Hope to be here soon...Have questions

  1. Hello to all nursing students. I've applied to ADN, RN program for Fall 2005...took N.E.T. this past Saturday. They said it would probably be April before I know anything The waiting is going to drive me NUTS!

    I'm an over 40 student (married with 3 children).

    Anyway, I have a lot of questions. I've already taken all pre-reqs for nursing - I still have A&P II and Microbiology (advisor said I can take A&P II in summer and do Micro. in Fall)....Are there any books that I can go ahead and get to start on before August? What kind of supplies/study aids will I need for 1st year nursing school?

    As far as the NET, what are some of your scores? My school's ADN program is sort of hard to get into due to the fact they only take a certain amount in the Fall and Spring Semesters. They will accept people with the highest scores of the NET and also look at their GPA. What's a high score for the test? My school says you have to have atleast a C to pass test. My GPA is 3.18 with a 4.0 in sciences for pre-reqs.

    Any suggestions or comments will be appreciated.

    Thanks.
    Last edit by momgrad5/07 on Mar 1, '05 : Reason: Mis-spelled words
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   Aneroo
    We took the NET after we were accepted into the program, but that will be changing soon for my program.
    As far as supplies, I would wait to buy anything. They will be specific on what you need to buy (books, cuffs...). Go ahead and save though. Our books have cost over $1000, and uniforms were almost $200.
    Best wishes! Keep us posted on what you find out! -Andrea
  4. by   angelac1978
    I took the HOBET which is exactly like the NET, the exact same test, just a different acronym. In fact, my school will not let students take both the NET and HOBET, they just use one or the other. Anyway, I scored in the 99 percentile on the HOBET, my GPA is 3.65. I am in a rad tech program, but admission is just as competitive as nursing programs.

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  5. by   wonderbee
    Advice? Once you've been accepted (keeping fingers crossed), stay away from bookstores that sell nursing stuff. You will find out what you need as you go along. I have three care plan books, two pediatric review books, two med-surg review books, two NCLEX review books, various assorted CDs and sundry items and enough D5 w/NS and other tools of the trade to run a hospital floor out of my own home. I'm on my second set of uniforms because the laundromat ruined my first year set. Oh the money I've spent!

    Don't worry. Soon you too will be drowning in nursing paraphanalia. All in good time.

    Good luck to ya.
  6. by   manna
    I would agree - don't go buying books or supplies before you know your school's specifics. They're expensive, and I'd hate to see anyone waste their money. Even with our supply list, half of the things we have rarely used and I wouldn't have bought myself if I knew then what I know now.

    I'm in a BSN program (semester 3/5), and we didn't take the Net. Acceptance was based only on ACT scores and GPA (mine was a 26/3.75).

    Good luck!
  7. by   momgrad5/07
    That is sooooo true about wanting to buy anything nursing. I've already been window shopping..thank you very much......looking at scrubs, stethescopes, anything medical.

    I am just a little obsessed about being ahead of schedule and I didn't know if there's anything I need to do before August. I hope to God I get in! I have looked forward to this for so long. My husband calls me a GEEK because I'm always the one who sits in FRONT of the class, although, that wasn't the case in high school.

    Thanks!
  8. by   jerryh55
    A lot of the things that they use to decide on who gets in or not depends on the area and demand. I am centrally located between OKC, D/FW, and Amarillo in a small town with a pop of about 10K. The school that has the ADN program has a pop of about 12K. The laregest city which is is about 30 minutes away is 100K. But every place else runs from 12K down to about 500. I had a GPA of 3.13 on all pre-reqs. Application time is from APRIL to MAY. You make an appointmet with the ADN department to take the NET. You go and take it and make application to the nursing program at the same time. And your told that the deadline is May 30, and letters would be sent out around the end of June. Which means if uou took it in April as I did, you have a long wait.
    The school usually only takes 50 students, but this year they had 9 alternates, which they invited to attend. These 9 still had some pre-reqs to do, so they were working on nursing and pre-reqs last semester. So you never know how you will do, It all depends on how everyone else did and how many they accept. But the biggest problem is that all those years studying and doing pre-reqs does not any way nearly prepare you for the type of tests your gonna face. They prepare you for the NCLEX and are they wayyyyyyy diff.
    By the way, I am the oldest person in class at 56 and a male. I feel your age will give you an advantage in school. Life has a tendacy to make you learn to think critically.

    Good Luck and Stay Safe

    Jerry

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