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by roseonye

Hi all. i recently applied with GCU for the RN-BSN online. this is what the nice lady emailed me.Highlights include: No clinical rotation or mandatory outside group work Flexible schedule that allows you to attend classes... Read More


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    Quote from centered-rn
    Have you taken stats yet? If so what tips can you give to help pass this class successfully?
    I am starting stats on Jan 28 at GCU RN-BSN program.
    Please keep us posted!
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    @tokmom and centered rn, I haven't posted enough to be able to PM.
    For statistics, I continued the class work even after dropping (for practice, not a score). I had family help correct my homework. The tests are on line and once you submit them, you get an instant score so you can see what you need to work on. I took all 5 tests right before I dropped the class. This way I knew exactly what to study for the second time around.
    If you need to drop a class, just talk to your enrollment counselor.
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    1wellnessnurse -- is the stats course totally geared toward healthcare professionals? If you don't mind me asking, what did not go right the first time you attempted the course?

    As you can see from other posters and myself, this particular course is the one that seems to induce the most anxiety in the whole program. If you had to do it all over again as a first time taker of stats, how would you prepare?

    Any info/insight is much appreciated!
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    I struggled, just because it had been a really long time since I took a math class.
    The class was called “Applied Statistics for Health Care Professionals”. Unfortunately I did not save the syllabus for the class.

    Here's the thing with statistics, you have to master each lesson/ chapter before you move on to the next. It is really easy to fall behind. So if you find that you are confused by something, don't skip it. Your best bet is to use a study group.

    The way I did it was to trade my homework with a classmate and go over it (over the phone). She explained the parts she got right and I explained the parts that I understood.
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    Quote from 1wellnessnurse
    @tokmom and centered rn, I haven't posted enough to be able to PM.
    For statistics, I continued the class work even after dropping (for practice, not a score). I had family help correct my homework. The tests are on line and once you submit them, you get an instant score so you can see what you need to work on. I took all 5 tests right before I dropped the class. This way I knew exactly what to study for the second time around.
    If you need to drop a class, just talk to your enrollment counselor.
    So you get an instant score and that's the final grade, correct? If you go back and work on what you got wrong, do you get any extra credit?
    I have seen the description of the class and it says it's introductory to descriptive statitics, t,z, chi square , analysis of variance, expermental design, graphical presentation, sampling methods, regression.
    Do those ring a bell?

    What happens if you fail/drop? Do you take it back to back to the failed class or do you go through the end and retake it?

    Are the tests based on homework?

    I'm assuming they are open book?

    Are they untimed or timed?

    Sorry to be such a pain, but like pandorasbox said, this is anxiety inducing!
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    @tokmom relax! You will be ok, just take it one step at a time. I got derailed because I was in my last round of chemo and it got really hard to concentrate. The school has resources to keep you on track. I took the extra math tutoring that was available. You should be able to access the math self-tutoring modules right now.

    To answer some of your questions:
    Yes it sounds like we are talking about the same class.
    If you fail/drop the class you can't go through to the end. You will no longer have access to the class. So download the syllabus right away.
    The tests are multiple choice with instant scoring. It will show you which problems you missed and the correct answer. I don't think they are timed and yes you can use an open book. However most of the questions test your ability to solve equations.
    There was no extra credit when I took it.

    From what I remember, the tests seemed to be based on the homework and not all of the homework was from the book. The concepts were in the book.

    Get a smart study partner. You can do it!
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    Quote from 1wellnessnurse
    @tokmom relax! You will be ok, just take it one step at a time. I got derailed because I was in my last round of chemo and it got really hard to concentrate. The school has resources to keep you on track. I took the extra math tutoring that was available. You should be able to access the math self-tutoring modules right now.

    To answer some of your questions:
    Yes it sounds like we are talking about the same class.
    If you fail/drop the class you can't go through to the end. You will no longer have access to the class. So download the syllabus right away.
    The tests are multiple choice with instant scoring. It will show you which problems you missed and the correct answer. I don't think they are timed and yes you can use an open book. However most of the questions test your ability to solve equations.
    There was no extra credit when I took it.

    From what I remember, the tests seemed to be based on the homework and not all of the homework was from the book. The concepts were in the book.

    Get a smart study partner. You can do it!
    Thank you. This does help give me an idea of what lies ahead! When you retook it, was it back to back?

    I hope I do ok. The entire class gives me a serious ulcer and I haven't even started!
    Hugs to you and chemo. What a trooper.


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