HESI LPN-ADN Entrance Exam Policy

(Revised December 2017)

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Exam Information:
The HESI LPN-ADN Entrance Exam is a 75-item comprehensive exam designed to be used as an exam for currently licensed practical/vocational nurses seeking entrance into an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program. The exam identifies their strengths and weaknesses in PN/VN content areas, and the possible need for remediation prior to entrance into an ADN program.

The HESI LPN-ADN Entrance Exam measures competency across PN/VN content areas, including:

  • Fundamentals
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Maternity
  • Professional Issues
  • Medical-Surgical
  • Psychiatric/Mental Illness

While the test is not timed, most students complete the test within 90-180 minutes. Students will be provided a drop-down computer-based calculator during the exam.

Eligible Test Takers:
Any student interested in applying to the LPN-to-RN Option through the CCRI Nursing Department is eligible to sit for this exam. The student who is interested in the LPN-to-RN Option must have completed a practical nurse program (from CCRI or elsewhere) and have received a license from a State Board of Nursing after passing the NCLEX-PN exam. An active license in Practical Nursing is required for admission into the LPN-to-RN Option, but is not required at the time of testing.

Study Materials:
There is no designated study guide for this exam. Any NCLEX-PN study guide is appropriate. Students are encouraged to review previous nursing coursework material.

Required Score:
A score of 850 will be required to be eligible to apply to the LPN-to-RN Option through the CCRI Nursing Department. If a student does not achieve a score of 850 on the test, he or she may retake the test once within the next 12 months with a minimum of two weeks between exam attempts required. Please note: HESI test scores do not expire.

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Last Updated: 12/14/17