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I'm planning to apply for nursing programs this coming Winter. I just need to take a&p2 and general chem, and then the TEAS. I currently have a 3.6 nursing GPA. But right now I have a C in stats. I failed intermediate algebra THREE times and gave up and they let me try stats. I am doing way better in stats than I was in algebra, I'll give myself that. But my "way better" is still only a C. And I need to get it up to at least a C+ because almost all programs here require a C+ minimum.

I'm working hard to get it up as much as possible - we have a few more homework assignments, quizzes, one more test, and then the final. And I'm actually doing very well right now in our final chapter. Go figure. I really do not want to retake the class because the odds of me doing any better, with my history in math, are incredibly slim. So I'm wondering if any of you also struggled with math and managed to get accepted into a program because your other grades were good? I have an A+ in english, A- in a&p1, B+ in micro, A in psych, and A+ in lifespan development. Plus I still have the TEAS to help me out, and I'm very proficient in writing and reading and can do well in the science portion after studying a bit. Math is just the bane of my existence. Though I've done a few practice tests and all the math that was on them was very easy.

 

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Aleks is free right now and you could plow through 20-30 hours of grinding through their statistics program if you need practice before your final quizzes and tests. It helped me pass by sufficiency earlier this month for ace credit, and straighterline’s business statistics as well. 

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On 4/27/2020 at 12:44 PM, Lizardqueen13 said:

Hello!

I'm planning to apply for nursing programs this coming Winter. I just need to take a&p2 and general chem, and then the TEAS. I currently have a 3.6 nursing GPA. But right now I have a C in stats. I failed intermediate algebra THREE times and gave up and they let me try stats. I am doing way better in stats than I was in algebra, I'll give myself that. But my "way better" is still only a C. And I need to get it up to at least a C+ because almost all programs here require a C+ minimum.

I'm working hard to get it up as much as possible - we have a few more homework assignments, quizzes, one more test, and then the final. And I'm actually doing very well right now in our final chapter. Go figure. I really do not want to retake the class because the odds of me doing any better, with my history in math, are incredibly slim. So I'm wondering if any of you also struggled with math and managed to get accepted into a program because your other grades were good? I have an A+ in english, A- in a&p1, B+ in micro, A in psych, and A+ in lifespan development. Plus I still have the TEAS to help me out, and I'm very proficient in writing and reading and can do well in the science portion after studying a bit. Math is just the bane of my existence. Though I've done a few practice tests and all the math that was on them was very easy.

 

The harsh reality is that if you’re competing with students who have grades just as good as yours AND an A or B in the math portion, you’ll probably lose out.

 

The good news is that there ARE programs out there that’ll accept your C in math. I didn’t pass college algebra until after I received my ASN. It was required for the BSN. Like you, previously I had failed at every attempt to learn that stuff and withdrew from the course during every single drop/add period FOR YEARS...until I found out about DeVry University. I only took that one online course with them, and passed with a B in two weeks time. That program was AWESOME!!

 

It was still a lot of hard work! The course was 8 weeks back then (2011), but you worked at your own pace. Believe me when I tell you that I literally was doing nothing but math problems from just before daybreak to sundown 4-5 days a week for those two weeks. After moving so quickly through the assessments, I still had to login and participate in the discussions once a week until the official end of the course, but I didn’t mind because I had accomplished the impossible...in my eyes😍😍.

 

Statistics, well, good luck with that. I got a C in the course, my program accepted it, and I have nothing more to say about that class EVER!!😭😭

 

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5 hours ago, anewmanx said:

Aleks is free right now and you could plow through 20-30 hours of grinding through their statistics program if you need practice before your final quizzes and tests. It helped me pass by sufficiency earlier this month for ace credit, and straighterline’s business statistics as well. 

Oh, that’s cool. I’ll take a look into it. I struggle with online as a whole though. The three times I failed algebra it was all on Aleks 🙃 But gotta make do, I guess. 

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If you are going to take advantage of free Aleks, hurry, that offer ends today.  The first time I went to the site, I could not find the offer mentioned, but the second time, the opportunity to sign up for a free account was there on the page where you pay.

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7 hours ago, BSNbeDONE said:

The harsh reality is that if you’re competing with students who have grades just as good as yours AND an A or B in the math portion, you’ll probably lose out.

 

The good news is that there ARE programs out there that’ll accept your C in math. I didn’t pass college algebra until after I received my ASN. It was required for the BSN. Like you, previously I had failed at every attempt to learn that stuff and withdrew from the course during every single drop/add period FOR YEARS...until I found out about DeVry University. I only took that one online course with them, and passed with a B in two weeks time. That program was AWESOME!!

 

It was still a lot of hard work! The course was 8 weeks back then (2011), but you worked at your own pace. Believe me when I tell you that I literally was doing nothing but math problems from just before daybreak to sundown 4-5 days a week for those two weeks. After moving so quickly through the assessments, I still had to login and participate in the discussions once a week until the official end of the course, but I didn’t mind because I had accomplished the impossible...in my eyes😍😍.

 

Statistics, well, good luck with that. I got a C in the course, my program accepted it, and I have nothing more to say about that class EVER!!😭😭

 

Yeah, I know the harsh reality. I’m applying for ASN programs, so I’m hoping the one C won’t ruin my chances since they’re a *little* less competitive. I’ve known people who got in with worse grades than I did, but it’s all anecdotes. Plus, like I said, I have the TEAS still. The school I want to go to calculates your chances this way:

25% A&P1 grade

25% TEAS score

50% Overall nursing GPA

So it doesn’t seem to impossible to me

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