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Important News Regarding
Nursing Entrance Exam!

As of now, an entrance exam is no longer required for admission to the Nursing program. The NLN PAX RN exam was used for entrance into the fall 2014 semester.

Effective after the September 2013 application deadline the TEAS exam was also no longer used as the entrance exam for the Nursing program. Previous TEAS scores were only acceptable through the September 2013 deadline.

For more information please refer to MDC School of Nursing.

National League for Nursing Pre-Admission Examination (NLN PAX RN)

ATTENTION: The NLN PAX RN is no longer offered at MDC Medical Campus Testing Center.

The National League for Nursing Pre-Admission Examination (NLN PAX) is a standardized entrance exam for potential nursing students who seek admittance into nursing schools nationwide. The NLN PAX RN comprises three main areas: verbal skills, which consists of both word knowledge and reading comprehension; mathematics, which includes basic calculations, word problems, and incorporates algebra, geometry, conversions, graphs, and applied mathematics; and science, which examines general biology, chemistry, physics, and earth science. Each section consists of all multiple-choice questions and includes experimental items for the purpose of future test development. Answers to these questions are not counted in the scoring. Please note, MDC does not administer the PAX PN exam at this time.

Test Sections:
  • Verbal Ability: (80 questions)
  • Mathematics: (54 questions)
  • Science: (80 questions)
Total Questions: 214
Total Questions Scored: 160
Test Time: 3 hours

For more information, please visit the NLN PAX website at and the MDC Nursing Department website at

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