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Hi guys! I applied to a school and found out that chemistry is not a pre req for their nursing program and you don't have to take it at all. Is that normal?... Read More

  1. Visit  ImDaMan11 profile page
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    yeah I assume this is for an ADN program? chemistry is needed for all BSN programs I have come across.
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  2. Visit  ImDaMan11 profile page
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    Quote from RN2BE93
    I just looked at all my pre reqs for the rest of my nursing courses and there are no signs of chemistry anywhere. I already took A&P at my community college, as for micro and pharmacology chem isn't a pre req. But Im taking micro at my community college too. The school I will be attending is a BSN.Thank you for everyone's replies! I thought I was being cheated and having chemistry as a requirement was a must. But I'm glad it's not for this school. Chemistry was gonna whoop my butt and I was already dreading taking it lol
    oh wow well then I stand corrected! you should at least take an intro Chem class though in my opinion
  3. Visit  SopranoKris profile page
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    Quote from RN2BE93
    I just looked at all my pre reqs for the rest of my nursing courses and there are no signs of chemistry anywhere. I already took A&P at my community college, as for micro and pharmacology chem isn't a pre req. But Im taking micro at my community college too. The school I will be attending is a BSN.
    Thank you for everyone's replies! I thought I was being cheated and having chemistry as a requirement was a must. But I'm glad it's not for this school. Chemistry was gonna whoop my butt and I was already dreading taking it lol
    Are you absolutely sure of this? I don't know of any BSN programs that don't require both Gen. Chem & Organic Chem. I can't imagine taking Pharmacology and not having a background in Chemistry, either. You need to be strong in both Physiology & Chem to survive Pharmacology.
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  4. Visit  meeep profile page
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    There are plenty of BSN programs that don't require any Chem at all. (E.g. Mercer University, Georgia State in my area). It seems strange to me that there would be such a disparity amongst the educating of nurses, but they definitely exist.
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  5. Visit  x_factor profile page
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    My ADN program I am applying to at my CC does not require Chemistry at all. However, the BSN program I plan to bridge to (and is also my back-up if I don't get accepted into my ADN program), does require Chemistry.
  6. Visit  HammockBound profile page
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    The cc here doesnt list Chemistry as a prereq but it is a requirement to register for Microbiology. My BSN track requires it.
  7. Visit  ßåߥ profile page
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    Consider yourself lucky.
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    Quote from SopranoKris
    You need to be strong in both Physiology & Chem to survive Pharmacology.
    I was strong in neither, but I got pharmacology like it was nothin'.

    Side note: It's always good to have basic science courses on your transcript for nursing.
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  9. Visit  nurseprnRN profile page
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    Seriously, does somebody actually think that knowledge of basic chemistry is of no value in nursing and something to be avoided if at all possible? Good grief, you're scaring me here. I'm getting afraid to get old and risk hospitalization if that's really true. ::shudder::

    (We took one full year of chemistry plus one semester of organic chemistry....and yes, I did use it at work.)
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    Quote from SUNFL0WER
    I was strong in neither, but I got pharmacology like it was nothin'. Side note: It's always good to have basic science courses on your transcript for nursing.
    Yes!! Good to know that I will survive Pharmacology!!!
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    Quote from GrnTea
    Seriously, does somebody actually think that knowledge of basic chemistry is of no value in nursing and something to be avoided if at all possible? Good grief, you're scaring me here. I'm getting afraid to get old and risk hospitalization if that's really true. ::shudder::

    (We took one full year of chemistry plus one semester of organic chemistry....and yes, I did use it at work.)
    So did I....plus 1 semester microbiology. Then Micro 1 semester and Biochem ....2 semesters was BSN. More proof about dumbing down the programs.
  12. Visit  SopranoKris profile page
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    Quote from SUNFL0WER
    I was strong in neither, but I got pharmacology like it was nothin'.

    Side note: It's always good to have basic science courses on your transcript for nursing.
    Our Pharmacology courses must be completely different then. We had to know the chemical structure & physiological effects of the drugs as well as the nursing implications, side effects, contraindications, etc. If I didn't have a solid foundation in Chem before taking it, I would have been lost.

    Seems like there is some disparity amongst programs...
  13. Visit  Bubbly26 profile page
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    The program I am applying for requires chemistry. I remember taking it in high school and it wasn't my strong suit.

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