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RN NursingPrep prepares you to pass a Prior Learning Assessment often called "Testing Out". Testing out is accepted at over 2,900 colleges and universities.


PLA saves you time and money.

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). PLA began after World War II, when the G. I. Bill provided funds for veterans to go to college. They were allowed to “test out” of courses they already knew because of their experience. This is also known as credit by examination and is one form of PLA. For over 50 years this has been one of the best kept secrets in education.
Today, PLA allows you to skip the classroom and study at home. RN NursingPrep’s courses prepare you to pass PLA exams so you can earn college credit at home

For years, people have earned college credit by passing exams that prove they have college level knowledge of various subjects. The most widely accepted of these exams are:

  • CLEP exams (College Level Examination Program)
  • DSST exams (DANTES Subject Standardized Tests), and
  • Excelsior College Exams (ECE).

RN NursingPrep was designed with one idea in mind: prepare individuals to pass ECE and DSST exams through relevant and innovative nursing study guides. We knew RN NursingPrep’s online material had to be complete, current and user friendly.

RN NursingPrep courses are always up to date in their content:

  • The course curriculum is presented in the same order as you would learn in a traditional college or university or in online courses from those same schools.
  • There are required textbooks for each course.
  • Quizzes, assignments and exams are built into our online program.
  • The online program includes multi-media presentations, matching games and more to make learning fun.
  • All of RN NursingPrep’s materials can be used multiple times for you to really learn the subject. Not just one time on a quiz, but as many as you need for you to master the material.
  • The course is graded. When you have completed it, and met the grade requirements, you know you are ready to take your exam.

Our RN NursingPrep courses are complete, but if you want one-on-one support, you have the option of adding the expertise of a mentor: an MSN Prepared nurse teacher. You can choose this option when purchasing your course or you can add it later if you decide that you would like the extra help.

RN NursingPrep offers several options for purchasing your courses to meet your financial needs and personal time schedule.

There are General Education requirements for nursing degrees. If a student would like to use CLEP exams to fulfill them, our parent company www.speedyprep.com offers online preparation for 25 CLEP exams. A low monthly subscription allows unlimited access to all 25 courses.

“More than 50% of PLA students earned a degree in seven years, compared to 21% of non-PLA students.” *
An individual who earns 15 PLA credits that can be applied toward a degree can save from a low of around $1,605 at a large public university
to a high of around $6,000 at other institutions. *


“Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow…

16 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will occur for a number of reasons. Demand for healthcare services will increase because of the aging population, given that older people typically have more medical problems than younger people. Nurses also will be needed to educate and care for patients with various chronic conditions, such as arthritis, dementia, diabetes, and obesity.”