entrance exam to nursing program

  1. Hi everyone, I just transfered to DE. from NY and gave up 2 nursing program seats to move with my family. Now that I am in DE, they inform me that my 4.ogpa in everything does not matter, and that I must take an entrance exam in order to get a seat for my clinicals !!!! (God is testing me!) Has anyone taken these entry exams and what is the critieria to get another clinical seat??

    Thanks for all your help!
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  3. by   gambitlizard
    My school requires all applicants to complete all non-clinical classes and pass an entrance exam before they are accepted to clinicals. Our exam is pretty basic... math and comprehension skills. It's called the NET test. Find out which test your school requires and I'm sure you can find a good study guide. Don't let this get you down! You can do this!
    Good luck,
  4. by   Montessori Mommy
    For someone with a 4.0 GPA, the entrance exam I had to take, TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) will be easy! After having been out of college for 15 years (BS in civil engineering), I decided to become an RN and had to take this exam. With only a few hour of review time, I got a 91 - which was 99th percentile in the program & in the nation.

    If you have to take the TEAS, please e-mail me and I'd be happy to tell you more about the test. Also, I'd recommend buying the review book. It really helped me brush up on old skills. I was shocked at the number of people who took the test with me who didn't bother to buy the review book!! I donated my review book to the school so they could put it in the library for people who don't have the money to buy the book.

    Best of luck to you!
  5. by   RedSox33RN
    I had to take the NLN (National League for Nursing), also a pre-entrance exam. A lot of the colleges and tech schools up here don't care what your GPA is either - you must take the NLN or comparable test.

    Good luck!
  6. by   Imafloat
    We didn't have to take an entrance exam to get into the program, entrance was based on our GPA, there is no waiting list. They had us take the NET test our first quarter in the program. I don't understand exactly what they are doing, but we have to take different tests every couple of quarters. Anyways, I took the NET test with no preparation. I figured that since it didn't count against me it didn't matter how I did. I did really well on it. If you are good in math you should be fine. The people who didn't do so well messed up on the math.