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I have searched through the threads and still can't find exactly what I need to know. I am a pre-nursing student and plan to transfer to a BSN program. I want to know which math is best, College Math or College Algebra? College Math is NOT algebra intensive and is for non-technical degrees. College Algebra is designed for students majoring in business, mathematics, science, engineering, or certain engineering-related technical fields. I plan on receiving my BSN and going on to CRNA if that makes a difference. Any advice would be appreciated.

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I have searched through the threads and still can't find exactly what I need to know. I am a pre-nursing student and plan to transfer to a BSN program. I want to know which math is best, College Math or College Algebra? College Math is NOT algebra intensive and is for non-technical degrees. College Algebra is designed for students majoring in business, mathematics, science, engineering, or certain engineering-related technical fields. I plan on receiving my BSN and going on to CRNA if that makes a difference. Any advice would be appreciated.

You need to look at the schools you plant to apply at and see what they require. They can differ from college Algebra to statistics, but your best bet is to go straight to the source so you aren't taking wasted classes.

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I agree with what the others have said. My school's BSN program requires that you take College Algebra and Statistics. If you can't find any info online about the program(s) that you might be transferring to, I would take these just to be on the safe side although some nursing programs still don't require you to take Statistics. College Math could potentially end up being a huge waste of time and money.

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Good advice. I am faced with a totally different dilemma today. I am currently taking Elementary Algebra that is mandated before any college math due to the fact I did not pass the math portion of my entrance exam. I went a head a registered for the summer semester feeling that I could handle the fast paced work load and not thinking much about the fact that the class is almost 2 hours away from home (the class is from 6 p.m.- 8:35 p.m. getting home at 10:30 p.m.). I am also taking Engl. Comp 2 and work 24 hours a week. After attending the first class I feel I made a huge mistake and would like to withdrawal and take the class next semester at a earlier time (11:00 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.). Here is my problem. I have heard that if the class is mandated and you withdrawal you are automatically withdrawn from all your other college level courses:( I will be talking with an advising counselor today and I am soooo worried. I just don't feel I can handle the load I have taken but I don't want to withdrawal from all me classes. For one I am doing well and two I am receiving financial aid and have already used some of that for classes, supplies, and gas, which is quite expensive since I have been driving about 8 hours a week. Has anyone else gone through a similar experience?

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I will be talking with an advising counselor today and I am soooo worried. I just don't feel I can handle the load I have taken but I don't want to withdrawal from all me classes. For one I am doing well and two I am receiving financial aid and have already used some of that for classes, supplies, and gas, which is quite expensive since I have been driving about 8 hours a week. Has anyone else gone through a similar experience?

I have a feeling the issue is going to be your financial aid....they do not like people registering and starting courses, then dropping them....I did that one semester before I realized the "ramifications" and was put on financial aid probation -- sheesh. I never had that problem again!!

Good luck!!

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I plan on receiving my BSN and going on to CRNA if that makes a difference. Any advice would be appreciated.

You need to check with colleges where you will possibly enroll for these degrees. They have specific requirements for each program and you will not want to waste time taking classes that will not transfer. If you will be enrolling in a local university, they most likely have a list of the specific classes where you are attending now that transfer in for their program. Call them or check online to get the information YOU need!!

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