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  1. prcoach

    Watts school of Nursing newbie

    Krissy, Sign up immediately. It is hard to get a seat, and, you really don't need that much time to study. You need 50% to pass...that is a easy enough if you are prepared for the way the test is run. Most people are clueless and end up being on question 30 or 40 when time is up. That is an immediate fail because not even 50% of the questions have been answered. The time you are there is 60 min. There is some set up involved. Then you are timed 30 min. for Part 1 and 15 min for Part 2.
  2. prcoach

    Watts school of Nursing newbie

    Krissy, That book is fine but the reading examples are NOTHING like the those on the test. The math and language is similar. You really get only 30 min for 90 questions. The spatials are easy enough but the only examples you get are the ones on the website- there aren't any in that book. What I did was go to Barnes and Noble, take all the different nursing entrance exam books and work on the vocab. The next thing I did was time myself on the reading making such that I worked toward answering 30-40 questions. None of the reading comprehension paragraphs are like the ones on the test so you have to read a bunch of passages to simulate the test. Remember, all you need is 50%. And yes, the test is the same for the retake. It's not that hard if you just stay calm and work systematically. When are you testing? Good luck!!!
  3. prcoach

    Watts school of Nursing newbie

    Krissy_g, The test has no science. Part one is math, verbal and spatials (90 questions in 30 min). Part 2 is Reading Comp (40 questions in 15 min). The goal is to move fast rather than take your time. Spend 10 sec on question. If you know it, answer it. If you don't, circle it and go on to the next. The reading comp is best done as 'read the question and scan for the answer.' Don't waste time reading the paragraphs- they are long and dry. Schedule yourself for the test quickly. If you miss a seat this month, call each week, especially the week of the test and see if anyone has cancelled. That is how I got my seat. Good luck! PR Coach
  4. Are they online course for you? I had to take a filler class because those two courses were transferred from my colllege education.
  5. Thank you JL- what class(es) do you have?
  6. prcoach

    I am so annoyed with my communication skill

    Just remember that we who speak English as our first language also struggle from communication skills and time management. Life is a work in progress.Since you have identified your problem (half the battle) the next step would be to actively work toward fixing it. I think you have already begun this process by calling out to your fellow nurse mates and letting us keep you standing. You are so close to completing your schooling. Quitting should not be an option.
  7. If you have any degrees you will not get any grants but you depending upon your income you will be eligible for financial aid...they will meet with you and explain all of it to you. Hopefully you will get the loans you need.
  8. YAY!!! Congratulations Natalie! We definitely have room for you. I am a single mom of four but older (not willing to give that away just yet). See you in May for orientation!!!
  9. I know you didn't ask, but if you stand a chance to get into Watts go for it. They have an incredible reputation and even more incredible number of students who pass the NCLEX first time out. They are so organized and provide you with great clinical experience that you would be hurting yourself not to keep going in this direction first, especially if you cant find a thing out about Piedmont. At the end of the day, there are good nurses and bad nurses...you want to be a well educated good nurse.
  10. prcoach

    Calling any Watts School of Nursing Students!!!

    Nice job!!! Now you will be a people nurse!
  11. I think it would completely depend upon whether or not there are any more slots available for this cohort. I would definitely call her and ask. You have nothing to lose by doing that, and then you can plan for your the rest of your year if won't be going to school.
  12. No luck with grants if you already have a degree Classes start May 29th. I can't wait to meet everyone at orientation!
  13. SWEET!!! See you at orientation!!!
  14. prcoach

    Calling any Watts School of Nursing Students!!!

    Thank you Leophuong! It should seem an easy task but I have been out of school since 1987...
  15. prcoach

    Calling any Watts School of Nursing Students!!!

    I will only have to take Part 2 again, but I have to be one of those people sitting up in the front. I have to wait for the first part to be done. I answered about 80 of the 90 questions but passed over a lot of the math. Don't worry because what I wish I knew then is that they actually average the three components of part 1 together for your score. I got a 92 because of 99 in verbal, 80 something in spatial and 44 in math. I thought I blew it. Well i blew the second part. I got through two passages but I didn't answer enough correctly I think. I got a 44 . You will hear in two weeks if you passed...I hope you did great!
  16. prcoach

    Calling any Watts School of Nursing Students!!!

    Hey Wasadoggynurse! I felt the same way about it. Turned out for me that I worried so much that I failed part 1 that it was part 2 that I failed because I couldn't concentrate. I am set to test again Jan 24th.
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