hi everyone, ct future nurse here, and i was wondering, has anyone taken the pre-entrance exam for the lpn program? is it hard? what is on the test? and last but not least, how do they grade? sorry for all the questions, but i just made an appt. to take the exam, and im a bit nervous:uhoh21:

L&D_2b 506 Posts Mar 8, 2006 hi everyone, ct future nurse here, and i was wondering, has anyone taken the pre-entrance exam for the lpn program? is it hard? what is on the test? and last but not least, how do they grade? sorry for all the questions, but i just made an appt. to take the exam, and im a bit nervous:uhoh21:which one are you taking? there are quite a few out there. i have taken both the psb and the net. if it is either one of these, i could tell you what my experiences were like.good luck.

smokeyoaks82358 50 Posts Mar 8, 2006 I'm a new LPN in CT. Graduated in Dec. from NETI in Hamden. The NET is math, english comprehension. Get the NET book to help you study. You can find it on Amazon. Good luck!

FutureNurse_203 17 Posts Mar 8, 2006 I am taking the NET. How long is the test? How is it graded? Is it timed?

smokeyoaks82358 50 Posts Mar 8, 2006 From what I remember the test is about 2 hours long, it is timed. As far as the grading goes I think you have to pass by a certain percentage. I took the test 2 years ago. Wish I could remember more. Really brush up on your math-decimals, percentages, fractions, algebraic equations. Good luck!

L&D_2b 506 Posts Mar 8, 2006 Thanks Everyone;)You don't have to, but I would get the NET study guide. You can sometimes find it at your local library. Or you could buy it but it costs around $30. It is sometimes hard to come by, so I would contact http://www.eriworld.com and buy from them directly.Good luck.

Hoping LVN2BSN 191 Posts Specializes in Registry, all over the place. Has 1 years experience. Mar 10, 2006 I don't know if you've ever taken an assessment exam in college to determine what level of math or english you'll be placed, but it's alot like those. Instead of determining what level, the test determines whether or not you'll be accepted. It has english read this paragraph and answer questions, which word is spelled wrong, where does the comma or period go type questions. Math is pretty basic, no higher than an 8th or ninth grade level, long division, +,-,X, working with fractions and percentages. No higher math, well, maybe one or two algebra questions. It wasn't too bad, although not to make light of it because some people have a hard time. If you have trouble w/ math, www.math.com is a good site. Unless you have real trouble, I wouldn't spend that much money on the book, save that for the gas to clinicals.

DD-RN 42 Posts Mar 10, 2006 Different schools have different pre-entrance exams. I just took the ATI and scored in the 99th percentile. It was a combo of math, reading, English and Science. Nothing to really study for....just basic reading and answering questions, putting the correct punctuation in sentences, some definitions, following directions, fractions, some metric conversions, reading a map, biology, etc.Good luck. Find out what test your school gives and get the study guide.

chadash 1 Article; 1,429 Posts Specializes in Nursing assistant. Mar 11, 2006 If you take the net it is not bad at all. Do brush up on things like percentages and decimals. Here are some of the things covered: whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages, number conversions, and algebra equations (don't let that scare you, on algebra a passing score was listed as low 13%, I don't think it's a deal breaker, if you are strong on the other areas). Think of what math would be vital in drug calculations and what not. Pretty basic math. I am not implying that drug calculations are basic or that they are on the test, thank Heavens! It took about an hour and a half, but I was so nervous I rushed! I think there is more time, so check with the tester and make sure you know ahead, might save on nerves.It is not as scary as it feels, you will be relieved to know at the end of it that you don't have to be a rocket scientist:)Oh yeah, and You Will Do Great!!!!!!

lisabeth 1,087 Posts Mar 11, 2006 If you take the net it is not bad at all. Do brush up on things like percentages and decimals. Here are some of the things covered: whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages, number conversions, and algebra equations (don't let that scare you, on algebra a passing score was listed as low 13%, I don't think it's a deal breaker, if you are strong on the other areas). Think of what math would be vital in drug calculations and what not. Pretty basic math. I am not implying that drug calculations are basic or that they are on the test, thank Heavens! It took about an hour and a half, but I was so nervous I rushed! I think there is more time, so check with the tester and make sure you know ahead, might save on nerves.It is not as scary as it feels, you will be relieved to know at the end of it that you don't have to be a rocket scientist:)Oh yeah, and You Will Do Great!!!!!!I guess this means I HAVE to take Algebra. I would have been exempt, but I think I would like to pass this test. Im not real happy though:o I hate Math.

chadash 1 Article; 1,429 Posts Specializes in Nursing assistant. Mar 11, 2006 I guess this means I HAVE to take Algebra. I would have been exempt, but I think I would like to pass this test. Im not real happy though:o I hate Math.I am not sure it always works that way. It of course depends on your community college, are there prerequisites? Some schools have you take proficiency test in basic skills. The NET is really not that kind of thing. I think it is more of a screening for basic aptitude and skill level, not so much a test of individual areas. I think, but am not sure, that they are going to look at your composite score in math, of which algebra is a small part. And it isnt advanced algebra either. What I remember was lots of decimals and percentages and the like.If it is the NET, I wouldnt worry too much. Get the NET prep book. It doesnt cover much more than what you would need to get your GED.