Take the Guesswork out of Passing Your PAX-RN Exam!

Different ways of Studying

Jennifer and Amy are aspiring nursing school students. They’ve met all the entrance requirements. They have great recommendations. All that stands between them and nursing school is success on the PAX-RN Exam.

Jennifer had always been a good student. She did okay on tests like the SAT and figured the PAX would be like that. Besides, she heard that you couldn’t really prepare for the PAX exam. She fit in some studying (in between her favorite TV shows). But as the test date approached, she got a nagging feeling that she should be doing more. When she got her scores, Jennifer had been proficient in some areas, but scored very low in English which had always been one of her strongest subjects. She was also surprised at how unprepared she was for the Science section.

Amy, on the other hand, knew she had never been a great test taker. In fact, she had always found them stressful. She had to work very hard to get the grades she got. She knew that “seeing” what the test looked like would boost her confidence. Armed with practice tests and a focused study guide, Amy quickly realized she knew more than she thought and was able to focus on the areas where she needed help. When she took the test, she scored proficient or higher in every area and confidently took the next step towards realizing her dream of becoming a nurse.

Why did Amy succeed when Jennifer struggled, and how can you ensure that you have that same success?

With the Right Preparation, You can Pass on the First Try!

The PAX RN is not a test of general knowledge. That’s the common trap that the “Jennifer’s” fall into. They think that it’s simply about what they know. As a result, they rely on what they’ve already learned.

And that’s why many students, even ones who make the Honor roll, frequently do not achieve the scores they need the first time they take the PAX-RN exam. And some, unfortunately, never do.


The PAX-RN is specifically designed to identify students who are likely to succeed in nursing school. It tests your ability to apply the critical thinking skills that nurses need to use every day. You need to know how to apply what you’ve learned to the questions being asked. That requires a different way of studying. One that’s tailored to material you’ll find on the actual test.

In our fictional example, Jennifer may still reach her goal, but she will have spent more time than she needed to. On the other hand Amy, by realizing her strengths and weaknesses, was applying critical thinking to her test preparation. As a result, she met her goal the first time.


At Complete Test Preparation, Inc., we specialize in creating study aids that are painstakingly designed to the specific test you are preparing for. Members of our team combine years of teaching experience, with experienced writers and editors, all with advanced degrees (Masters or higher)

As a result, we can offer several important benefits as you prepare to take the PAX-RN.

Study Smarter, Not Harder!

Like any test, your degree of success on the PAX-RN depends largely on knowing how to study for it. Now, I’m not talking about burning the candle at both ends. In fact, our goal is to have you studying less not more. Nor are we asking you to spend hundreds of dollars on study guides. Our material is available for a less than the cost of a good pair of running shoes … more on that in a moment.

Practice Makes Perfect

Amy understood the same thing that many successful PAX-RN takers understand. The more questions you see, the more likely you are to pass the test. And between our study guide and practice tests, you’ll have over 500 practice questions that cover every category. You can fine-tune your knowledge in areas where you feel comfortable and be more efficient in improving your problem areas.

Our test has been developed by our dedicated team of experts. All the material in the study guide, including every practice question, is designed to engage the critical thinking skills that are needed to pass the PAX-RN Exam. They will not be the exact same questions you’ll find on the exam, but they are similar.

And like the PAX-RN exam, the practice tests are weighted differently so you will be exposed to questions in all areas.

Yes, I Want To Do Everything I Can To Pass My PAX-RN Test On The First Try! How Do I Get Started?

Simply click on the link provided to take your first step towards your dream of becoming a nurse.

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Getting Started
How this study guide is organized 6
The PAX RN Study Plan 7
Making a Study Schedule 9

Verbal Ability
Self-Assessment 14
Answer Key 23
Help with Reading Comprehension 26
Main Idea, Topic and Supporting Details 28
Drawing Inferences And Conclusions 32
Meaning From Context 34
Help with Building your Vocabulary 36

Self-Assessment 43
Answer Key 50
Fraction Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts 55
Decimals Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts 58
Converting Decimals to Fractions 58
Percent Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts 58
How to Answer Basic Math Multiple Choice 60
How to Solve Word Problems 63
Types of Word Problems 65
Mean, Median and Mode 73
Order Of Operation 74
Scientific Notation 75
Ratios 76
Perimeter Area and Volume 79
Area of Complex 2-D and 3-D Shapes 84
Pythagorean Geometry 86
Adding and Subtracting Polynomials 88
Multiplying and Dividing Polynomials 88
Simplifying Polynomials 89
Factoring Polynomials 89
Quadratic equations 90
Momentum 91

Self-Assessment 97
Answer Key 104
Science Tutorials 108
Scientific Method 108
Cell Biology 110
Chromosomes, genes, proteins, RNA and DNA 113
Mitosis and Meiosis 115
Phenotypes and Genotypes 118
Heredity: Genes and Mutation 119
Heredity: Mendelian Inheritance 120
Classification 122
Ecology 124
Basic Concepts in Chemistry 128
Basic Physics 139
Energy: Work and Power 142
Defining Force and Newton’s Three Laws 144
Force: Friction 145
Fundamental Forces: Electromagnetism 147
Fundamental Forces: Gravity 149
Fundamental Forces: Strong and Weak Nuclear Forces 150
Quantum Mechanics 152
States of Matter 154
Speed, Acceleration and Force Problems 156

Practice Test Questions Set 1
Answer Key 202

Practice Test Questions Set 2
Answer Key 257


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