It's Official!!

Well I have just finished up all my prerequisites and Corequisites and submitted my application to the school of nursing today! Suddenly it all seem so real!!!! I am really excited but it is kind of tough to get in. They only accept 32 students and about 175 apply. I live in a small town and there isn't enough room at the hospitals for alot of students to do thier clinical.
My school requires that you take the NLN preentrance exam. I am not very good at math so I have really been studying. I have a 4.0 gpa and so if I can ace that test I should be ok. I still am trying to not count my chickens before they hatch! ....now the waiting starts.....I will know by 6103! 
About salgal
Joined: Jan '03; Posts: 39
full time nursing student and work part time in telecommunications 


Mar 21, '03It sounds like you're on your way!
Good luck on the preNLN. I took it in January and I really had to review my algebra (I had lots of ratios/proportions to work out) before the test.
I'm waiting, too, and should hear within three weeks!
Best of luck to you, and keep us posted! 

Mar 21, '03I had nowhere close to a 4.0 gpa and I aced the math test and math is not my best area, so I feel sure that you will ace the test. Good luck.

Mar 21, '03ou guys are all so awesome!! Thanks so much for the encouragement. I need to practice some relaxation techniques because I tend to stress out in test situation. Judith Thanks for letting me know it is alot of proportions and algebra...those are actually easier for me than story problems involving percents...and I am not good at all in geometry. Is there alot of geometry on it? I have never taken Physics or Chemistry but have done Biology,Nutrition and A&P so those will help with the science part. I am going to go buy "Physics for Dummies" and "Chemistry for Dummies" I hear those books really break things down to the basics..........I will keep you guys posted!!



Mar 21, '03"Is there a lot of geometry on it?"
Hi, Salgal!
My preNLN had very little geometry, maybe 45 questions dealing with the very basic concepts and formulaestuff like how to find the area of a parellogram, the circumfrence of a circle, and how many degrees were in the remaining angle of a triangle. There were a few word problems involving basic arithmetic, some converting of percents to decimals, and the bulk of the exam was basic algebra (solving for "x"). Make certain you recall facts like a negative times a negative is a positive. My biggest complaint was the lack of a calculator. Many of the calculations were lengthy once you sorted out the problem, so there's a lot of room to multiply or divide incorrectly . . . stuff like 0.008 x 134.895 / 0.789 . . . I had such a headache at the end! But it is manageable.
In the science, the only questions that knocked me for a loop were the ones on electricity (maybe 45 of them). I had memorized some basic stuff about circuits, power, and wattage, but these questions involved resistance over a series of circuits. Electricity just isn't my thing . . . so I ended up eliminating the really bogus responses, then guessing among the remaining replies. When I came home and described the electricity stuff to the DH (Mr Electricity), he told me all my answers were wrong! yet my score came out just fine! Missing a few questions isn't the end of the world! Most of my science questions were bio and physics, a little chem and a little earth science.
One of the schools I've applied to had recommended using the GED (high school equivalency diploma) prep books for science and math, and I did find they were very helpful for review. I also used the preNLN workbook. The "Dummies" books are great, but actually might get into more detail than you need.
Best of luck! 
Mar 22, '03Good Luck anyway...although it seems like you won't need it.....with a 4.0 GPA!!! I have to go take the NET for the nusing program at my school on May 1st. I've been studying too...I hope I get accepted....AGAIN...lol. I was accepted for the Fall 2002 class but I was experiencing complications with my pregnancy....so hopefully I'll get in again....I won't know until 6/15/03
Fatima
"Future R.N." 
Mar 23, '03Good luck! I am waiting to hear too. I hate waiting. Hopefully it will go by fast for both of us.

Mar 26, '03originally posted by salgal
well i have just finished up all my prerequisites and corequisites and submitted my application to the school of nursing today! suddenly it all seem so real!!!! i am really excited but it is kind of tough to get in. they only accept 32 students and about 175 apply. i live in a small town and there isn't enough room at the hospitals for alot of students to do thier clinical.
my school requires that you take the nln preentrance exam. i am not very good at math so i have really been studying. i have a 4.0 gpa and so if i can ace that test i should be ok. i still am trying to not count my chickens before they hatch! ....now the waiting starts.....i will know by 6103!:d