NLN Testing

NLN (The National League for Nursing) develops admissions tests for both the LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) and the RN (Registered Nurse) Programs.  Both the LPN and RN pre-admission exams require a $65.00 non-refundable fee paid during the registration process.  If you should not pass the test, you must wait 4 weeks from your original exam date  before retaking the LPN test and 6 months before retaking the RN test

PN Program

Preparing for the Exam

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 (www.jbpub.com), 1-800-832-0034. The PN department strongly recommends this review book to help you prepare for the exam; however use of this guide is optional and is not mandated. An NLN for PN Review Course is offered to help prepare for the exam. For more information, please click on the following link:      PN Review Course

Registering for the Exam

If you wish to register for the LPN exam, go to the NLN registration website, www.nlnonlinetesting.org/pax, and follow the registration directions.  Be sure to choose the correct date AND Bucks County Community College as your testing location. 

  • NOTE: If you need help during the registration process, please contact NLN Customer service at 1-800-732-8656 or CustomerHelp@nln.org.
  • NLN has also provided answers to some "Frequently Asked Questions".  You can view this document by clicking on the following link: NLN POLICIES and PROCEDURES . You can also view this information on the NLN registration website.

PN  Spring 2015

Important Notice:  If you are re-testing after the 4 week wait period, please call the NLN @ 1-800-732-8656.  Be sure to specify you are taking the NLN-PN and  identify your test site as Bucks County Community College.  

PN Test Time and Date

Testing Location

Registration Deadline

                                  TBA

Rollins Center, Room 100 

 

  

On your scheduled test day

  • All tests are administered on the Newtown campus.  Arrive by 1:15pm on your scheduled test date in order to check-in with Testing staff.
  • Total testing and registration time generally takes 3.5-4 hours.  Please plan accordingly.
  • IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Two forms of ID are required.  One form of ID must be government-issued (driver's license, state ID, passport).  The second form of ID can be a debit card, health insurance card, social security card, etc., as long as the name matches on both forms of identification.

RN Program

Preparing for the Exam

Preparing for the NLN-RN exam is not required.  If you wish to prepare, please click on the following link for information on the RN pre-admission exam guide: The Review Guide for NLN-RN Pre-Entrance Exam.

Registering for the Exam

If you wish to register for the RN exam, go to the NLN registration website, www.nlnonlinetesting.org/pax, and follow the registration directions.  Be sure to choose the correct date AND Bucks County Community College as your testing location. 

  • NOTE: If you need help during the registration process, please contact NLN Customer service at 1-800-732-8656 or CustomerHelp@nln.org.
  • NLN has also provided answers to some "Frequently Asked Questions".  You can view this document by clicking on the following link: NLN POLICIES and PROCEDURES. You can also view this information on the NLN registration website.                    

RN Fall  2014 Scheduled Test Dates

RN Test Date and Time

Testing Location

Registration Deadline

December 6, 2014  1:15pm 

Rollins Center, Room 100 

November 28, 2014 

On your scheduled test day

  • All tests are administered on the Newtown campus.  Arrive by 1:15pm on your scheduled test date in order to check-in with Testing staff.
  • Total testing and registration time generally takes 3.5-4 hours.  Please plan accordingly.
  • IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Two forms of ID are required.  One form of ID must be government-issued (driver's license, state ID, passport).  The second form of ID can be a debit card, health insurance card, social security card, etc., as long as the name matches on both forms of identification.