NET questions...

  1. Hello Everyone,
    I have some questions on the NET, those of you that have taken it I would appreciate any help!!

    1.) Can you bring a calculator?
    I have been practicing in the review NET book I bought and some equations are so simple I can't imagine that they would allow calculators (correct decimal placement etc...)

    2.) Do they supply you with conversion charts? Or would I have to memorize measurement conversions?
    Such as
    1 section=1 square mile= 640 acres
    1 foot=12 inches= 0.305 meters
    10 dam= 100 hm

    3.) Do they ask med terminology questions?
    Such as
    word meanings Anansarca= generalized massive edema
    abbrev. /c=with, /s= without /p=after

    4.) Are there nursing measurements? (I don't think there would be...but you never know)
    60 gtt= 1 tsp
    1 dram= 5 fl ml

    I am just trying to narrow down the vastness of the material in this book.
    Thanks for the help!!
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  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   klone
    No to all four of your questions.

    Basic math, algebra, and reading comprehension. That's it.

    As far as #2 - all that's not necessary, because none of the questions ask about that. The only conversion you need to know is decimal to fraction to percentage.

    It doesn't sound to me that you're reading an actual NET study guide because the actual study guide would go over all that with you and explain EXACTLY what's on the test. I would highly recommend you pick up "The NET Study Guide" - it's written by the same people who write the actual test.
  4. by   ARmickie
    No calculators. No major conversions. No word definitions. It's a very basic test. Decimals, fractions, addition, subtration, multiplication, division, ratios and about five of those very simple algebra equations make up the math portion. The English part is just reading comphrension and structural questions. No big deal.. but there are all kinds of threads on here about the test if you want to do a search.
  5. by   lehua
    7th grade math on the net and not much else. showing up on time for the test is harder than the test itself. youll do fine.
  6. by   Mandarella
    Thanks for your help everyone! :spin:
  7. by   studentnurse74
    Quote from mandarellas
    Hello Everyone,
    I have some questions on the NET, those of you that have taken it I would appreciate any help!!

    1.) Can you bring a calculator?
    I have been practicing in the review NET book I bought and some equations are so simple I can't imagine that they would allow calculators (correct decimal placement etc...)

    2.) Do they supply you with conversion charts? Or would I have to memorize measurement conversions?
    Such as
    1 section=1 square mile= 640 acres
    1 foot=12 inches= 0.305 meters
    10 dam= 100 hm

    3.) Do they ask med terminology questions?
    Such as
    word meanings Anansarca= generalized massive edema
    abbrev. /c=with, /s= without /p=after

    4.) Are there nursing measurements? (I don't think there would be...but you never know)
    60 gtt= 1 tsp
    1 dram= 5 fl ml

    I am just trying to narrow down the vastness of the material in this book.
    Thanks for the help!!
    They'll give you nothing but a pencil and scratch paper. Make sure you have extra paper before you start. I ran out and lost a few minutes of test time while looking for someone to get me more! Go to www.eriworld.com, and order the NET study guide. It's a little over $20, but you'll know exactly what to study. There are 2 practices tests, too.
  8. by   TLC RN
    Ask your school about the calculator because mine lets you use one...
  9. by   Kabin
    Sounds like each school is different as ours uses computers, but no calculators.
  10. by   klone
    To the last two posters:

    Are you sure it's the actual NET that your school administers? Because it's standardized - meaning every school is supposed to do it exactly the same. And calculators are definitely not allowed for the NET.
  11. by   Truly_Blessed
    our NET was given on a computer, but there was no calculator on the computer to use, and we definately weren't allowed to take anything in with us that might have a calculator on it, like a cell phone.
  12. by   TLC RN
    Quote from klone
    To the last two posters:

    Are you sure it's the actual NET that your school administers? Because it's standardized - meaning every school is supposed to do it exactly the same. And calculators are definitely not allowed for the NET.
    It is called the Nurse Entrance Test...or NET for short. I do know that I asked to have my scores transferred to another school and they will not do it. I did not as why. Maybe it is because they are not following the same protocol as other schools.

    One more question...is there a lot of geometry on it?
  13. by   klone
    Quote from Tootyx121
    One more question...is there a lot of geometry on it?
    There's no geometry on the NET. Basic math (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division), basic algebra, and conversions (decimals, fractions, percentages). That's it.
  14. by   Kabin
    Quote from klone
    To the last two posters:

    Are you sure it's the actual NET that your school administers? Because it's standardized - meaning every school is supposed to do it exactly the same. And calculators are definitely not allowed for the NET.
    Yep, it's the actual NET, and ASU's testing service department uses computers.

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