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I have a question for all you students out there. I am currently attending the nursing program at my school. There is a student in my class that has told me they are going into nursing because "I... Read More

Jun 22, '03Occupation: Nurse Consultant Specialty: 24 year(s) of experience in Obstetrics, M/S, Psych ; Joined: Jun '02; Posts: 3,105; Likes: 49You hit the nail on the head with that post, geek!

Jun 22, '03Occupation: Peds ER Joined: Jun '03; Posts: 245; Likes: 40Yes sbic56, it's a BSN program.


Jun 24, '03Joined: Jun '03; Posts: 230; Likes: 3I agree geek, when YOU KNOW that Math is a weak subject you do what is necessary. Great Attitude and I also feel you hit the proverbial nail on the head when you said:
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I will equal her on the field in the math department if not better her, because of my full knowlege that i must be careful. 
Jun 24, '03Joined: May '03; Posts: 87Connie...
Im being careful not to hijack this post... hee hee..
I did not have to take all those math classes! Did they change it?? All I had to take was Stats for Bozeman... I would hate for you to be taking a bunch of math that was not required..
Tammy 
Jun 24, '03Occupation: ER RN Joined: Aug '01; Posts: 5,322; Likes: 1,329I had to have several math and statistics courses to get into my BSN program as well. Fortunately, it was mostly advanced algebra, not calculus.
Actually I prefer to know how the math works out than have to rely on memorizing formulas. I've been in situations where for the life of me I couldn't remember them and didn't have time to look them up. 
Aug 29, '05Joined: Aug '05; Posts: 7My college algrebra teach gave each student a bit of a different assignment. He is making each of us write a 35 page term paper on the use of mathematics in daily nursing routines. I am only a prenursing student. I know there are medication calculations but can anyone help me out please??

Aug 29, '05Occupation: RN Specialty: 3 year(s) of experience in MedSurg ; Joined: May '04; Posts: 826; Likes: 47Quote from ZORYAI don't think success in Algebra equates with success in nursing. Some people hate algebra and still do fine with nursing required calcs (as others have indicated here). The thing I would be concerned about is if someone takes a really laid back attitude towards nursing math. It's extremely important IMO that nurses know how to do this well... Sure we've got calculators and pumps etc.. at our disposal, but as we all know technology is only as good as the person operating it and nurses IMO need to have the ability to double check all math calculations to ensure optimal patient care.I have a question for all you students out there. I am currently attending the nursing program at my school. There is a student in my class that has told me they are going into nursing because "I can't pass algebra, so I might as well go into something that doesn't involve so much math." My question is this....If this person can't pass algebra, do you think they even have a chance of successfully maneuvering through the nursing program and getting licensed?

Aug 30, '05Occupation: Clinical Trials Nurse Specialty: Oncology ; Joined: Mar '05; Posts: 79; Likes: 6Quote from ZORYAI'm not great at math either and it does tend to make me very careful with my calculations. I'm sure it's possible for this person to do well in nursing school despite her poor math skills. However, unless the student was joking, I think his or her reason for going into nursing school ("it doesn't involve so much math") will prevent him or her from being successful... even if they do make it through school. That is certainly not a good reason to go into this field!I have a question for all you students out there. I am currently attending the nursing program at my school. There is a student in my class that has told me they are going into nursing because "I can't pass algebra, so I might as well go into something that doesn't involve so much math." My question is this....If this person can't pass algebra, do you think they even have a chance of successfully maneuvering through the nursing program and getting licensed?

Aug 30, '05Occupation: Nurse Specialty: Neuro, Critical Care ; Joined: Apr '05; Posts: 1,562; Likes: 112Quote from ZORYAI have a question for all you students out there. I am currently attending the nursing program at my school. There is a student in my class that has told me they are going into nursing because "I can't pass algebra, so I might as well go into something that doesn't involve so much math." My question is this....If this person can't pass algebra, do you think they even have a chance of successfully maneuvering through the nursing program and getting licensed?
with that attitude probably not..but alas you dont have to be a math whiz to be a nurse..if an individual can't ever solve dosage calcs well then prob not either...but dosage calcs are pretty simple math, basic even. 
Aug 30, '05Joined: Sep '04; Posts: 83; Likes: 34Quote from ZORYAI have a question for all you students out there. I am currently attending the nursing program at my school. There is a student in my class that has told me they are going into nursing because "I can't pass algebra, so I might as well go into something that doesn't involve so much math." My question is this....If this person can't pass algebra, do you think they even have a chance of successfully maneuvering through the nursing program and getting licensed?
Ive taken stat, algebra, calc, and analytical geometry and I can safely say these classes are not needed for any of the nursing math calculations I have seen. In fact, I would think anyone who can pass liberal arts math could pass it easy. An even if you dont understand it, you can always ask for help. With a little tutoring I think anyone would be able to pass it. Good luck!