I'm starting to figure out where I want to apply for nursing school (in CA) so I can get all the prereqs done beforehand. I've noticed that they vary a bit from school to school but all require things like A&P, micro, stats, psych, sociology, human development, chem, bio, etc.
I was really interested in Cal State Hayward for the location and program, but a quick glance at their website turned me off. They require O-chem as a prereq!!
I took chem my first semester in college and hated it (so I switched from Biology major to Spanish). In order to take O-chem I'd have to do another semester of general chemistry beforehand. Yuck! CSU Hayward is the only place I have ever seen an o-chem requirement. Has anyone else seen that? PLEASE tell me I don't have to take o-chem!
Apr 25, '04
I don't think organic is required in some California ADN programs, but I do think it's required or a top preference for acceptance into some BSN programs. But I haven't seen any ADN programs in my area require it.
Here's a complete list of California nursing programs with links to all of the school websites. That way you can find out for sure.
Last edit by Sheri257 on Apr 25, '04
Apr 25, '04
Let me clarify...I didn't mean "harder" in regards to how difficult o-chem is vs. general chem is, but the level of difficulty of "o-chem for the science major" vs. "chemistry with an organic component" for the non-science major.
I actually liked both my gen. chem and o-chem sequences, I thought they were very interesting classes.
And Marilynmom is correct, don't let a class intimidate you. Study smart and keeping envisioning the end goal of nursing school graduation!
Last edit by Amberf on Apr 25, '04