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Biochemistry 4 credits instead of Chemistry for Entry Level MSN?

  1. 0 I 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.

    Thank you
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  3. Visit  willowita profile page
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    If 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.
  4. Visit  caliotter3 profile page
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    I'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.
  5. Visit  leenak profile page
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    The 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.
  6. Visit  Shorty11 profile page
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    I 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!
  7. Visit  leenak profile page
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    Oh 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.