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### Overview

This is a 3-hour standardized entrance test meant to assess the potential nursing students who wish to be admitted into nursing colleges. It is also taken by every person who wishes to apply to HCC’s PN or RN program.

Students **can take the NLN PAX**–**RN** once every six months with a minimum of three months is typically required before repeating the exam.

### Registration

• Check with the nursing school of your choice for specific information on their requirements for admissions.

• Select a test site near you.

• Go to https://www.nlnonlinetesting.org/ to register for the examinations online.

• You need a credit card to make the payment for the exam.

### Requirements

The minimum composite score to be eligible for the RN Program is 111.

The minimum composite score to be eligible for the PN Program is 99.

The HCC Nursing Department will look at the PAX composite score instead of the percentile score.

### NLN PAX FAQ

### NLN Exam Details

- The exam is in a traditional pen-and-paper format.
- All exam questions are multiple-choice.
- There are experimental questions included, which are not scored.
- The non-scored questions cannot be distinguished from the scored questions
- You have 3 hours to complete the exam.
- Test begins at 9:00 m. Central Time – Allow up to 3 hours to complete the test.
**Arrive at least 30 minutes before the scheduled start time for the exam. No one will be admitted late to the exam.**

Score reports for the PAX-RN should be available within 24 hours from the exam date. Students should receive an email indicating the score report is available. Besides, students can log in to their NLN PAX account to view a score report.

### What’s on the Test

The **NLN Test** comprises three subjects: **verbal skills**, **math**, and **science**, all taking approximately three hours. The test consists of 80 verbal ability questions (60 scored), 54 mathematics questions (40 scored), and 80 science questions (60 scored) in three separate sections. Candidates have 60 minutes to complete each section.

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### Mathematics

The reading section has 50 questions. Below is a more detailed list of the types of math questions that generally appear on the test.

• Basic operations – adding subtracting, multiplying and dividing whole numbers

• Square root

• Prime factors

• Median and mode

• Exponents

• Word problems

• Simple geometry

• IQ questions

• Operations with polynomials

• Quadratics

• Ratio and proportion

• Fractions, decimals and percent

• Speed, acceleration and momentum

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Basic Math 2

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Percent

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Operations with Polynomials

Solving Quadratics

Basic Algebra

Linear equations

Mean, mode and median

Simple probability

### Verbal Ability

The reading section has 47 questions that must be answered in 60 minutes. Below is a more detailed list of the types of reading questions that generally appear on the test.

• Drawing logical conclusions

• Identifying main ideas

• Meaning in context

• Distinguish fact from opinions

• Making inferences

• Identifying tone and purpose

• Summarizing

• Vocabulary (definitions and synonyms)

### Science

The science section has 100 science questions which cover Biology,

Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology and Physics. The Physics component is currently

being tested and is not given at all institutions. Be sure to check with your school for

the exact content of the exam you will be taking. Below is a detailed list of the science

topics likely to appear on the test.

**Biology**

• Cellular processes

• Scientific reasoning and scientific method

• Classification and Taxonomy

• Photosynthesis

• Genetics

**Chemistry**

• Atoms and molecules

• Protons and electrons

• States of matter

• Redox reactions

• Chemical reactions

• Acid and base

• Molarity

• Periodic table

**Physics**

• Potential, mechanical and kinetic energy

• Electricity – currents voltage and resistance

• Ohm’s law

• Newton’s laws

• Linear and rotational motion

### How to Answer Different Types of Questions

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**Written by**, Brian Stocker MA., Complete Test Preparation Inc.

**Date Published:**Monday, April 7th, 2014

**Date Modified:**Friday, November 24th, 2023

## 2 Comments

Want to study for pax for lvn

Does the PAX include physics?