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us4halls specializes in geriatric and military hospital.

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hello i am new to allnurses.com

my name is christina and i am married and have 2 wonderful kids

i have been a cna for about 8-9 yrs and a mst since 2005.

i am currently getting ready to go through the application process for LPN school here.

a few questions

1. did you find it hard to find a job when you were fresh out of nursing school ?

2. will my previous cna experience be taken into account at all during the application process.

3. how long did you study for the NET exam before you took it?

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Tweety has 28 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, Neuro, Cardiac.

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1. No, actually I had my job lined up 3 months prior to graduation

2. Your CNA experience will probably be taken into account, if it's a unit similar to what you're applying to, or if there are many applicants for the same job. It certainly won't hurt

3. Don't know what NET is so I guess I didn't take it.

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I also had a job lined up before I graduated from school. So did a lot of other students that graduated with me. I am not sure about the NET test as I did not take it so I can not help with that. Good luck et :welcome:

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us4halls specializes in geriatric and military hospital.

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sorry i think my message needs some clarification

my number 2 question should of read will having cna/mst background help as far as getting into nursing school?

the net exam is the nurse entrance test that my school requires you to pass to be considered for the program, its a sat type test that tests math,verbal skills

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P_RN has 30 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ORTHOPAEDICS-CERTIFIED SINCE 89.

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Welcome into the allnurses family. As far as the cna, education is NEVER wasted so it probably will be a plus at your school intervew. The NET is still being used? WOW I took the NLN back in the 60s. I assume it's a similar test? I actually waited until I know I had passed the board before looking for a job.

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OK, now I know what you are taking. Mine was just like the SAT pretty much. So work experience really did not help out for that. I just brushed up on my Math skills since that was not a good subject for me when I was in school. I did alright et placed right into the Pharm math.

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us4halls specializes in geriatric and military hospital.

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i have ordered a book to help study for the net and i also have a friend who is an engineer and also teaches remedial math at a college so i may see if she can help me study a bit too

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