Campus closed Mon., May 28 for Memorial Day

Shoreline’s campus and all College services will be closed on Mon., May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. The College will reopen for regular business operating hours on Tues., May 29. 

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Nursing Pre Admission Exam (PAX)

The PAX exam is for nursing applicants to Shoreline Community College.


Current Testing Dates: Testing is available throughout the year.

Test Registration: Please register for testing dates using the PAX Registration Guide.

Test length:  Two hours

Format:  Three sections, each 40 minutes in length - verbal, math, and science.

Retake Policy:  Students may take the test twice per application period. Your score must reach the 50th percentile.  

Useful Information:  Shoreline Community College’s Nursing Program will accept PAX test scores from other accredited nursing schools.  For questions, please contact the Nursing Program at 206-533-6778 or by email:

PAX Study Guide There are also study guides when you log into your NLN account underneath the store tab.

Testing Accommodations:  Found on the main NLN web page after you have created an account.