How hard is the NET test?

  1. [font=Comic Sans MS]I am about to take the NET test this week, and I am extremely nervous. I am confident about all portions of the test except for the math. I am currently a pre-nursing student, and I am taking remedial math classes because I failed the math portion of the Compass test. (you get a little rusty once you've been outta high school for awhile, teheehee)Math has never been my strong subject, and I don't want to fail this test. That would be $40 i don't really have- right down the drain. And wow! The price for a study guides is outrageous! So what kind of math is on the test? Is it pre-algebra, introductory algebra stuff, or what? I would appreciate any comments or suggestions in regards to this test. I'm freaking out here!
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  3. by   klone
    Quote from Truly_Blessed
    [font=Comic Sans MS]I am about to take the NET test this week, and I am extremely nervous. I am confident about all portions of the test except for the math.
    Well, I hate to break it to you, but half the test *is* math. I personally didn't find it very difficult, but the nationwide AVERAGE is about 60-65%, so apparently most people do find it challenging. At our school, the average score was 64%.

    If you haven't already, do pick up "The NET Study Guide" - it's written by the same people who wrote the test itself, so the practice tests are very similar to what you would find on the test.

    As far as what's on the test - mostly converting fractions to decimals to percentages, and basic algebra (solve for x, that type of thing).
  4. by   sabine_rn
    The NET is the easier one of the two entrance exams offered---in NC it's only $11.00 for the NET.
    Basic math, percent, solve for X etc. The hardest part is to stay calm! I prayed alot, and eventhough I didn't make the RN, I got into the LPN class starting in august.
    Best wishes to you, and remember: Through GOD--all- thing are possible!
    Sabine
  5. by   Love-A-Nurse
    just want to wish you the best on your net exam.
  6. by   Truly_Blessed
    [font=Comic Sans MS]Thanx to those who have replied. I feel more confident about the math now. The math examples you all have given is the same thing we have studied in my remedial math class. Thanks alot!
  7. by   lencialoo
    I took the Net test a few weeks ago and did fine, although I was a bit down before I got the results (72%) because I felt I didnt do very well. I used the "The NET Study Guide" for most of my study, also used a little book called "Math for Nurses", esp the 1st sections. The math isnt easy and I had not done fractions for years. You will do fine if you study the math a bit. I thought the reading was harder only because the questions were a bit tricky, "The NET Study Guide" helps give you tips for that as well. Ours was on the computer and you had no ability to go back on questions (esp. math) that you werent sure of so I just made a calculated guess. "Obstacle = what you see when you take your eyes off the goal !" Keep on keeping on !! Good Luck to you, it's just another test on the way to your goal. Please let us know how you did.
  8. by   studentnurse74
    I would recommend getting the NET study guide even though it's costly. If you really can't afford it, check a used bookstore or ebay, for a Cliff's notes algebra review. That's also helpful. And try to relax so you don't clam up.
  9. by   RedSox33RN
    Quote from studentnurse74
    I would recommend getting the NET study guide even though it's costly. If you really can't afford it, check a used bookstore or ebay, for a Cliff's notes algebra review. That's also helpful. And try to relax so you don't clam up.
    I've gotten a lot of great study and nursing books on eBay, for very little $. You can turn around and sell them again when you're done if you want to.
  10. by   Cherish
    Theres also "Barron's How to Prepare for the Nursing School Entrance Exams" It's not by the makers of NET but is cheaper plus Barron's is a really trust test tip company (they have very popular books on GRE, SAT, LSAT, etc). So if lawyers and graduate students can study with these books nurses can also! Plus its WAYYY cheaper I got mine at Amazon for 9.00 the new ones are 13.00. I also have the NET but looked at both. The Barron's book covers all Nursing School Entrance Exams, so some of the math questions (like geometry and more intermediate algebra) may not apply to the NET but it doesn't hurt to go over it (better chance of aceing the test). Just another option then the NET study guide (I have and used both, and did EXCELLENT).
  11. by   southerngirl
    Quote from truly_blessed
    i am about to take the net test this week, and i am extremely nervous. i am confident about all portions of the test except for the math. i am currently a pre-nursing student, and i am taking remedial math classes because i failed the math portion of the compass test. (you get a little rusty once you've been outta high school for awhile, teheehee)math has never been my strong subject, and i don't want to fail this test. that would be $40 i don't really have- right down the drain. and wow! the price for a study guides is outrageous! so what kind of math is on the test? is it pre-algebra, introductory algebra stuff, or what? i would appreciate any comments or suggestions in regards to this test. i'm freaking out here!
    i found websites that helped out alot. please don't laugh but they are under fith grade math review. basically the math questions are around that level. questions included percentages, ratios, placement (ones,tens, hundreds etc), and long division. so take a moment and do a search on google or dogpile for these review sites and i promise they will help. lots of luck to ya!
  12. by   Truly_Blessed
    Update: I did extremely well on my NET. My best scores were on the math portion of the test! LOL. Thanx for all of the well wishes
  13. by   klone
    Excellent! Does this mean you're in the program, or does your school use NET scores as just one criterion?
  14. by   Truly_Blessed
    Quote from klone
    excellent! does this mean you're in the program, or does your school use net scores as just one criterion?
    they use net scores for the screening process...so it will be a few weeks before any of us hear anything. *crosses fingers*

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