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 they don't even use chemistry nor remember it. What is the point
of learning chemistry? Other people tell me its a "weed out" course which I think is true.
I am struggling in this course now, my average is a 78%. I think its just going to get worse.
I am so scared and frustrated because this is the only class I am having a problem with.
I just think chemistry is so pointless. Who cares about redox reactions or how to draw
Pointless? Far from it. Like elkpark stated, not everything in a chemistry course is vital to nursing. However, the concepts you learn in the course helps you gain a deeper understanding of normal physiology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology. I can't speak for other's nursing programs, but my instructors drill fluid and electrolytes in our brains like nothing else. If there is one thing I'll remember when I graduate, it will be fluid and electrolytes. With that being said, understanding and treating fluid imbalances, electrolyte imbalances, and acid/base problems requires a solid foundation in chemistry. Also, dosage calculation looks similar to the math problems in a chemistry course. At least, they do to me.
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