Took the PAX-RN test Saturday

  1. Hey everyone, I am new to this board. I took the PAX at Delgado on Saturday and was wondering: Did anyone feel like they didn't do so good on it and still made a good score?? And also, I know you can only take the test 2 times at Delgado, but what if you take it a 3rd time at a different school, will they take that score??? Just curious, because I am pretty sure I will have to take the test again.
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  3. by   prenursestu
    delgado is the only school i know that requires that test so you can only take it twice
  4. by   prenursestu
    by the way i took the test on saturday too, what semester are you applying for
  5. by   dsoginer
    Don't stress about the test too much. A grade of 100 is required and that is a comparably low grade, approximately 50% of the total. For Charity School of Nursing a 130+ recieves the highest score in calculating points for acceptance in the program. Most ASN programs require the Pax, while BSN programs do not. And yes, most of us who took the test felt that we had not done well. I had never had Chemistry, Physics, or Geometry but was pleasantly surprised how well I performed at guessing! There is a wonderful prep. book that can be ordered at Amazon. It is from the Association of Nursing, "Entrance Exam.." (can't remember the whole title) someone help please!!
  6. by   I want to be a nurse
    Quote from prenursestu
    delgado is the only school i know that requires that test so you can only take it twice
    NSU requires it also. But there you can take the test as many times as you want. But they only offer the test 2 times a year.
  7. by   I want to be a nurse
    Quote from prenursestu
    by the way i took the test on saturday too, what semester are you applying for
    I am trying to apply for the ADN program at NSU. They only accept once a year, for the fall semester. HMMM, do you know if you can apply to two schools at the same time??? If so, I apply for the Fall Semester at Delgado too. Just in case.
  8. by   I want to be a nurse
    dsognier, I'm trying not to stree over it. I was just kind of wondering how other people felt about the test. It has been about 3 years since I've taken Chemistry, A&P and College Algebra. I had to guess a good part of the science test. The math was OK, and the verbal part was OK. I had the ARCO study guide, Nursing School and Allied Health Entrance Exams. I just can't wait for results in two weeks.
  9. by   jtoddj28
    I thught I failed miserably but I got a 129 luckily. Of course now I'm wishing I would have made that 130 bracket..
  10. by   prenursestu
    these two weeks feel like two years, i am freaking
  11. by   Nana1206
    Quote from dsoginer
    Don't stress about the test too much. A grade of 100 is required and that is a comparably low grade, approximately 50% of the total. For Charity School of Nursing a 130+ recieves the highest score in calculating points for acceptance in the program. Most ASN programs require the Pax, while BSN programs do not. And yes, most of us who took the test felt that we had not done well. I had never had Chemistry, Physics, or Geometry but was pleasantly surprised how well I performed at guessing! There is a wonderful prep. book that can be ordered at Amazon. It is from the Association of Nursing, "Entrance Exam.." (can't remember the whole title) someone help please!!

    The title of the book is Review Guide for RN Pre-Entrance Exam by Mary E. McDonald, published by the National League for Nursing. Hope this helps. I thought is was a great study guide for the PAX-RN Exam.
  12. by   butrfli
    Hi everyone. I'm wanting to take the Pax test at the end of this Spring 07 semester though I'll only have completed up to Math 096. Is there any Math 118 related problems on the test that would cause me trouble? From what I've heard it consists of a lot of mult and div. Is algebra or word problems on it? Thanks for clueing me in.
  13. by   I want to be a nurse
    Quote from butrfli
    Hi everyone. I'm wanting to take the Pax test at the end of this Spring 07 semester though I'll only have completed up to Math 096. Is there any Math 118 related problems on the test that would cause me trouble? From what I've heard it consists of a lot of mult and div. Is algebra or word problems on it? Thanks for clueing me in.
    I don't know what Math 118 is at Delgado, but I took Math 101 (College Algebra) at Nicholls and I felt pretty OK about the math section. I think they did have a few word problems. It was pretty basic stuff though (I think). They had things like: 3y+x=8 This problem probably doesn't make much sense
    y-6x=13
    but you get the idea. They had some fraction stuff on it. Honestly, I was surprised how much I knew in the Math section. HTH

    Maya
  14. by   butrfli
    Well, I just lost a huge paragraph I responded back with but here it is again in a much shorter version with hopes it doesn't do it again! ERRRR. Thanks Maya for getting back with me so soon. Math 118 is college algebra. Math 095 and 096 are intro algebra...pre reqs for 118. I think i'll buy the book everyone on here recommends to help prepare for the Pax...."Review Guide for RN Pre-Entrance". I need all the help I can get when it comes to these tests! I'm a bit concerned b/c of the responses from others about it and the uncertainty of whether or not they passed. This sounds like a monsterous test and I get real nervous test taking! Imagine how I'll feel when it comes time to take the BOARDS! hahah. Anxiety attack time!!!!
    Thanks for your help.

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