NLN Results.... - page 30

I took my test on 1/27....I read on here some people are getting their results back in 12 days...well that's today. Does anyone who took their test that day have theirs back? How about those of you... Read More

  1. by   kready
    I take my NLN on 1/12. Any advice? I'm really nervous to take the test! I bought the RN Pre-Entrance Exam book to try to study. I really stink at math
  2. by   Johnny_B
    1. Try to be relaxed
    2. Finish all the questions
    3. Don't waste any time on questions you don't know at first, come back to them (you can't answer them though in the next section). Get the ones that are easier and come back to the harder ones.
    4. Know your basic biology, punett squares, blood types, Mendel genetics (the snap dragons, the peas and the corn plants - all white plants) Know some basic anatomy and the functions of basic organs.
    5. There are quite a few ratio problems in math. Ones where you cross multiply and some that are to find a result or percentage. Be careful on decimals where they ask for a percentage - it is easy to get the wrong decimal place. I found it easier in some cases to estimate close and eliminate math answers based on the process of elimination, (the answer had the decimal in the wrong place).
    6. You cannot use a calculator. You can only use a #2 pencil for everything, including your name and other information.
    7. Bring a bottle of water, but know if you must take a bathroom break, only 1 person is allowed out at a time and it might cut into your test if you have to wait. I had to go during the science portion of the test, but I finished it.

    And if I did not say it - try to relax, its much easier to get through the sections if you relax!
  3. by   kready
    Quote from Johnny_B
    1. Try to be relaxed
    2. Finish all the questions
    3. Don't waste any time on questions you don't know at first, come back to them (you can't answer them though in the next section). Get the ones that are easier and come back to the harder ones.
    4. Know your basic biology, punett squares, blood types, Mendel genetics (the snap dragons, the peas and the corn plants - all white plants) Know some basic anatomy and the functions of basic organs.
    5. There are quite a few ratio problems in math. Ones where you cross multiply and some that are to find a result or percentage. Be careful on decimals where they ask for a percentage - it is easy to get the wrong decimal place. I found it easier in some cases to estimate close and eliminate math answers based on the process of elimination, (the answer had the decimal in the wrong place).
    6. You cannot use a calculator. You can only use a #2 pencil for everything, including your name and other information.
    7. Bring a bottle of water, but know if you must take a bathroom break, only 1 person is allowed out at a time and it might cut into your test if you have to wait. I had to go during the science portion of the test, but I finished it.

    And if I did not say it - try to relax, its much easier to get through the sections if you relax!

    Thank you for taking the time to help me! I really appreciate it.
    Have a Happy New Year's!
  4. by   Johnny_B
    I hope I get to meet you - I suppose you are going to CLC. I was there last semester and am taking A&P and Spanish this comming semester. My classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

    Good Luck again - You are very welcome.
  5. by   aminaasad
    Hi kready, Im also taking the nln on 1/12. Im sooo nervous and i feel like im not prepared for it. Ive been practicing the nln book and Ive been taking nln workshops at my school but I still need hints and pointers from others who have taken the nln exam. SO PLEASE HELP.
    Last edit by aminaasad on Jan 2, '08
  6. by   aminaasad
    oops trying to edit. dont mind this

    Last edit by aminaasad on Jan 2, '08
  7. by   LMRN10
    Quote from aminaasad
    Hi kready, Im also taking the nln on 1/12. Im sooo nervous and i feel like im not prepared for it. Ive been practicing the nln book and Ive been taking nln workshops at my school but I still need hints and pointers from others who have taken the nln exam. SO PLEASE HELP.
    NLN Workshop? I know Johnny_B said something about you going to CLC (that is where I go and I'm going to be starting my clinicals in a couple of weeks), but they never offered a workshop to help me study for the test and I wish they had. (Edited to add...sorry, I think he was referring to Kready)

    Johnny_B had some very good pointers on taking the test. Basically I just went through the book and went over each section over and over and over until I felt I knew it enough...basically until I felt if I were asked a question and given 4 choices, I felt I'd do well.

    The vocab section was not my friend...I'll just say that! And there really is no way to study for it...I went over the roots/prefix/suffix section and made sure I knew those, but other than that, not much you can do. Reading comprehension I did good on, but the vocab, ugh...just glad I don't have to do that again!

    I focused most of my time on Math & Science...felt comfortable in the Math, but the Science I went over and over.

    My advice...repitition! Keep going over it and just when you think you got it...go over it some more!!!! Test day, just remember you have done all you can up to that point and all you can do is take that test and do the best you can.

    I took the test 4 times. 3rd time I got an 85 and then the 4th, finally, I got a 92! The two scores before that were in the low 70's.

    Go in there with a calm attitude and keep your mind clear of everything else NOT pertaining to that test! Best of luck to you!!!
    Last edit by LMRN10 on Jan 2, '08
  8. by   mashell4
    Imm1019

    You said that you took the NLN 4 times, I will probably need to take the test again. Is there a waiting period between the test, or is that something you can take the next time the test is offered?
  9. by   kready
    Wow! Thanks for the great responses to my question about the NLN test. I have been so bus with two children that I haven't had time to log on lately. I am sooo nervous about the test and feel totally unprepared. A part of me wishes I wasn't taking it yet
    Good for you taking it 4 times and never giving up, then scoring a 92!
    I would have given up after the second time.
    Anyone at Harper College? I'm gonna transfer there from MCC.
  10. by   LMRN10
    Quote from mashell4
    Imm1019

    You said that you took the NLN 4 times, I will probably need to take the test again. Is there a waiting period between the test, or is that something you can take the next time the test is offered?
    Yes, you read correctly...4 times. Don't let the amount of times you need to take it get in your way - you will get there eventually! Determination!

    Well, I according to NLN, you can only take it twice a year...once every 6 months...check with your school though. At my school, you don't have to wait a full 6 months before taking it again - they have windows. We can take it once anywhere between January and June and again between July and December. So, it still works out to two times/year. But see how your school does it.

    Also, check with your Nursing department and see how past semesters have ranked as far as percentages go...or basically find out how they determine who will be accepted. But if they mainly go off of the NLN scores like my school, find out what the lowest percentages were that were accepted to give you an idea.

    I'm am happy I took it again...the previous semesters, Spring '07, the lowest was 87% and Fall '07 was 83%. I had an 85% and wasn't sure if I should do it again, but decided to...what did I have to lose. I ended up with a 92% and the lowest score (1st round anyway) accepted from what I was told was 92%...whew!!!

    Yes, find out the next time you can take it...make sure it is to your school's specifications because if you take it again, it may not be accepted because you didn't take it within the correct window. Best of luck!!!

    AND, keep in mind these scores last 3 years (well, your best score, from the time you take it). So even if your not ready right now to enter the program just yet, you can at least take it until you get the score you are happy with and sit on it til your ready!
  11. by   LMRN10
    Quote from kready
    Wow! Thanks for the great responses to my question about the NLN test. I have been so bus with two children that I haven't had time to log on lately. I am sooo nervous about the test and feel totally unprepared. A part of me wishes I wasn't taking it yet
    Good for you taking it 4 times and never giving up, then scoring a 92!
    I would have given up after the second time.
    Anyone at Harper College? I'm gonna transfer there from MCC.
    Don't give up if it's what you really want to do. You will get there...if I can, anyone can!

    I am not at Harper, but isn't MCC getting their own program soon? I know CLC takes a lot of students from MCC because they didn't have their own, but I thought I heard that they were getting their own Nursing Program soon...no? The only reason I am thinking that is because I thought I read something from CLC saying this was the last semester they were accepting MCC students, or that POSSIBLY this will be the last semester...can't remember exactly.
  12. by   goldie1
    To reply to nln - i just took the test this weekend. use the cream colored book from the school bookstore. just found this website, today while surfing for info on results, wish i found it b4.
    know about perimeters for rectangeles triangles. newton conversion from ave weight of human - i think it is about 9.3 conversion factor, watch time on math, i ran out.
    study the words in the book for the verbal, some are on the test. things i didn;t know and didn't find in study guide are calculating ohms, and other electrical problems, some earth science,

    u need to know about waves, wavelengtjhs, quantum mechanics question also, cant remember exact ? lotsof math division and decimal points and cross multiplication.

    Know verbal def of incredulous, and others in book, read the front section of study guide - it will help.

    know how to calculate area of rectangle to calculate area of squarres within it. , know about the triagle and angles on that or rectangles, know chalrs law boyles law, mendel , ab blood type donate to who, know carbs are starch and sugar, etc., know def of isotope and q regarding that . structural isomer know what it is and i think fresh off the press this should help u a lot.

    Good luck it was hard test, but i only studied 2 days prior. u should try to study more.
  13. by   goldie1
    how did u put your location up, i was only able to put USA? I am in IL also

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