nurse entrance test

  1. any tips on the test? did anyone have to take a "tabe" test also?
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  3. by   sddlnscp
    Hi and welcome to allnurses! You might do a search on this (also search NET) as there are quite a few posts on this.

    In general, if you are taking the NET (there are others out there, so be sure you ask your school which test you have to take) it is mostly reading comprehension and math. Suprisingly, most people have trouble with the reading comprehension because it is nothing like what you would expect. I highly suggest purchasing the NET study guide (it can be found on www.eriworld.com - I think).

    Best of luck!
  4. by   lilbitloa
    thanks. i am getting my credit card out right now.
  5. by   sddlnscp
    Any time - good luck!
  6. by   Brand new RN
    My school just gave me what is called the PSB test. I did fine. My only tragically low section was the math (I don't do well if they're timed). When I spoke with the school counselor she advised not to be concerned as I'm already taking (and A-cing) their little basic math class that is geared to nursing students. My verbal & spelling scores were great too. The biggest surprise? I scored in the 94th percentile (of all USA & Canadian students who take the test) for the science section. That's great since the "admissions committee" uses that score along with GPA, I'm told.
    Oh, and on the Vocational index portion of the test...I scored in the 99th percentile...so apparently understand full well (and wanna be bad) what being a nurse entails.
    I'm so ready to get that acceptance letter!
    Fall 2007 we gonna be headed for nursing school at age 53!!!
  7. by   sddlnscp
    Congratulations lakeside, that is wonderful!!!
  8. by   NRSNFL
    Quote from sddlnscp
    Congratulations lakeside, that is wonderful!!!
    Hi, I took it over the summer for multiple programs that I personally applied for. Get the study guide, if not to refresh on things you may have forgotten (like multiplying and dividing fractions) and also give you a sense of how the reading portions are. Hopefully, like my study guide, yours will be more difficult and when you walk into the test, find it easier. Also, mine was all computer based, some are written it all depends on who is proctoring the test. Good luck, and yes, there are lots of threads on this so I would do a search on it, other than that, we can't give you particulars.
    Heather
  9. by   Brand new RN
    Thanks so much for the congrats Sarah. Currently working thru the muscles in A & P...Pretty heavy stuff! But, you know I got to do well so they have no reason to take me on next fall.
    oh joy! LOL
    (Hey, where's the smilie diving or drowning in the books anyway?)
  10. by   CMSNYC
    Quote from lakeside wannabe
    Fall 2007 we gonna be headed for nursing school at age 53!!!
    Lakeside...I just have to say that you have TOTALLY inspired me!!!

    You go girl!!!!!
  11. by   sddlnscp
    Quote from lakeside wannabe
    Thanks so much for the congrats Sarah. Currently working thru the muscles in A & P...Pretty heavy stuff! But, you know I got to do well so they have no reason to take me on next fall.
    oh joy! LOL
    (Hey, where's the smilie diving or drowning in the books anyway?)
    But of course. Yes, A&P can be very trying at times. I had to take that one at no more than 15 minute intervals when studying because otherwise it was too much information and it would start falling out my ears. Don't get me wrong, I loved the information, but the technicalities were hard to get used to. I wish you all the luck getting into nursing school - it took me 1 year and 3 months to get in, which I don't think is too bad compared to some and I am loving it!!! It is so worth it! Keep us posted on how it is going!
  12. by   russiangirl
    Hi, I have to take NET in November and using "Kaplan Nursing School Entrance Exam" book for preparation:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/074...487937?ie=UTF8
    My biggest concern is reading comprehension as English is my 2nd language, so I'm reading a lot of science articles to improve the vocabulary.
    But our college couselor told me that NET results will not affect acceptance to the program, so I don't worry much abouth the test.
    Maybe I shoud??

    Good luck.
  13. by   sddlnscp
    Hello russiangirl - I honestly don't know. I would go with what your school says, they should know. As far as our school goes, the results do affect acceptance. At our school you have to be at so many points above the national average in order to get into the nursing program. I am sure it varies by school, so your academic counselor is the best source of information.

    Best of luck!
  14. by   kimi6294
    Hi my name is Kim and i wanting to know if the nursing entrance test timed?

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