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# Probability in Nursing

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## Alexis Anderson

on 10 November 2013

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Probability in Nursing
Example:
How do nurses use probability?
Nurses uses probability on a every day bases. While their probability may not be as complex as other jobs, it's a required skill you must have.

Nurses use probability in:
Determining illness
Choosing dosage of medicines or type of medicine
Risk of illness
Required Classes
Salary
Career Demand
Lets put it into a chart:
Strep | Not strep
Fever

58 80

|

138
No Fever

14 54

|68

__________________

72 134

Now, an equation:
Fever: 58/(58+14)= .81
81%

No fever: 54/(54+80)= .40
40%
"If a patient has fever, what is the likelihood of strep throat?" and "If a patient has symptoms for 3 or more days, what is the likelihood of strep throat?"
In nursing, you are labeled as either:
Probable

OR

Highly Likely

Required Classes:
English Composition 1 (ENG 101)
Math for Health Science (MAT 104)
General Psychology (PSY 100)
Microbiology (BIO 420)
Anatomy and Physiology 2 (BIO 426)
Developmental Psychology OR Intro to Sociology
Fundamentals of Speech (SPE 100)
Intro to Literature (ENG 201)
Nursing Progress1 (NUR 112)
Nursing Progress 2(NUR 211)
Nursing Progress 3 (NUR 313)
Nursing Progress 4 (NUR 411)
Nursing Today and Tomorrow (NUR 415)
________________________________________
A total of 65 credits
√Salary:
The average annual salary for a registered nurse in the state of Kentucky is \$56,000.

This equates to \$27.29 an hour.

These amounts vary depending on where you live and how often you work.
Career Demand
"There were more than 2.6 million registered nurses employed in the U.S. in 2012, according to the Labor Department, plus another 718,000 licensed practical and vocational nurses and tens of thousands of nurse practitioners and other advanced specialists. RNs made nearly \$68,000 per year on average in 2012, and the Labor Department expects employment to grow by more than a quarter between 2010 and 2020."
There are other paths for you with a nursing degree. There are 104 nursing specialties. There are a few:
Ambulatory Care Nurse
Camp Nurse
Domestic Violence Nurse
Labor and Delivery Nurse
Military Nurse
Plastic Surgery Nurse
Created by: Alexis Anderson
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