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Validation Exam Information

The NACE II (RN-BSN) exams are in the areas of: Adult Health, Mental Health, Care of the Child, Care of the Client during Childbearing. A Decision Score of 90 must be obtained on each exam (Overall Score 60-70%, exact score required varies per exam). Exams may be taken twice in a calendar year. The cost of the exams is subject to change, currently $35-65/each. Students are responsible for the cost. Exams are Computer Based and taken at NDSU. Exams offered in April and August.

Validation Exam Registration

To register for the Validation exams, go to

Create an account.  This will also be the account you will login to complete the exams.

Go to Registration Store, click on NACE, then click Register Now and follow the drop down boxes.  It is the NACE II exams (RN-BSN) that we require students to complete.  

For additional information regarding the exams, please see the NLN Information Bulletin.  

April 2014 Validation Exams

The exam dates are:

April 5th,

 8am - 10am:  Childbearing

 10am - 12pm:  Care of the Child

 1-3:30pm:  Mental Health

April 6th, 

 1pm-5pm:  Adult Health

Testing will occur in Quentin Burdick Bldg, room 116.

Parking is available in the Visitors' metered lot (Lot E) on the NDSU Campus. Parking is free on the weekends.  

Registration Closes: 8:00 Am., Thursday, April 3, 2014 CDT for the April 5th Exams

Registration Closes: 8:00 Am., Friday, April 4, 2014 CDT for the April 6th Exams

Space is limited to 40 and additional seats will not be added. Once Registration closes, additional registrations cannot be accepted or added.

Testing will be offered again in August 2014 with dates posted in June.


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Last Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014 1:12:40 PM