Teaching statistics to nursing students: An expert panel consensus

Matthew J. Hayat, Patricia Eckardt, Melinda Higgins, Myoung Jin Kim, Sarah J. Schmiege

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Abstract

Statistics education is a necessary element of nursing education, and its inclusion is recommended in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing guidelines for nurse training at all levels. This article presents a cohesive summary of an expert panel discussion, Teaching Statistics to Nursing Students, held at the 2012 Joint Statistical Meetings. All panelists were statistics experts, had extensive teaching and consulting experience, and held faculty appointments in a U.S.-based nursing college or school. The panel discussed degree-specific curriculum requirements, course content, how to ensure nursing students understand the relevance of statistics, approaches to integrating statistics consulting knowledge, experience with classroom instruction, use of knowledge from the statistics education research field to make improvements in statistics education for nursing students, and classroom pedagogy and instruction on the use of statistical software. Panelists also discussed the need for evidence to make data-informed decisions about statistics education and training for nurses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)330-334
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Nursing Education
Volume52
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Education

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