Chemistry not required for nursing program?

  1. 0 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?
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  3. Visit  aliciat22 profile page
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    I am attending a community college program and they do not require it as long as I took it in high school with a C or better, even though I graduated HS 14 years ago.
  4. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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    Some nursing programs require chemistry and others do not. I live in a large metropolitan area with many nursing programs, and at least one-third of the schools do not require chemistry at all. I've never taken a college-level chemistry course.
  5. Visit  P B and J profile page
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    Just graduated nursing school... no chemistry for me, and I didn't take it in high school (even though that was almost 20 *gasp!* years ago).

    (Community college)
  6. Visit  CT Pixie profile page
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    All the nursing colleges in my area all require chemistry. All the schools I looked into require it as a pre-req to applying for the program for both the ADN and BSN programs (some take high school chemistry if taken within a certain time period of applying with a specific grade).
  7. Visit  nurseywifeymommy1 profile page
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    I had to take it. Ugh I hated balancing equations ! Min grade c .
  8. Visit  cgrant profile page
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    I start my ADN program the 22, and no college l chemistry required as pre req, however I will need it once I do my bridge program to BSN .. not excited about that.
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  9. Visit  zoe92 profile page
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    The community colleges I am taking pre reqs at does not require any sort of chemistry and they have an excellent program
  10. Visit  SopranoKris profile page
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    Quote from RN2BE93
    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?
    It depends on your program. However, take a close look at your course pre-requisites. While the nursing program may not require Chem as a pre-req, it might be a pre-req for other courses, such as Physiology, Microbiology or Pharmacology. Our program doesn't require it as a pre-req, but you can't take Physiology or Micro without having had Chem first.

    Also, if you're going to pursue your BSN later, many of those programs require both Gen Chem and Organic Chem. You might want to take Chem now if you feel you'll pursue further education later. Talk with your academic advisor, just to make sure.

    Good luck
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  11. Visit  brenay profile page
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    All the schools in my state require Chem. I heard a rumor that they are going to require Chem 2 next. Lord help us all.
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  12. Visit  7237dallas profile page
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    All I have to say is LUCKY!! I have it this semester and am not very excited about it Especially after I cruised on over to the nursing student forum a couple days ago and someone asked the worst class and almost all said Chemistry as their pre-req.
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  13. Visit  brenay profile page
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    This is my last semester! I refuse to let Chemistry stop me from starting nursing school!
  14. Visit  RN2BE93 profile page
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    Quote from SopranoKris

    It depends on your program. However, take a close look at your course pre-requisites. While the nursing program may not require Chem as a pre-req, it might be a pre-req for other courses, such as Physiology, Microbiology or Pharmacology. Our program doesn't require it as a pre-req, but you can't take Physiology or Micro without having had Chem first.

    Also, if you're going to pursue your BSN later, many of those programs require both Gen Chem and Organic Chem. You might want to take Chem now if you feel you'll pursue further education later. Talk with your academic advisor, just to make sure.

    Good luck
    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

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