Pre-Admission Examination for Registered Nurse (PAX RN)

The Advising and Testing Center offers the Pre-Admission Examination for Registered Nurse (PAX RN). Testers MUST pre-register and pay a $45 fee. The exam is comprised of three sections Verbal Ability 60 questions, Mathematics 40 questions and Science 60 questions. Total testing time is 3 hours.

How to register for exam:

  1. Click here:
  2. New registrations click on CREATE ACCOUNT or existing testers LOG INTO YOUR ACCOUNT.    
  3. Select Registration Store.
  4. Scroll to Pre-Admission and select Read More/Register.
  5. Select RN PROGRAM, STATE, and SCHOOL.
  6. Select test date and click on REGISTER FOR COMPUTER BASED EXAM.
  7. Bring your Log in and Password on exam day. This information is required to take the exam.           


Calculators are not permitted for this exam.

The PAXRN exam start time and reporting location are printed on your admission ticket. If you have questions, please call 907-786-4525.


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                                Remote PAXRN Exam

Remote PAXRN tests are available at a cost of $45 to testers who are unable to physically test at the Advising & Testing Center.

Setting up a Remote PAXRN test will take 5 business days once the information has been submitted.


                                Remote PAX Exam Process

  1. Find a qualified proctor by contacting a local educational institution or military facility to determine if qualified test center personnel are willing to administer the PAXRN exam to you in their facility. A qualified proctor must be:
    • Familiar with accepted practices for administering standardized tests 
    • Has no vested interest in the tester’s scores
    • Is not related to the tester
    • Is employed by an educational institution
    • Has an email address that is related to the institution
  2. Make arrangements with the proctor  regarding the test date and time you wish to test. 

  3. Have the proctor complete a Proctor Security Form and return it the UAA Advising and Testing Center via fax to 907-786-4519 or scan and email it to

  4. Create a profile at for a username and password to start your test.  Do not register and pay for the test online. Remote tests are setup manually through the Advising and Testing Center.  Bring the username and password with you to your proctor's  location on the day of your test.  

  5. Complete the Remote PAXRN Request Form (CLICK HERE) and submit.

  6. Call the Advising and Testing center  907-786-4525 to pay for your remote test immediately after submission of this form.