning grammar too punctuation is important as much as med maths gud luck
    come on give the kid a break! you even said "med maths" what is maths?
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  7. Visit  mzrainydayz profile page
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    I always told myself I can't do math, I struggled with math in high school. Starting college I took math 101 pre algebra and I barely passed with a C. In order to get into the RN program I had to take math 110 college algebra, BUT in order to get to 110 I had to take math 102 intermediate algebra first then move on to 110, anyway I really put my mind and heart into these two math classes and I passed both with A's. If i can pass math you can also. All you have to do is put in the study time and get tutoring, and don't give up.

    I am currently in my first semester of the RN program, I passed my first math test with a 100 on the first try. Don't ever tell your self I can't do this, you have to try first, there's no such thing as I can't. I wish you the best of luck in your nursing journey.
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  8. Visit  x_factor profile page
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    Quote from SweetCorn
    based on your post you should focus on learning grammar too punctuation is important as much as med maths gud luck
    Wow, really? Re-read your grammatically atrocious post and then tell me you if you still feel the overwhelming desire to pick on another member for their grammar mistakes. Very childish.

    To the OP, you'll be fine with some determination and maybe a little tutoring. I, too, am horrible at math but I am doing great in college thanks to some tutoring offered at my school. With a little help and a lot of detemination to succeed, math will not hold you back as long as you practice, study, and stay on top of it. Good luck!
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  9. Visit  i♥words profile page
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    You can definitely learn the math! Don't let your nervousness take over and make you think that you can't be a nurse. If you have the drive to do it then you can do it. There will always be professors and tutors and classmates along the way that will be able to help you if you are struggling!
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  10. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    Quote from SweetCorn
    based on your post you should focus on learning grammar too punctuation is important as much as med maths gud luck
    We ALL need to remember that this is a high school teenager on her smart phone. Many of us are guilty of using text talk "bcuz" it's easier and quicker.

    I think it would be "gud" for us all to remember how scarey it was at the prospect of leaving high school and being successful. (Ahem, clearing my throat).

    OP.....it's amazing that as you get older you do get better and better at things. The math is algebra and there is a lot of it....a nurse uses math every day. But it is something you can learn and practice to get better.

    I wish you the best of luck....my daughter just had this panic attack the other day. Hard work does pay off....((HUGS))
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  11. Visit  SweetCorn profile page
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    Quote:
    Per our Terms of Service please post in English only; no text/chat speak.

    My post was tongue firmly imprinted in cheek. I don't give high school age kids a pass because they grew up in the era of poor grammar. Is it too much to ask that if somebody comes here looking for actual advice to expect something resembling a proper sentence? (does this put me firmly in the luddite, crumegeon category?)


    To be more helpful to the OP.... the math required isn't that difficult and there will always be people who will be able to help you because by them teaching you, they are helping themselves understand the material better. Just be proactive and try to get in front of upcoming challanges like the math stuff.
  12. Visit  Cortney profile page
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    Girl!... I hate math and have NEVER been very good at it, but I am not going to let it stop me from pursuing my dream of becoming an RN!

    I believe anything and everything can be learned... some people just need to study a bit harder and put in more work, but it can be done! Dont let your math anxiety and uneasiness detour you from pursuing your goal.

    I was just accepted into an RN program and must admit I'm a bit scared... mostly because of my poor math skills, but I am going to study my butt off and make it happen! I took a dosage calculations class a couple semesters ago and I was actually surprised how much I "got it"! Once you gain that general understanding it all just seems to fit.

    Dont worry about it too much... you CAN do it!! Like I said... anything can be learned.
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    Quote from SweetCorn
    Quote:
    Per our Terms of Service please post in English only; no text/chat speak.

    My post was tongue firmly imprinted in cheek. I don't give high school age kids a pass because they grew up in the era of poor grammar. Is it too much to ask that if somebody comes here looking for actual advice to expect something resembling a proper sentence? (does this put me firmly in the luddite, crumegeon category?)


    To be more helpful to the OP.... the math required isn't that difficult and there will always be people who will be able to help you because by them teaching you, they are helping themselves understand the material better. Just be proactive and try to get in front of upcoming challanges like the math stuff.
    Welcome to AN! The largest online nursing community!
    Ahhhhh....the TOS. Yes.... I do spend an inordinate amount of time enforcing them and it can be a challenge......sigh.

    We do have a tongue in cheek "Old Bat Society" that has a Luddite and Curmudgeon requirement...... and I'm a proud member! We'll be happy to have you as a member! I yell at my teens ALL the time about this.....but those smart phones are not always that smart.

    OP......Take a deep breath it will be alright!
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    Quote from SweetCorn
    Quote:
    Per our Terms of Service please post in English only; no text/chat speak.

    My post was tongue firmly imprinted in cheek. I don't give high school age kids a pass because they grew up in the era of poor grammar. Is it too much to ask that if somebody comes here looking for actual advice to expect something resembling a proper sentence? (does this put me firmly in the luddite, crumegeon category?)
    The OP was using English, and was not speaking in chat or text speak. I took the OP's original post as a young, energetic highschool student, likely on their cellphone, who missed a few grammar punctuations. So? I love English myself and I'm all for proper punctuation, but the OP was looking for advice on her future, not for a proof-reading of her writing.


    Quote from SweetCorn
    based on your post you should focus on learning grammar too punctuation is important as much as med maths gud luck
    I also think that when calling out a member only to make a snide comment about their grammar, it's a GOOD idea to check their own grammar as well. You have as many grammar mistakes in this one sentence as the OP did. Lack of proper capitalization, missing a comma, run-on sentence, it's GOOD, not GUD, "med maths"?, and you forgot the period.

    Just sayin'.
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