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NLN Exam Information

How to Take the NLN Exam Remotely

NLN testing services has launched a new website that will allow our institution to utilize remote proctoring. The cost of the exam in a remote platform is $55.

Important Note: Even if you have already created an account through NLN prior to September 2020, you will need to create a NEW account by following the instructions outlined below.

Please utilize the NLN Student Guide (PDF) which has all system requirements, directions to complete the steps below with screen shots, and information regarding user agreements.

  1. Create an account at:
    • In the “Details” field (after your DOB), please enter your CLC student id# if you have one.
    • After you have created your account in the new portal, you will receive a welcome email that will include a link to create your account password.
  2. Set up a password.
  3. Login to the site again at
  4. Click "Buy Exam"
    • In the Search Catalog on the left side of the screen under School Products, select PAX. Scroll down and click on Apply.
  5. Select the H-PAX_1 (Pre-admission Exam for Hyflex)
    • The Exam will list as Verbal but all content areas are included.
  6. If you have a documented disability and are looking to take the exam with accommodations, please email the Office for Students with Disabilities at for instructions on applying for this feature.
  7. Follow the instructions to pay with credit card.
  8. When you are ready to take the exam, click on "My Assessments" (the exam will not show up in here until you have paid for it). You can take the exam any time you choose — you do not need to make an appointment.
  9. You have 30 days from the time of purchase to take the exam.

How to Purchase NLN Study Materials and Practice Exams

  1. If you have not already done so, follow steps 1 through 3 above for creating an account.
  2. Click "Buy Exam."
    • In the Search Catalog on the left side of the screen under Student Products, select Test Prep and/or Practice Test. Scroll down and click on Apply.
  3. Select products you wish to purchase.
  4. The Test Prep material will appear in “My Assessments – Unproctored Exams.”

NLN Exam Information

All students who wish to be screened for the following programs are required to take the National League for Nursing PAX Examination. This examination measures students' academic aptitude in the areas of verbal ability, mathematics and science. It is used by some CLC career programs for screening purposes. The time allowed for taking the NLN Pre-Entrance Exam is 2 hours.

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