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What kind of math is on the nursing entrance exam?

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What kind of math is on the nursing entrance exam?

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While nursing entrance exams may differ by school, they will all cover the same general subjects such as math, science, and reading comprehension. The exam will test candidates on various subcategories of each subject, such as:

  • Arithmetic
  • Ratios
  • Proportions
  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Word problems
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Electrolytes
  • Gastrointestinal system
  • Immune system
  • Neurology
  • Renal system
  • Hematological system
  • Homeostasis
  • Respiratory system
  • Sensory system

There are several nursing entrance exams available, including the Kaplan Admissions Test, the Nursing Entrance Test (NET), and the National League for Nursing Pre-Admission Exam (NLN-PAX). Each exam differs in format, content, time length, cost, degree level, and minimum passing score. While entrance exam costs vary, the tend to range between $25 and $100. There are preparation materials available either through the administers of the exam, such as the Kaplan Nursing School Entrance Exam Prep Textbook, or through third party retailers.

For more information nursing school, check out this article: Nursing School Requirements by Degree Level

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