December 23, 2012 5:48 am at 5:48 am #607536
I was wondering if anyone here had to take the NLN nurses exam, and if you can give me any tips on the best way to study and do well on it…
Thanks!December 24, 2012 12:59 am at 12:59 am #915191
hi candy. i took the exam nearly 3 years ago. my brain is still ‘off’ from the fast but IY”H I’ll post my experience tomorrow.December 24, 2012 4:24 am at 4:24 am #915192
Wow! Thank you so much! Im sure you know that the NLN is not the same as the teas test… I just found that out. I did order the book and just got it, was just wondering the best way to get it all in to my head from there…December 24, 2012 3:12 pm at 3:12 pm #915193
So, heres my experience. I had the book for about 3 months before taking the NLN test. I studied when I could during seminary. its like the SAT with science added in-physics, bio etc. might have been earth science too but I don’t remember. I mostly reviewed the science section and math sections. but I really didn’t study. what I really did was read through each chapter (ok, scanned) then did the practice test and anything I did not know I read in detail.
I found the exam to be like the SAT. I took the paper version no the computer version so it really reminded me of the SAT without the essay.
and yes, its not the TEAS. that test is administered by ATI (a testing company that also makes NCLEX test prep programs). I never took the TEAS or prepped for them. the 2 schools I applied to wanted the NLN pre-entrance exam so I don’t know anything about itDecember 24, 2012 3:56 pm at 3:56 pm #915194
It’s a standardized test. There is little excuse for not scoring a perfect score on any standardized test. There are literally millions of practice questions available.December 24, 2012 4:27 pm at 4:27 pm #915195
good enough for you popa?December 24, 2012 4:33 pm at 4:33 pm #915196🍫Syag LchochmaParticipant
popa – you do say bizarre things sometimes.December 24, 2012 4:35 pm at 4:35 pm #915197
yes, that’s fine. No point in studying more than is necessary to get into the school you want.
syag: thank you.December 24, 2012 4:54 pm at 4:54 pm #915198
popa, 🙂December 25, 2012 2:14 am at 2:14 am #915199RN12Member
Candy613 relax dont listen to this girl i watched her inhale the books throughout nursing school. You dont need to study for months on end, just read the NLN book, do the questions and you will be just fine…maybe not 99th percentile fine but im an RN too and i didnt inhale the books 🙂December 25, 2012 2:20 am at 2:20 am #915200RN12Member
and popa..are u always such an impossible person, or only here on yeshivaworld? Let someone catch a break every now and again will yaDecember 25, 2012 2:56 am at 2:56 am #915201
RN12, well DUH. ur not a nerd like I am 🙂December 25, 2012 4:13 am at 4:13 am #915202
thank you yentingyenta and RN12! So I am scheduled to take the test in just 1 month and just got the book! Plus I am in college full time so don’t have much time to study and that is the reason I am just a bit concerned… So I didn’t take SAT’s only ACT’s and didn’t do that well… I am really hoping the NLN doesn’t have much physics cuz I never took physics before it is not a pre req for my program. I’m concerned about the science, but I hear the teas test focuses more on the science while the NLN focuses more on the english comprehension… is that true???
RN12- thank you for understanding that I am not the type to inhale the books for 3 months before as well as the fact that I am not super brilliant and am also a horrible test taker esp on these standardized ones so ya prob won’t get in the 99th percentile… I’m trying to just keep in mind that I am going to try my best on it and if im meant to get into this program I will no matter what and if not not…
And papa thank you for being so encouraging and supportive!! (that was sarcastic!)December 25, 2012 4:34 am at 4:34 am #915203
Hi Candy. so 3 years is a long time and as much as RN12 thinks I inhaled the NLN book she’s wrong. I only inhaled my nursing books.
in all seriousness, I didn’t really do so much studying while in sem. I as busy studying for chumash and navi tests more than the NLN… I really don’t remember what they focused on more than what. they were in separate sections. math was alone, reading was alone and science was alone. I took physics in HS so that section was a review for me like the rest of the book
there are ways to become a better test taker. just ask RN12…
I know for my school anything above a 60 percentile or higher is in the running. each school though probably has their own set bar.
Hatzlacha! (ps, the best way to study for this is practice q’s and practice tests)December 25, 2012 6:16 pm at 6:16 pm #915204HealthParticipant
Wow -sounds like a cat fight.
Candy -Don’t worry about these entrance exams too much. If you got good grades in your school years -they look at that more.
And when you go to school -don’t just study to regurgitate material -sometimes you will have to do this when you’re short of time, but the purpose of school is to gain knowledge that you’ll retain in the future. I know many people who have gone through school and have become practioners in medicine, but don’t know a real lot. And that’s because they were never interested in medicine, but just studied to get through. Yea, they passed, but they aren’t good medical practioners. This is the goal of school – to be good at what you do. Yea, you need good grades, but more importantly you need to retain the material you learn.December 25, 2012 6:49 pm at 6:49 pm #915205
and popa..are u always such an impossible person, or only here on yeshivaworld? Let someone catch a break every now and again will ya
I am helping you. Now that you know it is something you can do, you will have the motivation to do it.December 25, 2012 7:34 pm at 7:34 pm #915206haifagirlParticipant
I took it about 20 years ago when I was considering becoming a nurse. I had not taken any college chemistry, and it had been nearly 20 years since high school chemistry. I did not study at all. I missed about half the chemistry questions. I still scored 99th percentile.
In other words, don’t worry about it.
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