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- May 22, '12 by dbabklynSciences courses required for nursing: General Chem, Anatomy & Physiology I & II, General Microbiology (all of these classes with lab)
Some schools also require: Organic Chem, Nutrition, Intro to Bio
Before taking A&P it is recommended to take gen chem beforehand. At my schools, gen chem was a pre-req for A&P. At other schools, you will need gen chem & intro to bio before taking A&P.
- May 22, '12 by moonchild86You do NOT need Chemistry to take A&P (unless your school requires it for some reason)- Chem was the last class I took and to be honest, other than getting really, really proficient at dimensional analysis (which is helpful for med calculations) I really don't think Chem was a necessary class at all so far. General Bio (or even an intro class) is VERY helpful to prepare for A&P. There were people in my class that hadn't taken a bio class in their lives that came out okay- but having taken general bio I and II made A&P so much easier for me.
- May 22, '12 by leenakYeah, Chem is the last class I am taking as welll but it is good to take if someone has never take it. Some nursing schools require chem but not all do.
- May 22, '12 by moonchild86Oh yeah- I only took it because I absolutely had to for my program. I HATED that class.
- May 22, '12 by j0628thanks for all the input! It is very much appreciated! What entry course would everyone suggest? I can either take Human Biology or an entry level A&P course where you learn the basics before jumping into A&P1? I am starting to gain confidence back that I can do this no matter what my background is in!!
- May 22, '12 by leenakTake human biology, it'll give you the basics.
- May 22, '12 by EverlineI just finished two semesters of A&P (I and II) both with an "A"...and I never took chemistry. I did take Human Biology years ago. But that was not a pre-req for A&P and I doubt it helped me any, but maybe it did and I just don't realize it. It was not a pre-req for A&P at my college.
I can tell you that there were many times in lecture (and lab, for that matter) that I had no idea what my teacher was talking about. I panicked the first time that happened, but I refused to drop the class. I later saw that the learning was not going to take place during lecture, but rather at home when I sorted it out, organized it in a way that was helpful for me and studied it. I almost always felt like I didn't know anything, but I'd go home and figure it out and do very well on the tests. This was different from my experiences in non-science/non-math classes where I never had that totally lost feeling. I had to get used to being out of my comfort zone and being rather unsure of myself. I tell you that, just to suggest, that others might have been feeling a similar way as you.
Also, the teacher makes a huge difference. Some are very willing to help you succeed. With others, you are on your own. I had a really good teacher for A&P. What I mean by good is that she wasn't going to give anyone an easy A, but she loved teaching and if you worked hard she was right there to help you. Again, that makes a big difference.
- May 22, '12 by LynnLRNAll you need is the ability to learn.
- May 22, '12 by ocon09627I would also recommend a Intro to Biology, the (Health Chemistry) if offered in your area is great course as well. The students were taught basic formulas for nursing sort of a jump ahead. In Ny we are required to have Micro Biology as well and AnP...so many sciences but so helpful. Good Luck! =)
- May 22, '12 by j0628thanks! I am in NY as well, so looking for the best entry level course(whether human bio or beginners a&p) that would be best for A&P1, A&P2 and micro.