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TESTING REQUIREMENT - UPDATE

Shoreline Community College Nursing Program Applicant Information

If you are interested in applying to the Nursing program, please review the admissions points information.

  • Beginning with the Fall 2018 Nursing Program application all students are required to take the NLN-PAX (National League for Nursing - Pre-Admission Exam.  (the COMPASS and AccuPlacer Exams no longer are required  for applicants to the Nursing Program).  
  • Registration information for the NLN-PAX
  • A Student Guide to NLN Testing Portal can be accessed at the Shoreline Community College Testing Center.    
  • All applications that are submitted by the application deadline will be evaluated.
  • Please check back here regularly as new and updated information will be posted as needed. 

If the usual deadline for application is on a weekend or holiday, applications will be accepted on the next business day.

FOR ENTRY INTO APPLICATION
PERIOD
NLN-PAX
For verbal, math and science
must be taken no earlier than 
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Fall Quarter  Jan. 15- Apr. 3  January 15th  the previous year  April 3, 4:30 p.m.
Winter Quarter  Aug. 15- Oct. 3  August 15th the previous year  October 3, 4:30 p.m.
Spring Quarter  Nov. 15-Jan. 3  November 15th the previous year  January 3, 4:30 p.m.

 

The NLN-PAX is a nursing application screening requirement which ALL APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE regardless of  previous degrees or coursework.

  • The Accuplacer test is no longer required for applicants to the Nursing Program.
  • The NLN-PAX has three sections, each 40 minutes in length - verbal, math, and science.
  • The cost of the NLN-PAX at Shoreline Community College is $39.00 (each attempt).
  • Students may take the test twice per application period.  Your score must reach the 50th percentile with a Composite Test Score of at least 103.
  • The Nursing Program will accept PAX test scores from other accredited nursing schools.
  • There are also study guides available 
  • If you need testing accommodations information can be found on the main NLN web page after you have created an account.

REQUIRED NLN-PAX TEST SCORES: always keep a copy of your results for your own records

NLN-PAX Test Scores Requirements

Percentile

Required

Minimum

Composite

Test Score Accepted

Taken within 1 year of the 1st  day of the application

period of the quarter that you are applying for

50th

103

 

Shoreline Testing Center Schedule