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

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

 

The Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing uses this exam as part of the application process for the Generic & Accelerated Second-Degree Pathways Nursing Programs. This is a standardized exam used in conjunction with other criteria to determine acceptance to a nursing program. 

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

The NLN Student Guide will provide you with everything you need to create your NLN account, schedule your exam, take your actual test and access your scores.  Be sure to enter the following student group: 397210-01 - Hunter College - North New York, to ensure that your score report is sent to Hunter College automatically.

    All students are required to create an NLN account. DO NOT CREATE MORE THAN ONE ACCOUNT.  Students can create an account by clicking on the following Registration URL: https://ondemand.questionmark.com/home/405669/user/register/site/5ea307d5d0221


    TO TAKE THE EXAM REMOTELY

    Students are to go click on Buy Exam, find the exam, Pre-Admission Exam (for Examity) E-PAX verbal (it includes all three parts of the exam) and purchase it. The cost of the remote exam is $87.50.  You will also have to schedule a date and time to test with a proctor.  After you have purchased the exam, Click on My Assessments to schedule a date and time to test with Examity. 

    Information regarding EXAMITY Test Prep Materials may help you prepare for the exam.

    The E-PAX is conducted with a remote proctor via Examity  


    TO TAKE THE EXAM IN PERSON AT THE HUNTER COLLEGE TESTING CENTER 

    Before coming to campus, be sure to be vaccinated or tested for Covid-19.  

    Click here to view CUNY's COVID-19 Registration and Upload Guide for Visitors.

    Be sure to review our General Testing Rules page.

    Students are to click on Register for the Exam.  Be sure to register for the Pre-Admission Exam verbal (it includes all three parts of the exam).  The cost of the in person exam is $52.50.  

    In addition to the cost of the exam, students are also required to pay a non-refundable $36.00 administration fee.  The fee is required to be paid by the day of the test, before the exam start time. The administration fee will only be accepted in person, in Room 238 Hunter North Building, Office of the Bursar (Note: The Bursar's Office is closed when the cashier is on break/lunch).  Payments can be made in the form of money order.  Money orders are to be made payable to Hunter College Testing Center, 695 Park Avenue, Room 150 North, New York, NY 10065.  

    Click here for Bursar Hours

    Cash payments are not accepted.   Note: This payment is separate from the exam fee paid directly to the National League for Nursing.  Proof of payment must be presented in the Hunter College Testing Center during the exam sign-in process.  

    Information regarding In Person Test Prep Materials may help you prepare for the exam.


    For more information about the exam and scheduling, contact the National League for Nursing via email at studenthelp@nln.org.

     

THE DAY OF THE REMOTE EXAM

 

  • Log in to your NLN Account
  • 15 minutes prior to the exam start time, click on Launch Note: It can take up to 30 minutes from the exam start time for an Examity proctor to join the exam session. Click here for Examity Tech Support 
  • Be ready to present current government issued photo identification bearing both a photo and signature 
  • Only a Basic Calculator is permitted. (No phones, scientific or advanced devices allowed) Have your own basic calculator ready!
  • A whiteboard is permitted
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    THE DAY OF THE IN PERSON EXAM

     

  • Report to the Hunter College Testing Center, Room 150 Hunter North Building
  • Be ready to present current government issued photo identification bearing both a photo and signature
  • Be ready to present proof of non-refundable $36.00 administration fee payment
  • Be ready to log in to your NLN Account
  • Only a Basic Calculator is permitted. (No phones, scientific or advanced devices allowed). Bring your own basic calculator!
  • Scrap paper will be provided
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    TAKING THE EXAM

     

  • You can repeat the exam once every six months for Hunter College (online or in person). You cannot take it once online and once in person within the six months.  It is either/or
  • Students can only choose to take E-PAX remotely or PAX in person.  Kindly read the instructions for each before registering for an appointment.
  • Your results are kept on file with NLN for three years.  The Hunter College, School of Nursing will accept scores for up to two years. If the exam is taken multiple times, the highest score will be considered in the admissions process.
  • Students, who wish to apply to Hunter College, School of Nursing for Fall 2023 admission, must test no later than February 28, 2023.
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    NURSING PROGRAM

    Do you have questions about the Hunter College, School of Nursing program?

    Contact the Hunter College, School of Nursing at nursing8@hunter.cuny.edu or visit their website at http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/nursing.

     

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