The PSB isnt bad at all, though I have heard there are 2 versions, and have heard one is harder then then other, and that St Margaret uses the easier version, that Shadyside uses the harder version, and I do not know about Mercy. I do not know if that is true or not. Seems odd if it is.
but my experience it isnt bad at all
Science is mostly basic scientific methodology/ bio/anatomy type questions, a few basic chem. A few basic physics. A few historical science questions. Mostly establishes that you have some scientific understanding. If you have already taken A&P it will help, but it will not crush you if you haven't.
Academic aptitude section is 1/3 Math....simple algebra skills....can you manipulate numbers both from equations, and word problems. 1/3 verbal....they give you 4 words, 3 mean the same thing more or less, one is the opposite, select the opposite. 1/3, non verbal.....was "this is to this as this is to this", type problems.....all done in pictures.
Reading comprehention is just that, read a few things and answer questions.
is they give you a word spelled 3 different ways, and you chose correct spelling.
And then vocational aptitude, which is just i agree or i disagree about different statements about attitudes about nursing, and work in general, like "I think tardyness should be tolerated by my coworkers" or "I think understand other cultures is important in nursing"