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Biostatistics (NR.110.202)

Tuition Cost

$350 per credit

Total: $1,050 per 3 credit course

Biostatistics (NR.110.202)

Course Description

The Biostatistics course provides an introduction to the basic concepts of statistical ideas and methods that aims to equip students to carry out common statistical procedures and to follow statistical reasoning in their fields of study. Principles of measurement, data summarization, and univariate and bivariate statistics are examined. Emphasis is placed on the application of fundamental concepts to real world situations. (3 credits)

SAMPLE Course Syllabus (pdf download)
Note: This is a SAMPLE course syllabus and does not necessarily reflect the most recent version of the course syllabus. Do not order the textbook found on this sample syllabus. For further information regarding materials for this course, please visit the Prerequisite Textbook Information page.

Course Outcomes

  1. Summarize and interpret data visually through appropriate statistical graphs.

  2. Describe density curves and the properties of the normal distributions.

  3. Examine correlations and linear relationships of explanatory and response variables.

  4. Describe sampling distributions and the central limit theorem.

  5. Discuss statistical inference using confidence intervals and tests of significance.

  6. Explain the differences among various statistical techniques and identify an appropriate technique for a given set of variables and research questions.

Required Textbook

For further information regarding materials for this course, please visit the Prerequisite Textbook


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Every nursing school has entrance requirements that are a little different, but for the most part, prerequisites for nursing school are similar. Here are prerequisites offered at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing:

* Virtual labs are accepted at Hopkins Nursing, but not everywhere. Check your university and state licensure requirements for prerequisite courses.

* §  Offered but not required for the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing MSN Entry into Nursing program.

The short answer is yes! Prospective students pursuing any discipline in need of supplemental coursework can now take instructor-led, undergraduate-level prerequisites all online at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Always speak directly with the program/school at which you are applying to confirm, but our courses are designed to align with requirements for other health programs like:

  • Occupational Therapy (OT)
  • Physical Therapy (PT)
  • Physician Assistant (PA)
  • Pharmacist
  • Pre-Med

Prerequisite Info Session and Virtual Classroom Tour, August 14, 2023.

Watch video demo of virtual classroom and labs.

For further information regarding required materials for all courses, please visit the Prerequisite Textbook Information page.

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