Is chemistry important to become a nurse? - page 2
My chemistry class is frustrating me to no end. I don't even get why my nursing program requires pre-nursing students to even take chemistry I and II. I've heard it from nurses themselves that... Read More
0Nov 20, '10 by walomomI also struggled through Chem, so you're not alone. I enjoyed what I understood, but was frustrated when I couldn't "get it." I felt so stupid, until I realized that my classmates who were earning A's were taking the class for the 2nd or 3rd time!
ALL of my nurse friends told me to "just get through it," and they insisted they didn't remember a thing from Chem, nor did they ever use it in their jobs.
Chem WILL come in handy, though, when you're doing A&P.
A BIG help for me: in addition to the already-mentioned Khan Academy, I loved Chem Guy (aka bananaiscool) on Youtube.
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0Nov 20, '10 by shortnorthstudentChemistry is incredibly important in anatomy and physiology and in nursing school.
My school required intro to chem organic chem and biochem before even applying to nursing school. I used the biochem every day in physiology and pathophys. So incredibly valuable.
0Nov 20, '10 by SuethestudentWe are basically a tube surrounded by a variety of complex chemical processes. We have a one unit pH range that we must maintain or we die. We intake and output a vast array of electrolytes and expect it to all balance out. So yeah I think chemistry is important.
1Nov 21, '10 by cgravierwow really? this is like asking if we should know numbers to do math.
0Nov 21, '10 by JeanettePNPHonestly I'm getting a little tired of the onslaught of posts asking why we need to know this or that to be nurses. Heck, if it's too much trouble for you to learn there are hundreds of nurses ready and fully capable of taking your place.
0Nov 21, '10 by CNA2dayWOW Jeanette why do you click on these posts if you are tired of them? Sometimes when you are buried in something it is hard to see the big picture, and the OP cares enough to even ask that question.
I found it interesting so I decided I would click on the post and see just WHY we did need Chemistry....