Graduate Statistics Course
Georgia Baptist College of Nursing requires post-graduate doctoral applicants show evidence of a graduate-level statistics course prior to enrollment. The course must appear on an official transcript and have been taken within five years from the date of application.
Conditional acceptance may be considered if the applicant is enrolled in a graduate-level statistics. Students who are accepted into a post-graduate doctoral program and do not meet the statistics requirement are automatically considered for placement in the graduate-level statistics course.
The College’s graduate-level statistics course, NUR 675: Statistics for the Clinical and Behavioral Sciences, is offered online during the summer semester.
This 3-credit hour course provides learners with a basic understanding of statistical methods commonly used in clinical research and nursing education. Key statistical concepts are reviewed including sampling, level of measurement, probability, sensitivity/specificity, and Type I and Type II errors. Inferential statistical tests including chi-square, independent and dependent samples t-tests, simple linear regression, and analysis of variance are studied, and the application of these tests in research reports is analyzed and critiqued. Prerequisites include admission to the graduate program or permission of the associate dean for graduate programs.
Non-Mercer students (i.e., a non-degree student) may be considered for acceptance into the summer online graduate statistics course by submitting a non-degree application. Since this course fills quickly, interested students should submit their application by April 1. Admission is determined by space availability.