chemistry or not - page 2
Hello everyone--i was just wondering--where im applying for ADN proram , its not required that we take chemistry--but i see on this website that alot of you are taking the class--is it better to... Read More
Nov 15, '02Occupation: Nursing student Joined: Nov '02; Posts: 389; Likes: 10I slogged through an entire year of inorganic chemistry and two quarters of organic chemistry, back when I thought I wanted to be a veterinarian and was taking classes that were prerequisites for vet school. I hated it, but did well, and I have to say--when the pharmacology and cellular biology classes roll around, you will be glad that you took those classes.
Nov 15, '02Joined: May '02; Posts: 232; Likes: 5In our program, we don't have a separate chem class; we're only required to have taken (and earned at least a C in) high school chem... instead, we have two "natural sciences" courses that cover all the A&P, micro and chem that we'll need to know as nurses (doesn't go into photosynthesis, doesn't cover elements that don't appear in the human body, etc).
Nov 15, '02Joined: Jul '01; Posts: 990; Likes: 13My school recommended Chemistry if you planned to go on in your schooling later. What I'm now finding out is that the Chemistry class they recommended taking (equivalant to Life Sciences Chemistry) will not transfer to the Master's program I plan to attend later. I now have at least 2-3 semesters of Chemistry to look forward to now.
The good thing is...the RN-to-BSN programs will accept it and transfer the credit. If you plan on getting your BSN, you will need to have taken a Chemistry class.
Nov 15, '02Occupation: Registered Nurse Specialty: 5 year(s) of experience in Trauma and Pediatrics ; From: US ; Joined: Apr '02; Posts: 1,523; Likes: 31My programs requires I take a general Chemistry course... which I have to do.. I just registered to take it this spring...
Nov 15, '02Joined: Oct '02; Posts: 146My school requires a Chemistry for Health Professions (general, organic and biochem) and Biochemistry for Health Professions. Helpful...i guess. Should 2 courses be required...no. It is wonderful to have a foundation in chem for pharm and patho but to become fluent in chemistry is not really necessary.
I was a biochemistry major when i first started school because i wanted to become an MD. After several changes in my major I was determined to become a nurse. I transfered schools and this dumb school made me retake the Intro to chemistry course (chem for health professions). For whatever reason the 6 other chemistry/biochemistry courses i took didn't prepare me for the basics of chemistry?!
Needless to say i am running a 106 average in the course!
just a thought.