Essential Mathematics and Statistics Skills and Competencies for Nursing Education

Process Stage
Partner Disciplines

Mathematical competency and effective quantitative reasoning skills are essential for safe nursing practice; however, research reveals a lack of consensus on the necessary quantitative learning outcomes for undergraduate nursing programs. The High-Quality Mathematics Education for Nurses Task Force—supported by the Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin, the Mathematical Association of America, and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses—was created in 2017 to build partnerships to work towards the goal that “all students in nursing programs will gain the mathematical and statistical knowledge, skills, and attitudes to promote and provide safe, high-quality health care.”