Application materials are due by or postmarked by the October 15 or the February 15 deadline of each year.
To apply to the CSI Practical Nursing program, follow the steps below.
Step 1: Apply to the College of Southern Idaho (to become a student and get a student ID number).
*Acceptance to College does not guarantee placement to the program*
Step 2: Take the designated nursing entrance exam (HESI). This test measures basic essential skills in the academic areas of reading, mathematics, science and English and measures entry level academic readiness of nursing program applicants. The time limit for this test is approximately 240 minutes. This test can be completed at the CSI testing center or other approved testing sites. For more information about the CSI testing center.
To prepare for the HESI test or if you do not reach the satisfactory level within your two attempts, there are resources available. In the CSI library, there is the HESI pre-test study manual. Available for purchase through the HESI website, there are learning strategies, HESI online practice assessments, study manuals. You can even purchase your HESI transcript, if needed. Click here for more information about the HESI test.
The HESI test has a cost of $42.00 per assessment that must be paid with a credit/debit card online at the HESI website before you take the test.
Follow these instructions to create an account and pay for the exam: HESI registration instructions
After you have set up an account and paid for the test online; print the receipt and take it to a CSI testing center to take the test. Allow four (4) hours to take the test.
***REMEBER YOU MUST BRING A COPY OF YOUR RECEIPT TO THE TESTING CENTER***
Step 3: Complete, print and turn in an application to the Licensed Practical Nursing program.
Step 4: The following must be submitted or postmarked by the application deadline in order to receive points on the score sheet:
High school/college transcripts may be turned in personally to Office of the Registrar located in the Taylor Building or mailed to College of Southern Idaho, Attn: Office of the Registrar, PO Box 1238, Twin Falls, ID 83303-1238.
application and copies of licenses may be turned in personally to the Health Sciences and Human Services main office or mailed to College of Southern Idaho, Health Sciences and Human Services Department, Attn: Tammy Pehrson, PO Box 1238, Twin Falls, ID 83303-1238.
Course Expiration: All required Math and Science courses must be taken within 5 years of the application deadline to count toward application scoresheet, program acceptance, and program completion.
The score sheet will only be used to rank applicants. There is no minimum score needed to apply. You will only receive points for documentation you provide.
Step 1: You must be able to meet the mental and physical eligibility requirements.
Step 2: To start the 1st semester of the Practical Nursing courses, you must have successfully completed:
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