hi im a senior in highschool going for an associates degree as an RN - page 2

by alondrap2003

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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... Read More


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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
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    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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    Quote from x_factor
    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.




    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'.
    I think it was meant to be a joke.
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    Quote from alondrap2003
    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 ??????
    You will be fine! I was nervous too and still am nervous, even as a junior. The best part about being in the program is you get in and EVERYONE feels the same as you and is going through the same thing so it makes it that much easier to get through. You also make great friends! Math is NOT my strongest suit either. It may sounds corny but believe in yourself! You know more than you think you do.
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    Don't let fear of math or anything else deter your dreams of becoming a nurse. The best solutions are to ask questions, get involved and collaborate with your peers and you will do just fine. Good luck to you!
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    I have been HORRIBLE at Math my whole life and yet I'm determined to not let it stop me. You can do this! Look for a tutor if possible(I plan on doing that) and practice, practice, practice!
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    I also highly recommend YouTube to help you with math, there are some awesome tutorial videos on there that have really broken down some of the harder concepts and made them easier for me to understand. So as you are going through your math class, check YouTube for videos related to what you are studying each class period.
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    Math is not my jam either. But once I entered college I worked my way through the developmental math courses, took college algebra and am now in pre-calc! You can do anything you put your mind to and definitely don't hesitate to ask for help along the way. I spent countless hours with tutors in the math lab to understand concepts. Also, Khanacademy.com has helped me tremendously as far as 'getting' it. Good luck!
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    Hi! I am in my first year of Nursing School. I graduated highschool in 2010 and I am terrible at math. You think you're bad, I bet I'm worse! But honestly as long as you are fine in science and most other subjects which I'm sure you are the math will not hold you back. If you want to be a nurse bad enough I promise nothing can stop you. I was one I those people who hated school in highschool and once I graduated I realized it was the rest o my life I had to lose and turned it around So don't worry being a nurse and being bad at math is possible!


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