NLN RN Pre-Admissions Exam
The National League for Nursing (NLN) RN Pre-Admission Exam is an admissions requirement for the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program and the LPN-RN Transition Program.. Effective, December 1, 2010 and thereafter, the minimum composite score is 115. The results will generally be posted on-line wihtin 3-4 weeks after the test date. The exam score remains current for three years. The exam may be retaken every six months. The higher score will be used if taken more than once.
New Pre-Admissions Exam for Nursing Program:
Pending final approval by the college, effective March 2012 and thereafter, the Nursing Department at Kapi‘olani Community College (KCC) will administer and accept only the Assessment Technology Institute’s Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI-TEAS) Exam, Version 5.0 to fulfill the pre-admissions exam requirement for the KCC Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program. Students applying to the KCC ADN program and the KCC LPN-RN Transition Program will be required to meet an ATI-TEAS exam adjusted individual total score of 78% or higher to qualify for the ADN or LPN-RN Transition Program.
Students interested in applying to the ADN Program and the LPN-RN Transition Program in the Spring 2013 semester during the application period between June 1, 2012 and September 1, 2012 will be required to complete the ATI-TEAS exam for admissions consideration.
Students currently applying to the ADN Program and the LPN-RN Transition Program in the Fall 2012 semester during the application period between December 1, 2011 and February 1, 2012 will be required to complete the NLN-RN Pre-Admissions Exam for admissions consideration.
The implementation of the ATI-TEAS Exam as the pre-admission exam for the ADN program is based on the Nursing Department’s immediate concerns regarding its current resources to administer the pre-admissions exam as well as its concern that ADN applicants are able to access or secure their exam scores in a timely manner, thus ensuring that pre-nursing students are able to complete their applications to the ADN program within a timely manner.
For more information about the ATI-TEAS Exam, please visit our ATI_TEAS Exam page.
Test Dates, Times and Location:
The NLN Exam dates, times, location, registration deadlines and refund deadlines are posted within the NLN Exam Schedule (PDF).
Test Registration and Cost:
When you are ready to take the test, you will need to complete KCC Non-Credit Registration Form and submit the form to the KCC Continuing Education/Non-Credit Office in the ‘Ilima Building, Room 102 or call 808.734.9211 to register by phone.
The current cost of the NLN Exam is $99.
After completing your registration via the KCC Continuing Education Office, please visit the NLN website in order to establish an NLN Examinee account which will enable you to retrieve your NLN exam results on line.
What to Bring:
On the day of the NLN exam, please bring a picture ID, your test receipt, and two sharpened (no. 2) pencils with erasers. A sweater or jacket is recommended. You will NOT be allowed to have a calculator, study guide or cell phone.
On the day of the NLN exam, please bring a picture ID and your test receipt. A sweater or jacket is recommended. You will NOT be allowed to have a calculator, study guide or cell phone.
Request for Duplicate Exam Score Reports
To request a duplicate NLN score report, please follow the steps below.
- Go to the NLN Testing Services page
- Click on Duplicate Score Report Request
- Complete the “Duplicate Score Report Order Form” and include the information below.
Kapiolani Community College
4303 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, HI 96816
- Each additional exam score report will cost $25.00 and must be paid with a credit card
- E-mail or fax in the “Duplicate Score Report Order Form” to NLN
For more information, please go to the NLN website to download test information and samples.