my bsn program required a statistics class as a pre-requisite for the nursing research class that was required to graduate with the bsn. however, the statistics class was a very specific requirement as well and was not a mathematics statistic, but a statistics class offered through one of the social science departments. as others have said, if you know where you are going for your bsn and crna, take the statistics class that is a requirement for the nursing research class. otherwise, knock yourself out with pre-calculus. fyi. . .drug calculations in nursing only require 8th-grade math competency and some (like me) prefer to solve some problems using dimensional analysis (factor labeling). basic word problems that are done in pre-algebra are what you need to be able to understand and solve for nursing math. it's nice to be able to graph equations, work with polynomials, solve quadratic equations, and play a little with some trig functions, but you'll probably never need to use those skills in nursing.