Kaplan Admissions Test
We are transitioning from the NLN Preadmission Exam to the Kaplan Admissions Test. Scores from the NLN exam taken after April 1, 2023 will not be considered; however, scores prior to that date will continue to be considered.
You may take the Kaplan Admissions test once per application cycle. Any additional scores taken during the application cycle will not be considered. You may take the test again in a subsequent application cycle.
The Kaplan Admissions Test is a 91-question, multiple-choice, on-line, proctored test that evaluates the basic reading, math, writing, and science skills of individuals seeking entry into a nursing program leading to RN licensure. The test is taken in person at the ECTC Assessment Center (Room 129, RPC Building—across from the WKU office and down from the ECTC Bookstore).
Register for the Kaplan Admissions Test. Follow the enrollment steps to register your account and “purchase” (no cost) your exam. There is no charge for the test. The purchasing step completes your registration. After you have registered, you will receive an e-mail from the Assessment Center with further instructions.