Nursing Program Exams


New York City LPN Program (DOE)

Pre-Nursing Assessment Test—PN

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

SEPTEMBER 2015 LPN PROGRAM

 

 

Registration for the 2014-2015 Testing Cycle will open September 2, 2014

 

About the Program:

• The cost of the Pre-Nursing Assessment Test (P-NAT) is $45. (This fee is non-refundable.)

 

• The cost for the 11-month LPN program is approximately $2,500-$3,000 (books, uniforms, assessment, state boards and graduation fees)

 

• FOR THE LPN PROGRAM - Open only to US Citizens and Residents, all applicants must be 21+ years of age.  Proof of a high school diploma (or GED certificate), and Proof of NYC residency must be provided along with a New York State Driver’s License or a New York State Non-Driver’s ID

 

 

NOTE: Applicants who pass the P-NAT will be assigned a date for a subsequent Computer Based Test through the NYC Dept. of Educ. The cost associated with the subsequent exam will be $50.  Basic computer understanding is required in order to take the Computer Based Test.

 

For more information about the program, visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Page! 

 

The 2014-2015 Testing Cycle:  Click HERESeats for all dates are filled on a first-come first-serve basis and additional dates will be added as necessary.  Registration closes February 13, 2015. Online applications are processed in the order that they are received. The exam permit is mailed within 10 business days of receipt. The exam permit contains important instructions about the exam date, time and location. Please be sure to keep the exam permit, as it is required for admission on the day of the exam. If you have not received your materials within 3 weeks of the day that you submitted your application, please email C-NET by clicking HERE.  Candidates can test only one time per testing cycle.

 

REGISTER BY MAIL: The 2014-2015 Testing Cycle:  Click HERE to download. Please note: candidates who register by paper application cannot choose their test date and time – the test date and time is chosen for them.  Applications must be post marked by February 13, 2015. (Applications postmarked with a later date will not be accepted.) Incomplete paper applications will be assessed an incomplete application fee. Paper applications are processed in the order that they are received. The exam permit is mailed within 10 business days of receipt. The exam permit contains important instructions about the exam date, time and location.Please be sure to keep the exam permit, as it is required for admission on the day of the exam. If you have not received your materials within 3 weeks of the day that you mailed your application, please email C-NET by clicking HERE.  Candidates can test only one time per testing cycle.

 

 

 

OVERVIEW: The Department of Education of the City of New York requires all LPN applicants to take C-NET’s Pre-Nursing Assessment Test (P-NAT). The exam contains 150 questions that measure the skills necessary for success in an educational program for LPNs. The exam is divided into 3 timed sections: Reading Ability, Numerical Ability and Language Ability. Applicants are given one hour to complete each of the three sections. To view a description of the exam click HERE. The cost of the exam is $45. (This fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.)

 

 

 

APPLICANTS: Applicants must be 21+ years of age by the time LPN classes start in September, 2015 and must be legally able to work in the United States. Proof of: American Citizenship (or green card with continuous work status), a high school diploma (or GED certificate) and NYC residency must be provided.Candidates may only register for the exam and program once per testing cycle.

 

 

STUDYING & PREPARATION: CLICK HERE TO ORDER STUDY MATERIALS NOW!For the paper order form (to mail with a money order), click HERE.Valuable study materials are available to those who would like to prepare for passing the P-NAT:1. Practice Tests:  C-NETPractice Tests each contain 150 questions that test the skills necessary to pass the P-NAT examination. The questions are written in the same format as the P-NAT and cover the same content of the examination’s 3 sections: Reading, Numerical & Language.Order practice tests by clicking HERE2. Study Guides: C-NET Study Guides provide thorough, step-by-step guidelines and solutions for solving problems like those found in the P-NAT examination. Each edition contains two Practice Tests, which may be used to evaluate your progress as you prepare for the P-NAT.Order study guides by clicking HERE

 

 

WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE EXAM DATE: The Exam Permits that are mailed to each applicant include the exam date, time and location and describe what to bring to the exam. Applicants should allow four (4) hours from the time that they are required to report to the exam location until the time that the exam is likely to finish.In addition to bringing the Exam Permit, applicants must also bring one of the following forms of photo identification:1. State Driver’s License 2. State Non-Driver’s ID3. Passport

 

 

NOTE: Only these forms of ID will be accepted. Candidates who arrive without the correct ID will not be permitted to test and will be charged a rescheduling fee to return at a later exam date.

 

 

Applicants will be provided with pencils and scrap paper. Use of rulers, calculators, notes, cell phones or other reference materials, is not permitted during the exam.

 

 

EXAM RESULTS & FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS: Exam results are mailed both to the New York City Department of Education and to each applicant’s mailing address approximately 3 weeks after their exam date. Results can not be disclosed via phone, fax or email.The Department of Education of the City of New York requires that applicants score at or above the 50th percentile in each of the three areas (Reading Ability, Numerical Ability and Language Ability) and on the overall test. A percentile is the comparison of your scores to the scores of the rest of the country (National Norms Group). To download a sample of an Exam Score Report, click HERE.Applicants who have passed, will continue with the the New York City Department of Education’s application and interview process. Applicants who have not passed must wait until the next testing cycle to take the P-NAT again.

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES RECAPPED: POSTMARK DEADLINE: February 13, 2015

ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS: February 13, 2015