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Do you have to be good at math and science to be a nurse?

You don't have to love math and science to be a nurse, but it does provide a solid foundation for your nursing education. You should, however, be interested in the structure of the body (Anatomy) and how it functions (Physiology) if you want to be a nurse.

There are lots of great nurses working today who will tell you, "I was never really good at math, but with lots of study, I've mastered it since that's one of the areas that this profession requires!"

Many schools have tutoring programs to help you. Teachers and classmates may also be willing to help you, so don't be afraid to ask.

Remember, math and science are small parts of your total nursing education.