Hi -- after my informational meeting at the meet-n-greet, we were told by two different staff members, or rather they casually 'suggested' -- take the NLN-PAX early in your pre reqs in case you need to retest etc.
I am really wondering if many take it while doing pre reqs?? Will the school be able to 'see' you took it twice? (*I'd guess yes...if so, how much does that negatively impact your app?) The school I'm most interested in uses a point system, and usually has a small waiting list. Most seem to get into it within a twice applied/two year time frame. Most convenient for me would be to get accepted in the division of the ns program which is provided in our town. Unfortunately - they only offer it here in even years; but at another location every year. THAT one will require an approximate 100-mile commute round trip. I know many others drive farther than that. I will if I have to; but I can have my druthers :spin:!
My initial plan would have been to get most of my pre reqs out of the way (I only need appx a year/or two semesters to do so) and plan to study my booty off and take the NLN-PAX late that last spring semester in order to apply for the upcoming fall NS cohort. I hate the idea of studying for the NLN-PAX while simultaneously putting max attention into keeping my pre req gpa at the highest possible.
Gah. Already I'm not attuned to the multitasking aura of nursing...Humm
Tbh - I've always been quite good at multitasking, time management etc .. or that is what others (employers
, co-workers, friends etc) have often told me. (In actuality I feel happiest though when I have the luxury of specialization, time to hyperfocus on a selected area or subject. Ah. That is for another post though!)
Would love to hear info from others about the timing
of taking their NLN-PAX or TEAS V or HESI or whichever one they need to. Thanks so much!