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 $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
***REMEMBER YOU MUST BRING A COPY OF YOUR RECEIPT TO THE TESTING CENTER***
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:
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(email@example.com), 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: