Question: What type of science do u need to learn to become a nurse?

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  1. @tanisha: Hi! My Mum is a nurse – nurses are great! I think to get into a university nursing degree you don’t HAVE to have studied any specific science first, but the course at university level will probably cover anatomy and physiology (the body parts and how they work) and biology (things like basic cell science; understanding infection and viruses; respiration, etc.) and maybe some chemistry (why certain drugs are used and how they act to treat certain conditions).

    I think the best nurses are the ones with good insight into people – so maybe some psychology is useful too!


  2. My wife’s a nurse and she said chemistry, biology, pharmacology, physiology and anatomy as the ones that came to mind. If you do normal science topics throughout school you’ll have the right background to do nursing at uni.