Statistics course advice - page 3
Hello all! I am in the process of applying to Frontier and need to take statistics (yuck!). I know the course at U.Utah is approved and there is one there at Frontier. Has anyone taken either of... Read More
Mar 29, '11Yes, correct
Here, this is cut and pasted from their website:
One of the prerequisite requirements for FSMFN admission is an upper level undergraduate or graduate statistics course within the past ten years. The content of this course should include:
Descriptive (Univariate Data): continuous variables, the normal curve, means, standard deviations, categorical variables, measures of central tendency, variability, bivariate associations, odds ratio, standard scores and percentiles, frequency distributions, differences between means
Non-parametric Tests: chi-square
Correlation and Regression: correlation coefficients, Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient, linear regression
Inferential Statistics: paired t-tests, Pearson’s product-moment correlation coefficients, analysis of variance (ANOVA), analysis of covariance (ANCOVA), discriminate analyses
Other: alpha level, internal consistency (Cronbach’s alpha coefficients), statistical significance
The above are fairly common content in a graduate or upper level undergraduate statistics and research methods type course. The FSMFN online courses N404: Statistics contain this content. Students who would like to take a statistics course other than the one offered by the FSMFN should contact their Department Chair for approval of the course.
To enroll in N404 Statistics please contact Sherri Davis at 606-672-2312
Mar 30, '11Just a FYI for those of you looking to apply to Frontier. I just received an email from an advisor and now the Stats course AND a physical assesment course must be completed before you can apply. So it sounds like they are making it a 2 1/2 yr program. Bummer.
Mar 30, '11Trust me, it's well worth it. I am about to start my clinicals. Frontier provides an excellent education, the professors are extremely knowledgeable, supportive, and really make you think through situations in creative and resourceful ways. This is not an easy program. It is rigorous, requires a lot of work, but the end result is a feeling of competence and being able to provide excellent patient care.I wish you the best! If you would like to ask any more questions, I am happy to answer them, if I can.
Apr 19, '11If you already have a BSN, then you presumably have already taken statistics. The statistics course is mainly for the bridge students, or for those students who, for whatever reason, the stats course they've taken isn't accepted by the school.
But if you've already taken a stats course and physical assessment course and you have a BSN, you should be good to go for entry into their MSN program without needing to take any additional classes first.
May 10, '11I just finished an online stats course at a community college that offers in-state tuition for all online classes no matter where you live. It was very affordable! The class itself was okay - I didn't really interact with the teacher and basically taught myself, but I have always been good at that and I learned a lot. It was an easy class because the quizzes were multiple choice (but not the exams.) If anyone needs help finding a good statistics course, PM me and I'd be happy to share the school.
May 13, '11I'm currently taking the Univ. of Utah online statistics course. I chose this one because it was half as much as the one at Frontier $832 vs $1750. Honestly, I was deathly afraid of taking statistics again (it's been 12 years since the first one, and I hated it then and struggled with it). The UofU's course has been great so far. You get 9 months do complete the entire course and I like that I can work at my own pace. Homework assignments are not too bad. You can do them as many times as you want to improve your grade. I haven't taken the midterm yet, but the midterm and final have to be a proctored exam. I'm taking it at the local University in my city. Also you can take the midterm and final twice each if you want too. Hope this helps, good luck.
Jun 3, '11RNTX 2002,
Thanks for the good info. I am also looking for an online stats course. I have seen this one before, but now cannot get into the web page.