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

  1. Visit  walomom profile page
    I 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.
    Good luck!
  2. Visit  shortnorthstudent profile page
    Chemistry 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.
  3. Visit  Suethestudent profile page
    We 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.
  4. Visit  cgravier profile page
    wow really? this is like asking if we should know numbers to do math.
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  5. Visit  JeanettePNP profile page
    Honestly 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.
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