NLN Pre-Entrance Exam - page 3

Hello, I was wondering if anyone has taken the NLN pre-entrance exam for RN? Is it hard? How should I study? I bought the study guide, and I am wondering if it was worth buying? Thanks... Read More

  1. by   studently42
    Yes I was wrong, you can only take it every 6mos. On top of that I missed getting into taking the test on Jan 18-there are already 140 people sisned up. I have to wait until March 8th. I'll get my score back about a week before the deadline. My wife said OMG you have to ace that test!! I said I HAVE to do the best I can, and let God handle the rest .
  2. by   LisaJ_RN
    YOu will do fine...just read over the book/ electricity and ohms too
  3. by   zenurse
    Hello everyone--I'm new to the site and thankful for all of your posts! I'm preparing to take the NLN 24 February and I'm using the study guide. Our school administers the tests on computer--has anyone taken it this way? Do you know if you can skip a question and go back?
  4. by   LMRN10
    Quote from wettybauer99
    NLN does not let you retake it for 6 months 1 day!!! so if you do not do well, you would have to wait past July 18th!!

    I just got my scores back and I passed, and really thought I failed...relax and you will do fine!!!

    Easier said than done
    From what I am being told by my school, we can take it between January and June, then July through December. I have never heard that we have to wait 6 months/1 day. Maybe it is different for every school?
  5. by   shippoRN
    I got this from the NLN website, from the FAQ section.
    The rules are per the NLN and not the school themselves, unless individual schools have made special arrangements with them.


    http://www.nln.org/testprods/preadmi....htm#paxrepeat

    Can I repeat the NLN PAX?
    Any individual wishing to retake the NLN PAX-RN is required to wait a minimum of six months before being eligible to repeat the exam. If you wish to repeat the exam within one year from your last test date, however, written authorization is required from the director of the nursing school to whom the report will be sent.
  6. by   LMRN10
    Quote from mystiqx
    I got this from the NLN website, from the FAQ section.
    The rules are per the NLN and not the school themselves, unless individual schools have made special arrangements with them.


    http://www.nln.org/testprods/preadmi....htm#paxrepeat

    Can I repeat the NLN PAX?
    Any individual wishing to retake the NLN PAX-RN is required to wait a minimum of six months before being eligible to repeat the exam. If you wish to repeat the exam within one year from your last test date, however, written authorization is required from the director of the nursing school to whom the report will be sent.
    Our school must have some sort of arrangement then - they definitely don't do it that way!
  7. by   shippoRN
    Unfortunately, my school is following this rule, I take the test in 18 days if i mess this up, i am screwed then i have to wait till next year to take it. The school i applied to only gives it a certain time every year it seems
  8. by   LisaJ_RN
    Quote from lmm1019
    Our school must have some sort of arrangement then - they definitely don't do it that way!

    I would double check...NLN is very srtict- so it is fair to all test takers :wink2:

    It wouldnt be fair if I wouldnt make it into a program brcause of a retake past the deadline... and your school to be able to retake when wanted...just double check so you know.

    Be positive anyway, you will do fine the first time!!!
  9. by   Batman24
    Quote from wettybauer99
    I would double check...NLN is very srtict- so it is fair to all test takers :wink2:

    It wouldnt be fair if I wouldnt make it into a program brcause of a retake past the deadline... and your school to be able to retake when wanted...just double check so you know.

    Be positive anyway, you will do fine the first time!!!
    Good advice. I actually called NLN to ask because when I saw some people were taking it more than once I was trying to find a school in NJ that allows for that. I was told that while some schools allow for re-testing in 6 months, but most schools make you wait a year. Mine is one of those schools.

    I asked them about people being able to re-test in less than 6 months and was told that isn't allowed to happen. The rule is very strict so that no one has more of an advantage than anyone else so I agree to check again.

    Good luck.
  10. by   LMRN10
    Quote from wettybauer99
    I would double check...NLN is very srtict- so it is fair to all test takers :wink2:

    It wouldnt be fair if I wouldnt make it into a program brcause of a retake past the deadline... and your school to be able to retake when wanted...just double check so you know.

    Be positive anyway, you will do fine the first time!!!
    I have spoken to them and gone to numerous infomational meetings - they give it in certain windows. You can take it between January and June and again between July and December. That is how my school does it. So, it's still two times a year, but we don't have to wait 6 months as long as it is not within the same window.
  11. by   LisaJ_RN
    Quote from lmm1019
    I have spoken to them and gone to numerous infomational meetings - they give it in certain windows. You can take it between January and June and again between July and December. That is how my school does it. So, it's still two times a year, but we don't have to wait 6 months as long as it is not within the same window.

    You know what? You will definitely do fine then. There is less pressure...... Relax, read over some of the science in the book, and practice the math problems ....I think being relaxed is key!!!! Good luck!!!

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