i'd appreciate some honest advice about college algebra and chemistry. i failed my first college algebra exam and made a d on the second exam. i plan to meet with an academic to drop the course and get a w while i can. i studied hard for both exams, and thought i'd do reasonably well, especially on the second one. i took two remedial math courses prior to college algebra with the same professor and made bs. i always study from my professor's review the day it's available, which is a week before the scheduled exam, and my brother has been kind enough to tutor me. i've never missed class or turned in incomplete homework; i've purchased a tutoring resource and have gone to the math lab for assistance. but i've had serious issues with math ever since i was a little kid, and i couldn't finish algebra 1 or chemistry in high school. i've always had learning difficulties, though i've never been officially tested. word problems, graphing, and conversions are nightmares for me and i have trouble deciding what to write in my notes during lectures, as well as reading directions.
i have as in my other classes, even in honors anatomy, though i'm studying constantly and am overextended. so my question is: how important is it for nurses to have a solid understanding of math and chemistry? how much do you actually need for nursing school and your job? i feel like a failure, was overwhelmed even during the first week of school, and i'm not sure i can handle the rigor of a nursing program. i'm also beginning to wonder if i have the right "mind" for nursing, and if perhaps that's why i was so indecisive about it in the first place. i have so much trouble interpreting fast paced information and dealing with unknowns, especially under stress. sorry it's such a long post and thanks for reading.