Chemistry prequisite

  1. Hi Everyone!

    I'm looking to do my chemistry prequisite in the spring. There are two options I can pick from: Chemistry for Non-science majors, with an emphasis on the health professions, and General Chemistry. The syllabi for the classes are the same. The only difference between the two classes is that the Chemistry for Non-science majors is a freshman level course and the Gen Chemistry is sophomore level.

    All the school requires to fulfill the chemistry requirement is a 3 hour course with a one hour lab.

    So my question is which chemistry course would I be better off taking? Which one would better prepare me for nursing school? Chemistry, in general, scares me the most out of all the science courses.

    Thanks in advance for any input!
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  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   nursej22
    I took General Chemistry, mainly because it was most convenient for my life at the time. It was heavy on math/algebra, which I enjoy very much, but I could see that for some, that may be a challenge.

    And then later, having had that math component, drug calculations using dimensional analysis learned from stoichiometry, were so much easier!

    Just my 2cents!
  4. by   toomuchbaloney
    Only you know your academic strengths/weaknesses, and goals.

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