# Math question: Required Statistics Course?

1. Hi!

I'm currently in my undergrad, and will be (hopefully) starting an RN program this fall. My ultimate goal is to go on to become a CRNA, so I've done quite a bit of research on various schools and the prerequisites their programs have for consideration of an applicant. One of these prereqs at the schools I'm looking at is statistics. They're wanting an "Inferential Statistics" course, and at first I just assumed that meant that they were wanting a high level stats course--you know, the kind that has really intensive math courses like Linear Algebra and Calc II as prereqs. However, I don't think that's the case any longer... I mean, obviously those accepted to CRNA schools are very academically inclined, but I don't think that their academic inclinations have to be so inclined as to include determining convergence or divergence of power series summations using limit comparisons so that they can get into a prereq to a CRNA program. (I just finished up Calc II, that whole power series stuff was part of it, and I'm really hoping that I don't ever have to see math like that again lol. I mean, I handled the course pretty decently, especially at first. But I am no Einstein, and by the end of it, I was just happy to get my B.) I don't know what the difference between that and a non-inferential stats course would be, so this is where I was hoping that you all could help me.

For those of you who have applied to a program, and have all your admission prerequisites already met, what kind of stats course did you take? What were the main take away lessons from it, if you can remember? Also, what kind of mathematical prereq(s) did you need to have before taking the stats course you took?

P.s.

Yeah, I know I should email an academic program advisor at the schools I'm looking into to find out for sure. I just feel more comfortable doing it here first since I haven't started my RN program yet. (I feel like I'm being less of a nuisance asking on allnurses or something )
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