Entrance Exam

The test has 75 questions designed to be used as an exam for currently Licensed Practical/Vocational nurses seeking entrance in an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program. Most students will complete the test in 90 minutes. The test will take approximately 2 hours to complete, but it is not a timed test.

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 LPN to RN Entrance Exam covers:

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

A computer based calculator will be available during the exam.

A score of 850 will be required to be eligible to apply to the LPN to RN Completion Program.

Test Fees

  • $30.00 nonrefundable administration fee payable to Northeast Texas Community College.
  • $56.00 testing fee to Elsevier. Students must pay for the HESI LPN exam by credit or debit card.

Review Material

Students are encouraged to review previous nursing coursework material. Sections Covered on this exam: Nursing Process; Client Needs; Individual Subject Areas (i.e., Community Health, Fundamentals, Maternity, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Medical Surgical, Pathophysiology, Professional Issues, and Psychiatric/Mental Health).  The NCLEX-PN Review book can be used to prepare for this exam. 

The  HESI LPN-ADN  is available by appointment only.  You will not be tested on a walk-in or stand-by basis under any circumstances.  Appointments can be made by calling the Testing Center. 

Testing Center Hours

Office hours are Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Closed on Saturdays & Sundays.