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This is a discussion on Biochemistry 4 credits instead of Chemistry for Entry Level MSN? in Pre-Nursing Student, part of Nursing Student ... I was going through admission requirements for entry level masters in nursing and it looks like...by DMMNursing Jul 31, '12I was going through admission requirements for entry level masters in nursing and it looks like most schools require Biochemistry (4 credits) as a prereq in addition to Microbiology, Anat & Phys I and II. Does that mean general/organic chemistry is not required here?
I have an undergrad in Business Administration.
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- Jul 31, '12 by willowitaIf your school only requires biochem as a pre-req, then I would imagine you don't have to take general and organic. Unless, of course, either or both of those courses are pre-reqs for biochem. As you know, pre-reqs may have their own pre-reqs.
- Jul 31, '12 by caliotter3I've never seen a biochem course listed anywhere where inorganic and organic chem were not prereqs. I would inquire further and ask for a recommendation since finding such a course may be difficult.
- Jul 31, '12 by leenakThe community college that I take pre-reqs at offers a 1 semester biochem class that fulfills chem and biochem requirements at nearby nursing schools. Most nursing schools in my area don't require chem though. I imagine a similar course would fulfill your pre-req but it is good always to ask.
- Aug 2, '12 by Shorty11I have a BS in biology with a minor in chem. (working on a BSN currently) Gen Chem 1 & 2, as well as Organic 1 & 2, were required prereqs for Biochemistry at the University I attended. I had to complete 4 semesters of chem prereqs before I was able to take Biochem 1. Although schools tend to have different prereqs/requirements from one to the next, just a fair warning that their may be one (or more) prereqs you need to take care of first. I would check with the individual school where you plan to take Biochem and see what the requirements/prereqs for Biochem are at that particular school (if any). Good luck!
- Aug 2, '12 by leenakOh I should've also said the 1 semester biochem at the community college near me only requires high school chem as a pre-req. I only noticed this class because 1 of the BSN programs required Biochem and had a transfer agreement with the community college. So I started looking at there it was.