If you have a degree in nursing, you are qualified to take this course.  Prerequisites are one year of college chemistry and a general course in biology.  Our experience is that most nurses have an informal background in organic even though they have not had a formal course.  Most of nursing chemistry is taught under other titles.

Approximately one thousand nurses have completed this course.  Often, they did have to work harder than the other students because they were learning organic as they were learning biochemistry.  As a group, the nurses did as well as any other professional group.  The ones who lacked a thorough background in organic chemistry spent more time than other students finishing Chapter 5 “Structures of the Major Compounds of the Body.”  However, this route was more cost and time efficient.  You might have a look at the objectives for this chapter.  Please call me at 919-240-5017 if you want to discuss your special case.

We always suggest that you contact the programs you are contemplating to make sure that they will accept this course.

This is not an easy course. The average student studies at least two hours per day, five days per week for at least 13 weeks. The major reason students drop this course is that they do not budget time for study. Keep in mind that the more biology and chemistry you have had, the easier this course will be. 

Again, if you have any problems, email me at gyonuschot@une.edu.

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