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NLN and Pearson Prentice Hall Health Announce Series of Practice Tests for Nursing Students


New NLN Online Exam Prep Tests Correlate to Prentice Hall Healths Market-Leading Nursing Text

September 27, 2006

New York, NY.... The National League for Nursing (NLN), the professional organization for nurse faculty, and Pearson Prentice Hall Health, the market-leading publisher of nursing textbooks, today announced a partnership for the distribution of custom NLN online practice tests. These new offerings, exclusively correlated to Prentice Hall Healths nursing textbooks and review guides, prepare students for course exams and for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing licensing examinations, the NCLEX-RN® and the NCLEX-PN®.

The new NLN practice tests will be distributed by Prentice Hall to students by packaging access code cards with their textbooks or through purchases made online at or

"With the extreme shortage of nurses in the world today," said NLN CEO Dr. Ruth Corcoran, "we do all we can to help students successfully enter the field. We turned to Pearson Prentice Hall Health and their renowned authors and experts to join the NLN in offering comprehensive test preparation for students."

Julie Alexander, vice president and publisher of Prentice Hall Health, said, "Partnering with the NLN to create this resource for students correlates perfectly to our goal of helping the next generation of nursing students succeed. This relationship is further demonstration of Prentice Halls commitment to both student success and instructor success." She added that by offering validated practice tests correlated to the textbooks, students are able not only to prepare for the NCLEX®, but they also have the opportunity to focus their preparation for course exams more efficiently.

The tests will be aligned with 20 Prentice Hall Health nursing texts covering RN and LPN licensure in 13 areas, including: Fundamentals of Nursing Care, Medical-Surgical Nursing, Pharmacology, Maternal-Newborn Nursing, High-Acuity Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Child Health Nursing, and Community Health Nursing, among others.

The NLN is noted for its valid and reliable norm-reference tests. Using the NLNs tests allows nurse educators to make valid inferences about each students ability throughout her or his academic career. NLN tests are trusted assessment and evaluation tools from pre-admission to graduation. The NLN will introduce two masters-level tests in pharmacology and pathophysiology this fall.

About the National League for Nursing (NLN) Dedicated to excellence in nursing education, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education offering faculty development, networking opportunities, testing and assessment, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 18,000 individual and 1100 institutional members. (

About Pearson Prentice Hall Health Pearson Prentice Hall Health is a leader in publishing textbooks and educational resources for the healthcare field offering schools, educators, and students total instructional and learning solutions to help students achieve success in the classroom, in the clinical setting, on certification examinations, and in professional practice. Pearson Prentice Hall Health is part of Pearson Education (, Pearson Education is part of Pearson (NYSE: PSO), the international media company. In addition to Pearson Education, Pearsons primary operations include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group.


National League for Nursing
Karen R. Klestzick

Pearson Prentice Hall Health
Kate Miller

Editors and reporters: For interview opportunities, please contact NLN chief communications officer, Karen R. Klestzick, at 212-812-0376,