Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Prerequisite Statistics Courses


The prerequisite statistics course may be completed at Washburn University or any other accredited college or university.  To be acceptable, the course must cover both descriptive and beginning inferential statistical methods.  Courses from other academic institutions should be evaluated by the advisor to determine their acceptability.

Washburn University 

PY 510 GA Intermediate Statistics
3 hr

This course is designed for students to learn basic experimental design, data analyses, and interpretation of data analyses.  Students are introduced to computing statistical analyses using SPSS and interpreting output generated by SPSS.

Available online

University of Kansas  

EPSY 710 & 711 Introduction to Statistical Analysis
Statistical Analysis Lab
3 hr (KU campus)
1 hr
EPSY 710 - Emphasis on the conceptual underpinnings of statistical analysis of educational data.  Includes univariate and bivariate descriptive statistics, sampling distribution, statistical estimation, hypothesis testing and procedures in testing statistics hypotheses for one and two sample designs.
EPSY 711 – Creation and manipulation of data sets.  Analysis of data with statistical packages, with an emphasis on descriptive statistics, graphical procedures and univariate parametric methods.

Kansas State University 

Stat 703 Introduction to Statistical Methods for the Sciences 3 hr

Statistical concepts and methods basic to experimental research in the natural sciences; hypothetical populations; estimation of parameters; confidence intervals; parametric and nonparametric tests of hypotheses; linear regression; correlation; one-way analysis of variance; t-test; chi-square test.

Available online.

KU Medical Center

BIOS 704 Principles of Statistics in Public Health 3 hr

Introductory course concerning the concepts of statistical reasoning and the role of statistical principles as the scientific basis for public health research and practice. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. 

(Permission number needed – contact Jackie Jorland, 913-588-7490, email - )

Fort Hays State University

NURS 808 Statistics for Health Professionals 3 hr

This course addresses collecting, classifying, analyzing, utilizing and making inferences about statistical data applications regarding healthcare phenomenon. The student will be able to compare and contrast appropriate descriptive statistics for specific healthcare data, select appropriate statistical tests for data and or research questions, and utilize appropriate statistical software to input and analyze healthcare data.

Available online.