Students Pre-Nursing

Published Aug 4, 2005

has anyone taken this test (NET). i dont have to take it for a year but wondering how i study for it, if its really hard, etc... any info will be great thanks tessa i believe it is (nursing entrance test) does it ring a bell :)

Fun2, BSN, RN

5,586 Posts

Go to Eriworld.com, or ebay, etc. and look for The NET Study Guide. I think this is the best way to study.

I didn't think it was that hard, but it all depends on you. (Can you read english well, do you know basic algebra?)

Good luck.

RosesrReder, BSN, MSN, RN

8,494 Posts

I took another (NLN) one but is serves the same purpose. Go to borders or online and get the study guide recommended. There you will find all you need. Good luck to you.:)

jenna3uc

15 Posts

my campus bookstore had there own copy of the NET book so you might want to check there

hikernurse

1,302 Posts

I just took it and thought it was really easy. The math was pretty basic; decimals were the hardest part. The algebra part was doable if you've ever taken any algebra in your life. I wouldn't sweat it--unless it's a huge part of your admission process, then I would .

cn2007rn

232 Posts

I took the NET test in March and it's not so bad. The math is pretty basic-adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, make sure you practice without a calculator, we were not allowed to use a calc. I reviewed long division, it's not tough but I hadn't done it since elementary school without a calc.

Also, do a lot of reading and get your reading speed up, the reading comprehension section goes really fast and there is not a lot of time to answer the ?'s and read, we had 30 minutes to answer 33 ?'s on 5 passages, and the passages are a lot longer then they are in the review books.

The test is comprised of math, reading comprehension, test taking skills, stressors that occur in your life, and reading speed.

Good luck! You'll do great! :)

brandyl123

118 Posts

Yes it rings a bell. I had to take it twice. Hard? It's not that hard i would recomment getting the Net study book. It has practice tests in it. It pretty much covers what is on the test. I found the reading comprehension part a little tough, only because the answers all seem right, but you have to pick what is the best. Math is pretty basic alot of percent converting questions. Don't feel bad though if you have to take it more than once. Good luck.

NewStu

36 Posts

When I began to study for the NET, it was suggested to me to use the official NET study guide (by ERI) as the best foundation in studying for the test. The study guide pre-tests are really close to the actual test, so I recommend you start there. I also suggest you read the entire NET study guide, as there are lots of test-taking tips and other valuable information regarding the test itself that can give you an edge.

As far as the math portion of the test, if you need reinforcement, try http://www.math.com. It's a site that offers tutorials and practice tests that will help refresh your math skills. -- I was okay with basic math, but needed to re-learn conversions (decimals to fractions, percentages to decimals, etc.) and some algebra, as I haven't used those forms of math much in the 'real world'. One thing that helped was to make flash cards to re-teach myself the conversion formulas. For the sequence of math operations in algebra, there's always the trusty My Dear Aunt Sally (multiply, divide, add and subtract in that order) to keep you on the right track.

I agree with the poster above that said the reading portion of the test goes by quickly. I'm a fast reader with good reading comprehension, and I wasn't able to finish the test completely. That really shocked me! So remember to keep that in mind when studying for the NET.

If your school is like mine, you'll need to score much higher than the passing score of 60 (I think that's the minimum). Personally, I don't know anyone scoring less that 79 that was admitted to my school. So you may want to consider that as a factor, as well.

Good luck to you. I'm sure with a little studying you will do great!

ocb_dave_ocb, LPN

222 Posts

I didnt think it was bad..... Its basic reading and math... I scored like a 78 on the math and a 64-65 on the reading I think

Roseyposey

394 Posts

As far as the math portion of the test, if you need reinforcement, try www.math.com. It's a site that offers tutorials and practice tests that will help refresh your math skills. -- I was okay with basic math, but needed to re-learn conversions (decimals to fractions, percentages to decimals, etc.) and some algebra, as I haven't used those forms of math much in the 'real world'. One thing that helped was to make flash cards to re-teach myself the conversion formulas. For the sequence of math operations in algebra, there's always the trusty My Dear Aunt Sally (multiply, divide, add and subtract in that order) to keep you on the right track.

I stand corrected on My Dear Aunt Sally! Thanks JKCMom for pointing that out!

r_janice

175 Posts

The NET is not difficult, in my opinion. I took the test last January. It had some reading and comprehension, algebra, some fractions and percents. Overall, it was like a cumulative review of the tenth grade. Dont stress over it; just review your algebra and percentages and fractions. You will do fine!!

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