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Pre-Admission Exam (PAX) for Registered Nurse (RN)

Pre-Admission Exam (PAX) for Registered Nurse (RN) 

 

The Hunter College Testing Center administers this exam on behalf of students who want to apply to the Generic & Accelerated Second-Degree Pathways Nursing Program. This is a standardized exam used in conjunction with other criteria to determine acceptance to a nursing program. 

The PAX RN comprises of three main areas: Verbal, Mathematics and Science.

HOW TO REGISTER

  • Registration and payment for the exam is conducted via the NLN Examination Portal.  For a complete list of 2018 Pre-Admission Exam (PAX) testing dates at Hunter College, click here. For a complete list of 2019 Pre-Admission Exam (PAX) testing dates at Hunter College, click here.  The PAX is conducted in the Hunter College Testing Center, Room 150 Hunter North Building.
  • Reference the Student Guide to NLN Testing Portal for instruction on how to create a NLN account, register for PAX and exam protocol. Be sure to select Hunter College as your test site.
  • A non-refundable $36.00 administration fee is required to be paid by the day of the test.  The administrative fee will only be accepted in the Bursar's Office, Room 238, Hunter North Building, in the form of money order and/or cash only.  Money orders are to be made payable to The Hunter College Testing Center, 695 Park Avenue, Room 150 North, New York, NY 10065. Visit the following website for Bursar hours: http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/onestop/hours-of-operation#Bursar Hours  Note: This payment is separate from the exam fee paid directly to the National League for Nursing.
  • For more information about the exam, contact the National League for Nursing at customerhelp@nln.org.

THE DAY OF THE TEST

Remember the following:

  • Login and password you create on the NLN Examination Portal
  • A $36.00 non-refundable administrative fee ( cash or money order payable to The Hunter College Testing Center, 695 Park Avenue, Room 150 North, New York, NY 10065) must be paid at the Bursar's Office, Room 238 North.  Visit the following website for Bursar hours: http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/onestop/hours-of-operation#Bursar Hours 
  • Valid photo identification bearing both a photo and signature

TAKING THE EXAM

  • You can repeat the exam once every six months at Hunter College.
  • Your results are valid for 2 years.  If the exam is taken multiple times, the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing will consider the highest score in the admissions process. NOTE: Score reports are available to students via the NLN Examination Portal for one year from test date, after which time they are archived.  Once an exam is archived, in order to receive a copy, students will need to pay a processing fee.

 

NURSING PROGRAM

Do you have questions about the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing program?

Contact the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing at 212.481.7596 or visit their website at http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/nursing.

 

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