# College Algebra or Statistics? Pre-Nursing.

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Hello, I was wondering if anyone could tell me what or what about the Statistics class is? I have a choice of College Algebra or Statistics course for me pre-reqs. Thanks!

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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!
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Take Statistics most programs require it as a pre-req 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.
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Generally speaking, prenursing algebra, BSN statistics. Take both, starting with algebra, to meet the requirements of most programs.
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I have to take college algebra this fall but just took my stats final-I need both for the bsn program. Got a 94% in the class thankfully (after withdrawing from micro in week 7)
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I 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 day-to-day calculations.
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College 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!
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Quote from JackieBRCC
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!
I 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.
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I had to have both college algebra and stats for my nursing program. Stats is way easier
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Quote from ameliagal
I had to have both college algebra and stats for my nursing program. Stats is way easier
I agree, stats is simple and repetitive.
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