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Kaplan Admissions Test

 All applicants to the clinical level of the nursing program must take the Kaplan Admissions Test.  This test is a proctored, free, online, multiple-choice test used to determine if a student has the academic and critical thinking skills necessary to perform effectively in a nursing program.   Applicants must score 50% or higher in the Science section and obtain an overall score of 66% or higher.

Where do I take the test?

How many times can I take the test?

Student scoring below 50% in the Science section and/or below a 66% in their overall score may retake the test once.  Students who do not achieve the required scores after two attempts are not eligible to apply to the nursing program.

Taking the test

Bring your student ID or a photo ID.  Allow 2 hours and 45 minutes for the test.  No cell phones, watches, books, or electronic devices allowed in the testing room.  A calculator is embedded in the test.  Students will be provided with a whiteboard, marker, and eraser to use during the test.

How do I prepare for the test?

We suggest that all students prepare for the test.  Students should use the preparatory text (which is available at local bookstores or on Kaplan Nursing School Entrance Exams: Your Complete Guide to Getting Into Nursing School (Kaplan Nursing School Entrance Exam) by Kaplan.  This text covers all nursing entrance exams and includes more information than is on this specific Admissions Test.

What topics will be on the test?

The Admissions Test consists of 4 sections with a total of 91 multiple choice questions.  The test is 165 minutes in length.  The sections include reading, math, writing, and science.  A student's score reflects their critical thinking skills in each of these areas.

Test Sections

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