NLN Examination

Information regarding the NLN pre-admission exam

Students must register and pay for the exam at the National League for Nursing Examination Portal. The registration end date will be 5 days prior to the test date.

  • This exam MUST be taken at York College and may only be repeated once. You must obtain permission from the Nursing Appeals Committee in order to retake the exam. The NLN does not allow students to re-take the exam within six months of the previous test date.
  • The exam is administered by the York College Testing Center located in the Academic Core-Room 1G05. Dates are posted below on this webpage.
  • This exam should not be taken prior to completing Chem. 106 and107, Bio 234 and 265.
  • This is a timed examination. This means that each section must be completed within a specific time frame. The computer will shut down that section and students cannot continue; nor can students return to a previous section.
  • Students cannot eat and/or drink during the examination.
  • Students cannot go to the bathroom without impacting test time.

Examination Dates

Registration Date Last Day to Register Examination Date
11/13/19 12/08/19 12/12/19
12/14/19 01/05/20 01/10/20
01/12/20 02/09/20 02/14/20
02/16/20 03/08/20 03/13/20
03/15/20 04/05/20 04/10/20
04/12/20 05/03/20 05/08/20
04/19/20 05/17/20 05/22/20

All examinations will be held in the Academic Core Building, Testing Center-Room 1G05 at 10:00 a.m.

To Prepare

Review Book/Study Guide for NLN Pre-Admission RN Exam

  • The review best used for this exam is located on the NLN website. It will be at a cost of $15.00 for each section of the NLN Examination. The three sections are Reading, Math and Science.
  • Review Guide For RN Pre-Entrance Exam -Jones and Bartlett 3rd Edition - ISBN-13: 978-0763762711