Nursing net examination

  1. So I get this letter in the mail explaining what we will need in order to be ready for clinicals...okay, no big deal...then at the very end it said that we will need to take the nursing net exam before starting the semester. I have heard of this exam, but this is the first I've heard of it regarding my school. I thought it was a way of screening applicants...I've already been accepted and registered, etc. What kind of an exam is this? Is it something I can study for? I'm a little miffed that this is the first I'm hearing of it...I'm sure it's no big deal to take, but why didn't I know about it before now? Oh well.
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   amblessing
    I took the NET prior to being accepted. Our school uses it to earn preference points for application into the nursing program. The NET is basically divided into two sections. Math and Reading Comprehension. It is timed. The math section is pretty basic, with decimals, fractions, addition, subtraction, division, and some very basic algebra. The reading comprehension is just that. There are some other sections of the NET that ask questions about learning styles, reading rate, and stress levels. These are not part of your score. Your school is probably using the NET as a diagnostic tool more than anything. It will give your instructors insight as to your learning styles and what type of enviornment you work best in.

    There is a study guide available from http://www.eriworld.com/library.htm

    Don't stress out, it's not too hard - Good Luck!
  4. by   carlalogan
    I bought the study guide and it helped me alot when I took the NET because it had been awhile since I had taken any math classes. the test is just like the other poster said and not anything to stress over. I think I was one of a just a few that even studied for it!
  5. by   kimtab
    I agree, I haven't had a math class in 15 years and it was longer than that since I saw some of that stuff but I did well. I don't think anyone studied for it and I don't think you should stress over it.

    Kim
  6. by   Love-A-Nurse
    Originally posted by carlalogan
    I bought the study guide and it helped me alot when I took the NET because it had been awhile since I had taken any math classes. the test is just like the other poster said and not anything to stress over. I think I was one of a just a few that even studied for it!

    Count me in with the few! I studied for it too using the NET book I purchased on line. With the math sections, there are 60 questions with the different divisions that have been previously mentioned.

    Just a NOTE on the reading, Be mindful that some of these answers call for you to read "between the line" when choosing from the 4 multiple choice answers, therefore, a factual answer may not be what is deemed "correct", just read the stem of the question first so you will have an idea of what you want to focus on in your reading the passage.

    Take a deep sigh and you can do it! Let us know how you do.

    StephanysGetaway
  7. by   RNIAM
    Can someone explain these exams to me? I haven't had to take one for the ADN program. I did take one for the LPN program. What is a MOSBY Test?
  8. by   GPatty
    Ours was called a PSB for LPN school. Is the NET basically the same thing for RN?
  9. by   dianacs
    Amblessing got it right. It is being used to evaluate our learning styles. I wonder how this will be incorporated into the program--surely there will be quite a bit of variation among the students. Well, we'll see. Thanks everyone.
  10. by   kvargas69
    Those who took the NET already, were the reading passages pretty long? I heard there are 33 reading questions, how many passages are there?

    Is there a timer/clock displayed on the screen.

    Thank you so much if you can help.

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