The Pre-Nursing Assessment Test-PN consists of 150 items and requires three hours to complete. The three major areas of the test are:
Reading Comprehension/Reasoning Ability – 40 Questions (1 hour)
The content and reading level of exam passages are similar to the applied-science passages found in PN textbooks. Topics of the passages include nutrition, infection, safety, child abuse, exercise, etc. There are two diagnostic scores:
1. Reading comprehension–20 items.
2. Reasoning ability–20 items.
Numerical Ability – 50 questions (1 Hour)
There are three diagnostic scores:
1. Basic operations with whole numbers
(add, subtract, multiply, divide)–10 items.
2. Fractions, percents, decimals
(basic operations plus conversions of fractions to decimals & vice versa)–20 items.
3. Applying skills in actual situations
(ratio and proportion, non-algebraic formulas and conversions)–20 items.
Language Ability – 60 questions (1 Hours)
The questions involve common terms that are used frequently in nursing practice. There are three diagnostic scores:
1. Vocabulary – 20 items.
2. Spelling – 20 items.
3. Grammar and usage (sentence correction)–20 items.