NLN PAX RN test - new to the board - page 2

hi all. i am new to the board. i live just north of chicago. i am going to take the nln in august. any suggestions on studying? i am getting the book that is suggested at the nln site. i read a... Read More

  1. by   esokitty
    I also just took this test. I scored 99 verbal (3 questions wrong), 99 math (no questions wrong!) and 97 science (15 questions wrong)

    I have always done well at standardized tests, but since I graduated college nearly 11 years ago, I spent 3 weeks reviewing hardcore for this exam using the NLN prep guide.

    I expected math to be my weak part and was quite surprised.

    Here are a few things I was surprised by.

    In the NLN guide they say that there are 60 questions in science and verbal, and 40 in math. Not quite. They score 60 and 40, but the sections actually contain 80 and 60!!!! Keep this in mind when timing yourself as you practice.

    The review guide didn't help me with the following specific concepts in the science exam:

    Kelvin temperature scale conversions
    Electricity - resistors, diagrams

    I know there were a few others, but my mind is foggy right now.

    It is a very hard test. And I walked out of there thinking I completely BOMBED it. For sure, do every problem in the book. Multiple times. If you get the version with the software, configure your computer to do 80 or 60 questions in 60 mins to get used to that.

    Best of luck!!!
  2. by   rebecca6890
    hello i am also scheduled to take the PAX RN this january and had a few questions for anyone who has taken it..

    1. what type of vocabulary is on the test? is it medical vocab?

    2. im taking paper n pencil test, how long does it take to get results?

    3. for science part, what topics are on the test?
    any good study guides or practice tests please let me know!!



    thanks!
  3. by   CMille14
    Quote from rebecca6890
    hello i am also scheduled to take the PAX RN this january and had a few questions for anyone who has taken it..

    1. what type of vocabulary is on the test? is it medical vocab?

    2. im taking paper n pencil test, how long does it take to get results?

    3. for science part, what topics are on the test?
    any good study guides or practice tests please let me know!!



    thanks!
    1. The vocabulary is general vocabulary, only a couple of medical terms on my version of the test.
    2. I took the computerized version...can't help there.
    3. The practice guide recommended on the NLN site prepared me fairly well for the science section. Study the graphs and examples...there were many similar items on the test.

    Remember that there are no calculators for the test. If it looks like a problem will take you a long time, write the number on scratch paper (or mark it on the computerized version) and return to it if you have time. Getting all the problems done in 60 minutes is a challenge!

    The study guide is your friend! Use it...over and over again! Good luck!

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