Can you hate sciences, yet still be in the med. field?

  1. I am so confused!!! I am taking biology & chemistry courses and I cannot stand them! I am bored and right now, there are no exciting labs & if I do one more graph on mini-tab, I am going to pull my hair out! Then it occurred to me, if I don't like my courses, does that mean that I am not cut out for the health professions field?
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   angel337
    i took 8 credit hours of chemistry (general & organic/inorganic) .....HATED them both. A&P was interesting, micro was tolerable. i am a RN today.
  4. by   steve0123
    Maybe its the way its taught... They changed the curriculum half way through my BN, and started teaching pathophys. etc in the context of patient care - it made a HUGE difference, because you can begin to see the relevance to your future work (unlike before, when it was the most dry, boring, stifling subject I'd ever encountered). I went from barely passing to getting distinctions. Besides, science is only half of nursing - you can't console a distressed patient with a lesson on the physiology of anxiety or something
  5. by   pickledpepperRN
    I had worked as an LVN for many years before taking the science prerequesites. It was exciting to learn WHY we had been doing things. My LVN cource had a lot of memorization. Insufficient time to learn the background and theory.

    Teaching future nurses and other healthcare professionals pathophysiology in context with theory would make it interesting.

    Gosh, I guess we can't console a distressed patient with a lecture on the sympathetic nervous system.
  6. by   ERNurse752
    I was never too crazy about bio and chem. Micro was semi-ok. Anatomy and physiology was fairly ok to good depending on the prof. Pathophysiology was same as a & p. I hated my bio and chem labs with a passion. And now I'm a nurse.
  7. by   Todd SPN
    Class of 2007 & transplant nursing/research hopeful

    Well, if you're serious about the above, you better learn to like them!
  8. by   Energizer Bunny
    I'm not a big fan of the sciences either...sometimes they get too technical for me. I don't have any chemistry or biology to take, other than A & P II and I fully enjoyed A & P I so I am not too worried about it.
  9. by   Chevelle
    Thanks for your replies. I have not taken A&P yet or Micro, so maybe it will pick up once I get more in depth. I am just in general biology and chem 1 right now b/c my college requires it before I can take the upper stuff, regardless of what I had in high school.
  10. by   PennyLane
    I think you'll be just fine. I'm a bit unusual in that I love almost all sciences (except for micro...blech), but nursing is about so much more than dry facts. Once you start working with patients you'll find that nursing is about drawing upon your knowledge of biology, patho, lab values, etc. and applying that to the care you give the patient.
  11. by   Chevelle
    Quote from PennyLane
    I think you'll be just fine. I'm a bit unusual in that I love almost all sciences (except for micro...blech), but nursing is about so much more than dry facts. Once you start working with patients you'll find that nursing is about drawing upon your knowledge of biology, patho, lab values, etc. and applying that to the care you give the patient.
    Thanks! I cannot wait to start my actual nursing classes!

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