Statistics online at Wgu

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    I am needing to get some basic information. Is there am exam in this class? Is it proctor? Do they let you use a calculator?

    I have been trying to work on formulas. My start date got moved to May 1st, due to problems that WGU made a mistake and had my transcripts showing it was from them. So I decided to start learning formulas for Statistics. So far I just don't get what is needed to be successful. Watching YouTube videos, etc.

    Is there a final exam in this class?
    Is there a software like Excel that is used?
    Can you use calculators?
    Any help would be appreciated
    Last edit by JustBeachyNurse on Mar 8, '13
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    I completed statistics in healthcare. If you are taking this class I would not concentrate on formulas. Get the basic terminology down and do all the webinars and course of study.
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    I too start statistics at wgu in May. I am also curious to know all the questions you asked. I hope someone answers soon.
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    Just finished Applied Healthcare Statistics. You don't do any math! You dont need a calculator! You don't need to memorize formulas! However, you do need to understand and remember a lot of theory. It has been my hardest class yet. It took me 3 weeks to complete the course of study. I did pass my assessment on the first try. Yes it is a proctored exam, 47 questions all multiple choice. You need a 63% to pass (which is the cut score for a B). You may go to an authorized testing center or use the webcam that comes in your new student welcome kit which you receive about 2 weeks after you start. The course of study will tell you exactly what you need to know.
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    @skoolrn: any tips on passing this class? i'm having such a hard time. I'm def not a statistics person. i'm reading and reading going back and forth to study guide but nothing seems to click. this class is delaying me big time!
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    Skoolrn; btw you did 50 cu's in 14 weeks? WOW!!!
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    @Reyval04 haha! No I did 33 cu's in 5.5 months!! It took me 3 weeks of 25 hrs a week of studying to pass stats. I was really stressed out like you are. I attended all the webinars and memorized terms and did the study guides. I compared my study guide answers to other students and we talked about why something was right or not. Doing that helped me immensely. I feel your pain. I am currently in Advanced Evidence Based Practice and Applied Nursing Research and it will be the most difficult COS this term.
    Last edit by DidiRN on Sep 30, '13
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    I did 50 CU's in 14 weeks, so you are probably thinking of me.. And the stats class at WGU is NOT bad - it's all terminology and concepts, no calculator needed.
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    @featherzRN 50CU's is AMAZING!!! advice? I am going into my second semester now and feeling a bit deflated. I am starting stats this week and then have community health and evidence based research and a few other classes. Any encouragement, support and advice would be so appreciated!
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    I just heard I have 41 credits to complete my BSN. Glad to hear stats is not to difficult. That class scared me!!! Hope to complete in 6 months! Starting in June. any advice is best order to take classes? Or hardest class?