HESI LPN to ADN Entrance Exam

To enter the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program, students are required to complete the HESI LPN to ADN Entrance Exam. This is a 75-item comprehensive exam for Licensed Practical nurses seeking entrance into the ADN program that identifies strengths and weaknesses in PN content areas and the possible need for remediation prior to entrance. The results include personalized remediation content, tagged directly to content in Elsevier LPN texts, to address each student’s unique knowledge deficits and provides specific feedback about subjects answered incorrectly. Detailed online reports are provided with HESI exams for students at the conclusion of the exam.

Students wishing to enter the Transitioning from Practice into Associate Degree Nursing course are required to achieve the minimum score of 850 before being allowed to enter the course. All are highly encouraged to prepare thoroughly for the exam. 

The following content areas are included in the exam:

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

This exam is offered on several dates and must be taken on the NICC campus. View the instructions to purchase and take the LPN to ADN Entrance exam.

Please contact 800.728.7367 ext 416 to schedule your exam. Plan ahead and prepare well for the exam. The testing schedule is limited; don’t wait and risk your seat in Transitioning from Practice into Associate Degree Nursing! Remember that if you do not achieve the minimum score you will need to remediate, study more and retest.   

Remember that the testing must be done on the scheduled days in a computer lab on the Calmar or Peosta campus. No specific texts are required to prepare for this exam. Standard PN NCLEX prep books and LPN nursing knowledge will help you be successful on this exam. Prep books are available in both campus libraries, Learning Centers and general online resources.