3 hour........SURVEY?

  1. I got a letter the other day from my program that said something like........."We're just doing a study to asses the effectiveness of our prerequisites. If you would please fill out this survey and drop it off..........and oh yes, we've arrainged a scheduled time for you to answer some test questions on a computerized program. You will be alloted three hours, although, it shouldn't take you that long. Remember, the survey is anonnymous (they didn't say the test wasn't) it's just part of a 2 year study."


    Who does a survey for three hours?

    They also said to try to give notice early if you can't make your scheduled survey so arraingments can be made to have you rescheduled.

    Books have been purchased
    Uniforms paid for.
    Tuition paid for.

    Had two nursing information sessions that did not mention a three hour test before your first class.


    Anybody else have a similar experience?
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  2. 17 Comments

  3. by   Mkue
    peeps, i didn't know surveys could be tested? weird.. well, no, i've never been asked to do one.

    this would be the time to give my .02 about some of the prereqs..lol

    let us know what you find out, thanks. :spin:
  4. by   Love-A-Nurse
    no, i haven't heard of this either, but do you think it could possibly be for the school to continued to be funded by whom ever? i have heard of schools doing entrance and exit exams that does not count against you for this purpose?
  5. by   StudentSandra
    i got a letter the other day from my program that said something like........."we're just doing a study to asses the effectiveness of our prerequisites. if you would please fill out this survey and drop it off..........and oh yes, we've arrainged a scheduled time for you to answer some test questions on a computerized program. you will be alloted three hours, although, it shouldn't take you that long. remember, the survey is anonnymous (they didn't say the test wasn't) it's just part of a 2 year study."
    i have heard that some schools are testing or getting ready to do their tests on computers, maybe that's all it's about.

    who does a survey for three hours?
    is the test the survey or part of the survey, i'm confused but that is nothing new.

    they also said to try to give notice early if you can't make your scheduled survey so arraingments can be made to have you rescheduled.

    books have been purchased
    uniforms paid for.
    tuition paid for.

    had two nursing information sessions that did not mention a three hour test before your first class.
    so is this required? i believe i'd be asking a few questions about it, acting more like i was really interested in getting it right rather than being concerned about it, if ya know what i mean, lol this is where all the psych stuff you love so well comes into play, it goes both ways. but seriously i would ask if this is something that can or will be held against you if you do poorly on it.
    another thing to get ready for in my experience so far is, learn to go with the flow in nursing, things charge all the time. for example, in my program, one of the instructors father became seriously ill and we ended up changing the whole schedule around (did diabetes instead of cardio, etc) even ended up changing where we went to clinicals.

    anybody else have a similar experience?

    no, but i'd bet it has to do with future computerized testing.
  6. by   GPatty
    Hmmmmm..... never heard of such.....
  7. by   RNIAM
    I'd be on the phone right away asking questions about it. I wonder why? Please let us know what you find out.
  8. by   dianacs
    Something similar on my end too...found out just last month that I have to take the NET exam before the semester starts. No one ever said a word about it until I got a letter in the mail mentioning it. When I called the instructor to find out what the deal was, she said it was a way to assess learning styles and get a baseline for the class. Well, whatever, you know? Not the biggest deal in the world, I suppose.
  9. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    Thanks for your replies,

    Well, I can assume from the response rate that it's not much of an issue with most. The school has its curicculum and the testing on computer already, but the idea of a three hour test just thrown in there kind of matter-of-fact gets under my skin. Maybe the idea is to shake us up a little and let us know that our ass is thiers for the next year and we better be on our toes!Quote:Student Sandra
    Is the test the survey or part of the survey, I'm confused but that is nothing new.
    That's just what caught my attention. It's the things that you don't notice that can get you in hot water if you aren't paying attention. I'm sure that will catch some students off-guard, so maybe that's what it's all about.

    I'll be taking the surv........the test on the 22nd so I will keep everyone informed of this possible trend.

    I had excellent grades through my prerequesites(except for frigging lifespan) so I shouldn't have a problem, but some of the students that I tutored didn't remember material for the final so I don't know how this will go for them.

    Three hours!!:chuckle

    I have a quiz, a final, and an essay test this week in psychology , but I will be looking forward to taking this up with anybody that's done it before.

    Thank you all for your thoughtfulness in responding.

    Peeps
  10. by   RNIAM
    I know we will have to take a MOsb's assesment test during sring sememster of our second year. Not sure what thais is about either but it is so far off that I am not too worried about it.
  11. by   StudentSandra
    originally posted by peeps mcarthur
    i'll be taking the surv........the test on the 22nd so i will keep everyone informed of this possible trend.

    so.....what happened?
  12. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    Ok,
    The test was given by the administration to fulfill requirements for funding. It was computerized and developed by HESI as a measurement of accoutability of the school to train funded (school loans) students, of which I'm not even part of .

    Of course I've signed an agreement not to talk about specifics of the test (good idea on HESI's part), but some of the questions were quite difficult......................if you were'nt a good student during prereqs you would end up telling them that.

    One of the first things you do while logging on to the test is put in your social security number:uhoh21:

    Did you notice that I quit calling it a survey?

    We did fill out a written survey that didn't require your social, but the nursing administrator that proctored the test just said "oh, turn that in at your first day of class".....................like anybody gives a crap about it

    The test has a scoring section so you can know how bad you did right away and the same section "advises" you to get tutoring if you fall below a certain line in a section.

    They have your social, so they know who choked........Good luck "C" students
  13. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by peeps mcarthur
    ok,
    the test was given by the administration to fulfill requirements for funding. it was computerized and developed by hesi as a measurement of accoutability of the school to train funded (school loans) students, of which i'm not even part of .

    of course i've signed an agreement not to talk about specifics of the test (good idea on hesi's part), but some of the questions were quite difficult......................if you were'nt a good student during prereqs you would end up telling them that.

    one of the first things you do while logging on to the test is put in your social security number:uhoh21:

    did you notice that i quit calling it a survey?

    we did fill out a written survey that didn't require your social, but the nursing administrator that proctored the test just said "oh, turn that in at your first day of class".....................like anybody gives a crap about it

    the test has a scoring section so you can know how bad you did right away:d and the same section "advises" you to get tutoring if you fall below a certain line in a section.

    they have your social, so they know who choked........good luck "c" students
    peeps, thanks for the update. even though you aren't getting the student loans, you have help others to do so. when do you start clinicals?
  14. by   Wyldeflower
    Good gosh,

    I had orientation today...we had the "tests"!! One was a critical thinking and the other was the NET test, like someone else mentioned. I was there for 7 hours today!!! I thought the NET test and the day would never end, lol. Oh, get this...we were supposed to be "fitted" for our uniforms...well, they send us to this room where they have all sizes of warm up jackets, tops, pants, and lab coats...we had to try on everything to see what size to order, but in order to get the corrects lengths on pants and sleeves and such, the uniform company was charging like $10 per item!! Did I mention we had to order 2 tops, 2 pants, and a lab coat? So much for being "fitted". Like I'm gonna pay $50 for alterations?!? On top of that, the uniform co. charges a $15 processing fee, and then you get to pay state tax on that $15 fee on top of what your order totals...I had to get the coarse syllabus today too, for $20...I'm really surprised that they DIDN'T turn us upside down today to make sure our pockets were empty, lol!

    On another note, we have the largest nursing class in 10 years! The norm has been 15-20, but this year we are 55! I'm wondering how many will make it past the dosage calculations test though, especially after someone asked me today how to spell 'afford'!! Also, our class is 17% men! I think its great. Our instructor said the national average was around 5%.

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