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Can anyone tell me what this entails?

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In my school we cover everything in nutrition from nutrition for healthy individuals to nutrition for people with various ailments, everything from liver disease, diabetes, kidney failure etc.

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I am horrible in math as in algebra and chemistry. Does it involve that type of math.

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Yes, it involves math. And, it is a tough class. I have (had) a 4.0 and this class gave me my first 'B'. Tough class.

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The course I took covered the individual nutrients, ie carbs, protein, fats, vitamins etc, what foods contain them, what their chemical composition was, how it was broken down and used in the body on the molecular level. How to figure calories for specific purposes ie. weight loss, diabetic, burn victim.

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It was an unexpectedly tough course for me. I thought I knew a lot about nutrition, that is, until I took that class.

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mine included very little math. We only had to calculate calories from fat, carbs, protein ect. I thought it was an unexpectedly hard class as well.

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Well, what would you guys do if you were me? If I get into the nursing propgram this fall, I will have 3 non nursing classes to take. Intro to organic Chem 2 credit hours, I am taking Micro right now, but I will take the lab either this fall or the spring of 2012 which is 1 credit hour, and Nutrition 3 credit hour. I cannot take Nutrition until both of my Chem classes are done. This fall (if I get in) I will take intro to chem, micro lab (only if someone drops) and foundations of nursing....not too bad for my first nursing semester. Now spring 2012 is a different story! I will have to take micro lab if I cannot get in this fall, nutrition, and 3 nursing classes that alone equal up to 8 credit hours. Do you think nutrition would be doable next summer? I just checked to see what the schedule was like for this summer and it's Mon-Thurs. 55 min each day for five weeks? Then again I just may be stuck taking it the second semester of nursing especially if they want this class done in a particular time frame.

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I am not sure why I thought this class was nothing but math! :confused: I can't stand math and I kept telling myself that once algebra, chemistry and nutrition is done, I will be good to go! LOL!!

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~Mi Vida Loca~RN has 6 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Emergency Dept. Trauma. Pediatrics.

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I found nutrition to be incredibly easy. I got 106% because there was some extra credit offered on the final. This was my Easy A class. I did a 3 credit nutrition class. I did already have a good grasp on nutrition from my own research with weight loss. But everyone has their things. Nutrition, Psych, Sociology, those are my easy A's. My science pre reqs I struggled with more. I also have terrible study habits though and never did get the hang of studying and reading text books.

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~Mi Vida Loca~RN has 6 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Emergency Dept. Trauma. Pediatrics.

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BTW most find O-Chem to be pretty tough. I actually got a B in that class, but got C's in A&P 1 and 2

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I just finished taking nutrition and it was a killer class. I barely scraped an A and I have a 4.0. I was sure this was going to be the class that would bring me down! There wasn't a horrible amount of math but there was a LOT to memorize about metabolism, vitamins and minerals and their sources and function in the body, etc. I took it online through my college and I think it might not have been as difficult if I'd taken it on campus, but how can I know that for sure? I think it would be do-able during a summer semester if it's the only thing you're taking during summer, though. Good luck!

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