Thanks Sliver, I knew I read something on that somewhere! I need to get busy!
Tricia, a lot of those classes can be taken online. I personally need a classroom setting. I took Algebra I after being out of h.school for 16 years. I will not lie, It was a struggle all the way through, but I did Waaaay better than I imagined. Trust me, if I could do it, anyone can! LOL. It would be nice if the math program requirements could be taylored to what is functional in the nursing world, unfortunately we have to do that awful algebra before they let us into chemistry! Funny thing, in chemistry all we needed to know was how to add, subtract, multiple and divide in very simple problems! Good luck on your goal and stick with it. I am hoping to get a slot into Redlands or OSU/OKC. At Osu I have a nutrition class to take that they require. It will be my first and only online class YIKES! I have two younger children and completed all my course work at night. I think most programs would like for you to have all the pre-course work done before applying, they do not come out and say that, but everything is based on a points system. Grades and test scores. The more classes you have done the more points you get. In my case, I want to be able to focus just on the nursing courses when or "if" I get in!
I know nurses that have graduated from both prgrams and had nothing but good things to say about them.