statistics!!

  1. ay! I am so sad and frustrated with this statistics class. In the middle of the semester, and I still have no idea why it's called "statistics for health care"....
    anyways, I am just venting here. I just totally failed my test, and I have no clue the way the prof wrote the questions, and answers.... because it definitely did not match with the book and homeworks as it did in the pasts tests.
    I am passing borderline, meaning that one more point less and I am at the fail mark. I can't believe this, and this is with using a tutor for homework help. Now I gotta dissect this test, so I can study for this midterm coming up this week. yikes
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   mammac5
    All I can say is, "I feel your pain!" I cried at least once a week when I took stats and couldn't WAIT to get done with it. I just don't think that way. Period.
  4. by   itsmejuli
    Stats is torture!

    Its my last RN pre-req, this is the second time I've taken it. The first time I got completely overwhelmed during a summer session and withdrew. I just want to pass this time. Luckily our prof gives us extra credit assignments and tests are open book. But jeez, its still damn hard and makes no sense to me.

    Now ask me when I will ever use a probability formula? Or need to know the area inside a bell curve. Puhlease!!
  5. by   labrador4122
    Quote from mammac5
    All I can say is, "I feel your pain!" I cried at least once a week when I took stats and couldn't WAIT to get done with it. I just don't think that way. Period.
    me too! april 19! why do they make us take statistics for nursing? I felt like crying yesterday when I got my 37%
  6. by   labrador4122
    Quote from itsmejuli
    Stats is torture!

    Its my last RN pre-req, this is the second time I've taken it. The first time I got completely overwhelmed during a summer session and withdrew. I just want to pass this time. Luckily our prof gives us extra credit assignments and tests are open book. But jeez, its still damn hard and makes no sense to me.

    Now ask me when I will ever use a probability formula? Or need to know the area inside a bell curve. Puhlease!!
    It is!!
    Mine, I guess you can say it's open book since it's an online course--- but the way the questions are worded, they are definitely not clear as to what the definition of the book is.
    I have the midterm next saturday, I am studying EVERY day this week.
  7. by   mammac5
    Once I got into a nursing research course, I realize why they require stats. But I still think it was overkill for what we need to do, unless we're actually planning to go into research ourselves.

    We do need to be able to look at scientific studies and evaluate them critically; to do so, we need a working knowledge of stats. I get the principle -- how you gonna change your practice based on evidence if you don't know how to evaluate the evidence? But...it was painful.

    Incidentally, I can tell the students in my class who really understand stats and enjoyed that course -- they can answer all the questions!
  8. by   Rednights
    Glad NS doesn't require us to take Calculus, then I think we'd have a legit concern to complain, yes I know OP is not complaining. Statistics is by far one of the "easiest" math classes they make us take. And as the above poster commented, you use it for interpreting research articles that are heavy on the data using graphs and all that good fun stuff. Good luck on your tests btw!
  9. by   guiltysins
    I took stats last semester, I managed to get an A but it was tricky sometimes. It was the second time I took it, I took it freshman year and completely failed it. Having it for a second time did help a little but not much because the first class was at a different school, it was completely different. I'm naturally good at Math though, so I think that's why I did so well. It did get more tough when we got near the end of the semester. I wanted to shoot whoever came up with the idea of a regression line -_- lol I was glad the final was cumulative.

    Only me and one other guy in my class got an A and we had the "easiest" math professor. A lot of people struggled with the class. I agree it's not as hard as calculus but it can still be pretty tough and confusing for people with all of the formulas.

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