College Algebra or Statistics? PreNursing.

Jul 27, '10Statistics is about the probability of ___________ occurring, or a odds against or for ____________. Taking a set of numbers (data set) and using them to find about 20 different numbers that are mostly some sort of "average". I hated stats. That's great that you get a choice! I had to take both. Had I gotten a choice, I'd take College Algebra any day!

Jul 27, '10Take Statistics most programs require it as a prereq just in case you don't get into your first choice. It's also a higher level math then College Algebra and to me it's easier. I took it in a combined Statistic, Trig, Precalculus course called Contemporary Math and it was easier than the Precalc stuff.

Jul 27, '10Generally speaking, prenursing algebra, BSN statistics. Take both, starting with algebra, to meet the requirements of most programs.

Jul 28, '10I have to take college algebra this fall but just took my stats finalI need both for the bsn program. Got a 94% in the class thankfully (after withdrawing from micro in week 7)

Jul 28, '10I had to have both but if I had a choice, I'd say college algebra over statistics at any time. You get more out of a solid algebra knowledge than statistics for most daytoday calculations.

Jul 28, '10College algebra may be easier for most, however I agree that stats is a requirement for many nursing programs (it is in my program). So taking Stats would be a wise choice, in my opinion. Good luck to ya!

Jul 28, '10Quote from JackieBRCCI agree I would take college algebra as well. I have taken regular stats and business stats and based on that I would take college algebra. Its easier. You just have to practice those math problems in oder to get good at them.Statistics is about the probability of ___________ occurring, or a odds against or for ____________. Taking a set of numbers (data set) and using them to find about 20 different numbers that are mostly some sort of "average". I hated stats. That's great that you get a choice! I had to take both. Had I gotten a choice, I'd take College Algebra any day!


Apr 4, '11Quote from ameliagalI agree, stats is simple and repetitive.I had to have both college algebra and stats for my nursing program. Stats is way easier



Apr 5, '11Take algebra, stats is kinda a bs req for masters programs around here (and some bsn programs)