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Studying for the N.E.T. during Pregnancy

Written by kimmel52 on December 25, 2009 – 8:37 pm

Studying for The N.E.T., during Pregnancy

Studying for the N.E.T during Pregnancy

Studying for the N.E.T during Pregnancy


Studying for a career in nursing is challenging. Even more challenging is the fact that you may be pregnant while going to school. If so, then you are one of many that are embracing the total you and trying to make the most of who you are during this joyous time. There are however some stress levels that can harm you if you are not careful. Especially if you are studying to pass the Nursing Entrance Test. This is a very stressful test. If you are not sure whether or not you are pregnant, you may be unknowingly harming yourself by not eating, or sleeping properly. Staying up long hours trying to prepare for the nursing entrance test, the HESI or the TEAS Test can cause many untoward side effects. Therefore it is important to develop good study habits and learn how to handle the stress of nursing school.
Some women just know when they are expecting, without any outward signs and symptoms. But for the majority of women, most do not know immediately. While the market is inundated with pregnancy test kits, there are still some tell tale signs that a women can look for to determine whether or not she is pregnant. Some of the tell tale signs of pregnancy are the following: (note that not all signs occur at the same intervals and some signs are not a perceptible in all women.)
1. Fatigue; (many women experience the feeling of fatigue as one of the first symptoms of pregnancy. The overwhelming sense of tiredness, where you just don’t want to do anything or just can’t.)
2. Breast enlargement; (as the fetus develops, hormones surge through the women’s body and increase the breast size.) Women may also notice a slight tingling or itching of the breasts. The areola become more darkened and enlarged, and the nipples are very sensitive.
3. Vaginal discharge; (sometimes there is a clear or mucous type vaginal discharge) Women feel that this might be a yeast infection, but there is no odor or itching. This is just the body’s way of telling the women that she is pregnant and has lots of hormones working a peak levels.
4. Cessation of the first menstrual cycle. For most women, they know when they miss their first period that they are probably pregnant. Although, now with the many different types of birth control, some women do not have periods for several months. Those women who have, “periods like a clock”, usually know for sure when they miss their first period or it doesn’t arrive on time.
5. Abdominal fullness; Women may notice that their stomach feels more full, or they cannot hold it in as deep as they did a few weeks prior. The skin may itch as well.
6. Hunger: This is a big one, an increase in appetite. All of a sudden you are eating extra helpings, and finishing everything on your plate. (overeating prior to a test is not uncommon and can cause unwanted extra pounds.)
7. Nausea: Sometimes this symptom may occur rapidly. Though it is a common occurrence, vomiting along with the nausea may cause dehydration and rupture of blood vessels. (It is very hard to study or concentrate while nauseated)
Above are some of the tell tale signs of pregnancy. If you think that you might be pregnant then you should make an appointment to see your doctor right away. Good prenatal care is essential in the development of a healthy baby. For those mothers without health insurance, there are participating state programs just for mothers and babies, to ensure that every woman enjoys a healthy pregnancy and a healthy career as a nursing student.
To ease some of the stress associated with going to school and being pregnant, just go to The Nurses Learning Center to enjoy online practice tests that will help you prepare to pass the HESI, the NET or the TEASE nursing entrance test.


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Study Tips for the N.E.T.

Written by kimmel52 on December 25, 2009 – 8:19 pm

Study Tips for the Nursing Entrance Test.

Pass The N.E.T. with good eating habits

Pass The N.E.T. with good eating habits


Are you one of those test takers that have to have a bag of chips or popcorn next to you while you study? Well if you are, then you are one of many that have developed this habit over the years. One habit that is extremely hard to break. Overeating prior to testing for the Nursing Entrance Test, the HESI or the TEAS Test, may make you feel better but it won’t necessarily raise your score. Overeating is not the healthy way to study.
A lot of people are overweight today. Obesity is due to various factors that have integrated of a person’s life, not to mention the fact that there is also a genetic predisposition to being overweight. Our society does not help those who are obese. Models that are paper thin are touted as beautiful, beer is advertised and many types of foods that are empty in necessary vitamins but high in calories. Therefore anytime someone comes up with a quick fix to weight loss, there is band wagon of customers willing to try anything. Unfortunately, some of these products interact with blood pressure meds, and can be very dangerous to the heart and kidneys. Fast weight loss is not the answer. The so called, “quick fix” is a false statement that many are led to believe is fact. The body is a miraculous machine which can adapt to many different environments and eating adjustments. Those people who have been struggling with a weight problem for years have to understand that it is going to take perhaps years to take off the weight and to learn how to adjust to a new lifestyle. Losing weight is as much mental as it is physical. Just a alcoholics must religiously attend AA meetings, the overweight individual must also surround themselves with mentors and stimulation to keep up a new style of life and eating habits. It has been proven that excess weight can cause a plethora of health related problems, such as high cholesterol, heart disease, lung problems, and varicose veins. People who are obese also suffer from anxiety, stress and low self esteem. Not all obese people suffer from these aliments, but there are many. Society does not help their plight at all. A support group is especially crucial for the obese person to remain strong and committed to their new routine. Knowing that they can contact someone at all hours of the day and night helps to relieve the day to day stress associated with eating disorders and anxiety attacks.
The obese person should first begin the mental commitment to change in life and eating habits. Any type of change requires that one accept the change and then adapt to the change. It does not help when there are other family members who are overweight. The gradual change in choosing the right types of foods becomes harder when those in the home continue to have poor eating habits. This can tempt the overweight person. Beginning the journey to weight loss can begin with a simple statement of, “today I am going to begin an new lifestyle”, or “Today, I will not eat 1 candy bar.” As the obese person gradually is able to meet the small challenges, they can increase their repertoire to greater challenges. Accomplishing the small steps are the most important at first. One may say that they will go up and down a flight of stairs twice. Once they actually do it they can increase their goals daily. The overweight person gains confidence when they meet their daily goals. This building of confidence will help them to achieve their ultimate goal of lifetime fitness.
Building confidence without snacks is the first goal that one should try to achieve before studying for the N.E.T. If one must have some type of oral fixation, then try broccoli or cauliflower with a diet ranch dip. Even low fat crackers are better than high calorie snacks.
Best wishes and good health while you study.


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Dance Your Way to Passing the N.E.T.

Written by kimmel52 on December 25, 2009 – 7:59 pm

Dance Your Way to Passing The N.E.T.
By Nancy Kimmel RN, PhD, CHMM, CNAT, CPI (ACA), NHA

Dance before you TEST for the N.E.T.

Dance before you TEST for the N.E.T.


Yes, you may think this rather funny. The reality is that dance is a great way to relieve stress. Therefore, if you relieve the stress, you have a better chance at passing the nursing entrance test.
One does not have to be a prima ballerina to enjoy the health benefits of dance. Dance comes in many styles, and most of us at one time or another danced to our own drum. Moving to music is a natural way of staying healthy, losing weight and keeping fit, and lowering your stress level.

One is never too old to begin dancing their way to fitness. The nice thing about dancing is that a person does not have to go by a structured routine. You can make up your own routine as you go along. Put on your favorite music and dance. It is a good idea to have your own space, just in case someone walks in and surprises you. Don’t be embarrassed. You are doing something that is fun and achieves a goal of good health. Dancing helps the cardiovascular system, circulation and balance.

The warm up; prior to your own routine you should do some warm up exercises. These exercises include leg stretches, arm stretches and back stretches. Begin by sitting on the floor, use a pillow for comfort, and spread your legs like the letter V. Now lean from side to side and keep it up until you feel the muscles in your legs begin to stretch. Next, lift your arm over your head as you stretch from side to side, trying to bring your arm all the way over and touch your knees. Keep this up for twenty minutes of so, until your leg muscles warm up. For back stretches, you can simply use your kitchen counter and hold on to the counter while you lean back. Don’t lean too far, only to the point that is comfortable for you. Once you are done stretching you are ready to dance. What do you do if you never learned to dance? Just make up your dance. As you listen to your favorite music try to keep the beat to the music. Listen to the rhythms, and move your body with the beats. At first you may feel awkward, but then you will begin to develop your own rhythm expression. It is lots of fun. As you continue this as a daily routine, you will soon see results. You will have more energy, feel more fit, and breathe better. Daily adherence to a dance routine will help you feel more confident and also build muscle strength.

Choose different types of music after you feel comfortable with body rhythm movements. It is very exciting to listen to different genres of music from various countries and cultures. You may even find yourself making your own unique dance routines. There are many places to go if you want to learn dance. There are classes for toddler to seniors. Have fun and live life a bit happier with DANCE!

Dance relieves stress

Dance relieves stress

Ballet is one of the hardest dances out there but it can give your body benefits especially in keeping it fit. Aside from being a wonderful form of art, more and more people are taking ballet classes because the training can help them achieve the body frame they want.
Unlike in other dances that involve free movements, ballet requires precise steps and specific movements. This mastery in precise movements can only be achieved when you undergo training with various ballet techniques. These techniques are composed of well-defined positions and flexible movements, which are standard in most ballet schools.
Not that you have to go to ballet school before sitting for the nursing entrance test. However, dancing is the best way to relieve stress and get limber for the three hours of testing that await those getting ready to pass either the N.E.T., the TEASE Test or the H.E.S.I..


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State Certification for CNA’s

Written by kimmel52 on December 25, 2009 – 4:57 pm

CNA State Certification

Congratulations to all of my students and those across the U.S. who have completed a nurse’s aide training program.  Now is the time to get ready to take your state exam.  Hopefully you have sent in your letters of course completion and have received your authorization to test.  It is very important for a nurse’s aide graduate to schedule their test date for state certification immediately after graduation.  This is due to the fact that the information that you have learned is still fresh in your mind as well as your clinical skills.  This is an exciting time.  Soon you will earn your nurse aide certification and your name will be placed with all the other nurse’s aides on the national registry.

Feeling nervous prior to a test is normal.  Actually, a certain amount of stress is good.  However, when the stress becomes overwhelming, the student’s exam and clinical performance can suffer.  To prevent this from occurring, the graduate nurse’s aide should practice their skills on friends and family while talking out loud and going through all of the steps.

Speaking your way through each of the skills helps to relieve anxiety.  It is just like performing on a stage.  You need to practice your lines and actions and most importantly, study, study, study.  Ask your instructors where to obtain practice tests.  The student will perform better on the exam when they practice their skills and knowledge.


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The NET Reading Comprehension, Learn How to Pass

Written by kimmel52 on December 23, 2009 – 7:44 pm

Reading is the key to passing the NET reading comprehension tests

The Nursing Entrance Test Reading Comprehension

How does one approach the reading comprehension section on the Nursing Entrance Test?  No matter which of the nursing entrance tests you may be preparing for, whether it be the HESI, the T.E.A.S. or the N.E.T., each will have its own very challenging reading comprehension section.   Many for one are unprepared for the wealth of reading that is required and the computerized method of testing. It can be difficult for those who are not computer savvy to comfortably navigate from page to another and go back to re-read. Time is of course of the essence in taking any test. Why is it that so many people have trouble passing the reading comprehension portion? There are several answers to this question. The first answer is that the majority of the population have not received enough training in how to critically think. In high schools and community colleges the need to push student’s to critically analyze what they read is lacking. This translates to poor scores on reading comprehension and hence the many pre-English classes that are offered. Unfortunately these courses are not always sufficient to prepare the student for the level of difficulty associated with the reading comprehension on the Nursing Entrance Test. The other answer is that sufficient preparatory material is lacking in the educational market. While there are various books touted as the official NET Study Guide, the core content need for passing is lacking. The best preparation just like any standardized test is to find similar questions and consequently detailed explanations. Once a student is able to understand exactly what is being asked of them the answers seen not as difficult. However, those students who do well with out any preparation are those that are avid readers and have been avid readers since they could pick up a book. The questions are at best hard to assimilate due to the ambiguous nature of the way that they are asked. This can be a stumbling block for those who are not prepared afore hand for the reading comprehension section of the Nursing Entrance Test.

To sufficiently prepare for the type of questions that are asked one must practice reading passages and answering questions in a similar format. The software, The Nursing Entrance Test Study Guide, has successfully prepared many nursing school students to pass the Nursing Entrance Test with higher than the national average score. This is due to the fact that the author, Dr. Nancy Lydia Kimmel, a professor of Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry and Math, author of several books on education took the Nursing Entrance Test, has tutored many students on and scored in the top five percent in the nation herself.

Upon taking the test, Dr. Kimmel conceived and wrote the software entitled, The Nursing Entrance Test Study Guide. Dr. Kimmel, designed the reading comprehension section in the same format as the Nursing Entrance Test and provided the student with complete explanations and methods for answering the questions. The essays included in The Nursing Entrance Test Study Guide are of equal if not longer in length from those on the Nursing Entrance Test and the computerized format is the same. This gives the student the advantage of practicing in a similar situation, thereby eliminating the initial shock and adjustment time needed when actually taking the exam.

The student can scroll back and forth at their leisure or use the timed method. Each of the essays deal with the subject matter that requires the student to carefully read and comprehend. Similar in format to the actual test, The Nursing Entrance Test Study Guide is an asset to anyone that is preparing to take the Nursing Entrance Test. All of the students who have used Dr. Kimmel’s software have passed the reading comprehension section on the Nursing Entrance Test.

One of the pitfalls that students find when taking the reading comprehension, is that they have a hard time assimilating new knowledge and answering questions that have a high level of difficulty associated with them. Dr. Kimmel’s software that also includes math preparation covers the important principals and assists the student in mastering key words when reading.

Certain key words are typically used over and over again in reading comprehension questions. Words, and statements such as, the author assumed, inferred or the paragraph stated are key to understanding and grasping the questioning methodology.

When answering questions, it is sometimes hard to relate concepts that seem totally unrelated. This type of questioning requires abstract thinking. The questions are designed to test the reader’s analytical reasoning while at the same time test their vocabulary. It is always advisable when reading to have a dictionary at hand. Other examples of similar reading comprehension tests can be found in graduate entrance exam practice books. Entering into the nursing field will indeed require unique analysis skills in many different forms.

If you have the desire to go into nursing, then you must first get ready to take the N.E.T., the HESI or the TEAS entrance test. You can begin preparing for your career by practicing your skills using the online tutorials and tests at The Nurses Learning Center. There are over 1000 questions and answers. You will get unlimited internet access, 24/7. It is yours to keep. New questions are added daily. It’s like sitting for the N.E.T., The HESI or the TEAS in your home.


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How to Successfully Pass the N.E.T., HESI and T.E.A.S. Test

Written by kimmel52 on December 23, 2009 – 11:39 am

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Phlebotomy Career Training School Catalog

Written by kimmel52 on December 17, 2009 – 2:08 pm

PHLEBOTOMY CAREER TRAINING COURSE CATALOG 2009 Volume 1
School Address; 28050 Ford Road Suite C, Garden City, MI 48135
Central Address: 28050 Ford Road Suite C, Garden City, MI 48135
Administrator: Nancy L. Kimmel RN, PhD, CHMM, Certified Phlebotomy Instructor by the (American Certification Agency for Helathcare Professionals), Certified Train the Trainer for Michigan CENAS
Nancy L. Kimmel: R.N, PhD, CHMM, CTT,
Instructor of Phlebotomy Training/Nursing Assistant Training (Check out the new tuition rates as of January 1, 2010)

Courses Begin September 24th 2009 and run every 6 weeks.

Phlebotomy Technician Program
Phlebotomy Technician Program Begins September 24th 2009 and ends November 5th 2009
PT Program 01 meets on Thursday from 8AM – 2:30 PM, and one 4hour Saturday class on Oct 24th from 8 -12 PM
PT Program 02 meets on Thursday from 3:00 PM – 9:30 PM and one 4 hour Saturday Class on Oct 24th that will meet from 2PM- 6PM

PT Program 03 meets on Thursday, November 12th from 8AM – 2:30 PM and ends on Tuesday December 22nd 2009, there will be one Saturday class for 4 hours on December 19th from 8 -12 PM
PT Program 04 meets on Thursday, November 12th from 3:00 PM – 9:30 PM and ends on Tuesday December 22nd 2009, with one Saturday Class on December 19th from 2PM -6PM

Nursing Assistant Program
Nursing Assistant Program Begins September 25th 2009 and ends November 7th 2009
NA Program 01 meets on Friday & Saturday from 8AM – 2:30 PM
NA Program 02 meets on Friday & Saturday from 3:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Three hours of added instruction will be included selected clinical sites
NA Program 03 meets on Friday& Saturday, November 13th from 8AM – 2:30 PM last day of class before Christmas is Dec 19th Classes resume on Sat Jan 2nd and end on Jan 9th
NA Program 04 meets on Friday & Saturday November 12th from 3:00 PM – 9:30 PM last day of class before Christmas is Dec 19th Classes resume on Sat Jan 2nd and end on Jan 9th

All tuition and fees paid by the applicant shall be refunded if the applicant is rejected by the school before enrollment. An applicant fee of not more than $25.00 may be retained by the school if the applicant is denied. All tuition and fees paid by the applicant shall be refunded if requested within three business days after signing a contract with the school. All refunds shall be returned within 30 days.

Enrollment dates: Students may register for classes up until the first day of class. There is limited seating capacity, so students are encouraged to enroll prior to classes start date.
Students will meet twice a week for two days of clinical rotation for 8 hours each day. Sites will vary due to availability and site needs. Students will be provided with site details one week prior.

Entrance Requirements for the Phlebotomy Technician Program

Students that are interested in enrolling in this program are required to have a high school diploma or GED. They must be able to pass a criminal background check. Some patient care experience is preferred but is not required. Students must be able to have good communication and memorization skills, think under pressure and have a compassionate nature. By the third week of classes, students are required to have their immunization titers on file for MMR and Chicken pox as well as their TB tests.

Entrance Requirements for the Nursing Assistant Program

Students that are interested in the nursing assistant program are required to have a high school diploma or GED. They must be able to pass a criminal background check. Students are required to have all immunizations up to date and bring in proof of immunization records. Students are required to have their TB test and MMR and Chicken pox titers on file by the end of the second week of classes. Some patient care experience is preferred but not required. Students should have a caring and compassionate nature.

Policy for absences, leaves, tardiness, make-up work, and suspension for unsatisfactory work or attendance and re-entrance conditions.

Students are required to be on time for each class and at least 15 minutes to a half an hour early for clinical. If a student is late more than ten minutes to clinical or class they must provide the instructor with prior notice via instructors phone and provide a written explanation for their tardiness. Students late a second time for clinical or class are subject to dismissal from the program. Students whose performance is less than a C on two or more consecutive tests are subject to dismissal from the program. If a student is found to be unruly or insubordinate, uses profane language or disrupts the class will be subject to dismissal from the program. The following rules apply to onsite clinical locations as well as in class;

Rules of Student Conduct

1. Student shall conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times, obeying facility rules and regulations.
2. At no time will profanity or obscene gestures be tolerated.
3. Due to HIPPA laws and other patient privacy acts, students shall at no time discuss patients illness, use patient’s name or research any data not pertinent to the course in public places unless in the confines of a conference room or other private quarters.
4. Students shall treat all equipment with care, and shall use said equipment in the manner that it is intended.
5. Due to the intensive nature of the course and the possibilities of contracting illnesses from blood borne pathogens as well as the invasive procedures that are administered to patients, Students shall not hold the institution, directors, instructors or any other governing body liable in any way, shape or form in lieu of contracting any of the illnesses or accidents and shall be sole responsible for any injury sustained
6. Student’s understand the nature of the course and the seriousness of the invasive procedures and acknowledge that they will be sufficiently prepared with knowledge of the disease process, blood borne pathogens and universal precautions, (See course description) prior to clinical rotation, and shall notify instructor if in fact they do not feel ready to participate in clinical rotation.
7. Students acknowledge that they will use care, be gentle and kind with all patients, respecting them and treating them with dignity at all times.
8. Students will dress accordingly at all times respecting their profession and other professionals by not wearing excessive make up, exposing tattoos, wearing acrylic nails, jeweled nails, hoop earrings, nose rings, tongue rings, or lip rings, exposing cleavage and or undergarments.

9. Students acknowledge that non-compliance with any of the above rules and regulations will result in dismissal from said Phlebotomy Program or Nursing Assistant Program.

10. Male students shall be clean shaven to class and clinical, or if sporting a beard or mustache shall have them properly groomed and trimmed.

11. Earrings shall be no more than studs.

Disciplinary Policy
The following offenses are among those considered by health care affiliates to be serious
enough to warrant immediate discharge, depending on the
circumstances. We also consider these serious and, as students in health occupations, you
will be held to these same disciplinary policies.
• Proven theft.
• Striking a fellow worker, patient, student or instructor.
• Walking off the clinical site without permission of the supervisor, preceptor, or
instructor.
• Direct insubordination; refusal to do assigned duties.
• Use of illicit drugs during clinical/externship hours.
• Use of intoxicating beverages during clinical/externship hours.
• Disclosure of confidential information through any means.
• Professional incompetence.
• Fighting.
• Immoral actions while on campus, at the clinical site, or related meeting or function.
• Verbal or written unprofessional and/or profane language.
• Intentionally falsifying records.
• Cheating in the classroom or clinical setting.
• Endangering fellow workers/patients/ students through violation of safety rules or
committing generally recognized unsafe acts.
• Deliberate damage to, or defacing of, affiliate or school property.
• Harassment of any kind directed at fellow students, patients, affiliate workers, or
college workers.
• Interfering with the work of other students or workers.
• Interference in an interaction between another worker/student and his/her instructor
or supervisor.
• Excessive absences as described in syllabus.
• Not following rules outlined or jeopardizing the program of other students in any way.
• Failure to comply with facility or school policies including those identified in the
syllabus.
If the infraction occurs at the affiliate and immediate discharge seems warranted the
student will be sent home and advised that the Program Director and/or the Division
Associate Dean/designee will contact him/her.
Failure to follow facility or program policy and procedure may result in one or more of the
disciplinary actions below:
• Written warning by the instructor and /or supervisor.
• Program or academic probation.
• Immediate dismissal if behavior is still not corrected by the next grading period.
Cheating: Students who have cheated in the classroom or clinical setting will receive a
zero (0) grade for that test/evaluation. Students will not be allowed to retake (for points)
any test/evaluation on which they have cheated and will be immediately dismissed from the program.

Re-entrance into the program may be initiated when due to early termination for illness or emergency with a formal meeting with the director and written notification of why student had to leave program and reasoning for re-admission consideration. Students may be readmitted into the program with no more than 4 weeks lapse after leaving. If student has passed more than 4 weeks out of the program, the student is required to repeat the program from the beginning. Students who have been dismissed from the program for any reason or of the aforementioned reasons are not eligible for re-admission.

Leave of absence: Students are required to complete the program without any lapse in time. If a student must drop out of the program, they may only retain their place if they are less than 4 weeks out. More than 4 weeks absence, the student must begin the program again.

Make-up work: Due to the sensitive nature of the programs in regard to performing invasive procedures and direct patient care, there is no make-up work. All work must be completed in class and homework must be turned in on time.
Grading System: The grading system is based on the traditional grading system as follows;
90-100 A, 80-89 B, 70-79 C,<70 Failing
Students are required to earn a minimum grade of B on all tests in the Phlebotomy and a minimum grade of C in all Nursing Assistant Tests.

Clinical grades;
Students must receive 100% in all clinical and labs.

Tuition for each program:
Tuition for the Phlebotomy Program is $929
Students may receive a full refund after the first week of classes and a 50% refund after the third week, based on paying the full amount on the day of registration. Students may pay half down $464.50 on the first day of class and the other half at the beginning of the third week of class. Students that do not pay the balance at the third week of class may be dismissed from the program. There is no enrollment fee.

Miscellaneous Fees: Phlebotomy students are required to wear navy blue scrubs to each class, white tennis shoes, watch, they are to bring a box of latex gloves or non-latex is they think that they may have a latex allergy. Students are required to have a white knee length lab coat for clinical site rotation.

Tuition for the Nursing Assistant Program;
The cost of the nursing assistant program is $1200 dollars. Students are required to pay the amount in full on the first day of class. Students are entitled to a %100 refund during the first week of class, and a %50 refund on the third week of class based on the entire amount. If students choose the payment program, and choose to pay half down $600 the first day of class, then by the third week they are not entitled to any refund and are required to pay the balance on the third week of class, or they will be dismissed if no payment is made.

Miscellaneous Fees: Nursing Assistant students are required to wear light blue scrubs to each class, white tennis shoes, watch, they are to bring a box of latex gloves or non-latex is they think that they may have a latex allergy. Students are required to have a white knee length lab coat for lab practicum.

Hazards in the workplace;

HAZARDS AND RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH
CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST AND TECHNICIAN CAREERS
(INCLUDING PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN) and Nursing Assistant
According to the US Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook:
“Clinical laboratory personnel are trained to work with infectious
specimens. When proper methods of infection control and
sterilization are followed, few hazards exist. Protective masks,
gloves, and goggles are often necessary to ensure the safety of
laboratory personnel.
Laboratories usually are well lighted and clean; however, specimens,
solutions, and reagents used in the laboratory sometimes produce fumes.
Laboratory workers may spend a great deal of time on their feet.”
The career of phlebotomy technician includes the general health care risks listed on the
previous page, as well as the following:
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Pass The N.E.T. First!

Written by kimmel52 on December 14, 2009 – 9:41 pm

By Nancy Kimmel R.N. Ph.D. mpj0185026000011

O.k., so you want to become a nurse. Good choice. Did you know that National surveys of registered nurses, physicians, and hospital executives document considerable concern about the U.S. nurse shortage?(1) Will you have job security? Absolutely! Now all you need to do is to become a nurse. As the population continues to grow, so does the need for educated nursing professionals. With such a strong need for nurses many would think it would be easy to get a nursing education. The fact is it may be harder than many people think. Today the United States also has a shortage of nursing educators and this makes many nursing programs hard to get into often with long waiting lists.
Getting onto these waiting lists is all dependent on how well the student performs on the NURSING ENTRANCE TEST This is a three hour exam that tests the students knowledge from reading comprehension to anatomy and physiology. Student aspirations of having a career in nursing can come true if they know how to study intelligently for the NURSING ENTRANCE TEST. This test can become a stumbling block for students who do not adequately prepare for the N.E.T. Comprehensive study materials can be found online at the Nurses Learning Center
Students have online access twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, as long as they need the program. Having access to a comprehensive battery of tutorial test that will help raise students score on the N.E.T is a must is the student plans to get into nursing school on the first try. Not pass the NURSING ENTRANCE TEST is a great set back for everyone trying to get into nursing school, and one that most people can’t afford to take.
Nursing forum – career planning and education advice for nursing careers

Even with all these hurtles in place, a nursing career is still a great choice as long as you select the correct career path. As with any career you choose, you want to create a plan and time line so you can advance into a senior position in the future.While in fact the program of nursing is a grueling one, the rewards of helping others outweighs all other factors considered. The five steps are outlined below.
Step 1. Have a great desire to help others. Becoming a nurse means caring about others as you would care for yourself, your children, your parents and other loved ones. Love of mankind is definitely a prerequisite. This is the most important step. Read more »


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Computerized Adaptive Testing For The N.E.T., The HESI and The T.E.A.S.

Written by kimmel52 on December 12, 2009 – 12:53 pm

Computerized Adaptive Testing For Nursing Education

By Nancy Lydia Kimmel R.N., Ph.D., C.H.M.M.

Those who are graduate nurses and those who are going into nursing school will soon be sitting for their national boards known as the NCLEX, or taking the N.E.T, the HESI or the TEAS. The state nursing board examinations are computerized and set up to test the candidate’s skill level. In order to pass the NCLEX. the candidate must demonstrate the level of skill required to practice the art of nursing safely in their state. In order to determine this level of skill, the NCLEX. is formatted to adapt to the testers knowledge base.

This type of computerized adaptation is termed, “computerized adaptive testing” or CAT. This type of testing is not new. It has been in use for many years. This is the method that the Graduate Entrance Exams (GRE.) have been using. To better understand how computerized adaptive testing works, think about taking a test where all of the questions are very easy. This type of test does not really test the ability of the tester that knows the material thoroughly. Therefore the tester’s true mastery of the subject is not assessed. Some of the nursing entrance tests are also test via computerized adaptive testing.

It is similar to being in class, where the teacher is asking questions. As the student answers the questions, the level of difficulty continues to increase, until the student reaches a point where they cannot answer a question, then the level of difficulty decreases, and the cycle begins again. This type of testing then does away with the redundancy of questions wherein the level of each is on a plateau, but rather poses questions that challenges the tester’s ability to the point that their true ability of their mastery of the subject matter can be assessed.

Therefore, those student’s, sitting for the NCLEX who are answering easier questions, may find themselves answering more questions than those students who are able to answer the harder questions and thereby have fewer questions. One could say that computerized adaptive testing is geared to each individuals own knowledge base. After each question the tester is scored. Each following question will be chosen to match their skill based on how they answered the previous question. There is a statistical program built into the main program that estimates the tester’s knowledge proficiency. There is a pre-set statistical data base that dictates the percentage of questions that are needed for a graduate nurse to pass or to fail.

“The CAT usually ends when the amount of measurement error around the ability estimate reaches an acceptable level. Low levels of measurement error are required for high-stakes certification tests and indicate that the test would likely produce a similar score if re-administered immediately afterwards. It is not known exactly when the test will shut off or how many questions have to be completed. The computerized adaptive testing usually presents a variable number of questions, and a minimum and maximum number is pre-set.”

Therefore, if the graduate nurse answers incorrectly the easy questions, as well as the more difficult questions, they will be less likely to sit for the entire six hours and their test may shut off after the minimum of seventy five questions. It is the seventy five questions that many graduate nurses are fearful of receiving, because they think that they have failed the NCLEX. If the tester has a good solid knowledge base and has prepared for the test by practicing NCLEX questions, then the seventy five questions shut off is actually a good sign. The score is based upon the level of difficulty that is achieved. This is the methodology that the NCLEX uses to test the nursing school graduates.

The HESI, The N.E.T. and The T.E.A.S. will shut off at a specific length of time, which is usually a 3 hour test. So not all of the questions that one student has, will the other student have. The most important preparation is to begin studying soon and to begin with the right materials that will help you to pass. You can begin to study for your Nurse Entrance Test at the Nurses Learning Center, where you can get immediate access to over 1000 questions and answers, tests are available 24 hours, 7 seven days per week, and you only have to pay a one time fee. This material is set up just like the HESI, The N.E.T. and The TEAS.


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Unlimited, Online, Nursing Entrance Tests Available 24/7

Written by kimmel52 on December 9, 2009 – 9:34 pm

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Now there are available online, all the tests and practice tests that students need to be able to pass such tests as the HESI, The TEAS, HESI A2, and the NET.  These tests simulate the actual computerized tests and help prepare the student to pass with high scores.  Just go to the Nurses Learning Center and read more about the wonderful options that await those struggling to find reliable testing material that will help them to not only prepare for the Nursing Entrance Test, but pass the first time with high scores.
Students need some extra help in studying for the various tests that are currently out there. Unfortunately there is not enough reliable resources on the internet to help students sufficiently prepare for the nursing entrance tests. Even the companies that produce them, such as ATI, (ERI World), and others do not give students the necessary information. The only online practice tests that they give are such that the student has only a few hours or days to practice, then the service is turned off. The fee is sizable for their service. Here at the Nurses Learning Center, students can access tests that include Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, Chemistry, English Grammar, Reading Comprehension, and Mathematics. Over one thousand questions and answers are available to the students. They can track their test scores and determine their weak points. There is no limit, and the service does not terminate. The student can simply access the internet then  begin their practice testing anytime throughout the day or night.

The best way to study is the right way to study.  The online tutorial testing is user friendly.   Students can log in at www.nurseslearningcenter.com/testing
All the student has to do is to choose a user name and password when they purchase the online product. This will be their password each time that they log in, no matter where they are.  Start studying today.


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