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Biochem requires organic chemistry which requires chem 2 which requires chem 1.
That is not completely accurate, although some schools
likely do have those requirements for biochemistry. WGU can provide you with a list of approved biochemistry courses. None of them require previous chemistry. It is one course in chemistry and as far as chemistry goes it is one of the easier ones.
WGU has a partnership with Straighterline and Straighterline does offer biochem with no prereqs. It is $99 a month to enroll in Straighterline and then a $40 fee for the biochem course and you need to buy a lab kit that is $98. Straighterline can be transferred to some schools, but that is a bit of a gamble. If a school works with ACE for credit evaluations, it may transfer. It will absolutely be accepted by WGU though. If you contact a WGU pre-licensure advisor they can provide you with a list of approved biochem class and many of them are online.
I would recommend WGU, based on what I have seen so far, if you are extremely disciplined and can complete your work on your own at home. I have extensive previous online learning experience and can tell you that online learning is not as easy as it sounds. You have to be very very self-motivated. Yep, learned that the hard way! If you struggle to keep a schedule or manage time at home then WGU might not be for you.
In my area the clinicals are scheduled for working adults except for the last part of the program that is clinical intensive. Your clinicals will mostly be evenings and weekends at first but towards the end you'll need to be a lot more flexible. This is what I have been advised by nursing admissions in my area, your mileage may vary. I have to work while going to school, but I'm already in an intense program and making that work. It just means 3 hours of sleep a night and very little family time. I am screwing around on the internet this morning because I am burned out. Very. Burned. Out.