It is very hard to get a hold of anyone in the nursing department. I love how when you call it just tells you "due to high call volume..." and disconnects you. I really found out about the Pearson Vue testing option by accident. I'm glad I did because I do not want to wait until October to take the NET!
To schedule the NET on your own time, you have to call and register with Educational Resources, Inc at 1-800-292-2273 and pay $100 and they will give you a password/ID. Once you have that, you can schedule the test at any Pearson Vue testing location. The closest to me is Westlake, but there is one in Beachwood and Akron. You can visit www.vue.com/net/
and schedule the NET online (or the number given on that website to schedule by phone). Once you visit that website it will give you more information. I haven't done this yet, but that's the process as I understand it so far.
I spoke to the nursing department the other day and they said I could schedule the test whenever, but if I haven't had my record reviewed then the grade from my NET will have nowhere to "upload" to and I may have pay an extra fee to have the grades sent after I take the test. Not sure if you just finished your pre-reqs this summer or not, but if so, you may be in the same boat. I'm tempted to just schedule it and take the chance. Grades should be posted any day now, and it takes a week or two at most to have the records reviewed by them.
Let me know if you have any questions - not sure if I was very clear in my explanation.