Wolford College October 2013 class anyone?? - page 5

Hi there, just wondering if any of you peeps are going to Naples in Oct. of 2013? I am all signed up and wanted to see if anyone else has been excepted/going? I know all the negative reviews... Read More

  1. Visit  Tre'RN profile page
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    Quote from nursejilly2005
    I noticed today that the chemistry class I was planning on taking in the spring (general chemistry for health sciences) has a prereq of college algebra! The highest math I was required to take in my ADN program was intermediate algebra. I am good at algebra so I am not against taking the class but this will set me back a semester . So I will probably have to apply for October of 2014. So along with college algebra and general chemistry I have to take organic chem also. These classes will take me 3 more semesters and what sucks is college algebra is offered in the spring but is every day of the week! So for a full time nurse this doesn't work. My adviser is checking to see if they can waive the prereq so crossing my fingers!!
    Jilly,

    Many community colleges offer the college algebra course during summer school and online; chemistry too! I would consider doing that, and that way focus on organic by itself in the fall...with that you could still make Feb 14. Organic is not required for Wolford and could be a pain in the butt to take. I would suggest biochemistry as class over organic because it's more relevant to medical science.
  2. Visit  OscarRN profile page
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    Jilly: Make sure that that chemistry class is indeed necessary. As far as I know, it can be any secondary chem. class. Look for one that does not require a prereq and then call Wolford to see if they accept it.
  3. Visit  Tre'RN profile page
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    any of you guys know anyone in the program who is getting military financial assistance? If so, how does that work?
  4. Visit  KPHIL71 profile page
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    Hey Guys saw your post. I'm leaving Denver too after many years. Bittersweet definately but ready for new opportunities. Don't give up on Colorado when your done. St. Anthony's and DHMC both have active groups that are always hiring.

    KPHIL
  5. Visit  nursejilly2005 profile page
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    I'm not sure if you can take classes at another college while completing the RN to BSN. I will have to ask my advisor.
  6. Visit  nursejilly2005 profile page
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    I wanted to take one that would help me understand the chemistry taught during the program. I have read many posts about taking chemistry classes that will help. What chemistry have you taken?
  7. Visit  Tre'RN profile page
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    chem 1 & 2, o chem 1 & 2, and biochem. Most relevant to healthcare IMHO is biochem.
  8. Visit  nursejilly2005 profile page
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    I am waiting patiently for my adviser to let me know if the professor will waive the prereq of college algebra as I am about to graduate and have such high GPA. I guess it sounds like I should plan on taking biochem instead of o chem. I just don't want to take a lab with it and am not sure if they will allow that. On another note my husband wants me to apply to schools in Michigan. I will have to wait til 2015 at the earliest to start due to MI school requirements. He will ultimately go but I would like him to want to go
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    Quote from OscarRN
    Jilly: Make sure that that chemistry class is indeed necessary. As far as I know, it can be any secondary chem. class. Look for one that does not require a prereq and then call Wolford to see if they accept it.
    Hi Oscar,

    What chemistry classes did you take?
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    Kent:
    It's Stryder...funny as hell cause I thought that was you! How you doing boss? when you shipping off to fort sam? I've been kinda indifferent to leaving as well, but ultimately don't want to be a nurse forever! How you been man? How long is your program? Has it hit you yet that you're out? crazy stuff boss.
  11. Visit  OscarRN profile page
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    I took Gen.Chem (as a nursing requirement) and then biochemistry to fulfill the grad school requirement. I'm pretty sure that did not have a math prereq, but I'm not sure.
  12. Visit  nursejilly2005 profile page
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    The professor waived the prereq of college algebra for me however this is what he stated:
    ][COLOR=black][FONT=Segoe UI,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif],sans-serif]Basically I let more advanced students make this choice but I give them to understand that I will not be making special concessions of any kind for them and that our own research has shown that mathematical manipulations make up some 40+% of our examination. Lack of math skills is also the major reason for student failure in the class. This is especially compounded in the double quick class schedule for Spring.
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    [FONT=Segoe UI,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif],sans-serif]So I have removed all restrictions for her to enroll in Sp 150 and/or my section of Chm 151-02. Please make sure she is aware that she is taking on the responsibility of the extra study on her own of making up any deficiencies.
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    So of course now I am worried. Anyone who has taken this class remember what type of math is involved? The highest math I have taken is college Algebra. Thanks!

    Jill

  13. Visit  Tre'RN profile page
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    Jilly,

    college algebra is pretty much all that is needed to handle chemistry. The main type of math that is necessary deals mostly with unit conversions. If you can master that, you can master chemistry. You will also at times be required to construct equations from word problems that are placed before you...

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