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by nursinghopefully nursinghopefully (New Member) New Member

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Hello everyone my name is Emily and I am from Texas I have been in here a few times but I never registered. I am a pre nursing student. I registered last week to take more pre-req's (Pysc and A&P) but I also needed to take Math because I suck at it (its a remedial course), anyway I was supposed to start Math this Sat. but not enough people registered for that class and it got dropped. I am so scared that that is what I will be lacking when I apply in Sept. I work full time so the classes I can take are either at night or on Sat. The college does have another remedial math course that I can take but it's only 6 wks long and I fear I won't be able to soak it in mentally in that short time. I dont know what I should do. I was thinking of hiring a tutor or something and then next semester go back and take the test again to see where I fall at. whatcha think? p.s sorry to ramble on so much! but I feel so down :crying2:

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Hi Emily don't feel so bad. I've been waiting to start just a lpn program for 2 years now I want to be a RN but I need to become a lpn just to afford college. There is a shortage of lpn instructers in New Jersey so I was on the waiting list since April 2005. I al;so stink at math. I had to hire a tutor just to pass the entance exam. I'm scheduled to start in August. It took 7 years of cleaning other peoples houses to figure out what I wanted but my mind is set now and theres no turning back. Besides the RN's homes I cleaned were pretty nice. I cant wait till I have my own. Good luck

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Hi Emily don't feel so bad. I've been waiting to start just a lpn program for 2 years now I want to be a RN but I need to become a lpn just to afford college. There is a shortage of lpn instructers in New Jersey so I was on the waiting list since April 2005. I al;so stink at math. I had to hire a tutor just to pass the entance exam. I'm scheduled to start in August. It took 7 years of cleaning other peoples houses to figure out what I wanted but my mind is set now and theres no turning back. Besides the RN's homes I cleaned were pretty nice. I cant wait till I have my own. Good luck

Thank you so much for your reply. I know exactly what you mean when you said just to afford college. My biggest fear is getting in the program but not being able to afford it. Good luck with everything and congratulations on starting your LPN program!

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*Blessed2BaNRS* specializes in Neuro.

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Hi Emily,

I too am a fellow Texan who sucks at Math!! I had to take the 3 part remedial classes which slowed me down on doing my pre reqs, but I am finished and now just trying to decide when to do College Algebra for my MSN. I start nursing school in August for the RN program, but I eventually want to get my Master's and become a nurse practioner.

I understand about your fear on taking a 6 wk class. I was going to Algebra during our 5 wk summer, but decided to take a break!!

How did you do in math in High School? If you did okay in it, you could probably handle the 6 wk class. I had never seen most of the stuff that we did, so I was totally lost at first, but picked it up pretty quickly. If you thought that you could get through it, I would definitely go for it, to get it out of the way. At my school, you actually can't take anything unless you are taking the remedial class at the same time, and a lot of pre reqs won't let you register without first being finished with them.

Whatever you decide to do, good luck!! Just remember, it is only a short time that you will have to take these classes, so get what you can out of the way!!!

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Hi Emily, I had been out of school for 18 years, when I decieded to return to school to become an RN. When I registered for classes in the spring 07 I to had to take a developmental algebra class, I took the 8 week class and made straight A's. I was really worried about how short the class would be, but found that the quick pace was an advantage. So don't be worried with whatever decision you make.

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Need2Wings has 2 years experience and specializes in Geriatrics.

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Hi Emily.

I too struggled with math, especially algebra..:trout: who ever thought of putting numbers and letters together ?? lol

Anyway, perhaps you could so some math review online and warm yourself up for a math class. I think one of the sites I used was www.purplemath.com it has quizes and feedback. I think it also shows you step by step how the problems work..

Good luck.

Dana:balloons:

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Emily,

I don't know if this will help or not but technically I have been working on my pre-reqs for eleven years......don't rush it and do what you can. There may be a reason why that class was cancelled b/c everything does happen for a reason. Take your time and when you feel like there's not light at the end of the tunnel, think of me!!:lol2:

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Hello Emily, I too suck at math and I really hate it.. alot. I took algebra twice, and statistic once online and had to drop ( I personally would not recommend online math classes if you need explainations and examples like I do) and I took it over in class and finally passed, with a C I think. But if you take the placement test it will tell you where you are and maybe you wont have to take so many math classes.

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Emily,

If you decide to retake the placement exam look on http://www.mathxp.com for a pdf book called Algebra Demystified. I used it to study for my placement exam before this past spring semester. I graduated high school 28 years ago and was beyond rusty (not to mention that math was never my strong suit). I tested into college algebra and passed the class with an A. It was actually fun (who would ever have thought!). Anyway, the book is very methodical with lots of problems, just what I needed. Hope it helps you too! Good Luck!

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