LPN course question (x-posted in LPN corner)

  1. I am currently doing biology 12 (grade 12) as a pre req for the LPN course. The 6 units included in the course are

    Cell biology-Chemistry and structre of the cell
    Cell biology-Activities of the cell
    Anatomy and physiology 1
    anatomy and physiology 2
    Reproduction and development (and cell division)

    Obviously, a sound knowledge of anatomy and physiology is needed. Reproduction and development is essential.
    Genetics, not so much.

    I'm strugging through an assignment on mitosis and meisos. How much of the "other stuff" do you really need to have a great understanding of?? Like activies of the cell, structure of the cell, genetics, cell division?

    I've really enjoyed the anatomy and physiology units, as well as reproduction and development, but everything else has really sucked!! Although I have done very well at all my assignments.

    When you start the LPN course, do you do anything with cells? Genetics? Cell division?

    I hope I don't sound too naive. I just don't enjoy that end of it and after my final exam in this course, I don't want to worry about cells again!!!

  2. Visit OgopogoLPN profile page

    About OgopogoLPN

    Joined: Nov '06; Posts: 582; Likes: 479
    Casual LPN in both acute care/LTC; from CA
    Specialty: 2 year(s) of experience in Med/Surg, LTC/Geriatric


  3. by   OgopogoLPN
    Bump, anyone?
  4. by   fishchick72
    That meiosis & mitosis stuff came up several times in several different pre-req classes for me & it does come up occasionally in my RN med-surg classes, but it didn't in my LVN med-surg classes.
  5. by   NeosynephRN
    I have not really had any of the meitosis and meiosis come back to bad...first semester of my ADN section on immunology...but not in the LPN program! We did do some of cell division and cell cycle stuff with oncology! It is not the easiest material but get the basics down and at least for me the rest kinda fell into place!