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Hi, Just wanted to know if anyone is in a nursing program that doesn't require chemistry. Or does anyone know a school that doesn't require it as a pre-req! Thanks it would be of great help to me!... Read More

  1. by   Sheri257
    So, let me get this straight. You're going to drive and/or move hours away or, even, to another state just to avoid chemistry? :chuckle

    BTW, chemistry helps with other courses required for nursing, which is why a lot of schools require it.

    Last edit by Sheri257 on Jul 23, '04
  2. by   NurseBunky
    Some of the ADN programs here in Ga use to require Chem as a pre req but sometime last year it was no longer a requirement. Georgia Perimeter College and Gordon College don't require Chem as a pre req..but if you want to get your BSN then you'll have to take 2 semesters of Chemistry.
  3. by   klone
    I haven't read the previous responses yet, but with my program, the Chemistry prereq is waived if you have already taken Microbiology before you start the nursing core courses. The Micro class at that college requires chemistry as a prereq, but at another school, it does not. So I took the Microbiology course at the other school. and transferred the credit to the school where I'm getting my nursing degree.
  4. by   wonderbee
    I'm attending PBCC in Florida. A survey course in chem is a required part of the curriculum. In order to have it transferrable to the upper division, it must be taken with the lab component. I didn't take the lab, so I guess I'll be revisiting chem at some future date.

    I found knowledge of chem very helpful in A&P. In nursing school, I haven't yet really found an application. It did teach me how to use dimensional analysis which I use for med calculations and conversion problems.
  5. by   Ross1
    My school, SUNY Canton, requires either high school or college chem as a pre-req for its ADN program, however, there is no cut-off regarding how recent the course needs to be. I took high school chem 20 years ago and that was accepted. The director of my program explained that it is not absolute that the chem be recent since they incorporate all the necessary chem education needed for nurses throughout the nursing courses.

    Plus, not all RN-BSN completion programs require chemistry.
  6. by   nursecompassion
    The only pre-reqs my school currently requires is A&P I and Dosage Calculations, of course you also have to take extra courses if you don't test into college level english and math, etc. Chemistry is not part of our curriculum for ADN.

    Belmont Technical College in St.Clairsville OH is where I attend.

    Julee
  7. by   danu3
    Quote from nursing 101
    Hi,
    Just wanted to know if anyone is in a nursing program that doesn't require chemistry. Or does anyone know a school that doesn't require it as a pre-req!
    Thanks it would be of great help to me!
    As least around where I am, ADN programs do not explicitly require chem. It is "built-in" as another post mentioned. BSN do require 2 years of chem, the good news is that you don't have to take the really hard version chem.

    In general, I think you need to know like high-school chem.

    -Dan

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