Nutrition before Chemistry or vice versa? HELP!!

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Hi there!

This Fall, I'm taking my first pre-req to get into nursing school. 2 of the "simpler" pre-reqs are basic inorganic chemistry and a basics of nutrition class. I figured since I'm taking my first class in TEN years (AH!!) and working full time, I would try and ease into it. Does it make sense to take the Nutrition class first? Or will I be lost if I don't have the basics of Chemistry covered. The Nutrition class has no pre-reqs, so I don't know that I'll need a bunch of chemistry knowledge.

Any advice would be appreciated!!



198 Posts

it might help to have basic chem done before nutrition.....but both classes are freshman level anyways so it might not be chem/biochem before an advanced nutrition course is recommended


18 Posts

I took chem winter semester and am currently taking nutrition and to be truthful the chem has not really made a difference. I will say that my nutrition class is way easier then the chem was :)



300 Posts

I never really used my chem skills in nutrition. Anything that came our way, the instructor would brief on and we would go from there.


247 Posts

Chem before nutrition. I found it helpful in understanding everything.


861 Posts

Specializes in Med Surg.

I did chem and then nutrition, not by any design, that's just how my schedule worked out. I did find chem helpful, but not essential to nutrition. Anatomy and physiology, on the hand, was incredibly helpful.


84 Posts

Six of one, half a dozen of another.

In nutrition, they'll pretty much cover any chem you will need to know (and not much), so it shouldn't matter which you take first. Chem is essential before Physiology, I think (and sometimes a pre-req).

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