Essex County College Fall 2011 Nursing Exam - page 2

Hello, Has anyone recieved the date(s) for the Nursing Entrance Exam for September 2011? I've been studying all summer and I am very excited to sit for the test; I just hope that i do well. I... Read More

  1. by   SNHRN2B
    I have also heard many rumors. As lapoRtaN said, find the facts and avoid the rumors because there are many. Make sure you get as much as possible from A&P I. A&P II is also a bit of a challenge (but i enjoy it!)....i am taking that now.
    As far as the NLN exam, I am happy to have scored well over 50% in all three areas, YAY! I scored an overall 142 on my NLN exam which is the 97th percentile.....I hope my score is good enough to get me into the program and onto the the next phase.

    I am now playing the waiting game...

    Has anyone else taken the exam?
  2. by   Miracle86
    I'm taking the test this Friday (10.21.11) at Essex....I'm extremely nervous and anxious...I've been study for this test for a while now, and I can't wait to get it over with. God willing I'll do really well and get into the program. Idk anyone else this semester who is taking it. If you have any tips for me before Friday pleassssssse let me know!! I'll definitely appreciate it
  3. by   SNHRN2B
    Hi Miracle86,

    I wish you all the best this Friday; Good Luck! My only tip to you would be to use the pre-exam study guide to not only brush-up, but also to test yourself to gauge your strengths and weakness so you can understand what needs to be the focus of your studies....Know your Math and Science. The Verbal section is a little difficult to prepare for as word knowledge is accumulative.

    I was just as nervous and anxious as can do this!

    I hope I get in too...
  4. by   Miracle86
    Thank you!!....I actually purchased two study highlighted the first one so much while I was studying that about 4 weeks ago I went to the Essex Bookstore and purchased a second one. I'm actually going over it again right now while I'm at work. The only part(s) I'm worried about are the Science and Math, I know the Science has some physics such as Ohms, and circuits hopefully I have that down pact. With the math I just have to work on my speed and accuracy I think too much into the problems
  5. by   SNHRN2B
    Miracle86 when it comes to the Math you going to really need to know how to work out the problems because you will not have enough time to put a lot of thought into each problem. When you think about the amount of time you have and the number of questions; you have about a minute for each problem. You are provided with even less time for the completion of the Verbal and Science sections.

    I also had two study guides!
  6. by   Miracle86
    Ok well thanks for the advice and words of encouragement. I'm ready to take this test tomorrow, and get this anxiety out of my system lol...
  7. by   lapoRtaN
    Good Luck to all of you guys! The NET is not that bad. Just basic info. Most ppl find the read hard because it is timed. I never got a copy of my NET back the just mailed me a letter that I passed and they went from there. Just remember to stay up on the ECC faculty because it is easy to get lost in the plies of people. Again good luck future RN's
  8. by   Miracle86
    How do we interpret the score for the Entrance exam? I asked my friend but she said that her print out is different from last years print out!!
  9. by   SNHRN2B
    hi miracle86!

    click on the link below:

    here's a tool to help you interpret your nln scores. how did you do?
  10. by   Miracle86
    Thanks!!!...So Essex will be going by the last column? the Relative Performance? When I spoke to the lady from NLN she said its not broken down into the Associate degree percentile like it was in previous years, and I know Essex use to go by the Associate degree percentiles.
  11. by   SNHRN2B
    I really wish i knew what method Essex is using and where i stand. I am honestly not sure... i can only speculate from information provided by others. Do you feel somewhat confident?

    What is an Associate Degree Percentile?
  12. by   Miracle86
    On one of my classmates score sheets from last year they broke the percentiles down according to those entering associate degree programs, and 4 year degree programs. This year I guess they lumped it all together in one group (Relative Performance). When I spoke to the lady at Essex on Friday who was sitting across from the computer lab where testing was being held she said it goes by the middle category but idk if she knew what she was talking about. If it goes by the last category I missed it by 4 in the math section. In the Relative Performance category I received a 77 in Verbal, Math a 46, and Science a 68 with a composite of 116.
  13. by   Miracle86
    I just called Ms. Jackson at the school; and she said it goes by the middle category, but i don't think she knows what shes talking about because then I asked her if its the one with the percent sign or is it the percentile; she said the one with the percent sign. If its that one then I have over 50 in every category but I believe its is the percentile which is the last category. In the middle category I received a 71% in verbal; 55% in math; and 60% in science. If you want to speak to Ms. Jackson her number is 973-877-1868