Chemistry not required for nursing program? - page 5

Hi guys! I applied to a school and found out that chemistry is not a pre req for their nursing program and you don't have to take it at all. Is that normal?... Read More

  1. by   itsacissej
    That is a little weird to me
    I attend a university in CA., Biochem was mandatory.
  2. by   whattodo4
    ah lucky OP, you said its a legit program and no chemistry, so certainly I won't complain, one less class is one class. The program I am at required Inorganic biochemistry-while not as hard as the "real" chemistry that science majors take, it was still chem none the less. What I see in regards to chemistry in nursing programs- most do require some sort of chemistry-that "sort" of chemistry is a often a nursing version or a somewhat easier version of the standard chemistry that bio, chem, physics, etc... majors take. At the same time there are some schools that forgo chemistry all together-
  3. by   meeep
    I'm in the southeast, and only about half the BSN programs here require Chem. Of the ones that do, 2 semesters of Chem are required. Seems like a pretty big knowledge disparity among graduate nurses. Very odd. None of the ADN programs require it that I am aware of.
  4. by   Esme12
    Education requirement vary school to school and state to state.....and yes there are ADN/ASN programs that require chemistry.
  5. by   meeep
    Sorry, I meant none of the ADN programs in my area require it.
  6. by   thefixx66
    This is old now, Sept. 2016 but would like to know what Community College you went to thanks.
  7. by   WCSU1987
    Intro to Chem for the CCs here & Chem 1 & Chem 2 for the 4 year colleges