nln exam???

  1. Hey everyone! I'm taking the nln entrance exam for a school in Tennessee on July 25th! I wanted to know if anyone had any advice on what to expect? And what to study? Any advice is accepted! Thanx!
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  3. by   D.R.A.
    There are three areas: Verbal, Math, and Science. Before I took it, the Nursing Coordinator at my school said the questions are designed for pre-nursing students, meaning you need no knowledge of nursing. However, they are phrased in a way that makes them pertain to medicine. For instance, one of the math questions asked me to figure ccs or mls. Another was a word problem involving an IV drip or something. Again, they were math, but termed so that they pertained to medicine so to speak.

    I remember some molarity, basic chemistry (which I have never even had, lol) and some astronomy in the science part. Those were all questions that stood out to me b/c I didn't know anything about those subjects. Oh and some physics too.

    As for the verbal, I don't even know. I did the best on that part b/c I always do well on verbal. Don't remember it being difficult at all. I've heard others say they did the worst on verbal b/c they always do poorly on verbal, lol.

    All in all, to sum it up. I quit highschool during the 11th grade. I had had only elem algebra in college at the point of taking the NLN, no biology (ever), no chemistry (ever), no physics (ever), and I did not study. I made a composite of 130.

    If you check out the NLN website there are some sample questions. My cousin used the NLN study book. She said that it helped her ALOT, especially if you are worried about how the questions will be termed. She made a far lower score than me inspite of her studying and prior A&P courses, etc. She is smart, just a bad test taker. So you see there are multiple factors that will play a role in how well you do.

    Hope this helps. Good luck. I'm sure you will do fine.
  4. by   Shandra2008
    Thanks so much for your response! Really helpful! I have the study guide and I am going to try to study a little before the test! In another thread someone told me that I should focus on Physics (science) and geometry (math)! They took the exam at the same location for the same school! I hope I do well!
  5. by   lorba
    Study the review book as much as possible and take the practice exams. Anything that you get wrong you can go back and study. The book is extremely helpful and you will see a lot of the material that's in the book on the exam.

    Good luck!
  6. by   coffee&milk
    Quote from lorba
    Study the review book as much as possible and take the practice exams. Anything that you get wrong you can go back and study. The book is extremely helpful and you will see a lot of the material that's in the book on the exam.

    Good luck!
    I am taking NLN in September and i just read your post. Now i have an idea of how to study. Thanks for the info.

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