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Prernafraid specializes in 6 yrs CNA. Float pool NA (ER, Med,Surg, Pulm/Renal.

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Prernafraid specializes in 6 yrs CNA. Float pool NA (ER, Med,Surg, Pulm/Renal.

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On 11/18/2019 at 1:21 PM, ArmyRntoMD said:

You’ll never use chemistry as a nurse but knowing chem will help you know why you’re reconstituting with NS instead of deionized water etc. Everyone should know chemistry. 

 

11 hours ago, ArmyRntoMD said:

I wouldn’t say you “use” it, but just understanding how stuff works is good. Rather than just giving stuff with no understanding of how it works, or just Polly parroting blood gases and lab results with no understanding of them. They want to push nursing into being more respected, why don’t they require organic and biochem instead of just focusing on the social aspect? My RN to BSN was literally a bunch of busy work BS.

Thank you for taking your time to respond. I apprecite the importance of chemistry as how relevant it is to the nursing field. In general, rather than trying to find out if I can get away without knowing chemistry, I was searching if I was gonna be able to pass nursing school without yet having completed gen chemistry. You see, the ADN program I applied for does not require chem, yet it is a requirement for the bridge program to BSN. Then, I completely understand the chemistry is neccessary for a more detailed undertanding of certain and important aspects of nursing. Taking your advice into consideration, I will try to get familiar with chemistry before my program begins. Eventually, I will take chemistry as soon as possible. 

 

Thank you so much for taking your time.

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Prernafraid specializes in 6 yrs CNA. Float pool NA (ER, Med,Surg, Pulm/Renal.

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12 hours ago, Horseshoe said:

I completely disagree that there is "no chemistry" in nursing. There are many  metabolic processes that are highly related to "chemistry." Pharmacology is all about chemistry. But perhaps we would be better served with integrative chemistry education-you know, chemistry for nursing when the situation presents itself in nursing classes rather than one general chem class.

 

Thank you so much for taking your time to read and reply. Pharmacology is hunting me already, yet I have not even started my orientation day. 

 

Thank you

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Prernafraid specializes in 6 yrs CNA. Float pool NA (ER, Med,Surg, Pulm/Renal.

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On 11/18/2019 at 1:15 AM, Prernafraid said:

I've done all my ADN pre requirements for a community college program. However, chemistry was not a requirement. I've been an NA for more than 6 years. I am currently  a float pool NA to floors such as ER (PCT), Gen Surg, Pulm/Renal, BHS, Oncology, ortho etc. I've assited in codes in ICU, SDU and ER. At my hospital, im one of the few NAs/PCTs that is constantly requested for ER,ICU, SDU, and Med Tele. Yet, I feel incompetent.

Once I was done with my pre requirements, I applied to an ADN program. I didnt thought they would accept  me; yet, they did accept  me. Now, I am truly afraid because i dont feel that im equally smart as the other applicants. I have not taken Chemistry since it was not a requirement. 

 

My question is : what can I do so I do not fail. What things should I review to be competent. Are there any chemistry topics I should familiarize to succeed. Should i just decline my invitation. 

 

The pre requirements I took where

physiology 

anatomy 

microbiology 

physiology 

sociology 

ENGLISH 

MATH

And a Gen Ed classes.

Thank you for your time. 

From the bottom of my heart, I am really moved by how quickly I got responses, and how many of you were willing to share your advice. The program I applied is at a community college. I live in California were community college programs are extremely competitive to get in. For some reason, I guess I got lucky and got in. I didnt expect this opportunity to present so soon since it was my first school and program to ever apply. Opportunities like this do not come easy, nor repeat again. So eventhough Im still insecure as my education is not as awesome as my other classmates, I've accepted my invitation. Thank you all for being so awesome and amazing. I am looking foward to the day where I can be part of this amazing community. Stay Awesome

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14 hours ago, Horseshoe said:

I completely disagree that there is "no chemistry" in nursing. There are many  metabolic processes that are highly related to "chemistry." Pharmacology is all about chemistry. But perhaps we would be better served with integrative chemistry education-you know, chemistry for nursing when the situation presents itself in nursing classes rather than one general chem class.

General chemistry has nothing to do with nursing school or nursing in general. I could potentially see a nursing-specific chemistry course somewhat helping at the very least but barely. General chemistry is 85% math and 15% theory about molecules in space. A&P is 1000x useful for nursing school and it also covers topics like Acid/Base and RAAS system that could be useful. 

I could see how organic chemistry or biochem play a role in Pharm, but no nursing school EVER gets that in-depth with medications. Chemistry is just a weed out class ultimately. 

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Lurkndmurk has 1 years experience as a LPN.

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i never took chemistry & honestly, any chemistry you had to learn in the nursing program they taught you. I really dont see this as a problem IMO; my LPN to Rn program doesnt even have chemistry as a requirement. I mean, they even re-taught basic A&P in the nursing program to make sure you understood the material completely

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On 11/18/2019 at 8:21 AM, humerusRN said:

# of times I have used chemistry in nursing = 0. I honestly think that so many programs make it a requirement just because it is another lab science!  I wouldn't sit this one out, you'll be fine!!!!  I never used my chemistry requirement in nursing school. Anatomy and Physiology? Definitely. Math? 100%. Chemistry - not really.

You'll be fine.

She still has to pass the class, right, if it's a requirement?

This opportunity could come again if you are not ready to take it now, OP.

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ArmyRntoMD is a BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care.

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You can choose not to use chemistry or physics for that matter in nursing but anything you know helps. Physics is great when it comes to understanding body mechanics, traction, etc, and chemistry (especially ochem and biochem) is very useful for understanding EVERYTHING. It just comes down to if you want to understand why you do things a certain way or if you’re okay just doing what you’re told. 

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Nurse SMS has 9 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

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My program didn't require it, I have never taken it and I have four degrees and a really great career.

If you are required to take it, just approach it with an open mind. You can do hard things.

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I'm taking a fast-paced Chem class right now after 18 years of graduating hs and it is ROUGH. BUT you CAN get through it if you study study study. I liked Tyler Dewitt a lot on YouTube. I think his teaching style is one of the best out there. He makes it fun and interesting. Great job on getting accepted!! Don't turn down the opportunity.

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RNNPICU has 13 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in PICU.

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You do not need Chemistry to make you a smart nursing student.  It is nothing but a class, it does not make you smarter than those students who did not take chemistry.  Since it is not a requirement, be thankful that you do not have to take it. If you stress out now about your future classes you will set yourself up for failure. Are you 100% certain every single other student who you will be starting with had a 100% in Chemistry class and is exceedingly smarter than you?  You do not need Chemistry to pass nursing school.  If you did your school would have had it as a requirement.  Take it easy on yourself, you would not have been accepted to nursing school if the admissions team did not think you could handle it.  Let Chemistry go for now.

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AnnieNP has 20 years experience as a MSN, NP and specializes in Adult Primary Care.

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On 11/20/2019 at 12:09 AM, Prernafraid said:

From the bottom of my heart, I am really moved by how quickly I got responses, and how many of you were willing to share your advice. The program I applied is at a community college. I live in California were community college programs are extremely competitive to get in. For some reason, I guess I got lucky and got in. I didnt expect this opportunity to present so soon since it was my first school and program to ever apply. Opportunities like this do not come easy, nor repeat again. So eventhough Im still insecure as my education is not as awesome as my other classmates, I've accepted my invitation. Thank you all for being so awesome and amazing. I am looking foward to the day where I can be part of this amazing community. Stay Awesome

You were accepted for a reason, you can do this.  Please be kind to yourself and stop thinking  that you are not as good as your classmates. 

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MHDNURSE has 21 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN, NP and specializes in Pediatrics, Community, and School Health.

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On 11/18/2019 at 12:13 PM, carti said:

balance equations

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