Is this a good NLN PAX score?

  1. Hi all!

    Yesterday morning I took my NLN. I'm not quite sure what to make of my score.

    RN program applicants:

    Verbal 62% Percentile 62
    Math 85% Percentile 80
    Science 77% Percentile 98

    Composite Score: 134
    Percentile Rank: 91

    Is this ranking based off everyone who took the test yesterday? Or every one who's taken the exam so far?
    There's still one more exam date, would my percentile change after those grades are entered?

    I registered late and was only able to study for about a month. I did okay with the science and math, but my verbal was horrible. I spent so much time reading the passages. Ugh.

    The lowest grade my school takes is 103 and I overheard some testers say that they want you to be in the 50th percentiile at least.

    With an overall GPA of 3.5, 3.35 GPA for the classes they use to rank the applicants, and this NLN score, what would you guys think are my chances?

    My school accepts 30-35 out of the 100 applicants that apply to the generic program.

    So sorry for the lengthy post lol
    Looking forward to any insight!
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  3. by   Wiggly Litchi
    The only people that are going to be able to tell you really what your chances are, are at the school you're applying to.

    I got a score of 144, while the school I was going to apply for only needed a composite score of 100. Each school will determine what their own minimum score is; I've seen some go as low as 75, others require above 100. At the school I was going to apply for, the grade on the NLN exam only accounted for 10% of your points - the majority of which came from the grade you got on your prerequisite science classes (A&P 1, 2, micro).
  4. by   Scientwist
    Thanks.

    I really wish I could know how much the gpa vs the nln is weighed. The nursing department is so hectic right now, as the deadline to apply is Monday.

    I know the minimum is 103 and a 3.0 gpa but I am aware of how competitive these programs are; so the higher the better.

    Hopefully I can manage to make the cut.
  5. by   Wiggly Litchi
    The school's website should be able to tell you; usually this is posted somewhere with the application information
  6. by   Scientwist
    I tried talking to the department but I guess I have to hear from other students that got in

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