Nursing School Entrance Exam Schedule

Kaplan Exam Deadlines

October 1st for the Spring start of the Nursing Program

March 1st for the Fall start of the Nursing Program

Reserve a Seat for the Exam

1. It is highly recommended that you contact the Admissions Coordinator-Academic Advisor in the Nursing Admissions office BEFORE scheduling a test to get preparatory advisement and to ensure you have an eligible application and to see if you need to take the test for the current application cycle: 417-255-7739

2. To register for the exam, please go to the MSU-WP Testing Center Kaplan Exam webpage. Scroll down to the reservation form and fill it out – including your test date on the form. Your reservation will not be complete until you prepay for your exam before your actual test date. Seats are limited, so don’t delay payment. There is an online CashNet link for your convenience below the reservation form or you may pay with cash or check at the testing center before your actual test date.

3. You then must “enroll” on the Kaplan website. Click on Add to Cart for $0.00. Create Account and fill it out. Remember email & password for actual Kaplan test. Click on Sign Up button. Click on Accept Terms & Conditions button. Click on Place Order button.

4. You may take the Kaplan Exam two times within an application cycle and the best exam will be used.

Exam Location and Cost

The test is given at the MSU-West Plains Testing Center located in the lower level of Lybyer Room 108. The cost is $60.00 + a $1.66 CashNet surcharge.  Please call MSU-WP Testing Center at 417-255-7943 if you have any questions.

Required Benchmarks

Please see the Ranking Score Computation for the required benchmarks that must be met and score points associated with this exam. These points will be part of the competitive ranking score for the nursing application. Nursing entrance exam scores are valid for five years.