Where's the math?

Hey everyone, I'm applying now to start my prereq's at Central Texas College. I noticed in their course list that there is no math required. Is this normal? I'm not very proficient in math and it seems like it's a necessary skill to get into the actual program itself. This is a two year program for ADN. Does anyone have any insight?


Oct 16, '10The nursing program requires BIOL 1406 (or a math class as a substitute for students who have taken enough biology). The BIOL requires a certain score on the math section of the THEA test. In effect, most people test out of the math requirements.

Oct 16, '10I've noticed a lot of programs don't require super high level math here in Texas. There are a couple programs in the Houston area that seem to require college algebra.. but most of the ones I'm applying to do not.. they only require that you test out of the basic/intermediate algebra on the entrance test.

Oct 16, '10That's helpful, thank you both. I am worried now that my math skills won't be good enough for the THEA. I've been out of school for a while and whatever I did absorb from high school has probably long since been forgotten. I suppose there are study guides for the test. At least I hope there are!

Oct 16, '10There are study guides.. but don't sweat it too hard.. you may have to take a remedial math course (I had to take 3!)

Oct 16, '10My college doesn't have a math requirement either but they make us take statistics, which I don't consider math. Umm, nurses use really basic math like for doing conversions or really basica algebra so thats why math isn't a big deal in my nursing program.

Oct 16, '10At my CC, there was no math class for the ADN program. Now that I have changed my plans and am going for BSN at a university, I need five math classes! Yikes!

Oct 17, '10Here in Kentucky, most schools require college algebra, at least, and my particular school offers a special dosage calculations class. Students who have a strong math background can opt to not take the class and "test out" during the first week of class.

Oct 17, '10You will do fine. I started my program this August, and I absolutly suck at math. I used the test prep booklet, worked the problems out in the book over and over, everyday until the test, and passed with about 20% higher than I thought I would....Not saying that it's easy, but the prep books are usually right on the money. Good Luck!

Oct 24, '10Quote from mermcm83How long did you give yourself to prepare? I don't have to actually register for another 34 weeks. What amount of time would you recommend taking to study?You will do fine. I started my program this August, and I absolutly suck at math. I used the test prep booklet, worked the problems out in the book over and over, everyday until the test, and passed with about 20% higher than I thought I would....Not saying that it's easy, but the prep books are usually right on the money. Good Luck!

Oct 24, '10I'm actually in a BSN program and there is very little math required at my school. I had to take a low level math because I did not take enough in high school, statistics, and there was math on the teas test but thats it..Very easy and very little math just common sense and stats really isn't like math to me, somewhat like teh math you do in chemistry..lots of formulas and common sense