LPN pre-entrance exams

  1. Hi everyone. Me again.
    Does anyone know how many wrong answers are allowed in each section and still pass ?
    What's the passing grade or score ?

    Thanks again !!!
    Lorenna
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    Joined: Dec '04; Posts: 28

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  3. by   FocusRN
    Which exam? NET, HOBET, Pax, what?
  4. by   lorenna
    Quote from New_Mom_LPN_Student
    Which exam? NET, HOBET, Pax, what?
    Not sure. I only know it as a pre-entrance exam. It's an exam to see if you can get through reading comp., math (up to basic algebra ), vocabulary, etc.
    If you pass you then go on an interview w/ person in-charge of the nursing program.

    Thanx for answering my msg. Sorry I can't be more specific.

    Lorenna
  5. by   Butch
    Is it the TABE test? If it is the TABE, I don't know about other states, but Florida requires you to have at least an 11.0 on the TABE.
    Last edit by Butch on Dec 27, '04
  6. by   lorenna
    I just looked in one of the nursing study guide and test is called the NLN pre-admissions examination.

    If u have any idea... pls adv.

    Thanx !!
    Lorenna
  7. by   ckkala
    Hi,

    I have to take the NLN in February and have been studying for about a month on and off. I plan on hitting the math hard for the next couple of weeks.
    You will have to call your school because each school is different. Our school requires a score of at least 50% in each section. This is the first year we have had a pre-entrance exam and they are still working out the kinks.

    Good luck
  8. by   lorenna
    Quote from ckkala
    Hi,

    I have to take the NLN in February and have been studying for about a month on and off. I plan on hitting the math hard for the next couple of weeks.
    You will have to call your school because each school is different. Our school requires a score of at least 50% in each section. This is the first year we have had a pre-entrance exam and they are still working out the kinks.

    Good luck
    Hi there.
    Thanx for replying ! I'm beginning my prep-course on Jan 4. Lasts til March 8. This course provides review on all matters concerning NLN ( pre-entrance exam.) I feel like I need to do this because it's been a long time since I had schooling. Like u said... I'm taking this course mostly for the math since it always intimidated me. Never really liked math. Have no choice now, do I ???
    Course costed me $449.00, so, I better pass entrance exam !!! I'm also studying w/ some review books I purchased from book store and rented from library. I even went as far as buying basic math review books, basically for algebra.
    Anyway, best of luck to u.

    Hope 2 hear from u again.

    Lorenna
  9. by   ckkala
    Wow, I wish my school offered a course. I would probably sign up for it. I am very nervous about the math also, it has never been a strong point for me. Even doing the practice tests in vocabulary and science are intimidating. I always thought those were my strong points. I hope that my practice tests are enough.

    Good luck with your studying, maybe you can tell me what your class is like. I take my test at the end of February. I will let you know how it goes.
  10. by   lorenna
    Quote from ckkala
    Wow, I wish my school offered a course. I would probably sign up for it. I am very nervous about the math also, it has never been a strong point for me. Even doing the practice tests in vocabulary and science are intimidating. I always thought those were my strong points. I hope that my practice tests are enough.

    Good luck with your studying, maybe you can tell me what your class is like. I take my test at the end of February. I will let you know how it goes.
    I'll definitely keep u informed. I'll let u know what the instructor(s) tell us abt the test, etc.
    I found that the more u do, the more u absorb, and the better you'll do. Repetition is key. There are times that I even re-read the parts of study guide that I find difficult & challenging to me, from the beginning. It's a bit annoying, but, it seems to help me.

    Yes, pls keep in touch and let me know how u found the test. You'll be taking the entrance exam before I will. I'll be taking mine in March sometime.
    Best of luck. Sure you'll do great !!!

    Lorenna
  11. by   courtneyj04
    Hey, how did the test go? I take mine real soon! So scared about the math part. I've been studying for a month now.
  12. by   lorenna
    Quote from courtneyj04
    Hey, how did the test go? I take mine real soon! So scared about the math part. I've been studying for a month now.

    Hi Courtney! The entrance exam was 2 wks ago this past Tuesday. Rcvd my results yesterday w/ my interview date of April 5th. I PASSED w/ a composite score of 75 (which my pre-net course instructor said it's be like getting a 90 on a regular test. ) Who would have known ?????
    Are u taking the Pre-net Course ? It helped, alot. I had the BEST instructor, she took my fear away abt the Math. Believe me, I was so intimidated by it, but, the way she patiently explained it made understanding it easy.
    Instructor stressed to the class from day 1 that the Reading Comp. is more important than math because math is basically remembering then memorizing the steps to get the answer. With Reading Comp most teachers need to know that you're able to understand the main idea and the critical thinking part of the Reading section. Math started out w/ basic addition & subtraction, mult. & div., then adding, subtracting, dividing and multiplying fractions, percents & decimals. The last 8 or so were basic algebra.
    The best thing you're doing is studying. Keep on reviewing. If you're truly scared and worried abt the math I'd suggest hiring a math tutor, if you're financially able to. You can keep on writing to me if you need to vent or if you have questions. I know how u feel, Courtney. When's your test ?
    I'm starting nursing school in Sept, but, starting April 6 I'll be taking a Medical Terminology class once a week. Can't wait. I'm in my late 30's and NOW I'm hungry to learn. In high-school I really couldn't care that much. Education sort of tends to bite u in the butt , one way or another!
    Ok then. Pls keep in touch. I'm sure you'll do great ! Keep studying !!!

    Take care,
    Lorenna.
  13. by   lorenna
    Hi everyone. Don't know if you all remember me, but, rcvd my results yesterday and I passed !!! Have my interview April 5th. Starting nursing school in sept. I'm also taking a Medical Terminolgy course once a week from April to June.
    I really would not have passed w/o the help of my Pre-Net course instructor. She was absolutely one of the best, if not THE best teachers I've ever had.

    Hope everyone's doing well. It's been quite a while since I popped my head in.

    Pls keep in touch.

    Bye !!!
    Lorenna :hatparty:

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