NLN Assessment Test

The NLN Practical Nursing Pre-Entrance Exam is the pre-admission assessment used by the Bucks County Community College Practical Nursing Program.

This standardized test, which requires no prior medical/nursing knowledge, helps nurse educators make decisions about admission and placement of prospective Practical Nursing students. The test assesses the following three areas:

  • Verbal ability
  • Mathematics
  • Science

To prepare for the examination:

The NLN has developed a Review Guide for LPN/LVN Pre-Entrance Exam, 3rd Edition.  This guide is available in bookstores or directly through Jones & Bartlett Publishers (, 1-800-832-0034.

The Practical Nursing Program also offers a Review Course for the NLN-PN Pre-entrance Exam.  For more information on this course, please click here

For more information about the NLN for PN Pre-entrance exam and to register for an upcoming exam, please visit

For more information, please call 215-968-8025, press option #2.