Psychological Services Bureau (PSB Examination)
To register for the PSB you must file an “intent to apply” with a college counselor. Intents may be submitted during the application period for the program. Please visit the counseling website and choose your program for more information or call 910-362-7017.
The Psychological Services Bureau (PSB) has been publishing standardized tests since 1959. Testing Services at CFCC administers three (3) different tests for various Health Science programs of study: the Revised PSB-Nursing School Aptitude Examination (RN), the Revised PSB-Aptitude for Practical Nursing Examination, and the Revised PSB-Health Occupations Aptitude Examination.
Certain CFCC academic programs have additional entrance requirements. Students applying for admission to those selective admission programs must meet general college admission requirements as well as specific program requirements.
Several selective admission programs require that an applicant take the PSB Examination and the results are used to assist in making the most accurate and fair decision possible regarding admission of an applicant into a Health Science program of study at CFCC.
PSB Preparation (N407)
For students that are required to take the Psychological Services Bureau (PSB) assessment in order to gain admission to the Allied Health Programs. Free guidance and assistance is available in preparing for the test along with a PSB study guide. Online practice materials are also available through the Learning Lab’s website
PSB Prep Class
Prepare for the PSB entrance exam (spelling, verbal/non-verbal, science, math, etc. and test taking skills). Come for the one day study session to learn more about each subject and brush-up on math skills.
#1 Place:Life Community Church (inside Independence Mall-Sears wing)
Saturday, Dec. 06th
Time: 10:30am-3:30pm (half hour lunch break-please either pack a lunch or purchase food at Food Court)
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#2 Place: Cape Fear Literacy Council (1012 S.17th Street, Wilmington)
Monday, Dec. 15th
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm (half hour lunch break-please either pack a lunch or purchase something at a nearby restaurant )
*Fee is $40 for the one day class (including study packet/helpful websites)
Must call to register–Limited seating.
Contact Debra Yaw @ 717-951-5915 to register or for more information.
Math Refresher for the PSB
This 4-week Math class will include:
- an assessment of your skills
- instruction on fractions, percentages, decimals, and other math concepts specifically related to the PSB
- test-taking strategies
Location: Cape Fear Literacy Council, 1012 South 17th Street, Wilmington 28401
Monday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 – 7:30
Starting November 10 and ending December 11 (no classes during the week of Thanksgiving)
Registration: please call Yasmin at (910) 251-0911
The Revised PSB-Nursing School Aptitude Examination (RN) is administered for the following selective admissions programs:
Associate Degree Nursing
The Revised PSB-Aptitude for Practical Nursing Examination is administered for the following selective admission program:
The Revised PSB-Health Occupations Aptitude Examination is administered for the following selective admission programs:
- Dental Hygiene
- Dental Assisting
- Occupational Therapy Assistant
- Cardiovascular Sonography
- Surgical Technology
The three different PSB examinations are a predictive of an individual’s readiness and capability for successful completion of the educational program designed to prepare the qualified graduate in each of our Health Science occupations.
Each examination is comprised of five (5) separate tests that measure abilities, skills, knowledge and attitudes important for success in the respective program and career choice. Each test is timed.
Students must register (during the program application period) to take a PSB examination and should visit the Counseling Office in Union Station (Downtown) or in the McKeithan Center room NA100A (North Campus) for specific program requirements and to obtain a “pass” to take the PSB examination. The cost for taking the examination is $25.00.