Very confussed about courses - page 2

I start nursing school in Aug (LPN) and I am confussed about the courses I will be taking. It seems that everyone here is having to take a & p 1 and 2, microbiology etc. I don't know if they are... Read More

  1. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from TCASII
    And you'll be using that when?? Never met a regular nurse who used chemistry in their job.
    I maybe one of the few who think Chemistry IS important especially Organic Chemistry! There are a lot of reactions that one needs to know. All living things are composed of overwhelming organic substances and constitute various substances in the body. Furthermore, it important to learn the function of organic processes in the body, how they play a role in medical disorders, which organic compounds can be lethal, and on and on. Chemistry is my least favorite subject but I DO think it is important.

    The poeople who mentioned Chemistry have a point and it was just a suggestion/thought and nothing more

    Jessica
  2. by   land64shark
    Chemistry is not a requirement in the ADN program at my CC. Can't say I'm upset about that. :chuckle
  3. by   Tweety
    Quote from land64shark
    Chemistry is not a requirement in the ADN program at my CC. Can't say I'm upset about that. :chuckle

    It wasn't in my ADN program either. so certainly for an LPN program it wouldn't be required.

    The NLN approved RN to BSN program here at the local college doesn't require it either.

    However, the RN to BSN program, I choose does and I just finished it. But mercifully no lab was required.
  4. by   cardiacRN2006
    Quote from JessicaGmz
    I maybe one of the few who think Chemistry IS important especially Organic Chemistry! There are a lot of reactions that one needs to know. All living things are composed of overwhelming organic substances and constitute various substances in the body. Furthermore, it important to learn the function of organic processes in the body, how they play a role in medical disorders, which organic compounds can be lethal, and on and on. Chemistry is my least favorite subject but I DO think it is important.

    The poeople who mentioned Chemistry have a point and it was just a suggestion/thought and nothing more

    Jessica
    I agree with you on a few points. Organic chemistry is important to know! And it was one of my least favorite subjects. So much of nursing school is easy because we covered much of the reactions in chemistry. In my program, you have to complete chem with a B before you can apply...
  5. by   TCASII
    Understanding of chemistry and concepts of it relating to the body, but the chemistry class at our schools is nothing more than a bunch of nonsense and math. Nothing specific to the human body at all.
  6. by   crjnursewarrior
    Quote from cardiacRN2006
    Looks like the only thing missing is a nutrition class and chemistry.
    In the LPN school I attended, the Chemistry was incorporated with the A&P, but not actually a separate course. The Nutrition was included with Med-Surg and was a whole Nutrition course with a separate textbook. I am currently in an LPN to BSN program and have just started Chemistry. I agree that, although somewhat difficult, Chemistry is important to Nursing. I have used it as an LPN, and am sure I will continue to use it once I have my BSN. I think it is pretty important in a BSN program, JMHO.

    Best Wishes, Princess...if you have any other questions, feel free to post or PM.

    CRJnursewarrior

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