Failed NET - disappointed :( - page 2

I'm so angry at myself right now. I can't believe I actually passed the math part with flying colors, which was the part I studied hard for and was concerned about, but failed the READING part by 4... Read More

  1. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from moonbeamsmom
    Ha! I didn't think about that. I still have the opportunity to retest twice more, so I guess that is having the door opened for me. Thanks for opening my eyes!

    There you go!

    Think of your journey as a practicing for a track match. Each test, deadline, etc is a hurdle. With each hurdle you get past, you are one step closer to the finishline! Yes, sometimes a hurdle may fall, but you keep going. Because it's practice and you're still learning how to jump the hurdles, sometimes you may have to try to jump the hurdle again.

    Now think positive, study hard, and get past this hurdle! Good luck!
  2. by   NurseSomeday
    During our nursing information session, we were told that many people fail the NET the first time around. I know several people who failed the reading portion on the first attempt, so although I am sure you are very upset, I wouldn't beat myself up just yet. You said you really didn't study this part of the test, so you probably have nothing to worry about.

    The NET Study Guide helped me understand what to expect on the test, as well as understand my weaknesses. I took the practice tests in the book and tried to understand why the answers were what they were. Also, you said you were 4 points short, did you go too fast through the test? If you believe this to be the case, then slow down. You may want to look at the test result and see how long you spent on the test. Did you go too slow or too fast. I finished both the reading and math in 1:20 so I should have gone back to review my answers. I didn't! I was so nervous about running out of time that when I thought I spent too much time on something, I moved on ASAP! I scored 92 on the reading and 85 on the math.

    It is a weird test so don't let it get you down. I'm sure you can do it. Don't let this single test change your mind if nursing is what you really want to do!!! And don't allow yourself to question your ability to suceed in nursing based upon this test. You are not the only one in this position!!!! Friends of mine that failed the NET the first time all have 4.0 GPAs and are good students.

    Good luck!
  3. by   moonbeamsmom
    For the record, I did have the very hideously-priced study guide and still do. I'm studying it because I went yesterday and scheduled my 2nd time around! :hatparty: :hatparty:

    Actually, the book was FULL of other people taking it. Believe it or not, most WERE taking it for the second or even third time. That helps but it says something about the test too!
  4. by   moonbeamsmom
    October 27 at 6 p.m.! :imbar
  5. by   NurseSomeday
    I agree! I think it says more about the nature of the test than anything else. The most you should have to pay for the book is $10 - $15. It is outrageous!

    Good luck on October 27th!!!!!!!
  6. by   bethin
    BTW--I posted last week(?) and that night I had a horrible nightmare. I took the NET test again and when I got my results I had a 0 for math and a 0 for english. At the bottom of the page it said "Don't bother applying to nursing school again. Don't waste our time." I was devastated! Thank God it was only a dream. Dreams don't come true, do they?