NET Testing - page 3

I have taken the NET test once and did not score high enough for the RN program at my college but did fine for the LPN progam. Our test are given on the computer, but there is also the pencil/paper... Read More

  1. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from sandycheeks
    Where can I find the NET study guide?

    EriWorld.com sells them. http://www.eriworld.net/net.asp

    (I bought mine off of Ebay, though.)
  2. by   nursinginga
    I don't think it should be that much of a problem to copy the NET study guide if you have someone that is in need. I know that the copyright laws are strict, but if I am correct on my knowledge, the laws mainly apply to copying for profit. If someone is in need and you have what they need, I don't think that should be criticized. I am sorry to get persnickety about this but I did the same for a new friend and I don't feel that I have done anything wrong. God bless and hope to send more notes soon. Good luck to everyone this spring semester.
  3. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    No need to apologize. :kiss

    I only said what I said b/c I don't think something like that should be put in writing for one, two, put on a public forum.....for your safety.

    You never know who is reading these forums.

    Good luck to you as well.



    Quote from westheat
    I don't think it should be that much of a problem to copy the NET study guide if you have someone that is in need. I know that the copyright laws are strict, but if I am correct on my knowledge, the laws mainly apply to copying for profit. If someone is in need and you have what they need, I don't think that should be criticized. I am sorry to get persnickety about this but I did the same for a new friend and I don't feel that I have done anything wrong. God bless and hope to send more notes soon. Good luck to everyone this spring semester.
  4. by   nursinginga
    thanks mi'shelle. i never contemplated it in that way. one important note, off the copyright subject.

    i found that one of the most important aspects of the net test for me was the reading and as i have told many, i usually love to read, but this test was crazzzyyyy. for all of those that have not taken the net test, please make sure to know the reading sections of the study guide. i hope this helps. good luck to everyone with the test.
  5. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from westheat
    I found that one of the most important aspects of the NET test for me was the reading and as I have told many, I usually love to read, but this test was crazzzyyyy. For all of those that have not taken the NET test, please make sure to know the reading sections of the study guide. I hope this helps. Good luck to everyone with the test.

    Very true....I thought that the reading section was going to be a sinch....then I read about it.

    I passed both sections the first time, but it's definitely not your ordinary reading test.

    This is why I definitely recommend the NET Study Guide. It tells exactly what to expect from THIS entrance exam.
  6. by   maximus76
    I was wondering if anyone could tell me if NET is timed? if yes, what's the time limit for each section?
    And also, I got Cliff's NET preparation book, is it a good one?
    thank you in advance
  7. by   *Blessed2BaNRS*
    Hi maximus,

    There are lots of threads on here about the NET that are really helpful.

    In answer to your questions, yes, the NET is timed. There are 60 math questions that you have 60 minutes for and 33 reading questions that you have 30 minutes for.

    In answer to your second question, here is a GREAT website that has great practice questions:

    http://hfcclab.info/NET/index.htm

    I actually thought that this site was much better than the NET study guide from the makers of the test. Here is their website where you can purchase the book:

    http://www.eriworld.com/

    Again, I bought the book, but didn't get as much out of it as I did the HFCClab website. Here are two more sites that break the test down and shws you what to expect:

    http://www.pvc.maricopa.edu/assessme...t/Navnet1.html
    http://healthcare.maricopa.edu/pdfDo...reparation.pdf

    I have a website that has many links on it for the NET, including these links, and for A&P and Micro and just a few nursing things. I have also posted what all is on the NET, what sections the schools look at and most importantly, the various sciences that are on the test, which a lot of people didn't know about. You can find my website by clicking on my profile name, then clicking "view public profile" and then clicking on "visit *Blessed2BaNRS* html." I maded this site for prenursing/nursing students and have links, quizzes, class notes and other helps on there.

    Good luck on researching about the NET and good luck when you take it~
  8. by   maximus76
    *Blessed2BaNRS*,
    thank you so much,
    one more question,
    does NET has questions on Anatomy, Physio and Micro?
    I already took Anatomy, but I havent taken Physio and Micro yet.

    By the way, are calculator and scratch paper allowed?
  9. by   *Blessed2BaNRS*
    You are vey welcome, maximus,

    Yes, there are Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, Cellular Biology and Chemistry questions on there. Also a section under the Science portion called Test-Taking skills. That one just analyzes what kind of a test taker you are. I forget how many science questions there were, but the 1st time I took it (the whole group that took the NET that semester had to retake due to incorrect version) I missed every one of the sciences, but the next time, I got all the A&P and Bio correct, and most of the Cell. Bio. I had never had Chemistry, so I just made a 70% on it, but it was much better than 0%!!!
  10. by   maximus76
    Thank you,
    I read somewhere that only part of NET (math and English) is counted towards the final score, is that true?
    I was looking at the math questions (link you gave me), and they are pretty simple, are the NET math questions similar to that? I mean, were there any, let's say, statistics questions there?
    and how many times can you re-take NET?
    thank you so much for your help and time
  11. by   maximus76
    I just called them, and they told me that only reading and basic math would be counted towards the final score, and also they guy told me that they've taken off addition and subtraction from the test.
    and also there will be about 15 basic science questions and the school would look at them (in case if you're accepted), even though they dont count towards the final score.
  12. by   pinkiepie_RN
    Quote from maximus76
    I just called them, and they told me that only reading and basic math would be counted towards the final score, and also they guy told me that they've taken off addition and subtraction from the test.
    and also there will be about 15 basic science questions and the school would look at them (in case if you're accepted), even though they dont count towards the final score.
    I just took it a few weeks ago and there was definitely addition and subtraction on it.
  13. by   *Blessed2BaNRS*
    Hi maximus,

    Sorry, I missed the last part of your question last time I replied.

    At my school, calculators are allowed, but I know the ERI website says no calculators. It all depends on your school. I do know that when I took my test, I found the calculator to slow me up on the easy questions. I only use it on the decimals and ratios.

    Now, for your other questions (and I don't mind answering, that is what I am here for!!!) yes, only the math and reading are counted toward your grade. I am not sure why there are science questions on there if they don't consider those, but...I don't make the rules!!! I just don't know if they would want a student who was through their pre reqs and who failed all the science questions...

    As far as the math, it was VERY BASIC. Just add., sub., mult., div., then percentages, ratios, decimals and several basic algebra questions. Seriously, everyone goes in there stressing about the math, then finds out that portion is very easy and the reading is the difficult part. The NET test is very, very similar to the website. That is why I refer it so much, it is so true to what is on the NET. There is no statistics or trig or calculus or anything above elementary algebra. The math portion of this test is in no way like the THEA or Accuplacer or any college entrance tests. Really very basic math. One of those websites that I posted above actually shows you what the test looks like on the computer. They have take screen shots of the test, so go over that site and get an idea of what it shows.

    About retaking the test, again, it all depends on what your school allows. My school only allows retests 1 time in two years, some schools allow retests 2x a semester, and some allow it however many times you want to pay for it!!

    Each individual school has the ability to use what ever version they choose (there are several different versions) and basically set their own rules on it.

    There are 2 ways to take the test, either pen and paper or on the computer. So either way, you should be able to use scratch paper. If you take it on the computer, you should get your score right then. If not, then it can take a few weeks to get your grade. I take a lot of online classes, so I prefer to take tests online, but other people kind of freak about it, and it tends to blow their concentration.

    But, the thing to remember is that it is a timed test, so go as fast as you can but slow enough to understand what it is you are doing!! Be sure to answer as many as you can, because they grade on how many you answer. If you see that you are running out of time, go through and start guessing. You have a better chance doing that then leaving them unanswered.

    Hope this helps to clarify things a little bit~

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