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Hey all! New to this forum! I am an EMT in Illinois. I am currently working at an ambulance company in the Chicagoland area. I realized a while ago that I wanted to stay in the medical field instead of going the fire-fighter route. My grandmother was a nurse, my mom is a nurse case manager (formally an occupational health nurse), so why not keep the tradition going! I have prior college courses under my belt but I'm now realizing that I probably won't actually start nursing school until 2011 or 2012 because of my prereqs and gen eds :o I was wondering if someone could let me know what to study for the NLN test and what it's on!!!!

Thanks a lot!

Eric

Hi Eric, I did not have to take the NLN entrance exam so I can't really say for sure what's on it, I just wanted to say Hello and welcome. It does take time to get into nursing school but you can do it!

Im not sure what the NLN test is, but if its like the test I need to take to get into my nursing program this link might help. The test I hafta take is extensive, but focus's on remedial topics such as grammar, algebra, sentence structure, ratios/percentages, exponents, science etc... If this sounds like what you're looking for, click the link below and look in the left hand column for "TEAS PRACTICE TEST"...its almost all the way at the end of the list.

http://www.testprepreview.com/teas_practice.htm

Wait..if i did it right, that should bring you right to the different criteria you need to study...its great stuff! Remember, no calculators!!

Hey all! New to this forum! I am an EMT in Illinois. I am currently working at an ambulance company in the Chicagoland area. I realized a while ago that I wanted to stay in the medical field instead of going the fire-fighter route. My grandmother was a nurse, my mom is a nurse case manager (formally an occupational health nurse), so why not keep the tradition going! I have prior college courses under my belt but I'm now realizing that I probably won't actually start nursing school until 2011 or 2012 because of my prereqs and gen eds :o I was wondering if someone could let me know what to study for the NLN test and what it's on!!!!

Thanks a lot!

Eric

Hey Eric,

I don't have any info on the NLN, but I wanted to comment on the distance of 2011 for nursing school. I remember feeling like I was so far away from getting my degree, and that it seemed like a date looming into the space age haha. I wanted to let you know to break it up into small goals, try not to see it as so far away. I started my pre reqs in 2004 (at 35yrs old) i thought I would never get into school. I start in one week. 4 years later I am glad I didn't give up because 2008 came regardless of my education!

Our school, used to, require the NLN but now they do the NET. I am not sure what the difference is however when I entered I took the NLN. At that time there was a practice book available at the college library as well as the local bookstores or google it online.

I purchased the practice book and practiced a lot. My reading speed is slow and the reading part is what I needed to practice most.

What you practice in the book was the same type of contents on the test.

tobrn

Thanks a lot everyone!!! The NLN pre-entrance exam is the National League for Nursing pre-entrance exam. Yes it does seem a LONG time away!!!!

Thanks again!

Eric

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Specializes in EMS, ortho/post-op.

Welcome! I'm also an EMT, but I'm pursuing a paramedic degree before going to nursing school. I have almost all of my pre-reqs done towards a BSN, but I don't expect to be totally done until around 2014-15. It seems like a million years from now, but I'm not in a rush and I'm really enjoying being an EMT right now. Your EMT experience will be very beneficial once you start nursing school.

I'm not sure what area you are in but the college I am going to offers a NLN review class that is 1 or 2 nites (I think) for 3 weeks. I go to Harper college in Palatine. I am also a pre-nursing student currently taking reqs. Good Luck!

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