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How to Pass the Math on the TEAS A5

Written by kimmel52 on March 12, 2014 – 6:09 pm







So you just want to pass the Math section on the TEAS or the TEAS A5. How do you do that, if your math background isn’t that substantial. Well there is a way. Practice Practice and more practice. But where and what do you begin to study? At the Nurses Learning Center there are many tests that you can take online. You can choose from many different levels of math practice tests. All tests are online and you can choose to purchase one or more. Learn the steps to answer all of the math questions on the TEAS. Raise your scores so that you can get into the nursing school of your choice. Most nursing schools require a score of 80% on the TEAS or the TEAS A5. The math section is the one part of the exam that most students fail or score poorly. At the Nurses Learning Center students can feel confident that they are getting the correct study materials to pass the TEAS. What really helps students is that each questions has an explanation that goes through the entire problem, so that there is no question at how to arrive at the answer. Since students are not allowed to use a calculator on the test and they only have a short period of time to complete the math section, it is imperative that students can use their critical thinking skills.
The Nurses Learning Center helps students develop their math critical thinking skills by presenting the answer to each question step by step. Even students in school do not get as much help in their math classes. The Math 1 exam covers basic math skills such as adding, subtracting, decimals, long hand division and long hand multiplication. These skills are no longer taught in middle school and in high school. Yet those students seeking entrance into nursing school must do all the problems without calculators using long hand multiplication and division. Quite scary if you do not feel comfortable with these skills. Once you are a nurse you must use these skills to calculate medication dosages. Here a the you can also purchase a hard copy book of the “Pass The NET”. It is the same as the online tests offered at Testing the TEAS can be very challenging. Students feel very intimidated by math. Some students will not go near a math test. Understanding math questions and knowing how to answer them will help students pass their math section. Knowledge is the key. Students should take their time studying for the TEAS. They should set aside time where it is quiet and they have the ability to concentrate. It is suggested that students take up to three months to prepare for the TEAS.



Best Wishes to All,
Nancy Kimmel RN PhD

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Pass The N.E.T.™ v3 Nursing Entrance Test Tutorial Helps Students Pass The First Time

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PASS THE N.E.T. (Nursing Entrance Test) the First Time

Pre-nursing students going for the RN or LPN/LDN degree now have a reliable tutorial that streamlines the learning process. A proven 95% of students using the tutorials have passed the nursing entrance test on their first try.

Finally there is a tutorial that will prepare students to pass the nursing entrance test the first time. Though there are many study guides on the market, most students feel they are insufficient in adequately preparing them for this three hour exam. The Pass The N.E.T.™ tutorials stand out against the competition. Read more »

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“Pass The NET” Awarded U.S. Trademark

Written by kimmel52 on February 7, 2010 – 10:29 am

Dearborn Heights MI.
Author Nancy L. Kimmel RN, PhD, CHMM, CPI, CNAT has been officially awarded a trade mark on the name of her book entitled, PASS THE NET™. 

the ultimate guide to the HESI, HESI A2, TEAS and nursing entrance Test

the ultimate guide to the HESI, HESI A2, TEAS and nursing entrance Test

Professor Kimmel’s book is already in its fourth printing at Henry Ford Community College and on its third printing at Wayne County Community College.  Having a registered trade mark will now allow Professor Kimmel to reach out to the rest of the U.S. higher institutions of learning for book sales.  Very soon Professor Kimmels book, Pass The NET will be offered for sale on such reputable sites such as Amazon, Borders and Barnes and Noble.   This is a very exciting time for Professor Kimmel.  She has spent many years of tutoring and teaching students to pass the net, (nursing entrance test), HESI, HESI A2 and the TEAS to students in South Eastern MI.  She has received much praise and accolades from her students stating that her book has helped them to pass the Nursing Entrance Test, the HESI, the HESI A2 and the TEAS tests with higher than required scores.  One student who just recently sat for the TEAS test, stated that Professors Kimmel’s book helped her score into the Registered Nurse Program at ITT in Dearborn, MI.  Her scores were in the high 80’s.  The nursing program would only take those who scored the highest on the TEAS Test.  Now she will start her Registered Nursing Program in one month.

“Helping students gain entry into the nursing program is my goal.  I believe that there are many wonderful people who should be given the best opportunity possible to pass the various nursing entrance tests that are required throughout the U.S.  Students must be given complete and comprehensive study materials that represent the tests that they will take.  My book, Pass The NET, will not only challenge their intellect, but simulate their critical thinking skills and give them the necessary and pertinent information to help them pass the nursing entrance tests.”

Professor Kimmel’s trade mark is just one addition to her repertoire of degrees and awards.  Professor Kimmel was issued a Patent recently as well on a revolutionary air filter that can actually make a molecule of oxygen.  As Professor Kimmel continues to be an ardent educator and author, she states that her goals are far from complete, “I hope to  develop a website designed for nurses and those students desiring to become nurses that allow them to access many educational portals to assist them in their career goals.”

One of the biggest hurdles that students find in applying to nursing schools, is that now it is not enough to just pass the net.  Now they must score in a sufficiently high percentile to be able to gain entrance into nursing school.  With all of the other books that are on the market, Professor Kimmel’s, Pass The NET is certainly the best choice for students who are serious about pass nursing entrance tests with the highest scores possible.  Professor Kimmel also has a website dedicated to online testing that parallels the material in her book.  The website is
“Professor Kimmel, congratulations on your first U.S. Trademark on We will definitely be hearing again from you soon no doubt.”

PASS THE NET will help you get into nursing school

PASS THE NET will help you get into nursing school

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Nursing Entrance Test Math Section

Written by kimmel52 on December 7, 2009 – 7:37 pm

Does the NURSING ENTRANCE TEST, OR N.E.T. contain any medication calculations?
The answer is yes! This may intimidate many students who are getting ready to take the N.E.T. There is hope. At the Nurses Learning Center students can study online tests and tutorials with unlimited access without worrying that they will lose their access. There are indeed some questions requiring knowledge of medication dosing calculations. These questions however can be broken down into simple ratios and proportions. The student will be using these formulas quite a bit during nursing school, where they can expect frequent medication calculation tests. The N.E.T. Study Guide author, Nancy Kimmel has broke down exactly how to solve for these ratio and proportion problems at the Nurses Learning Center. Whether the student is studying the drip factor of an IV or exactly how much medication to dispense, the student will find the information that they need to pass the NURSING ENTRANCE TEST MATH SECTION.

It is important for the student to prepare for the N.E.T. by getting a thorough understanding of how to use ratio and proportions prior to nursing school. One of the reasons that so many people do not do well on the MATH SECTION OF THE NURSING ENTRANCE TEST, is due to their lack of study in such subject matter.


While medications do a lot of good, most of them can cause a patient physical harm or death if too high a dose is administered. Because of this nurses typically double-check  and triple check their calculations when they are giving a new or potentially deadly medication, or have another nurse check their calculations.  As a nursing student you will check every doctor’s order with your instructor before the two of you act on the order. For a student to give a medication or change an IV rate without consultation with a professional is not permitted by this School or the clinical agencies. Medication safety is crucial. Below you will find some examples of ratio and proportion problems.


The amount of fluids administered intravenously each hour should never be more than you would want to drink in an hour. Most often doctors order only about 4 ounces of IV fluid per hour for their clients. The Metric System is usually used by doctors to order the infusion rate for an IV. There are 30ml in an ounce of fluid. “Infuse 125 ml/ hour” is a common IV order. If the client has a heart or kidney problem, IV fluids might be restricted to 50 – 80ml/ hour. More than that could cause their lungs to fill with fluid, drowning them from the inside causing congestive heart failure.  In the following exercises if you get an answer wildly different from these numbers, your logic should tell you that your answer is probably wrong.


  1. Usually IVs come in clear plastic bags with lines on the side showing how much fluid is left in the bag so a nurse can see how much of the IV has infused.
  2. The most common size is about a quart which is equal to 1000 ml. 1000 ml is one liter. The total amount is printed on the bag.
  3. There are many different solutions in these bags, but they all look the same. The name of the solution is printed on the bag. Even though they may be all piled in a heap on a shelf, it is critical that the correct solution be hung for each patient. The wrong solution could kill.
  4. The tubing that connects the bag to the client comes in different diameters. The wider the tubing, the faster fluid gets into the client. When you look at the box the tubing came in it could give a “Drop Factor” of 10 drops/ ml or 12 or 15 or 20 drops/ ml. When the Drop Factor is between 10 – 20 it is called “macrodrip tubing”. A drip rate can’t be figured out unless you know the Drop Factor for the tubing being used.
  5. Some tubing has a needle built in that limits the size of the drop that can enter the tubing from the IV bag. Pediatric nurses use this kind of tubing because their little patients can only tolerate tiny amounts of IV fluid. It takes 60 of these little drops to equal one ml. When the Drop Factor is 60 the tubing is called “microdrip tubing”
  6. All IV tubing has a chamber at the end near the IV bag where nurses can see the fluid dripping out of the bag before the fluid enters the tubing. This is where they count the rate of the falling drops using the second hand on their watches. So you can check your answers for logic be aware that if the tubing delivers one ml every 10 drops, a drip rate of 21 will give the patient 125 ml in an hour. If the tubing delivers one ml every 15 drops, a drip rate of 31 will give the patient 125 ml in an hour.
  7. If the drip rate is less than 10 drops each minute the client’s vein may clot off the IV, meaning s/he might have to get stuck again to start a new IV.
  8. Just because the IV is no longer in the IV bag a nurse can not assume that it infused into the client. It could have disconnected and be in a puddle on the floor. Nurses always check the client’s infusion site to make sure everything is connected and the client’s arm looks okay.


The goal for these exercises is for you to be able to quickly formulate and calculate IV problems.

This is a useful formula to compute the drip rate of an IV. Memorize it. You will need to prove that you can use it in every clinical course before you will be allowed into the clinical area.

= drops/minute

Another way of saying the same thing is:

Example #1

Dr. A. orders your client to receive 125 ml of D5W an hour for the next 8 hours. The nursing unit used tubing with a drop factor of 10. What is the drip rate?

Fill in the formula putting an X for the drip rate because that is what you want to know.

Notice that the fact that the information about 8 hours was not needed to figure out the drip rate.

Example #2

Dr. B. orders a liter of D5W to run this 8-hour shift. The drop factor is 15. Put this information in the formula with the X in the spot for the drip rate.

Example #3

Dr. C. wants your client to have 50 ml of a pre-mixed antibiotic. The Pharmacy writes, “infuse in 30 minutes”. The tubing box says drop factor = 15.

Many Thanks to the wonderful faculty at Fairleigh Dickinson College of Nursing
If you would like to begin to prepare to study for the N.E.T today, you will be making a decision that will help your chances at being placed on the nursing school waiting list before the other testers.

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Nursing Entrance Test, HESI, TEAS Sample Math Question of the Day

Written by kimmel52 on October 23, 2009 – 12:31 pm

Math Question of the Day

Three fourths of 129.00 is equal to what number?

First use the rule of math language.
3/4(129) = x

This is the same as multiplying 0.75 (129) = 96.75
Remember, you need to know your long multiplication to take the HESI, the TEAS or the N.E.T.

Home Sales versus Renting in the State of Michigan

YEAR Homes Purchased Homes Rented
1999 30,000 25,000
2000 29,000 26,000
2001 28,000 27,000
2002 27,500 27,078
2003 27,125 27,103

A. Given the data above, the equation of a line for “Homes Purchased” and for “Homes Rented” is shown below.
B. Find the year at which homes rented will equal homes purchased

H(t) = – 0.19(t) + 43.73

R(t) = 0.16(t) + 39.90

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