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I need some help. I am graduating with my ADN soon, and I taking a few classes toward my BSN. I was just informed today, that I either have to Chemistry I & II or Biology I & II. I dont know which one to take. I need advise. Which one is easier...

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I am a BSN student in my Senior year. I personaly never took CHEM, though I would think that either BIO or CHEM would be helpfull. I would go w/ the one that most interests you. Good luck

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WDWpixieRN is a RN and specializes in Med/Surg <1; Epic Certified <1.

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Wow, and you didn't need either for your ADN?!?! That seems really strange to those of us who had to have all of that (except chem II) to even get IN to an ADN program.

I agree with the above poster; take what interests you most as that's where you'll have the most ambition and success!! Congrats on your future ADN!

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I would take Bio I Personally, I took it because I needed a Bio and Lab for my prereq's. Chem is a nightmare, def alot of formulas, I took it when I was at UA and barely passed. I have also had Bio II and its pretty interesting. But I would go with what you feel most comfortable.

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GApeach1978 specializes in Heart & Vascular, Mother/Baby.

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Thanks. I have a though decision to make..:o

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Daytonite has 40 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in med/surg, telemetry, IV therapy, mgmt.

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how in the sam hill did you get into nursing classes without having taken a chemistry or biology?

personally, i would take the chemistry, but i was once a chemistry major. chemistry courses are very structured and rational. for the most part a chem i & ii is going to involve memorizing and learning the elements of the periodic table, the numbers of their protons, neutrons and electrons, how they bond and react with each other and then using those to work some reactions equations. once you learn the basic concepts in chemistry, the remainder of it becomes mathematical. labs were like cooking in the kitchen as far as i was concerned. there are more supplemental resources on the internet to help you with chemistry than there are for biology.

biology is an overview of the basic concepts of both plant and animal life, the two major divisions of life, and a lot of the processes that go on within each. involves a lot of reading. the plant life stuff really doesn't have much relevance to nursing other than stuff like yeasts which can become infections in animals. the animal life includes not only humans, but bugs and all sorts of creatures. i took a lot of biology and a class in zoology that a boyfriend talked me into before i became a chemistry major. we had to do a lot of anatomy and physiology of various organisms. we dissected frogs, worms and fetal pigs and had oral exams on them (this was 30+ years ago). for biology our class was outside classifying trees by the shape of their leaves. if you took a&p already and had any kind of difficulty with that, i'd stay away from the biology.

rather than buy the textbooks, here are two really good websites that i often post for students that should give you an idea of what each subject involves:

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If you like math, take chemistry. There's a lot of algebra involved. Like Daytonite said, bio is usually more like A&P - you'll have to do a lot of memorization. And you really didn't need any of these for your ADN? Wow!

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Daytonite,

I do not think that I was clear. I did not take CHEM, though I have taken many BIO courses over the years. So I guess all that I was saying is that I did not take CHEM but I would tell others to take what interests you most.

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