NET test retake question~~Please help

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    Hello everyone. I am hoping someone can help me as I can't seem to find an answer to my question anywhere online.
    I too the NET test in Nov. and failed the reading but aced the math portions. I retook it the NET test recently an was able to pass the reading part but my math score decreased incredibly for some reason. I passed, but I'm still bummed because of this.
    I'm moving on to the next step and getting my MCCCD program application ready to turn in. I was wondering If can use my math score from the first NET and the reading from the second NET on the application. I do see all four scores recorded on my mymaricopa.edu profile, so all scores are verifiable.
    Does anyone know the rules on this? I would love to hear from you. Is there any written information on this anywhere?

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    No you can't, but you can try retaking the test again to improve on both. If you are limited to how many times you can take the Net, go to another college that doesn't limit the amount of times you can test.
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    If you passed, let it go. Your score doesn't matter for MCCCD, just that you passed. You are going to have to become accustomed to less than perfection if you going to attend nursing school. Complete the application process, finish your coreqs, and take a pathophysiology class. Best of luck.
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    Dbl check first with your advisor...as I understand they did away with the NET. Our class was asked to take a test this semester to see how it compared to the NET, it is HESI based which is the exam more like the NCLEX that they use in nursing school.
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    Hi. I did talk with an advisor and was told that I can only use the two scores from the 1 NET in which I passed both sections.
    Mercy, you were correct. Do you have any suggestions on where to retake the test as MCCCD will not have it available any longer?

    HJS27, I normally would "just let it go" but I want to improve my useable scores because I plan on applying for the competitive Banner Fellowship Program. The first time I took the test I scored a 100 in math and did really bad the second time around due to overconfidence. I didn't use my time wisely and ended up having to guess on the last 5-6 questions. :smackingf
    I was wondering what classes would be best to take after Bio205 that might help with a future transfer to the RN-BSN program at ASU. I did hear though that pathophysiology was already incorporated into the MCCCD nursing program and doesn't need to be taken beforehand. Can anyone offer some more insight into this or any other classes that should be taken?

    OCD Mom, I did contact an advisor that told me that they will still accept the NET scores on the applications while they make the transition to the HESI-A2. She also told me the new test may not be available until sometime in February so I just decided to re-take the NET since I was already familiar with it. Many schools did not have any NET tests left to give, but I found one of the last ones available at Rio.
    everyone for your replies!!
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    Okay, I gotcha on the NET.

    Yes, pathophys is incorporated into the MCCCD nursing curriculum. However, EVERYTHING builds on the pathophys. The intensity and volume of material covered is often somewhat overwhelming for new nursing students. Nursing classes are NOT like pre-nursing classes. The material is complicated, and you MUST understand it to succeed on the tests. NCLEX style testing is a whole new ball game. I think pathophysiology should be a nursing pre-req. I believe if it were, the number of nursing students who fail out or must repeat blocks would decrease dramatically. I cannot stress enough...TAKE A PATHOPHYSIOLOGY CLASS. You can thank me later.

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    Quote from HJS27
    If you passed, let it go. Your score doesn't matter for MCCCD, just that you passed. You are going to have to become accustomed to less than perfection if you going to attend nursing school. Complete the application process, finish your coreqs, and take a pathophysiology class. Best of luck.
    This is a joke right? Less than perfection?? They failed miserably on the reading part. That's far less than perfection. I understand not everyone can ace things but why the hell would you want to not aim for perfection? Just settle for crappy C grades? Really? This is an entrance test. If you're having difficulty with the reading you're going to have far more difficulty in nursing school which is a lot of reading......


    Not so great advice if you ask me to aim low.
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    Well Nicole, if you read the posts more carefully you will note that the OP PASSED both the reading and the math portions of the test on the second try. You will also note that I did not advise the OP to AIM for less than perfection. I encouraged the OP to accept the passing grade and move on with the application process. Of course, we should always aim for our best. But, you need to understand that if the OP is at the point of applying to the MCCCD nursing program, this person has already passed numerous challenging pre-requisite courses, during which a measure of reading proficiency would have been manifest. The point of my original post was to encourage the OP not to dwell on the less than stellar NET score and to move ahead with the application process.

    I notice your age is 17, so I will assume you have not attended nursing school. There is absolutely no shame in getting a "C" in a nursing program course, or in any course for that matter. And, while it is possible that the OP will encounter a higher degree of difficulty in nursing school, that is no reason to assume failure or to be unkind.


    Good luck to you in the pursuit of your dreams.
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    Quote from HJS27
    Well Nicole, if you read the posts more carefully you will note that the OP PASSED both the reading and the math portions of the test on the second try. You will also note that I did not advise the OP to AIM for less than perfection. I encouraged the OP to accept the passing grade and move on with the application process. Of course, we should always aim for our best. But, you need to understand that if the OP is at the point of applying to the MCCCD nursing program, this person has already passed numerous challenging pre-requisite courses, during which a measure of reading proficiency would have been manifest. The point of my original post was to encourage the OP not to dwell on the less than stellar NET score and to move ahead with the application process.

    I notice your age is 17, so I will assume you have not attended nursing school. There is absolutely no shame in getting a "C" in a nursing program course, or in any course for that matter. And, while it is possible that the OP will encounter a higher degree of difficulty in nursing school, that is no reason to assume failure or to be unkind.


    Good luck to you in the pursuit of your dreams.
    Yes, I understand your point, but by no means ever settle for a C. I know dozens of nursing students (just because I'm 17 doesn't by any means mean I don't understand the process). I once wanted to be a nurse, but that path just isn't for me. I'm currently in college (at a school that has a nursing program) so I'm well aware that C's typically are not always passing grades in nursing school. You have to aim very high because setting your expectations low often ends bad. I'm sorry if I came off blunt, but if the OP was having difficulty with the NET, there will be far too many more struggles ahead. The NET is obsolete to the HESI now in terms of hardness... so luckily they don't have to take the HESI. I'm taking the same pre-reqs as nursing students do to apply to my program of choice, so I do understand they're difficult, but those courses throughly prepare you to the the NET. That's all I was stating.


    Have a nice day you all...
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    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.


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