Is in anyone in a nursing program that does not require chemistry as a pre-req - page 3

Hi, Just wanted to know if anyone is in a nursing program that doesn't require chemistry. Or does anyone know a school that doesn't require it as a pre-req! Thanks it would be of great help to me!... Read More

  1. by   EmeraldNYL
    Originally posted by kimtab
    I think Chem is a good thing to suffer through even if it isn't your thing. You will use it! Concentration of solution, acid-base balance, osmolality, all those perodic table symbols and what they stand for (how else are you suppose to know that "K" is potassium?) and the math you do in Chem is good practice for dosage calc.
    I totally agree, I don't understand how some programs don't even require chem at all. I totally hate chem, and fully admit that o-chem and inorganic were worthless, but regular intro. to chem and biochem have helped me have a broader understanding of all the stuff that kimtab mentions above. Even though they WERE the hardest classes I've ever taken.
  2. by   Dublin37
    It is not recommended in S. CA, but strongly suggested, sooooooo of course, I'm not taking it. Although it's true that I will have to take it for my BSN eventually. Heather
  3. by   Rhoresmith
    I go to school in Ill at a small community college it is on the list but if you get a good grade in Bio they don't make you take it . This is for an ADN program

  4. by   Jenn CLPN
    Im a LPN in Ohio taking pre-reqs for a RN program. All the programs i know of, require four of them chemistry. Good Luck!
  5. by   nursebucky
    I am at a college in Atlanta. I took Chemistry and when I received my acceptance letter I found out they had changed the curriculum and Chem was not needed.
  6. by   nursebucky
    If you decide to go further for the BSN you will need the chemistry so I am kind of glad I took it.

    Ga. Perimeter College
  7. by   LaceyA.
    Hey Nursing 101,

    I am attending a BSN program in MI that required me to take 13 credits of chemistry... I hated every moment of it, but I got through it! You can too.... It's not that bad!

  8. by   opalmRN
    The program I am enrolled in does not require Chemistry as a pre-req. Chemistry is taken during the 5th semester of a 7 semester RN program.

    The school is Deaconess College of Nursing. They offer traditional on campus nursing programs and distance ed as well.

    Good luck,
  9. by   opalmRN
    Quote I am attending a BSN program in MI that required me to take 13 credits of chemistry..[/QUOTE]

    Sheeeish, are they granting you a nursing degree or a PhD in Chem!

    Good for you, I would have changed schools!
  10. by   LeesieBug
    I am just finishing up my last semester of chemistry. For our BSN program we need Gneral, Organic and Biochem. I and II.

    I grumbled the entire time about what a waste of time it was, then, suddenly, I noticed that my understanding of chemistry was making a lot of my other science classes easier! Go figure! So now I feel a little better about it. Of course, that's easy to say now that I only have one day left!!!

    The ONLY thing that got me through this class with a good grade was the fact that whenever I did not understand the instructor's mumbo-jumbo, I would go home and look up the topic on the internet. I would find high school chemistry sites that explained things in plain English! I would recommend that tactic to anyone who is having trouble.
  11. by   BunnyRN
    In my cc they require a chemistry class to be taken before A & P I, however, most of the 4-year programs require inorganic and organic chemistry. To be on the safe side I am planning to take both chem's because I want to get rid of it.

    CHEM is pretty cool if you pay attention and try to work out the mathematical problems. There are many sites on the internet that can help you pre-clinical students.

    Anyways, Good Luck!
  12. by   manna
    As far as I know, none of the ADN programs at community colleges here require a Chem course. I only had to have one semester of Chem w/lab for the BSN program I'm in.
  13. by   txspadequeenRN
    I have been dodging chemistry for ten years and now that Im in and almost done it's really not all that bad. It is something you must stay on top off. There is alot of math and formulas but it's really not bad. I thought micro would be easy but let me tell you It's the killer....