Pocket Prep is your award-winning tool in mobile learning and exam preparation. Pocket Prep allows you to study anywhere, anytime, right from your mobile device. We strive to make studying more efficient by redefining how you prepare for the NLN's Pre-Admission Exam (PAX), which is used to screen RN and PN nursing applicants.

* Academics’ Choice “Smart Media” award winner
* EdTech Digest “Cool Tool” award winner

The Science Behind Mobile Learning:
Overloading your brain with too much information at once is a common study mistake. Research has shown that smaller, more frequent study sessions are the key to knowledge retention. In other words, taking short quizzes on the go is a much more effective means of exam preparation than reading page after page in a textbook. Apps offer the benefit of interaction, which means you’re far more likely to remember a concept you engage with rather than one you’ve only read about.

Take your pre-admission studies with you, no matter where life takes you.

Get Started for Free:
We provide a limited free version so you can get a feel for the app before deciding to upgrade. The free version offers dozens of practice questions with detailed answer explanations and limited access to the Question of the Day.

Want Even More Practice?
Choose your ideal study package to gain access to our proven test bank. You'll enjoy:

- Hundreds of practice questions and detailed rationales
- Access to Question of the Day (QOTD)
- All social media bonus questions
- Exam Builder to create customized exams
- Money-Back Pass Guarantee*
- Priority in-app support

Pocket Prep Features:
- No internet required
- Study Modes: See answers as you go or at the end
- Retake past exams with a single tap
- Study reminders and QOTD notifications
- Automatic test saving and retrieval
- Detailed history and results reporting
- Exam day countdown
- Multi-device ready

Our team of writers and editors are industry leaders who have meticulously crafted practice questions and detailed answer explanations with you in mind. Since 2011, Pocket Prep has helped over six million students and professionals achieve more.

Need help? Contact us through the app’s support section at any time for a response within a few hours. *Terms and conditions apply for our Pass Guarantee. See our help center for details.

What’s New

Version 6.7.3

We love our users, especially those of you that study around the clock. Previously, the more you studied, the slower the Exam Readiness section was to load. Not anymore! Now, it loads even for the most studious of users. Keep working hard towards passing your exam and we will continue to improve the app for you!

- Major bug fixes and performance improvements
- Misc. optimizations

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
383 Ratings

383 Ratings

valcacel ,

Freezing non stop. Won’t keep me logged in

I’ve had this app since December of 2017 and for the last month my app freezes and keeps logging me out. I updated my phone thinking that may be the reason why and it still loads slow and freezes 😩

Developer Response ,

Hi there! We’re sorry to hear the app is misbehaving! What you’re describing is not typical app behavior. Please contact us so we can provide suggestions on how to improve your study experience. We can be reached through the app’s Settings menu — we’ll keep an eye out for your message! 👀

Rulffles ,

It used to work but now it is unreliable

I liked this app, but now it has stopped working. Every time I open it, takes very long for it to upload questions. Sometimes it freezes too and when this happens you have to restart the app. To make things even worse, it got to the point that I can no longer use it. I always update my phone to the latest iOS version and I know that my phone is not the problem(I have an iPhone 8 Plus). Please developers fix this issue! I still have to study for my NLN exam and this is driving me crazy!!!!

Rayemw ,


The app has a great design, but I studied everything on here religiously, and I can honestly say it did not help. The reading and math were somewhat similar to the test, but I am begging you do not rely on this for science. I went over every science question they had for about three months, and not one was even similar to the science portion of this test. If you’re studying for the pax I recommend buying something from NLN themselves because I tried other platforms to study for science as well, and they didn’t come close to the test either.


Pocket Prep, Inc.
56.9 MB

Requires iOS 11.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
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In-App Purchases
  1. PAX Premium $24.99
  2. PAX Special $9.99
  3. PAX Classic $14.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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