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LPN to BSN Entrance Exams



The National League for Nursing (NLN) Acceleration Challenge Examinations offers LPNs the opportunity to earn up to 30 hours of advanced standing credit toward completion of baccalaureate-level coursework. 

The following are required for credit to be placed on the student's academic record:

  • Successful completion of all four NLN examinations;
  • Subsequent admission to the OU CON LPN-BSN program;
  • Subsequent, successful completion of one clinical course of the LPN-BSN program;
  • Successful completion of 12 or more semester hours of academic coursework at the OU College of Nursing

Testing information

The objective of the examinations is to validate previous learning as preparation for the accelerated LPN-BSN program. The National League of Nursing will administer and proctor all exams.  Be sure to select to share the score with The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing. 

Testing must be completed prior to applying to the LPN-BSN program. Applicants are encouraged to take one exam at a time or may take all four exams during the same testing session.In order to arrange your test online, you will need to go to www.nln.org.

 Due to a change in testing policy, students will now direct pay the NACE exam(s) and Remote Proctoring Fees to NLN.

Click to read the PDF with directions for creating a new account, purchasing the exam, and scheduling your proctor appointment. This

Guide includes important information regarding system requirements, scheduling, navigating the new NACE exam and ensuring you are ready on test day. There are agreements you need to complete. Failure to follow directions in the guide will result in loss of payment. There are no refunds for cancelled exams. To begin, download the Guide and direct your browser to the new NLN Testing Services website here .

  • Care of the Adult Client (4 hours – 200 Questions)  Assesses knowledge of the nursing care of adult clients with a variety of common health problems. Applicable to various practice settings.
  • Care of the Client with a Mental Disorder (2 Hours – 100 Questions)Addresses the broad spectrum of psychological wellness and illness. Evaluates understanding of psychosocial assessment and nursing intervention strategies to support client strengths.
  • Care of the Client During Childbearing (2 Hours – 97 Questions)  Assesses knowledge of nursing care of clients during the antepartal, intrapartal, and postpartal periods.
  • Care of the Child (2 Hours – 100 Questions)  Addresses the nursing care of children and adolescents in various stages of health and fitness.Buy Exam

A test result of 70% is required to pass.


NCLEX RN review books and/or any textbooks pertaining to the above subject matters. Test takers are advised that test material will cover content in addition to your LPN education. Please do not attempt these exams without studying.

  • A calculator 
  • A laptop or desktop computer with video and audio capabilities. 
NLN Exam Study Workshops

Faculty led test prep sessions to prepare students to test for the NLN Entrance Exams. Workshops will be held at Oklahoma City Campus. Each workshop is $50. 

Upcoming Workshops: TBA (Due to Covid-19 all workshops have been temporarily placed on hold)

**Click date and time of workshop to register. If there are 5 or more registrants in located in the Tulsa area, workshops will be held at the Tulsa location. 





OU Health Sciences Center

1100 N. Stonewall, Room 105

Contact: Kara Pekah

(405) 271-2402, ext. 49198



Schusterman Center

4502 E 41st Street, Room 1F04

Contact: Dawn Johnson

(918) 660-3951



Cameron University

2800 W. Gore, S. Shepler 4th Fl.

Contact: Melinda Smith

(580) 591-8091

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