Computer-Based Assessment (CBA)​

What to expect on the day of  your CBA Assessment.

  • In the Computer-based Assessment (CBA) you will be asked to review cases that take you through the step-by-step process of clinical thinking and decision-making. The cases can unfold over a single work shift, or a couple of days or weeks. There will be a mix of multiple-choice and multiple-select questions.
  • Multiple-choice questions have four answer options, with only one correct answer.
  • Multiple-select questions have six answer options, of which three are correct. You will be prompted to select the three best actions to take for the situation that the scenario describes.
  • Read the questions carefully before responding, as your answers cannot be changed.
  • Before the CBA begins, you will be given 15 minutes to complete a brief tutorial that will help you get familiar with Prometric’s computer testing environment.​​ This time is not included in the actual assessment time.


Computer-Based Assessment Length​​

Health Care Assistant (HCA) CBA

3 hours

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) CBA

3 hours​​​

Registered Nurse (RN) CBA

3 hours​​​

Dual-track RN/LPN CBA

3 hours

Triple-track RN/LPN/HCA CBA

5 hours

Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) CBA

3 hours

Common Questions about the Computer Based Assessment

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