I'm just curious why is college algebra is required for any nursing degree. I've spoken to nurses that I work with and they all say they have never needed to use algebra in the course of their duties. I'm in an LPN to BSN program. When I went to school for my LPN degree college algebra was NOT required so needless to say I'm now required to take this class. It's seems very pointless and is very frustrating. A class in medical mathematics that would focus on dosage calculations, drip rates, conversions, etc would be much more appropriate (in my opinion). Anybody have any ideas? Like I said, just venting and curious!!