help with entrance exam

  1. Hi,
    my school requries all nursing students to take the NET(nursing entrance exam) and an RNCAPS exam in Therapeutic Communications.

    can some plz tell me good books to study better for these exams.
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  3. by   MedSurgeMess
    I took the NET and it was very easy-didn't study anything, and had nearly a perfect score in both main sections....I don't know much about the other test though.....
  4. by   greatan
    I believe in always being prepared. I took the NET test in June after being out of school for 20 years. I went to my local library and asked them for books on the nurse entrance exam. They came up with 3 excellent books. One was Barrons how to prepare for the nurse entrance exam. I studied for a few weeks and refreshed myself on basic math - lots of decimals - adding them, subtracting, dividing, lots of fractions, a little algebra. The other part of the test was reading comprehension that involves reading a few paragraphs and answering multiple choice questions about the story. One book even included a CD that allowed you to load a simulated timed test on your computer. Some people have problems with the test because you get limited time to do the test, usually 2 hours. It can be done either on a computer while other schools use paper tests. If you feel you lack in either reading or math I suggest doing the test problems in the books. It really helps. And if you have a problem with a math problem it explains easily how to find the solution. There is also an excellent site I found, that was extremely helpful in preparing me. Better safe than sorry, I say study and prepare. Good luck!:blushkiss
  5. by   Daytonite
    don't know about the rncaps, but here is information on the net - the home page of the organization that writes and administrates this test. the test covers four general areas: math, reading, english and science.
    math covers whole numbers, metric conversion, fractions, decimals, algebraic equations, percentages, and ratio/proportion
    reading covers paragraph comprehension, passage comprehension, and inferences/conclusions
    english covers knowledge of punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, contextual words and spelling
    science covers science reasoning, science knowledge, biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, basic physical principles and general science - this is a link to their official study manual from their online store $34.95

    welcome to allnurses!