Is the NET the same everywhere?

  1. I see a lot of people on here talking about taking the NET test. I just wanted to know if it is the test that asks questions on English and math, like basic algebra, decimals, percentages etc.
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  3. by   Nicky032605
    [QUOTE=CRNASOMEDAY25]I see a lot of people on here talking about taking the NET test. I just wanted to know if it is the test that asks questions on English and math, like basic algebra, decimals, percentages etc. [/QUOTe

    I havent taken the NET, but from what i gather... i believe it is the Nursing Entrance Test.... You might be confusing it with the assessment test you take upon first entering college.

  4. by   NewStu
    Quote from CRNASOMEDAY25
    I see a lot of people on here talking about taking the NET test. I just wanted to know if it is the test that asks questions on English and math, like basic algebra, decimals, percentages etc.
    CRNA: I've taken the NET, and your description of it is pretty close. It is a standardized national test, so the test is the same everywhere. The only exception is that some schools will tack on an essay-type test to the English portion. ERI is the company that writes the test and produces the study guide - I don't have their web address, but you might want to google it for more info. Hope that helps.
    Last edit by NewStu on Sep 18, '05
  5. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    It's EriWorld.com

    Our school didn't have the essay question. It was all computerized.

    The NET's math portion consists of basic math & basic algebra, and the reading is main idea, purpose of the author, etc. (not punctuation, spelling, etc.)

    I agree with NewStu. It is a national test, and when I got my results (same day), it also gave a national percentage ranking.



    Quote from NewStu
    CRNA: I've taken the NET, and your description of it is pretty close. It is a standardized national test, so the test is the same everywhere. The only exception is that some schools will tack on an essay-type test to the English portion. ERT is the company that writes the test and produces the study guide - I don't have their web address, but you might want to google it for more info. Hope that helps.
  6. by   Paramedic14
    Quote from NewStu
    CRNA: I've taken the NET, and your description of it is pretty close. It is a standardized national test, so the test is the same everywhere. The only exception is that some schools will tack on an essay-type test to the English portion. ERT is the company that writes the test and produces the study guide - I don't have their web address, but you might want to google it for more info. Hope that helps.
    The study guide is available from a company called Educational Resources ,Inc
    Web Page www.eriworld.com
    18002922273 cost $28.00
  7. by   yvette76
    For those that have taken the NET how did you prepare? I'm good at reading,comprehension,english, but my math is that great. Do you think a pre-algebra refresher would be wise to take?
  8. by   NewStu
    Quote from yvette76
    For those that have taken the NET how did you prepare? I'm good at reading,comprehension,english, but my math is that great. Do you think a pre-algebra refresher would be wise to take?
    Personally I only used the NET study guide and reinforced my math skills with www.math.com, looking on that website for extra math problems similar to the study guide practice problems. That way I studied for the NET test in the format in which the test was presented. The study guide practice tests are so similar to the actual test it was unreal. Some of the actual test questions (for math) were used in the study guide.

    My way of looking at it is this: I didn't want to confuse myself with any other preparation that might not be on point with the test I was taking. Others are free to disagree, but it worked for me.

    Good luck - hope you end up in the 99 percentile! - NewStu
  9. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    I only used the Net Study Guide.

    I actually bought mine off of Ebay, but like I posted earlier, it is published by EriWorld.com.

    The NET has basic algebra. If you purchase, read, and work the problems in the study guide, you will not need to do extensive math studying. It has tutorials over the math problems.

    The same goes for the reading portion.

    The hardest thing about the NET is that you have to watch the time spent on each question.
  10. by   karmyk
    I just found out I absolutely have to take this in about 2 weeks... and I was wondering, for the english portion... are there vocab questions?

    I ordered the eriworld study guide but won't get it for a few days. =(
  11. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from karmyk
    I just found out I absolutely have to take this in about 2 weeks... and I was wondering, for the english portion... are there vocab questions?

    I ordered the eriworld study guide but won't get it for a few days. =(

    I don't think there is vocab if I remember correctly.

    It is basically main idea, purpose of the author, etc. It tests your critical thinking skills.

    Good luck!
  12. by   NeoNurseTX
    No essay here and nothing was on computer. Luckily, my school doesn't use this as an admissions test -- only to see where you are. I'm proof you can do horrible on the NET but still make it okay in school.
  13. by   Lovelymo79
    Quote from NewStu
    Personally I only used the NET study guide and reinforced my math skills with www.math.com, looking on that website for extra math problems similar to the study guide practice problems.
    Great website! I just printed out some of the math problems (the algebra ones..such a good source for takes you make up on your own..and they give you an answer key!) and I plan on working on it tonight. Just want to brush up my math skills!
  14. by   ZooGurl3
    I just took the NET last Thursday and the math was super simple--it was basically just addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and percentages (i.e. what is __% of ___).

    This website has problems that are EXACTLY what like what my NET test looked like:
    http://www.testprepreview.com/net_math_practice.htm

    I found that for the reading comprehension section there were a lot of passages/questions for the amount of time given. I had to read very quickly to make sure I had a chance to answer everything (I had 33 questions for 30 minutes).


    Best of luck!! You can do it!

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