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

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



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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N.E.T. to Critical Care

Written by kimmel52 on June 7, 2009 – 12:36 pm



Nursing is an exciting field. Many would be nurses entertain the idea of going into critical care nursing. The first thing that the potential nurse must do however is to pass the NURSING ENTRANCE TEST, THE N.E.T., THE TEAS-ATT OR THE HESI. These exams are crucial to get entrance into any nursing school program. So one of the first things that a potential nursing student must do is to prepare. It is good to learn about nursing as much as possible. Studying for the NURSE ENTRANCE TEST will help prepare the students critical thinking skills as well as test their knowledge of anatomy and physiology, biology, chemistry and English Grammar. Students can feel assured that they are studying the right materials when using the online program at the Nurses Learning Center.
Critical care nurse practitioners, or Acute Care Nurse Practitioners(ACNPs) help assess and manage acutely ill patients with the physicians supervision. Within the inpatient/hospital setting and across hospital-to-clinic settings, including the emergency department, intensive care unit, specialty labs, acute care wards, specialty clinics or any combination of the above, critical care nurse practitioners are vital in assisting patients to improved health. ACNPs diagnose and treat medical conditions, and some ACNPs provide direct patient management from admission to discharge in collaboration with the physician and other health care team members. They are not yet allowed in the state of Michigan to operate as an independent practitioner. Nurse Practitioners still must have a physician who is oversees and monitors their work, such a writing prescriptions and assessing patients. Many ACNPs have a good working relationship with the physicians. In most cases an agreement between the physician and the nurse practitioner is entered into so as to facilitate the job description and duties of the nurse practitioner. Generally, the doctor knows the ACNP and places their trust in their judgment. Nurse Practitioners in critical care have a masters level education with a specialization in trauma or emergency care from an accredited institution of higher learning. ACNPs also may continue to follow the patient into the outpatient setting to ensure successful transition after discharge and complete resolution of transition needs. The nations complex health care system is becoming increasingly focused on the care of the acute or critically ill patient, and acute care nurse practitioners are becoming a critical component of successful health care today.
To learn more about how to first prepare for a career in nursing, by first passing the NURSING ENTRANCE TEST, just go to the Nurses Learning Center. The author Nancy Kimmel has written The N.E.T. Study Guide, and has has tutored many students to success as nurses. An Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan, Professor Kimmel continues to be an educator and now has her own school.

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Nursing Entrance Test, After you Pass

Written by kimmel52 on June 7, 2009 – 1:56 am

Pass the nursing entrance test

Pass the nursing entrance test

So you are planning on taking the NURSING ENTRANCE TEST.
Good choice! Taking the NURSING ENTRANCE TEST is not the easiest test to take. While the topics utilize the students critical thinking skills, there is much more that the student must know. Perhaps you are one of those students that are planning a career in nursing which involves nursing hospital administration. You would not be alone. However, your first hurtle is to pass THE NURSING ENTRANCE TEST. The author of the N.E.T. Study Guide, Nancy Kimmel, CEO of “The NET Study Guide LLC, a MI based corporation, also has her own school in Garden City, MI. Professor Kimmel has dedicated many years to tutoring students to pass the N.E.T. and owns copyright on the materials. Upon passing the N.E.T., the student is placed on the waiting list for nursing school. Therefore, PASSING THE NET with high scores is the only option. Before the student gain get an advanced degree in any field of nursing, passing the NURSING ENTRANCE TEST comes first.
More and more, nurses are choosing advanced degrees in nursing hospital management. There is continuing growing need for the expertise of not just business management graduates, but for nurses with degrees in hospital management. Hospitals are faced with continuous rigorous rules and regulations to which they must comply. The magnet status is a coveted status for hospitals, and is very difficult to achieve. Therefore, hospitals prefer that nurses play an integral role in comprising the team of experts that oversee the every day management of hospital protocol. Nurse managers are also responsible for the personnel, resources and patient care on a nursing unit. They manage staff, including nursing assistants, RNs and LPNs, and oversee daily activities within their department to facilitate and deliver quality nursing care. Nurse managers handle staff-related functions, including hiring and firing, scheduling, mentoring and communicating organizational news to the staff. Nurse managers establish and control the department budget and support the implementation of standards of nursing practice and guidelines of care. Nurses with management experience on a hospital unit are the most likely choice to be promoted to macro-management at the administrative level of the hospital hierarchy over an individual with a degree in business management. There are many schools that are offering degrees in nursing hospital management that can be achieved completely online.
In addition to completing a online degree in nursing, the student can get a head start prior to nursing school by studying online for the N.E.T, HESI, or the TEAS-ATT, NURSING ENTRANCE TESTS. This is the best practice to begin a nursing career. Online testing is going to be a large part of the students mode of studying.

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LPN,LDN, LVN Nurse Entrance Test

Written by kimmel52 on April 14, 2009 – 6:52 pm

Can you become an LPN

Can you become an LPN

By Nancy Kimmel RN PhD

Licensed Practical Nurses are very much in demand in lieu of Americas nursing shortage. Becoming a LPN/LVN or Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse usually requires a one year course of study from a vocational school or junior college. Even the LPN/LDN or the LVN must take an entrance test prior to gaining entry into the nursing program. The NET Study Guide will help the student prepare for their test. The NET Study Guide, written by Nancy Kimmel RN, PhD incorporates that same type of critical thinking that is needed in the nursing field. The student who studies the online tests and tutorials will make great strides not only in their scores on the NURSING ENTRANCE TEST, but in nursing school as well. The online software contains over 1300 questions and answers in the form of online tests and tutorial pages. The student can study day or night, and has unlimited access to the software without any expiration date. Not only is it important to have a good understanding about the type of nursing program that the student wishes to attend, but the student must also have a thorough understanding of the preparation needed for the NURSING ENTRANCE TEST. The LPN/LVN usually work under the supervision of a physician or RN and usually has more advanced skills than the nursing assistant but can perform less tasks than a registered nurse can. Again, most people who become a LPN/LVN are gaining the experience and knowledge that is necessary to become a Registered Nurse and may use this during future studies. The program for becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse or Licensed Vocational Nurse is approximately one year or less. Financial aid is available for this training program as well as many other sources of funding. Licensed Vocational Nurses/LPN’s make only a few dollars less than Registered Nurses. Read more »

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The N.E.T. A&P Review

Written by kimmel52 on March 11, 2009 – 12:51 am

The student who is studying for the NURSING ENTRANCE TEST, THE HESI OR THE TEAS-ATT, will have to take an exam on anatomy and physiology. Preparing for this section is not easy. It is very difficult to remember every piece of information from two semesters of anatomy and physiology. At the Nurses Learning Center, students are able to study A&P in a logical fashion that pulls all of their knowledge together and applies the concepts that they have learned in real life situations.
An example of how to study anatomy and physiology is by looking at the bowel and intestinal tract through types of infections and aliments that can occur. This is one of the best ways to study for THE NURSING ENTRANCE TEST. Below is an explanation of how ulcerative colitis begins and its signs and symptoms. Keep in mind while reading the passage what you have learned from anatomy and physiology, and try to see how the endocrine system and the digestive system come into play.

Ulcerative colitis usually appears with chronic symptoms from mild to severe. These symptoms include but are not limited to bloody diarrhea, abdominal pain and cramping, fever, malaise, anorexia, tachycardia and dehydration.

With the milder form of the disease, diarrhea and abdominal pain may be mild, unless there is a perforation in which the pain becomes much worse. In the moderate disease an individual may have up to five stools per day. In the severe form of the disease, an individual can have up to ten or more stools per day. Ulcerative colitis is a disease that causes inflammation and sores, called ulcers, in the lining of the rectum and colon. Ulcers form where inflammation has killed the cells that usually line the colon, then bleed and produce pus. Inflammation in the colon also causes the colon to empty frequently, causing diarrhea

When the inflammation occurs in the rectum and lower part of the colon it is called ulcerative proctitis. If the entire colon is affected it is called pancolitis. If only the left side of the colon is affected it is called limited or distal colitis. Ulcerative colitis can occur in people of any age, but it usually starts between the ages of 15 and 30, and less frequently between 50 and 70 years of age. It affects men and women equally and appears to run in families, with reports of up to 20 percent of people with ulcerative colitis having a family member or relative with ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease. A higher incidence of ulcerative colitis is seen in Whites and people of Jewish descent.

With any disease there are complications that can arise. Read more »

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Nursing Entrance Test, Math Calculations

Written by kimmel52 on February 21, 2009 – 3:14 am

Learn how to solve medication calculations correctly every time.

Medication calculations, hate them, right? 
You probably wouldn’t think that you would have to know how to do medication calculations on the NURSING ENTRANCE TEST.  You don’t have to fear medication calculations.  There are indeed problems on the N.E.T. that are medication calculations. The only thing different from regular math problems and a medication calculation is what type of formula to use. At the Nurses Learning Center the student can study online computerized tests and track their scores. They even get feed back on their answers and can see the entire equations solved right before their eyes. Learning math will not seem as difficult when practice problems are presented in an integrated learning environment such as the NET Tutorial provides. It seems as if there are no two teachers that explain the math the same way.  Don’t forget the stress associated with the tests.  You only get two to three chances and you are out of the program if you don’t pass.  Below you will find some sample medication calculation questions solved using dimensional analysis. If you can get a handle on using this technique you will sail through the hardest test.   Take a look at some of the examples below the product plug and Good Luck. 4. The order reads for digoxin 0.5mg po. Available to the nurse is digoxin 0.25 mg/tablet. The nurse would
administer how many tablets?
5. The order is for Bactrim 0.5G po. Available to the nurse is Bactrim 250mg/tablet. The nurse would
administer how many tablets?
6. The physician orders propanolol (Inderal) 80 mg po daily. Available to the nurse is Inderal 20 mg/tablet.
The nurse would administer how many tablets?
7. The physician orders alprazolom (Xanax) 0.25 mg. Available to the nurse is alprazolom 0.5 mg/tablet. The
nurse would administer how many tablets?
8. The order is for risperidone (Risperdal) 1 mg po daily. Available to the nurse is risperidone 0.5 mg/ tablet.
The nurse would administer how many tablets?

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Medication Calculation

1. The doctor’s order reads, give Tylenol® grains X every 4 hours prn for pain. This amount is equal to which of the following?

A. 365mg

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Written by kimmel52 on February 7, 2009 – 4:08 am

Wouldn’t it be great if students could sit for the NURSING ENTRANCE EXAM in the privacy of their home? Well you can, almost that is. With the online tutorial testing program at the Nurses Learning Center, students can take tests that are similar in content to the NURSING ENTRANCE TEST., the HESI and the TEAS-ATT.When those of us contemplate going to nursing school via a community college or a university, our minds become flooded with questions, such as: “Which school should I attend? What type of degree am I going to obtain?; Am I eligible for financial aide; How expensive will it be.” These questions require answers. Or maybe you have a degree but need to brush up on some skills to keep competitive. An nursing education degree online may be the perfect solution for today’s busy lifestyle, but the individual must first realize that they have to take the NURSING ENTRANCE TEST. Many colleges are starting online accredited nursing degree programs. These courses are often equivalent to on-campus classes. They offer tailored instruction where you can go at your own pace and go to clinicals in your own work place. The first thing and most foremost in all of the prospective nursing school students immediate future is how to study and pass The NURSES ENTRANCE TEST.
Taking a similar test suchs as the NET, The HESI and the TEAS-ATT at the Nurses Learning Center helps the student to score high on their initial test. Using a computer may seem like an easy task to many, but in fact, there are a lot of people that do not know how to maneuver around a computer. Which is why practicing on a computer  by taking similar tests to the content of the N.E.T. is such a crucial step in the student passing the first time. The pre-nursing student has a lot on their plate each semester that they get closer to gaining entry into the nursing program. They are bombarded with many questions about their future classes that need to be answered. It is important for the student to speak with the Dean of the Nursing Program to get help as well as to ascertain exactly which of the NURSING ENTRANCE TESTS they should be preparing.
Learning where to go, who to speak with and what papers to fill out can be an education in itself. Take your time and shop around for the nursing school, college or university that best meets your needs. Compare prices and course descriptions.

What kind of one-on-one support do they offer if you have questions or difficulties?

Can you study at your own pace? “NOT in the initial Nursing Program, but perhaps in the prerequisites.

What are the costs? Can you get financial aide?

The pre-nursing student has much to think over and decide, while at the same time they must prepare for the NURSING ENTRANCE EXAM

Sometimes life’s circumstances dictate more toward the degree that would best suit us rather than what we actually want. For people headed into the nursing program, at lot of life can happen between the time that they begin to take their pre nursing classes to the time that they get into nursing school. To begin earning a nursing degree requires an extensive blueprint. Read more »

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Nursing Entrance Test Reading Comprehension Example

Written by kimmel52 on February 6, 2009 – 2:39 am

The following passage is an article regarding Attention Deficite Disorder and Attention Deficite Hyperactive Disorder. Try to read the passage in ten minutes and attempt to answer the questions afterward. Practing reading comprehension examples can be obtained at the Nurses Learning Center. Many students find that the reading comprehension section of the N.E.T. is the most challenging tests of them all. Perhaps the reason for this is due in part to the use of required knowledge of the nursing process and as it relates to critical thinking. Students who have previously taken anatomy and physiology should be familiar with the type of critical thinking needed to pass such tests. At the Nurses Learning Center, students have access to over 1300 questions, tests, tutorials and explained answers. Try your best while reading the passage not to go back over the text. Read it once and that’s it. The look at the questions that follow and try to recall exactly what the author was really trying to say.

Millions of children throughout the United States are being treated for ADHD. Is this a syndrome that has always been with us or is this a fairly new phenomenon over the past twenty or thirty years. The medication is usually readily prescribed by Physicians when approached by anxious parents concerned about their child’s behavior. To what extent do we know how the medications that are prescribed for ADHD affect our children? NEW YORK (Reuters) – Richard Scruggs, the lawyer who led the settlement between U.S. states and the tobacco industry in 1998, called the lawsuits against the makers of hyperactivity disorder drug Ritalin the country’s “next class-action battleground.’ Read more »

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