net test

  1. I'm getting ready to take the NET test in February. (Nursing Entrance Test) Can anyone give me some tips on how to study? Thx!
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  3. by   Yellow Rose RN
    If it is like ours.... just be sure to take your time reading the sections and understanding whatever selection you are reading. Also, brush up on your math and algebra concepts!!
    Good luck
    sk
  4. by   NurseWeasel
    Personally, I felt like the booklet you can buy from the NET website helped. It was $18 which is a lot, but I got information about how the test WORKS that really boosted my confidence. The brushup on math helped too. Basically the parts that helped me most were how they explained the question and answer structure and helped me understand "critical thinking" in figuring out how to figure out what they were asking.

    The only part I wish I'd done differently was that I'd read in the book and in the test that the "reading" portion was really going to test my understanding of what I'd just read. I'm normally a very fast reader, and comprehend what I'm reading. But I slowed WAAAY down, expecting trick questions or to have to interpret what I'd read. The q&a on the reading were not nearly as hard as I'd expected and there was no need for me to slow down my reading after all. I got what, for me, was a slow wpm score, but who am I to complain... I scored really high overall.

    Good luck to you.
  5. by   NurseWeasel
    PS it's computerized, you must answer every question, and you cannot skip or go back.
  6. by   Jennerizer
    I got a slow reading time too, but I think it's more important that you answered the questions correctly as compared to how fast you can read.

    KNOW YOUR FRACTIONS......know how to add, subtract, multiply & divide fractions. I haven't had to deal with those in over 10 years so I did forget a little bit. You cannot use a calculator & you cannot go back after you answer the question. You do get to use scratch paper though to figure the math problems out if you want to.

    Other than that...it's adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, a little bit of algebra & some paragraphs to read & pick what best sentence best sums up what you just read.

    Check with your testing center to see if they have the study guide you can use for free. If you aren't confident about your math skills, then I agree...spending $18 is worth it on the study guide.

    Jen
  7. by   szccdw
    Does anyone have the actual website address. My girlfriend has to take the test the second week in jan
  8. by   javamom
    I took the NET test a this past semester. It was not quite as easy to me as it was to others. I have been out of school for 12 yrs so doing fractions, algebra, etc.. was pretty rough. I had to review that and then the comprehension portion was trickier than I thought it'd be. I would try to find the study guide and use it! That would be my #1 piece of advice Good luck to you!
  9. by   NurseWeasel
    http://secure.mycart.net/catalogs/ca...?prodid=257819

    Ouch, it's $27.50. Definitely see if the college or public library has a copy you can use, or if a friend has one to share. Even though this is a REALLY small book, I still felt like I got my $27.50 out of it. Sorry I had mis-remembered the price earlier.

    I'd volunteer mine but it's been loaned out to a friend ever since I got my passing test results.
  10. by   RNIAM
    Is this a common test? I never had an entrace test for my nursing school. I was just curious how many had them? Is this similar to the LPN entrance test? I know they had one because I applied both to ADN nd LPN program.I got into the ADN program. Sorry I wasn't of much help here.
  11. by   Gromit
    I never had to take one myself, either. Just the college entrance tests (math, english, etc)
  12. by   Just Angi
    Brush up on fractions- BIG TIME!!! and also as stated before it is computerized so be SURE about your answers because you are not allowed to go back. The hardest part really is the fractions.
  13. by   jennybug
    I purchased the ARCO Nursing School and Allied Health Entrance Examinations Study Guide. I found it very useful. I recently took the test and scored very high. The algebra is pretty basic, high school stuff. Just relax and trust your instincts. Good luck.
  14. by   Xanadu1347201
    Hi there. Found this web site while searching for the study guide....

    http:/www.testbooksonline.com/Professional/nursing.htm

    That study book is $14.95.

    You can also find study guides at Amazon.com. I believe I put "nursing entrance exams" in the search engine. They range anywhere from $12-$40. Check out the review's on the books before buying. That's what I plan on doing. I have to take the net test before April. Good Luck searching....and on the test!!!!

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