Quote from akadimkz
Nicole, just because someone had trouble with the NET test does not mean that they will struggle with nursing courses. They even tell you in some of the study guides that some of the smartest people have failed or received a low score. You are not in the nursing program so you are giving out misinformation. Advice to tell someone to accept the grade and move on to the application process is excellent advice. Why are you even on this blog if you are not a pre-nursing student. I am not trying to be mean, but telling someone there advice is wrong is not the best thing to do.
Just because they FAILED the original test that requires you to pass doesn't mean they're cut out for nursing. In other professional medical programs, if you fail an entrance test good luck. But that's why nursing is so forgiving for everyone. It's great nursing welcomes people from all walks of life so ANYONE with compassion and care for others will have the opportunity to shine when it comes to getting accepted and taking all the courses and entrance requirements. The NET is just a step in the right direction to each and every one of your's futures. I know it's important to just pass, but maybe, like I do, you can post the results on your mother's refrigerator when you get a higher score than you intend. The NET test is very difficult and really works your brain.... even more so if you've been out of school for a long time as I've heard from older classmates. Sure the study guides will tell you what you'd like to hear. Of course the test is tough, but what isn't? Life throws you curve balls you gotta hit em.
I explained earlier why I still browse, I used to want to be a nurse, but I figured out earlier than some it just wasn't the right path for me. I still keep in contact with some nursing friends through here, so I check in every once in awhile to see what's up on the boards.... sorry if I invaded your pre-nursing space. I know the internet is serious business. I shouldn't have called out "HJ" on THEIR advice, but I just wanted to include some extraneous advice about how important grades REALLY are. Nursing is becomming very competitive with schools opening on every corner so you need to be on your top game & not settle for anything less than perfection. I know you're not trying to be mean, that's just how you are and I appreciate your straightforwardness, the world needs more people like you