Dislike science but love nursing?

  1. Hi everyone!

    Since this is the "successful nursing stories" forum, I wanted to know If anyone in here used to dislike chemistry/biology in high school/college and kinda scared to do nursing but turn out to really like nursing? Because I myself have always dislike science but really want to be a pediatric nurse. Any inputs? Thank you!
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  3. by   mindlor
    Science is a huge component of nursing, if you dislike science it will be a tough go....very tough
  4. by   Nurse_Diane
    Hello and welcome to AllNurses

    I'll admit, I wasn't too found of many of my pre-reqs, especially biology. I'm weird, but I really loved chemistry though.

    Follow your dreams! Study hard, because many of the concepts you learn in your science courses will guide you in your nursing practice!

    all the best-
  5. by   tdhuy
    thank you so much!
  6. by   tdhuy
    lol yeah i figure it'd be pretty tough...
  7. by   oaktown2
    how long has it been since you took any of the science classes? I've found that sometimes going back to them again completely changes things. It might also help to read about experiences of pediatric nurses so that you can tie it more to what you want to do. What is it that makes you want to be a pediatric nurse? And what don't you like about the classes?
  8. by   tdhuy
    Well i'm a first year college student right now, so i'm still pretty fresh out of high school. haha but I've always dislike chemistry (maybe because of the teacher in high school?) I'm more okay with biology. I'm taking biology right now, and it's soo overwhelming. I want to be a pediatric nurse because I love little kids and helping others.

    People said that you should do what you love doing, I like the idea of being a nurse for children so i'm just wondering if any current nurses had the same problem as me. & thank you so much for your input!
  9. by   oaktown2
    Teachers can make a world of difference in your enjoyment of a class. I would just try and go into your classes with an open mind, if the last one was no good that doesn't mean this one won't be great. And keep the end goal in mind. My guess is that you will find things about the sciences that you really like and if not, you can always look at other ways to help little kids! Good luck!
  10. by   RN1488
    Hey that sounds like me! I hated science. In fact I took physics (still considered science) just so I could avoid taking A & P. Chemistry was okay, still not may favorite subject. Math, English,& History was much more enjoyable. Hope that helps. Oh I've been a RN for almost 4 years and I now teach in a LVN program...I call that successful. :-)
  11. by   Forever Sunshine
    I hate chemistry. Took it twice to get a C. A&P isn't bad. Its tolerable.
  12. by   Seas
    I didn't like biology in high school but loved it in college! I think it was the instructor thing.
    I was fresh out of high school too in college.
  13. by   tdhuy
    wait sorry..what's A&P? anatomy & physiology?
  14. by   SummitRN
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    wait sorry..what's A&P? anatomy & physiology?

    Nursing is based in science. There's a saying, "you don't have to like it, you just have to do it." Nursing school is more pathophysiology (how things work when they don't work right) and pharmacology. However to be good at those two things, you have to have a GOOD understanding of A&P, bio, and chem! So, if you weren't in love with bio, chem, A&P, but understand them well, you'll do OK I think. I love science, but I find pathophys about 10x more entertaining than A&P, and pharm about 100x more interesting than chem. But what do I know?

    What I don't understand is the number of nurses who can't do algebra and nursing students who on their last day of nursing research class who ask, "so what is a confidence interval again?"