Online statistics course?

  1. Hi All,
    Have the BSN & am ready to apply to a particular online MSN program, and like everyone else they require a stats course. I've asked, they're not picky about it, just that it's an undergrad and accredited.

    Do you have any ideas for a suitable one that will work for the 'math phobics' like myself?

    Many Thanks in advance, and Happy Holidays!:spin:

    4ZBirds
    gearing up for school once again....
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   mona b RN
    Thomas Edison State College (TESC) has a statistics course called Statistics for the Health Care Professional. I believe it is taught by nursing faculty so it may be worth checking out. Thomas Edison State College - A national leader in distance education

    Good Luck
  4. by   dordogne24
    Hiya,

    I just completed the online stats course at College of Marin (California); there is a lot of information about it online (Math 115).

    I kind of suck at math, but the format--using an internet system called ALEKS--was totally doable.

    That said, doing a math course over the internet takes a lot of self-motivation, planning, and organization. Make sure you are up for keeping on top of the work daily, or it will bite you in the ass.

    Also, one drawback AND benefit of this class is that you are graded on the number of "modules" you complete and for which you are "Assessed". That means that if you do problems for and are tested on at least 90% of the material in the course, you'll get a B, no matter how many times you have to take tests to get there. The system gives you a test after every ten hours you log online. The "danger" is that if you're up to 80% done, and you miss a problem related to early material on a test, the ALEKS system will "send you back", and you have to demonstrate that you actually do know how to do the problems. I know all this sounds confusing, but it's well explained on Dr. Lansing's homepage.

    I can't say you'll enjoy it, but you CAN DO IT.
  5. by   arciedee
    Harvard Extension School (yes, it's affiliated with the real Harvard) offers intro stats and intro biostats as distance options:

    Harvard Extension School: Statistics

    I've never taken one of their online courses, but I've taken classroom courses there and thought they were excellent.
  6. by   DorothyzbornakBSN
    statistics the name alone sends me running for cover
  7. by   xohaileyyyx3
    Quote from dordogne24
    Hiya,

    I just completed the online stats course at College of Marin (California); there is a lot of information about it online (Math 115).

    I kind of suck at math, but the format--using an internet system called ALEKS--was totally doable.

    That said, doing a math course over the internet takes a lot of self-motivation, planning, and organization. Make sure you are up for keeping on top of the work daily, or it will bite you in the ass.

    Also, one drawback AND benefit of this class is that you are graded on the number of "modules" you complete and for which you are "Assessed". That means that if you do problems for and are tested on at least 90% of the material in the course, you'll get a B, no matter how many times you have to take tests to get there. The system gives you a test after every ten hours you log online. The "danger" is that if you're up to 80% done, and you miss a problem related to early material on a test, the ALEKS system will "send you back", and you have to demonstrate that you actually do know how to do the problems. I know all this sounds confusing, but it's well explained on Dr. Lansing's homepage.

    I can't say you'll enjoy it, but you CAN DO IT.
    I know I'm answering this back kinda late... 4 years haha

    But I have a question about the stats course - was the entire thing online? tests, quizzes, everything?
    I'm trying to find an online course - a lot of the ones I keep finding require proctored exams! and I am traveling A LOT this summer, so totally online would work much better for me.

    thanks for the help
  8. by   Maseca
    I took Statistics through the UCLA extension. No proctored tests, entirely online (although there are ways that online exams can be proctored). It was a tough class, but definitely doable if you're self-motivated. I believe it was a 6 week course.

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