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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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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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Nursing Entrance Test Math Section

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

How hard is the NURSING ENTRANCE TEST MATH SECTION?
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.

MEDICATION SAFETY

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.

IV FLUIDS

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.

BASIC INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AN IV

  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.

FORMULAE AND PRACTICE

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

http://www.fdu.edu/
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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HESI vs. TEAS, What’s the Difference?

Written by kimmel52 on November 27, 2009 – 10:39 am

Nursing schools throughout the country are beginning to require a formal standardized nursing entrance test.  Pre-nursing students must pass these tests if they want their names on the waiting list for nursing school.  There is quite a long waiting list.  The average time frame for nursing school admission is anywhere from 2 to 4 years.  These figures represent the average of community college wait lists.  Colleges request that the pre nursing students take an entrance exam so that their names can be placed on the wait list.  Some schools require the exam entitled the HESI, while others require the exam called the TEAS.  Each of these exams are standardized in the curriculum which the students are tested.  Both tests include the following subjects; anatomy and physiology, biology, chemistry, English grammar, reading comprehension and mathematics.  Determining how to study for these tests can be challenging, especially when the actual study guides for each of the tests are not always very helpful if the student needs remedial assistance in certain subject matter.  The truth is that the two tests are very similar in their subject tests.  The company that produces the HESI still produces the NET.  The companies are very convoluted in who they actually are, since they are constantly changing their corporate names and headquarters.  Nursing schools are simply looking for a standardized nursing entrance test.  Many are requiring the nursing entrance tests that are more comprehensive than the original NET, which only includes math and reading comprehension.

One should not be surprised to see more and more nurse entrance tests emerging in the next few months.  With the job market skyrocketing in the health care field, many companies are going to emerge that will focus their energies on developing nurse entrance tests, or other generalized health care related entrance tests.  Students should always be prepared with the most up to date and comprehensive study tools.  The internet is filled with many loop holes, twists and turns that can frustrate the best of us who are looking for real documented, well written study texts.   Unfortunately there are study texts out there that promise much but deliver little in the way of preparatory material.  With such comprehensive subject matter, one could spend months studying for the HESI and TEAS.  The student should not panic, but remember that the best tests are written to encompass the main focus of all the subjects.  That should help to narrow the amount of study time needed.

For the most part, both the HESI and the TEAS are counterparts of each other.  Both include the same test subject matter and both are for nursing entrance admission tests.  The key is to find a study guide that will give a comprehensive tutorial on all subjects without being too lengthy.  The book entitled, “Pass The NET” does just that.  It is written with an emphasis on the nursing process.  This implies that the subject material is close to that which first year nursing students must know, with review of the body systems relating to the nursing process.  Which ever test, the HESI or the TEAS a student must challenge, using the book, “Pass The NET” will be a positive step at raising their scores as well as preparing them for the first year of nursing school.

Best wishes in your life’s journey.

Author, Nancy Kimmel RN, Phd, CHMM, CNAT, CPI

Author, Nancy Kimmel RN, Phd, CHMM, CNAT, CPI


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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Nursing Entrance Test, Test Anxiety and Stress

Written by kimmel52 on October 23, 2009 – 6:27 pm

What is the Nursing Entrance Test? The test evaluates areas that are essential for academic success including basic math skills up to beginning algebra and reading comprehension. The Nursing Entrance Test must be passed with a score that is dictated by the community college or university. Some nursing schools require higher passing scores than others. Also, some of the nursing schools are now beginning to allow only three attempts for passing. The test ranges in price from $25.00 to $40.00 depending on which nursing school you apply.

The Nursing Entrance Test provides a measurement of your scholastic abilities and compares them to mastery levels needed for success in college. The test contains 7 sections administered in this order: (1) Comprehensive Math, (2) Reading Rate, (3) Reading Comprehension, (4) Social Decisions, (5) Stressful Situation, (6) Learning Styles and (7) Test taking Skills. The time allotted for the test is 2 hours and 31 minutes. The only two sections that you are actually graded on for passing are the math and reading comprehension sections of the test.

Consequently, the stress is extremely high for first time test takers and even more so for those who are on their last and third try. This is the highest stress, because these people who are taking the Nursing Entrance Test for the third and last time have to make a decision about going to another nursing school if they fail, and hoping that the other nursing school will allow all of their credits to transfer. No matter how you look at it, the entire nursing program along with the necessary prerequisites takes about three years. Even though students may have finished a year of prerequisites, they cannot get onto the nursing school waiting list until they pass the Nursing Entrance Test, and after they pass there is a one to a two year wait. So, consequently, the stress levels are through the roof.

So what can you do to ease off some of this stress? Well, for starters it helps to be prepared the day of the test. The best advice to achieve successful results would be to get a tutorial that is as close to the Nursing Entrance Test content as possible. Fortunately, this software is available. The NET Study Guide is the most informative tutorial and offers a money back guarantee if you don’t pass. The software is set up identical to the Nursing Entrance Test, so the student can practice in the comfort of their own home. The slides are timed for one minute per slide, which is about the amount of time that you want to spend per question. Although the learner has the option of review and evaluation of their results anytime they wish as well as all of the answers with complete explanations in audio and visual format. There is also a hotline number that you can call if you get stuck on a problem. So, you are not alone.

Much of the stress that comes with learning and practicing new material is similar to feeling like being on an island. The NET Study Guide author, Dr. Nancy Lydia Kimmel is committed to giving as much help as possible to those who use the software in order for them to achieve successful results on the Nursing Entrance Test. How about handling stress the day of the test? There are many methods that can be used to enhance test performance and relieve stress. First, there is visual imagery. Visual imagery has to do with imagining your favorite place, putting yourself right in the scene. It is like a waking dream state. Try this simple visual imagery example and see how you feel afterward?

“Ask yourself this question. What is the most relaxing place that you can imagine? Is it in a cozy cabin in the middle of winter with the soft light of logs burning in the fireplace? Maybe you see yourself on a beach, lounging on a hammock, sipping a cold drink, listening to the sound of the soft waves lapping up to the shore, with a warm breeze blowing, and the sun gently caressing your skin. Take a deep breath of the fresh air, hold it in for a second or two, and then gently let it out through pursed lips. As you let the air out, you hear the seagull’s distant call. Let’s inhale one more time, in through the nose. As you breathe in, feel positive about yourself. You are in charge, you have studied, you know this material and you will do well. Now, let your breath out slowly through pursed lips, taking in the beauty around you. Relax your body, start with your toes, wiggle your toes and let out the tension, next let you legs go limp, relax, now your arms and your shoulders, now your head. Roll your head from side to side, let out all the stress, let go of all the negative energy, you don’t need it. Let it drain out through you body. Think positive, you know this material. You will do well.”

The above scenario is a type of visual imagery that is not only used for test anxiety but also in nursing, for patients to help them handle chronic pain. Test anxiety can cause approximately a 20-30% error rate. This can be the difference between a passing and failing score. You don’t want test anxiety to beat you. At the web site, www.thenetstudyguide.com you will be able to purchase test anxiety Audio CD’s put to gentle music with a calm quiet voice guiding the listener. You want to listen to this prior to going in to the test.

Stress has many adverse symptoms; it can raise the heart rate and respiration. Stress can cause other physical ailments such as gastric upset, heart palpitations and ulcers. These symptoms can be a very serious handicap to those wanting to learn. Continued stress can leave someone in a state of hopelessness. This is not what you want happening to you. You need to tackle your stress early, and know how to handle what ever comes your way. Always have a plan, and do not get discouraged. Remember, that the journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. It is very necessary to have a way to relax and focus to avoid crippling test anxiety. There is that stress which some refer to as beneficial stress. That is the stress that you feel good about, like the race that you had to run and practiced for all week. You want to turn negative stress into a positive stress with less emphasis on stress and more on your intellectual power.

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 is like taking the actual nursing entrance test in the privacy of your own home.  You have the option of taking a timed or an untimed test.  This option will help you develop your skills at test taking as well as devloping your critical thinking skills.


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Studying for the N.E.T. will help you become a Nurse Medical Expert

Written by kimmel52 on September 12, 2009 – 12:31 pm

Nurse Medical Experts
So you are thinking about your career or next career as a nurse. Your first hurtle is to pass the Nursing Entrance Test, the HESI or the TEAS TEST. The next step is nursing school. What then? Well, there are many avenues that nurses can take other than hospital or long term care nursing. There is the field of professional nurse medical expert.
The primary role of the nurse medical expert is to offer up their opinion to the jury in a fair and balanced manner. Nurses with specialty experience and training are more often called in as medical experts in many cases.  This is a upcoming field in the realm known as forensic nursing.  Forensic nursing is a relatively new medical practice that combines elements of law enforcement with health care. Forensic nurses may treat victims of violent crime, perform crime scene investigations or work as detectives in a clinical setting to help police catch and convict perpetrators. One of the most important duties in forensic nursing is assisting in the physical and emotional recovery of patients while protecting their rights.  The wealth and breadth of nursing experience in their field of specialty is widely accepted as testimony. Nurses are used in hotly contested legal proceedings, both sides have bias and both want to win. The goal of the nurse medical expert is to showcase his or her knowledge in an impartial way. However, this is difficult in some cases, especially since each side often hires its own medical expert, and the medical expert is collecting his paycheck from the attorney, who has a clear and strong bias. Read more »


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Written by kimmel52 on September 7, 2009 – 10:42 pm

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Pass The N.E.T and get into Nursing School?

Written by kimmel52 on September 4, 2009 – 6:05 pm

Pass the NURSING ENTRANCE TEST

Pass the NURSING ENTRANCE TEST

The health-care job market for nurses is booming and so is the enrollment in nursing programs.  Nursing Schools across the United States are having difficulty keeping up with the high numbers of students seeking to get into their nursing programs.  There are not enough teachers to go around.  Those who wish to become nurses must wait until there is an opening in the next class.  It is not unusual for students to have to wait two to three years to get into nursing school.     So how hard is it to get into nursing school?  It all depends on you. First and foremost, you must first begin by finding out which of the NURSING ENTRANCE TESTS the school of your choice requires. The nursing school which you decide to attend may offer the HESI, THE TEAS-ATT, OR THE N.E.T. The pre-requisites vary, depending on whether a student chooses a two year or four year degree program.  Most two year associate degree nursing programs require at least one year of pre-requisites.  These pre-requisites include, Biology (two semesters), Anatomy and Physiology (two semesters), English, (two semesters), Political Science, Psychology, Child Psychology, Sociology, Basic Math, Beginning Algebra, Chemistry, and Pharmacology.  It seems that each year the list of pre-requisites gets longer.  These courses could take longer than a year to complete, depending on the students home life and job commitment.  Then there are the nursing entrance tests.  There are several variations of nursing entrance tests circulating throughout the United States.  There is the HESI, the TEAS and the NET.  Each nursing school requires a different score for passing.  Passing implies that the student has scored sufficiently high enough to get their name on the nursing school waiting list.  To make matters more difficult, some schools only allow the student to take the nursing entrance test three times.  If the student fails on the third try,then they are not allowed entrance into the schools nursing program.  This can be a devastating blow to someone who has just completed over one year of pre-requisites and have set their entire two year calender by one school.  There is indeed some very stiff competition for nursing school seats.  Some of the other criteria that is examined prior to students gaining admission includes, grade point average, past medical or healthcare experience, and nursing entrance test scores.  As unbelievable as it may seem, there are actually some schools that require students to have a 4.0 grade point average just to get placed on the nursing school wait list. It is no wonder that so many nursing school students are over stressed. The high expectations required by so many nursing schools are actually acting as a deterrent. Some students who contemplated a carrer in nursing change their path when faced with the daunting expectations of nursing schools. They go into other health-care fields that do not require as much preparation. These fields include patient care technicians, emergency technicians, and medical assistants. Though these careers do not pay as well as nursing, the student has a greater comfort level and can therefore perfrom better in class and in clinical. What’s the best advice to give someone who wants to become a nurse? To begin with, people should be selective when choosing a nursing school. Find out what are the requirements. Look into their pass rate on the NCLEX State Boards. Certainly, one would not want to put in three years of school, only to find out that their school had one person pass the State Boards out of 50. Also it is important to find out if the pre-requisites change while in the program and if it is necessary to take more classes. Most importantly find out if there is a limit to how many times the nursing entrance test can be taken, and if each failed attempt is counted as a strike against the student. Knowing the playing field ahead of time can save a lot of heartache not to mention money. Much of a students money and time is lost when they are not accepted to the nursing program. This takes a toll on the student and their family. Many nursing students are well into their thirties and forties. These are people that have had mortgages, prior schooling and have had their share of debts. When a student is fully aware of what is expected of them with regard to the school and the nursing program, there is less chance of failure. Good advice is to remember to keep the dream. Don’t give up, and plan well in advance for any road blocks that may occur.


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Testimonials from Students

Written by kimmel52 on August 24, 2009 – 3:19 pm

My students and customers will write to me or send me e-mails from time to time.. I thought it would be nice to share some of them with my readers.

“Professor Kimmel’s book was wonderful.  I passed the HESI on my first try!  I am glad that I found her book.”

Linda, Dearborn MI

“I was able to call Ms. Kimmel, and we spent over an hour on the phone going over tips and methods of testing for The NET.  What author does that?”

Rene, Tempe, AZ

“I have been out of school for over twenty years, and the thought of taking a comprehensive test like the HESI was a scary thought.  Professors Kimmels book not only helped me to prepare, but I passed with higher than national average scores.”

Jim, Livonia, MI

More to come…as they roll in.

“Thank you for teaching me”
Robert, Taylor MI


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Nursing Entrance Test Online Practice

Written by kimmel52 on January 24, 2009 – 5:44 pm

Online practice for the HESI, the TEAS, and the N.E.T.

Online practice for the HESI, the TEAS, and the N.E.T.

Taking the nursing entrance test can be very stressful.  Preparation is key to successfully passing the N.E.T..  Students can now get all of the practice that they will need to pass the NET.  with a new online tutorial that simulates the computerized version of the Nursing Entrance Test.  Whether the student is preparing for the H.E.S.I., the TEAS, or the NET, they will find up to date similar tests at the Nurses Learning Center.

It is becoming increasingly difficult for students preparing for the nursing entrance test to find adequate preparatory materials that will give them the edge that they need to pass with qualifying scores.  Just passing the nursing entrance test is no longer enough to get into nursing school.  Now students are required to pass with a high score to be able to compete with the throngs of others taking the N.E.T.  How are student’s able to to this, if there is not sufficient preparatory material specifically tailored to the many tests currently required by nursing schools?  Look no farther.  At the Nurses Learning Center, the student will find that they have all of the preparation that they need to be able to pass with high scores and increase their chances of being first on the list for nursing school.

At the Nurses Learning Center the student will have access to tests such as Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, Chemistry, English Grammar, Math and Reading Comprehension. They will have access to all of the tests and answers without ever having to worry that their access will be denied after a set number of hours or days, like many of the actual test centers require.

The Nurses Learning Center provides the student with unlimited access to all of the tests for as long as the student needs, without a cut off date. The fee for accessing the tests is nominal and the student will get new questions added on a daily basis.

Students are able to take tests of their choice, and they can decide whether to take a timed exam or an un-timed exam. It is proven that test preparation that is similar to the actual test increases students scores. Not only will the student increase their scores, but they will have the most accurate testing information that is as close to the actual test material allowed.

There are over one thousand questions and answers on all of the topics. The student can feel assured that they have the correct answer because all of the answers are completely explained so that the student can follow the reasoning and formulas. The student can keep track of their scores to see how they are improving and thus build their confidence and skill level. This is the very first tutorial of its kind that gives the student unlimited access and full control of how they choose to study.

The program helps to increase the students critical thinking skills. The questions include much of the nursing process which the student will study in their first semester of nursing. This is why the program is superior to many other paper study guides. Just using guides that prepare students for graduate school will not help the student pass the Nursing Entrance Test. The student needs to study material that reflects applicable knowledge to their career in nursing. The student will see from the questions in the online nursing entrance test that the questions are far from random, but actually are based on concepts covered in the students first year of nursing school.

Students that are older learners can feel confident when taking the online tests that they will have sufficient and complete explanations to all of their questions so that they can improve their skills to a level that will build confidence. Many people are choosing nursing as a career today. With so many going into nursing, schools are now raising the bar for those taking the nursing entrance test
The nurses learning center will help students gain that extra edge and points needed to score into nursing school.


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