Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Over one more hurdle

I took the NET (Nursing Entrance Test) this morning. I also passed the NET this morning. For the first time in my history, I scored higher on the math section than the reading. I think this can be explained by the fact that the math section didn't progress past basic algebra. It was kind of fun doing long division and percentage calculations by hand.

Aside from those two sections, there were was a battery of psychological, stress and test taking skills questions. I'm not sure what some of these questions were designed to elicit for admittance committees.

One of the questions was something like:

If a multiple choice question is of average length, it means what?
A. It is most likely the correct answer.
B. It is most likely the incorrect answer.
C. It is confusing.
D. It has no significance.

I had a chance to chat with the registrar after the exam was over and she told me (nudge, nudge, wink, wink) that I'd most likely be accepted into the program. Wahoo! I'll be receiving a letter in late November. I also learned that I have two more courses to complete. Somehow this slipped completely under my radar. The good news is that both of them are offered online, so I won't have to actually go on campus. T and new bebe won't have to start daycare again until July, when I have a 3 week intro to nursing course.

I really liked the nursing school building. They have a huge study area with couches and a cozy fireplace. I can see it being a very good study locale. My midwife said that this particular program is a good one. I'm starting to get pretty excited for this new stage in my life. RN; here I come!


Cathy said...

Yay! Test questions are really different in nursing so that is probably why they asked " questions about questions"
Plus they want students who can pass the nclex exam which requires good test taking skills. Glad you are getting excited, I love my program.

Frank said...

Great. I'll soon have two wonderful daughters who can take care of me in my old age.

Becky said...

Congrats! And what the heck is up with a question about multiple choice questions? That strikes me as bizarre.

nana said...

Good job.

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