First Year Entry RN to BSN

The NLN-PAX Pre- Entrance Nursing Exam

National League for Pre-Entrance Nursing Exam for Transition to EvCC Nursing

You will need to complete a pre-nursing entrance exam as part of the nursing program. The exam is the National League for Nursing Pre-Entrance Exam for Nursing and it is taken at EvCC in Liberty Hall immediately following completion of summer quarter. The purpose of the exam is to ensure you have adequately grasped the math, science and verbal concepts to be successful in the nursing program.

Questions? Contact the EvCC Health Professions Service Center - they are there to help!

EvCC, Liberty Hall, 2nd floor lobby - 425-388-9461-

Scoring and Testing Requirements
  • You must achieve a 58th percentile in PAX-NLN pre-entrance to nursing exam.
  • Results are available immediately.
  • You are allowed one opportunity for the quarter you are pre-admitted to the EvCC Nursing (winter).
Exam Costs, Dates and Registration
  • Exam is $39.00
  • One exam is available the end of July and two other at the end of August. Exact dates are determined by mid-May. If you can't be available during that time frame, we recommend taking the exam in late July.
  • EvCC will communicate when registration opens for the July and August/September dates. When that happens, register immediately to reserve your seat...seating is limited.
  • View the EvCC Nursing Program website for more NLN-PAX dates and the Registration Guide
Study Resources
Questions? Start by contact the EvCC Health Professions Service Center - they are there to help!

Student Resources

NLN-PAX Study Tips

NLN-PAX Study Guide

EvCC Nursing Website with Dates and Registration Guide

Transition Checklist to transfer to EvCC Nursing from UWB