- 0Sep 30, '13 by olaurenoHi there, I was just wondering if it's really worth it to take chemistry to get into a tough RN program even if it's not a prerequisite for the program. I was thinking about doing it to perhaps be a stronger applicant but I'm not sure how much edge it would give me vs the time it would take to get through all three classes. Would my time and effort be better spent elsewhere taking different classes, volunteer work, etc?
Thanks for any thoughts on the subject!
- 0Sep 30, '13 by mrsboots87Quote from CDEWannaBeCall the nursing programs you're interested in and get their recommendations.
I've never heard of an RN program that didn't have Chem as a prerequisite. Chemistry fundamentals have also come up repeatedly in my Physiology and Microbiology classes.
Agreed. I have not heard of a RN program with no chem requirement. Some colleges may except HS chem taken within the last 5 years or so, but that is up to the nursing director at your school. I also have seen a lot of chemistry in physiology and microbiology, as well as pathophysiology. Even if it is not required and/or does not give you any advantage in the app process take at least a basic chem class or two. The refresher will help you with your science pre reqs