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Application Requirements

The next application deadline will be Feb 15, 2019. Applications may be submitted after January 2nd, 2019.


Effective January 1, 2019- Students applying to the Associate Science Nursing Program to start Fall 2019 are no longer required to take the entrance exam (HESI). The scoresheet will be updated shortly. Students applying to the program January 2-February 15th are encouraged to check this website for additional updates. Updates will be communicated as they become available.

Please see below for details regarding the process:

Important Information:

In an effort to improve the Associate Science Nursing program, changes to the application process have been made with much thought and consideration.

  • Due to the competitive nature of the program, it is highly recommended that all pre-nursing students meet with an HSHS program advisor. A nursing advisor is available by appointment or walk-in Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. You can schedule an appointment with the HSHS student advisor, Rene Rambur, by calling (208) 732-6730, emailing rrambur@csi.edu or click here to schedule an appointment.
  • The program does not have a waiting list. Applicants not accepted will be notified and are eligable to re-apply the following semester.
  • 40 students are admitted to the program every fall and spring semester.
  • All applications will be scored and totaled after the application deadline. Only applicants with an overall score of 75% or higher on the designated nursing entrance exam (HESI test) will be considered for acceptance effective January 1, 2018-January 14, 2019
  • The 40 students accepted into the ASN program from a given application pool will be determined by the following process: 80 percent (#32) of the selected applicants will be determined based on the highest point score from the score sheet totals. The remaining 20 percent (#8) of the selected applicants will be determined randomly from the remaining candidate pool after the applicants with the highest score sheet totals are determined.
  • MATH 143 or MATH 153, BIOL 227, BIOL 228, BIOL 221, & CHEM 101 must have been completed within five (5) years of application.
  • Applications will be reviewed in a timely manner after the application deadline and will take up to eight weeks. Students will be notified by email to the email address provided on the ASN program application after the application has been reviewed. Students may contact the HSHS student advisor regarding his/her application, documents received, score sheet, etc.
  • All applicants are notified of their status by the email address provided on the ASN program application.
  • If you are taking courses at another institution, make sure to send official transcripts to CSI's Office of the Registrar for transfer credit purposes. Transfer transcript processing may take several weeks. Students are encouraged to submit transcripts in a timely manner. Score sheet totals will not be adjusted after the application deadline for late or contested transfer course transcripts.

To apply to the CSI Associate Science 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).

All High School/GED and transfer transcripts must be on-file with the Office of the Registrar prior to the application deadline or application will be incomplete and ineligable for consideration.

*Acceptance to College does not guarantee placement to the program*

Step 2:Effective for the January 2-February 15th Application cohort the HESI exam is no longer required.

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 satisfactory 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 $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.


Step 3: Complete the following items to apply to the Associate Science Nursing program:

  • ASN Program Application for Admission (send to the Health Sciences and Human Services Department);
  • Official high school transcript or GED/HSE with graduation date (send to the Office of the Registrar);
  • Official college transcripts from all other institutions, excluding CSI (send to the Office of the Registrar);
  • Copies of any of the following items (send to the Health Sciences and Human Services Department, if applicable):
    • HESI test results (only if the test was NOT taken at a CSI testing center),
    • Current copy of CNA certificate,
    • Current copy of CMA certificate,
    • Proof of military medical experience (DD-214),
    • Current copy of LPN license,
    • Current copy of Paramedic license.

ASN program application for admission 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: Rene Rambur,
  • PO Box 1238,
  • Twin Falls, ID 83303-1238.
  • Step 4: All applicants will be scored following the score sheet based upon materials submitted by the application deadline.

    Program Entrance Requirements - for students applying for Fall 2017 or beyond

      Step 1: You must be able to meet the mental and physical eligibility requirements.

      Step 2: Have successfully completed the following prior to starting the first semester of the ASN program:

      • English 101;
      • MATH 143 or MATH 153
      • BIOL 227;
      • CHEM 101
      • GNED 101
      • Current CNA Certification
      • A packet of information regarding the following requirements prior to starting the program will be sent to you upon acceptance:
        • AHA Healthcare Provider CPR card
        • Current immunizations
        • Current physical
        • Background check
        • Drug screen
        • Health Insurance