What should you study to pass the entrance exam to become a licensed practical nurse?


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The entrance exam to become a licensed practical nurse, or LPN, is broken down into reading, math and language. According to the Center for Nursing Education and Testing, or CNET, there are 150 questions on the entrance exam. The test may take up to 3 hours to complete.

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In order to sit for the entrance exam for LPN school, one needs to have graduated from high school or have obtained his or her general educational development test, or GED. LPN school includes about a year of study as well as additional training in the field.

The entrance exam for LPN school is divided into three different parts, each of which take about an hour to complete. The first section is Reading Comprehension and Reasoning Ability. The student will read passages similar to passages in his or her textbooks and answer questions about those passages. Topics may include nutrition, infection and safety. There are 40 questions in this section. The next part of the test is Numerical Ability. Scoring is based on three parts: basic operations with whole numbers; fractions, percents and decimals; applying skills in actual situations. There are 50 questions in this section. Language Ability makes up the final part of the test, and it is the longest with 60 questions. It tests the student on grammar and usage, vocabulary and spelling.

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