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What's with all the chemistry talk?

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Specializes in Open Heart. Has 2 years experience.

I'm just wondering what classes CRNA school expects you took take chem wise before school.....I took chem 1 and 2 undergrad....but im surprised to hear people saying they expect o chem and biochem......you dont even have to take bio chem prior to med school....Is it just cause I've been looking at pennsylvania schools and their requirements differ.....or is it some unwritten rule that you need a lot of high level sciences to get accepted......

by the way do any bachelors of nursing programs actually have o chem and biochem in them?

Joe

I'm just wondering what classes CRNA school expects you took take chem wise before school.....I took chem 1 and 2 undergrad....but im surprised to hear people saying they expect o chem and biochem......you dont even have to take bio chem prior to med school....Is it just cause I've been looking at pennsylvania schools and their requirements differ.....or is it some unwritten rule that you need a lot of high level sciences to get accepted......

by the way do any bachelors of nursing programs actually have o chem and biochem in them?

Joe

The chemistry requirements and unit requirements for each school can differ. You have to research each individual school and their specific requirements. Univ of Southern Cal requires physics where most do not. Kaiser's program at CSU Fullerton requires a graduate level statistics course, where many do not. Point being that most schools vary slightly in their requirements.

My BSN program required Anatamony, Human Physiology, Microbiology, Inorganic Chemistry, and Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry. You don't need Biochem as a pre-med requirement but you do need a full year of major's organic and a full year of major's inorganic chemistry, totalling 20 semester units just in chemistry.

Hope this helps.

smileyRn96

Specializes in ER/ICU, CCRN, SRNA (class of 2010). Has 11 years experience.

My undergrad bsn program required organic chem and bio chem

-Smiley

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