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Kaplan Nursing Admissions Test

Applicants to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing basic licensure program are required to complete the Kaplan Nursing Admission Test (KNAT) at Clayton State University.

To correspond with the nursing application period, the KNAT is offered every January-April for Fall applicants and August-November for Spring applicants. Applicants are permitted one attempt per application period. Scores are valid for one year/two application periods. Transfer scores will not be accepted.

KNAT taken at Clayton State in:  August - November 2023 and January - April 2024

Eligible for Nursing Application in:  Fall 2024


The Kaplan Nursing Admission Test (KNAT) is a tool to determine if students have the academic skills necessary to perform effectively in a school of nursing. It is a 91-question, online, multiple-choice test that evaluates the basic reading, math, writing, and science skills of students seeking entry into a nursing program leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse.

Content Items Minutes
Reading 22 45
Mathematics 28 45
Writing 21 45
Science 20 30
Total 91 165 (2 hours 45 minutes)

KNAT Content Outline 


The KNAT is a crucial component in your nursing application. Therefore, you should prepare thoroughly for the exam. The recommended preparatory text is the current edition of Kaplan Nursing School Entrance Exams. Please note the text is for all nursing entrance exams and includes more information than is on the KNAT.

KNAT Online Resources

KNAT Sample Questions


Step 1

Create Kaplan account at Add item to your cart. Register using your Clayton State email address and create password of your choice. Retain your password and be prepared to remember and utilize it on testing date. Note that Kaplan does not charge a fee to create account.

Step 2

Register and pay the non-refundable $20.00 testing fee at the Testing Center Store at

Applicants who feel unwell on test date are strongly recommended to reschedule (if you leave before completion, it will count as one attempt.

Fall 2024 Application

Date Time
Tuesday, January 23, 2024 11:00am
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 11:00am
Thursday, February 22, 2024 11:00am
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 11:00am
Tuesday, March 19, 2024 11:00am
Wednesday, April 3, 2024 11:00am (NEW - added 3/27/24)
Thursday, April 11, 2024 11:00am (Full-Closed)

Special accommodations are available for applicants who qualify; for information contact the Disability Resource Center.


Report to the Testing Center located at CSU-East, 121 Arbor Hall, 5823 Trammell Road, Morrow, Georgia, 30260. Arrive twenty-minutes early for check-in. Late arrivals will not be permitted. For entry, you must bring an official photo ID that includes a signature (driver’s license or passport). Cell phones, smart watches and all other electronic or text devices are prohibited. Four-function calculators will be provided by the Testing Center; do not bring your own calculator. Food and drinks may not be brought inside the testing room. No one may test in hats, hoods or sunglasses. Children are not permitted in the testing labs. Unaccompanied children are not permitted anywhere in the building or lobby areas. 

KNAT Instructions


To view results after completion of the test, go to Kaplan's main homepage then click "Review". Official score results will also be available to Clayton State's School of Nursing. All scores accepted; results may determine support structure for student success.