Take the fear out of statistics with this straightforward, practical and applied book on the ‘how and why’ of using statistics. In your profession as a nurse, you’ll be presented with statistics every day: mortality rates, average life expectancy, percentage recovery rate, average remission time, the findings of which drugs work best with which illnesses. In fact, most of your job, the policies that surround it, the treatment strategies, and all the facts described above are derived from the use of statistics. This book will help you to understand the use of statistics in nursing literature, and show you how to use statistics effectively in answering your own research questions. Case studies throughout show how statistics are applied in nursing research and frequent exercises help you to test your own knowledge as you progress. Introduction to Statistics for Nurses is an essential introductory text for all nursing students coming to statistics for the first time.