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Licensed Practical Nurse to Associate Science Nursing Completion Program

Application materials for ASN- LPN to RN transition program for Fall semester start are due by the May 1st and December 1st for Spring semester start every year.

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.

  • Students must score in the satifactory category or higher (75%) to be considered for the ASN program. The HESI test must be completed and passed at the satisfactory level or higher by the application date.
  • Students will only be allowed to take the HESI Test a total of 2 times in each application period. You can repeat the HESI test one time in each application period to reach the satisfactory level with a 30 day waiting period between each test.
  • If you take your HESI test at a testing center other than CSI, you will need to submit a copy of your results with your application materials.

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 $39.00 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


Step 3: Have a current Idaho LPN license or current license from a compact state.

Step 4: The following must be submitted by the application deadline:

  • ASNP Application;
  • Official high school transcript or GED/HSE (with graduation date) to the Office of the Registrar;
  • Official college transcripts (from all other schools, not CSI) to the Office of the Registrar;
  • Copies of the following to Kalise Price in the Health Sciences and Human Services Department:
    • Copy of current Idaho LPN license or current license from a compact state,
    • Copy of IV certification in the state of Idaho,
    • HESI test results (only if the test was NOT taken at a CSI testing center).

High school/college transcripts may be turned in personally to the Office of the Registrar located in the Matrix of the Taylor Building or mailed to College of Southern Idaho, Attn: Office of the Registrar, PO Box 1238, Twin Falls, ID 83303-1238.

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: Kalise Price , PO Box 1238, Twin Falls, ID 83303-1238.

Step 5: Email Kalise Price(kprice@csi.edu), Chair of the Associate Science Nursing Prrogram, noting what your career goals are, a plan on how to make that happen and take the NURR 112 placement exams.

Step 6: Meet the following requirements:

  • You must have all ASNP entrance requirements met (ENGL 101, GNED 101, MATH 143 or MATH 153, CHEM 101, and BIOL 227) along with BIOL 228 and ENGL 102 completed with a "C" or better. Also, MATH 143 or MATH 153, CHEM 101, BIOL 227, BIOL 228, BIOL 221 must have been completed within five (5) years of application with a grade of "C" or better.
  • Passed the NURR 112 placement exams with a "C" or better
  • Credits for NURR 110 (7credits total) will be held in escrow until the Advanced Placement student successfully completes NURR 112. At that point, he/she must apply for alternative credit for NURR 110 at the records office. (There is a fee per credit.)
  • After an LPN completes the transition process, there must be an available place in NURR 112. In the event that placement is not possible, the LPN will be placed in NURR 112 at the next available opening.