BSN program at Towson

  1. Hi everyone!

    I'm going to be attending the BSN program at Towson this coming spring and heard that I will have to take the NET. My friend who graduated from UMB 2006 said she's never heard of it. Towson will have a study guide at our pre-registration and I was wondering how hard is the NET. Haven't done much research on it and they said that scores won't affect your admission into the program, however, if you don't pass, then you will have to continuously take it until you pass. I am also very curious as to what the schedule is like the first semester entering nursing school after completing all the pre-requsities. They said you start the clinicals the fifth week of class. I'm super excited! Thanks!
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  3. by   pinkiepie_RN
    I know this response is a little late but better late than never. The NET isn't really that hard. There's some reading comprehension and basic math that's all factored into your score and then there's a few sections on science (A&P, chemistry) that isn't. Good luck!
  4. by   laurenleigh012
    The NET isn't hard at all. I don't remember exactly what was even on it, and I remember looking through that study guide briefly. I'm graduating in May from Towson's nursing program and that seems like an eternity ago! haha. But I don't recall anyone failing the NET. I wouldn't worry too much!
    The first semester is by far the easiest. You will only have one clinical day a week, most of us were placed at a nursing home. You will be kept busy, though. The first semester is just getting basics down, like doing assessments, pharm, skills, etc. Let me know if you have any more questions!
  5. by   goldenstarkist
    Quote from laurenleigh012
    The NET isn't hard at all. I don't remember exactly what was even on it, and I remember looking through that study guide briefly. I'm graduating in May from Towson's nursing program and that seems like an eternity ago! haha. But I don't recall anyone failing the NET. I wouldn't worry too much!
    The first semester is by far the easiest. You will only have one clinical day a week, most of us were placed at a nursing home. You will be kept busy, though. The first semester is just getting basics down, like doing assessments, pharm, skills, etc. Let me know if you have any more questions!
    Thanks Lauren! This is just the information I needed for the clinicals. I've heard that the NET isn't so bad, so lately I'm more laid back on it. I already went out and bought the Kaplan book for it as well (I borrowed the study guide from Towson too). I was wondering if you can give me any pointers on the nursing program as well as any classes that I should study extra hard in. They told me where you have your clinical depends on your clinical advisor. I live around Towson so I hope it's around Towson so the commute won't be bad. I know someone who is also graduating this Spring. Do you know Maureen? I went to UMBC with her for undergrad. Congratulations on graduating in the Spring and wish you the best of luck for the future
  6. by   laurenleigh012
    Quote from goldenstarkist
    Thanks Lauren! This is just the information I needed for the clinicals. I've heard that the NET isn't so bad, so lately I'm more laid back on it. I already went out and bought the Kaplan book for it as well (I borrowed the study guide from Towson too). I was wondering if you can give me any pointers on the nursing program as well as any classes that I should study extra hard in. They told me where you have your clinical depends on your clinical advisor. I live around Towson so I hope it's around Towson so the commute won't be bad. I know someone who is also graduating this Spring. Do you know Maureen? I went to UMBC with her for undergrad. Congratulations on graduating in the Spring and wish you the best of luck for the future
    Yep I know Maureen, she's a sweet girl! As far as clinicals go, I have never had to go further than 15 min away from my apt, and I live in Towson. Since you live around the area, I don't think any commute will be too bad for you. As far as classes go, I can't really tell you all that much since everyone is different. I know a lot of people struggle with Med/Surg your J2 semester, and that is definitely an important class. Everyone struggles with different classes, for me it was OB, but I did fine anyway. You should definitely get an NCLEX review book right in the beginning. Those books give you a lot of extra practice questions, and they really help when you're studying for exams. A care plan book would really be beneficial also :-) As for everything else, just stay organized! If there little assignments you can get out of the way in the beginning of each semester, do it, you'll thank yourself later when you have no time! I'll be around if you need any help with anything!

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