Chemistry

  1. I am currently taking my pre-reqs. for a BSN program. I am finished with nearly everything except for the science classes. I am taking Chemestry over the summer, and have no experience with this type of class. I am getting an A in college algebra if that makes any difference, as I know that there is some math in Chem.
    How important is Chem. in nursing? It certainly does not seem to be as vital as the A & P class, or other classes of that nature.
    Does Chem. have much of an impact on other science requirements?
    Someone please tell me the truth how important the Chem. class is, and how hard it is.
    As you can see, this class frightens me!!!!:
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   tmorgan787
    Yes math is important in chemistry. Get good at it now because you will be using it a LOT! Dimensional analysis is the way I set up most of my medication conversions. Good luck!
  4. by   ashemson
    I am in the same situation. I never had chem in high school, and I am currently taking chemistry right now. I am taking the organic chem class. I am actually getting a B! I have an awesome teacher, so I think that helps. But it really hasn't been as bad as I thought. Good luck! By the way, what school are you going to? I live in MO, and am attending MO Western in St. Joe, MO.
  5. by   CATHYW
    Yes, Chemistry is essential to understanding Biology, Micro, AND A & P. You will never understand the sodium/potassium pump on a cellular level, if you don't understand osmosis and duffusion, not to mention how things change on a cellular level with different meds, enzymes, hormones, etc.
    Pay attention, and study hard! Your good math grade means that it might not be as hard for you as it was for me. (-:
  6. by   Mkue
    It is possible to take A&P I before taking chemistry but it is not recommended. I was an odd ball that took A&P I and Algebra before chemistry and it worked out fine for me, however I would suggest chemistry first before the two I mentioned.

    Good Luck !!

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