Which book is best to use when reviewing for NET

  1. I will be taking the NET at the end of the month, i want to review but have no idea what book is best. Which one do u guys recommend?

    1. How to Prepare for the Nursing School Entrance Exams (Barrons How to Prepare for the Nursing School Entrance Exams, 1998)
    Corinne Grimes
    Sandra S. Swick

    2. Nursing School and Allied Health Entrance Exams (Arco Academic Test Preparation)
    by Marion F. Gooding, Arco

    3. Review Guide for LPN/LVN Pre-Entrance Exam
    by Mary McDonald, National League for Nursing (Editor)
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  2. 17 Comments

  3. by   Ned the Red
    I plan to get one from the company that wrote the test - www.eriworld.com
  4. by   klone
    My answer is not there - you should get "The NET Study Guide"
  5. by   studentnurse74
    Quote from Ned the Red
    I plan to get one from the company that wrote the test - www.eriworld.com
    Yes, get that one. I took the net twice using the study guide off there, and it tells you everything you need to know, along with sample questions. You might be able to find one cheaper on e-bay, but that is the book to get. Good luck.
  6. by   EMTtoRN
    I have the third one by mary mcmahon and like it so far, although I did NOT know about the other one suggested by the company that made the test, so I will be ordering that too!!
  7. by   NurseWeasel
    Definitely get the official one from the eri website. It is 'da bomb'.
  8. by   Godswill
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Ned the Red
    I plan to get one from the company that wrote the test - www.eriworld.com

    It does not say rather it for LPn or RN entrance, does that make a difference? If not i will probably get this one
  9. by   klone
    Quote from Godswill
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Ned the Red
    I plan to get one from the company that wrote the test - www.eriworld.com

    It does not say rather it for LPn or RN entrance, does that make a difference? If not i will probably get this one
    The NET is the NET, there's no difference in if you're going for LPN or RN.
  10. by   ARmickie
    I know why you feel the need to buy these books to help prepare for the test, but I can tell you, I really can't see too much of a need for them. The math test can be easily passed by simply reviewing the final lessons in a fifth grade math book, and basic "solve for X" algebra. Long multiplication, long division, ratios, precents and decimals... 3+2x=7...The reading portion is mainly about grasping the main idea of a paragraph.. I promise guys.. the test is NOT hard.
  11. by   studentnurse74
    Quote from ARmickie
    I know why you feel the need to buy these books to help prepare for the test, but I can tell you, I really can't see too much of a need for them. The math test can be easily passed by simply reviewing the final lessons in a fifth grade math book, and basic "solve for X" algebra. Long multiplication, long division, ratios, precents and decimals... 3+2x=7...The reading portion is mainly about grasping the main idea of a paragraph.. I promise guys.. the test is NOT hard.
    It's not hard, I agree, but the study guide gives you an idea of what to focus your energy on. The sample questions are just like the questions on the NET.
  12. by   klone
    Quote from ARmickie
    I know why you feel the need to buy these books to help prepare for the test, but I can tell you, I really can't see too much of a need for them. The math test can be easily passed by simply reviewing the final lessons in a fifth grade math book, and basic "solve for X" algebra. Long multiplication, long division, ratios, precents and decimals... 3+2x=7...The reading portion is mainly about grasping the main idea of a paragraph.. I promise guys.. the test is NOT hard.
    I guess I disagree. It gives you a great idea of the types of questions being asked (coming prepared gives you a definite advantage) and also gives you some excellent test-taking strategies (such as - if one of the answers has a definitive in it, it's most likely NOT the correct response). It also gives you an idea of where your weaknesses are, so you can better prepare in those areas. I took the first sample test before reading the book and scored an overall 85. I read through the book and especially worked on my weak spots, and the second sample test I scored a 90. I worked some more on my weak spots, and ended up with an overall 93% on the test.
  13. by   Godswill
    Quote from ARmickie
    I know why you feel the need to buy these books to help prepare for the test, but I can tell you, I really can't see too much of a need for them. The math test can be easily passed by simply reviewing the final lessons in a fifth grade math book, and basic "solve for X" algebra. Long multiplication, long division, ratios, precents and decimals... 3+2x=7...The reading portion is mainly about grasping the main idea of a paragraph.. I promise guys.. the test is NOT hard.
    I have had many say this too, are they say just get this book
    Pre-Nursing Reviews in Arithmetic
    by Mary E. Stehman.

    I am not too worried about the other parts to much , because I have taken american lit I and II and english Comp in college. I have also taken college algebra and stats, but its the basics u forget. When i firsts took TABE i scored a 12.9 on the reading and comprehension part and a 10.5 on math, studied for a week scored 12.9 on math so reviewing my weakness helped me. The TABE was mostly ratios, pecents, decimals and fraction,etc, i guess it simliar

    The advisors at the school said that studying a ACT study guide would be ok too, i took that too, but that was gosh about 10 year ago, i score a 20 or 21,, which was considered real good back then, i dunno how it works now

    Thanks for the advise girls!!
    Last edit by Godswill on May 5, '04
  14. by   luckyladyore
    I will be taking the Net this year! Hopefully Good Luck


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