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NLN NACE I Foundation of Nursing Exam

Students applying for the LPN to RN Completion Option are required to complete the National League for Nursing (NLN) Nursing Acceleration Challenge Exam—Book I: Foundations of Nursing exam (NACE I). This exam will be computer-based and administered in a 3.5 (three and one-half) hour session.

At a Glance

  • Computer-based, multiple choice
  • Prepare using NCLEX-PN study guides and the outline of exam content.
  • Must obtain a minimum decision score of 75 or higher to be considered for admission
  • Test scores valid for one application year only
  • Testing for the exam is limited to twice per application year with a minimum of 6 weeks separating each exam
  • Cost is $65.00 payable to NLN via credit/debit card online AND $30.00 payable to MCC in check at time of test. Make checks payable to Manchester Community College.
  • Submit the registration form when paying fee to MCC.

Test dates will be offered in the Fall:

  • Friday, September 20, 2019 at 3pm in Room 276
  • Friday, November 15, 2019 at 3pm in Room 276
  • Friday, December 13, 2019 at 3pm in Room 276

This is a proctored exam that starts promptly at the time indicated. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early as late arrivals may not be accommodated.

To Register

  1. Register online at the NLN portal and pay fee with credit/debit. For assistance in using the NLN Testing portal, consult the student guide.
  2. Consult the outline of exam content to prepare for the test
  3. Fill out the registration form, to be submitted on the day of the test
  4. On the day of the test, submit the registration form and $25.00 fee (checks payable to Manchester Community College)