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Licensed Practical Nurse to Associate Degree Nursing Completion Program

Application materials for SPRING 2018 semester start are due by the December 1st.

Application materials for FALL 2018 semester start will be announced in the Spring of 2018 with the realease of the College of Southern Idaho 2018-2019 Catalog.

**Please be advised that LPN-RN transition process is under review.** This review may result in a change to the transition process beginning FALL 2017. Information will be posted to this site as it becomes available.

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 RN 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:

  • ADN 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 Valerie Warner 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,
    • TEAS V 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: Valerie Warner, PO Box 1238, Twin Falls, ID 83303-1238.

Step 5: Email Valerie Warner (vwarner@csi.edu), Chair of the Associate Degree Nursing program, noting what your career goals are, a plan on how to make that happen and what semester you want to take the transition course.

Step 6: Once approved, register for and successfully complete LPN Transition course (NURR 100). NURR 100 can only be completed in the Fall or Spring semester before you enter NURR 201.

  • Please remember, you must have ALL sciences (BIOL 227, BIOL 228, BIOL 221, CHEM 101), with a C or better, before entering into the 3rd semester of the ADN program. If starting the program in Fall 2016 or later, all ADN entrance requirements must be met. Starting in Fall 2016, MATH 143 or MATH 153, BIOL 227, BIOL 228, BIOL 221 must have been completed within five (5) years of application with a grade of "C" or better.
  • Have all but three credits of ADN required general education classes completed before entering NURR 201.
  • Credits for NURR 101, NURR 104, NURR 105 (16 credits total) will be held in escrow until the Advanced Placement student successfully completes NURR 201. At that point, he/she must apply for alternative credit for NURR 101, NURR 104, NURR 105 at the records office. (There is a fee per credit.)
  • After an LPN completes the transition process (NURR 100), there must be an available place in NURR 201/NURR 202. In the event that placement is not possible, the LPN will be placed in NURR 201/202 at the next available opening.