Math

  1. Hi!

    I am a pre-nursing trying to get accepted into a program. My grades are basically a's and b's except for math which is a c+.

    In nursing do you use more: algebra or statistics. I want to try one more time and I am undecided. My school does not specify which one to take they just say a math course.

    Thanks
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   arciedee
    Tracy,

    Are you planning to go for a BSN (either now or down the road)? If so, I would suggest that you take statistics. Most of those programs require statistics, so you might as well get it out of the way now if you can. Good luck!
  4. by   nurse2btracy
    Thanks - I took statistics over the winter break last year. It was 13 classes and I think that it went way too fast for me. I am re-taking over the spring semester where I think I will have a better time of understanding the material.
  5. by   Daytonite
    For basic nursing classes you can get along with basic algebra. As long as you can work with fractions and find "X" in a simple equation you will be OK. If you are going to be in a BSN program where you will be taking a class in Nursing Research you will need a class in statistics which usually requires College Algebra as a pre-requisite.

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