Goodwin College Point System - page 2

Hello. I am wondering if any current or recently graduated nurses from Goodwin College in CT can tell me how many points they had when they were accepted into the nursing program? I will be... Read More

  1. by   xenogenetic
    Just got my acceptance packet and am starting Goodwin nursing in Jan 2012!
  2. by   futurenursegw
    Has anyone applied to the summer 2012 nursing program at Goodwin?
  3. by   sephilli88
    Xenogenetic, I was wondering if I could pick your brain. I have about the same criteria as you (Bachelors, 6 classes, 3.8 GPA) I'm hoping to get at least a 91% on the nln and I was wondering how much you studied for it? I definitely plan on studying but with my work and class schedule this semester, I won't be able to dedicate all my time to studying for the nln. On average how many hours would you say you studied to get your score?
  4. by   xenogenetic
    I remember studying about 20-24 hours for the exam. Of coarse, the NLN that you are going to take is much different from the one I took less than a year ago. My exam had physics questions on there while your exam will have anatomy and physiology questions instead. I believe that A&P questions would be a lot easier to take a guess at than physics questions, which if you don't know the specific formula for you're screwed. I am glad that they made the switch and substituted out psychics and added A&P because I believe A&P is simply more pertinent to nursing than physics is.

    If you ask me, the three most effective ways to boost your score on the NLN exam would be:

    1.) Practice the math problems that a good NLN/Nursing entrance test prep book will contain. Math is an area where you can improve very quickly, and get your best "bang for your buck" studytime-wise, instead of trying to memorize vocabulary or A&P concepts and terms.

    2.) Think positive! I am convinced that how you feel about yourself and how well you're going to do on the exam has an impact on how you actually do on the exam. Have confidence in youself when you walk into that exam! If you think about it in the respect that no other human being on this planet has had the exact learning experiences that you've that measley NLN test does not stand a chance against the likes of your vast knowledge and test taking aptitudes.

    3.) Get a good night sleep before the exam and, if your organism can handle it, try to drink a cup of caffeinated soda or coffee a few minutes before the exam. This small amount of caffeine bumps up your concentration level just enough to put you in prime test taking mode. Disclaimer: of coarse, everyone is different and if you know that ingesting caffeine does you more harm than good, then don't consume it.
  5. by   sephilli88
    I thought this A & P exam would consist of just Anatomy and Physiology. I didn't think it included the english and math sections any longer. Am I wrong?
    If so, thanks for the update. I must have misunderstood.
  6. by   xenogenetic
    My impression was that it was "an addition" of A&P onto the exam and not simply all A&P. Having it be all A&P does not make sense because that would be implying that they don't care if you know any English or know how to even do simple calculations. Not having to know physics seems right because as long as I have been an LPN I have never had to determine the speed of a moving object. :-) I would absolutely be clear as to what's on the exam if I were you before you walk into that exam room. When you find out, if you would be so kind as to post your finding here that would be great since I'm curious about what's on it these days (although I would bet it's the addition of A&P and not all). Take care.
  7. by   sephilli88
    So I just emailed the assistant chair of nursing. It is just an A&P exam. Yikes!
  8. by   futurenursegw
    I took the A and P nln exam and it was all A and P. If you have taken A and P at goodwin you will do fine. I focused more on APII which helped me a great deal. Study all the hormones and where they are released from. Study what hormones increase or decrease blood pressure. I remember some questions about the Kreb cyle and also some questions about cell membranes. I scored 80% and finished the test in an hour in a half. Hope you do well
  9. by   jgolino
    Does anyone know what the cutoff was at Goodwin for May 2012 start?
  10. by   xenogenetic
    I am absolutely shocked that they threw out both the verbal and math component of the NLN entrance exam! I guess they want to focus on admitting those that retain the most medical related info. Quite a change of course!

    Quote from sephilli88
    So I just emailed the assistant chair of nursing. It is just an A&P exam. Yikes!
  11. by   futurenursegw
    I am not sure what the cut off was but I was accepted with 20 points for the May 2012 start.
  12. by   jgolino
    I just found out, 19 points was the cutoff for Summer 2012.
  13. by   sephilli88
    I'm getting really nervous for the test coming up in May. How much did you study? I did not take A & P at Goodwin. It's been a couple years since I've taken these courses so I'm definitely trying to cram, but I wanted to get an idea of how much you studied for the exam? Would you say the test was simpler than the class exams?