Stastics for health sciences VS statistics

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    Hi everyone!

    I have an AA degree that will transfer bc of an Illinois articulation agreement with the colleges here. However, I never took college algebra, just a pre algebra class.

    I'm now starting at a community college to do science pre reqs but cannot enroll in Traditional Statistics bc I don't have college algebra, but I can enroll in Statistics for the Health Sciences without it.

    So I'm wondering what the difference is. Both transfer to my school of choice as a pre req for the nursing program.
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    If you are sure that Stats for Health Sciences will transfer to the BSN program, then go for it. I took Business Stats 18 years ago and they're making me re-take Stats for the BSN program. I'm starting it next semester. Just got the text book and it's the EXACT same content I had in my previous course...AARRGGHH!! (At least it should be an easy A...right?)

    Just make absolutely sure that it will count for any upper division courses or programs you might want to pursue (e.g. Nurse Practitioner, MSN, DPN, etc.) Your best bet is to meet with an academic advisor at the school you're transferring to in order to make sure it's acceptable. You don't want to waste your time/money on something that won't help you later on.
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    Thanks for the response!


    It IS in the nursing program and it will transfer from the community college! Just was curious to see what the difference was or if they are the same with one having a fancy name lol

    I haven't been in college since 2005 and I'm soooo nervous lol
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    Don't worry...you'll get into the swing of things pretty quickly. I finished my associate's degree 18 years ago and just started going back to school in June. My pre-reqs are finally done! I was so worried I wasn't going to remember a lot of what I'd learned years before. It's surprising how it all comes back to you once you refresh the material

    Good luck!
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    I had a knowledgeable mentor advise me many years ago that, if I needed to take a stats course at some point, I should be sure to take a stats course through the psychology or nursing department (a healthcare stats course) rather than "plain" statistics through the math department. The healthcare stats courses are more focused on what healthcare people need to know of statistics (and presented in ways that apply to healthcare) rather than just treating it as "pure" math.
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    Elkpark- thank you that is so helpful! That was my train of thought as well but I didn't want to assume!

    Sopranokris- thanks for the info! I guess I'm just being a nervous wreck because I'm afraid ill be older than a lot of the students. I'm 27. But from what I've been reading on this site, it's normal!
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    Quote from stephanne
    Sopranokris- thanks for the info! I guess I'm just being a nervous wreck because I'm afraid ill be older than a lot of the students. I'm 27. But from what I've been reading on this site, it's normal!
    Heck...I'm old enough to be everyone's mom in most of my classes! I'm 43 and I had a professor younger than me this semester! But you know what? Most people don't care how old you are. They just care that you're friendly and can help if they ask you a question. I still haven't been in a class with anyone older than me yet. I'm hoping this will happen so I don't feel like a "mom" all the time
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    Quote from SopranoKris
    If you are sure that Stats for Health Sciences will transfer to the BSN program, then go for it. I took Business Stats 18 years ago and they're making me re-take Stats for the BSN program. I'm starting it next semester. Just got the text book and it's the EXACT same content I had in my previous course...AARRGGHH!! (At least it should be an easy A...right?)

    Just make absolutely sure that it will count for any upper division courses or programs you might want to pursue (e.g. Nurse Practitioner, MSN, DPN, etc.) Your best bet is to meet with an academic advisor at the school you're transferring to in order to make sure it's acceptable. You don't want to waste your time/money on something that won't help you later on.
    SopranoKris -- Can't you CLEP out of Statistics?
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    No, because my plan is to go to PA school after getting my BSN. They won't take any math or science credits older than 8 years to get into their program. I ended up having to retake quite a few courses But that's OK...it was a good refresher and made for an easy A.
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    Oh, I understand. So why are you going for PA rather than Nurse Practitioner?


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