Exam Information – Temporarily not requiring Pre-Entrance Exam

About the test

For admission into the LPN program, CSPN uses a proprietary exam which covers reading comprehension and basic math.

The reading comprehension and math portions are each 45 minutes in length, and each requires a score of 73% or higher to pass.

CSPN LPN Nursing Exam

The math portion consists of 27 basic math problems including:

  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of fractions
  • Multiplication of whole numbers in word problems
  • Determining the value of fractions
  • Calculating the specified percentage of a whole number
  • Comparing the values of decimals and rounding
  • Converting from fraction to percent, and from percent to decimal

CSPN will provide a calculator for you to use.

Note: You may take/retake the math portion of the test twice per enrollment period.


How to register for the entrance exam

Register and pay online to reserve a seat on the date and time of your choice

The entrance exam fee ($40) is non-refundable


Preparing for the exam

For the reading comprehension portion, it may be helpful to read and study from any book that has reading comprehension practice questions. (Example: A GED review book.)

For the math portion of the exam, check out our math resources for additional practice.