NLN-RN Pre-entrance exam...Did I get a good study guide??

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    Hey folks. I am scheduled to take my exam on Jan. 8th and I was wondering if anyone else used the McGraw-Hills "Nursing School Entrance Exams" book for study material. If so, how did you do on the exam, did you find the study material relevant? I got the 2009 edition and it seems to be pretty thorough, but obvioulsy I want to do really well. Thanks and any other tips are appreciated!!
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    I used the book published by NLN itself and it was dead on!!
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    I really need to use that book then, because I'm taking the test soon too. There is limited class space at the school I'll be attending (if I get in) and there were well over a hundred potentials there today for the initial information meeting. I believe there are only 40-50 available spaces for the class and it's first come first serve with passing scores.
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    Well, I just received my NLN testing guide book I ordered. It's a new one just put out by the NLN themselves , so I hope it helps. I should be taking my test on Feb. 11th, so I better get off this computer and start studying. lol:typing
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    Ok, so, It's the 10th of Feb. and I take my NLN test tomorow. I've been studying and I don't feel I'm any better at the math than before I received my NLN study guide. The book is great! It's just me, lol. Everything else I feel very very confident about. I just don't "GET" Math. I hope I can at least pass the math even if it is just barely. Well, T minus 9 hours and counting till the test. I'm gonna get another hour or so in of studying and then it's off to bed for me. I' ll post my results when I get them even if they are laughable. wish me luck!
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    OMG! I amost walked out. It turns out I was studying the WRONG study guide.:angryfire I was studying the NLN RN which was suggested to me by many people and I was supposed to have the NLN LPN guide. The school told us a few weeks ago that we had to take this test and gave no resources for the test. With little time to study and no direction, it's s wonder I even passed. Well, due to this I OVER studied for the math which is good, but the vocab words I learned where not on the test at all. Also, the science on the test was not what I studied. I'm glad I stuck it out though because I DID passI scored an 84 on my verbal (which is tragically low for me) a 96 on math ( which I usually suck at) and a 99 in science percentile wise. Out of the 200 questions my score overall was 153 correct. Not bad. I studied hard and wanted a higher score, but I'll will definitely take that score considering I was planning on ditching the test this morning, lol. Also, I didn't realize the scores where gonna pop right up on our screens after the test. I didn't want to look lol, and I didn't want anyone else to see either. I guess it was by the grace of god or just good luck that I passed.:bowingpur Either way , I'm gonna go get some icecream and throw myself a little party, whoo hoo, lol
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    Neptuneschyld, what was the name of the book that you used? wow, congrats and you passed! Was the exam really hard? Which book should I buy? im taking the exam nxt mnth..Kinda nervous..help please..tnx
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    Keyt, It depends on what you are trying to enter, LPN or RN classes and what test they give. TEAs or NLN. Call and ask the school and they will tell you. Both TEAs and NLN have their own study guides.
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    hi!
    i just took the nln rn pre-entrance exam today and i am exhausted emotionally! i have been studying the book from the national league of nursing (bought used from amazon) and thought i was prepared. i recently finished chemistry, a&p i and ii and microbiology so thought i would be ok there. i was more concerned about the math and concentrated on studying that part of the book the most. anyway....in my opinion, the exam was really very difficult. the english vocab and reading comprehension was challenging but i don't think that is something you can study for....your vocabulary is cumulative and i don't think you can cram for that. i found the practice tests in the book were challenging as well....but i did not think the vocabulary on today's exam reflected any (well...a few maybe) of what was in the book, so don't waste too much time 'studying' for the vocabulary. i was glad i had practiced so much of the math in the book, but i think i could have beefed up practicing and done better. lots of conversions, tons of fractions, percentages, some graphs, a few square roots, a few linear equations, etc. now....for the science section....lordy, lordy, lordy......i felt betrayed by the book! the science section in today's exam did not reflect what i studied from the book! there were numerous questions pertaining to electricty (huh?)and physics which i had no idea about......i felt lost, frustrated and frankly stupid (which is a self-defeating label i have been struggling to avoid!).....overall i think i did ok but unless the curve is big, not sure i passed the science section. i had two columns of questions still to do in the science section when the proctor announced the 15 minute countdown to deadline . i then hurried through and guessed at most. sigh....i feel frustrated that these questions do not reflect what i know about the health sciences and really do not pertain to what one needs to know to be a successful nurse...it showed what i didn't know instead of what i do know...oh well....i will not beat myself up over it. my advice to those preparing to take it....beef up on boyle's law, chemistry terms and conversions, basic functions of the organs, blood pathway of the heart; practice, ohms, basic principles of physics and then practice, practice the math problems over and over in the book...specifically the fractions %s...and relax on the english and reading comprehension...there seemed to be plenty of time to complete that portion. you are not allowed a calculator or any food or drink, so bring some change in case there is a snack machine around for your two 5 minute breaks. i did suck on a cough drops which were in my coat pocket and the proctor did not say anything about that. i left with a low blood sugar and stress headache and have been working on re-encouraging my self for the remainder of the day. bottom line is don't take this test lightly. they really are trying to take the cream of the crop and are making us work for the privelage of getting accepted into a nursing program. good luck! nevergiveup
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    Quote from Neptuneschyld
    OMG! I amost walked out. It turns out I was studying the WRONG study guide.:angryfire I was studying the NLN RN which was suggested to me by many people and I was supposed to have the NLN LPN guide. The school told us a few weeks ago that we had to take this test and gave no resources for the test. With little time to study and no direction, it's s wonder I even passed. Well, due to this I OVER studied for the math which is good, but the vocab words I learned where not on the test at all. Also, the science on the test was not what I studied. I'm glad I stuck it out though because I DID passI scored an 84 on my verbal (which is tragically low for me) a 96 on math ( which I usually suck at) and a 99 in science percentile wise. Out of the 200 questions my score overall was 153 correct. Not bad. I studied hard and wanted a higher score, but I'll will definitely take that score considering I was planning on ditching the test this morning, lol. Also, I didn't realize the scores where gonna pop right up on our screens after the test. I didn't want to look lol, and I didn't want anyone else to see either. I guess it was by the grace of god or just good luck that I passed.:bowingpur Either way , I'm gonna go get some icecream and throw myself a little party, whoo hoo, lol
    so u get results on the same day? as u said u were gonna take the test on feb 11 and on the same day u wrote that u've passed the test.. Im gonna take the test on march 18... I took the test in feb 2007, but i failed the test.. I heared that the tests r now computer based.... so can you plzzz tell me something abt it. like can we skip Qs and come back...? and what abt the reading part? do we read the pessages from the comp or we are given it on papers? please help me..........


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