About the test
For admission into the LPN program, CSPN uses a proprietary exam which covers reading comprehension and basic math.
The reading comprehension is 90 minutes in length, and the math portion is 60 minutes in length.
A minimum passing score of 68% must be achieved on the math exam, and a minimum passing score of 70% on the reading comprehension.
Applicants have one attempt to pass each section (reading comprehension and math) of the exam.
A minimum of 72 hours prior notice is required for applicants requiring entrance testing accommodations. The applicant’s healthcare provider must submit (via email to firstname.lastname@example.org) a letter outlining the results of the applicant’s diagnostic test(s) and outcome(s), along with testing accommodation recommendations.
The math portion consists of 40 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.
How to register for the entrance exam
Register and pay online to reserve a seat on the date and time of your choice
Preparing for the exam
The CSPN Entrance Exam consists of Reading Comprehension and General Math. CSPN utilizes a HESI A2 “like” exam, but not the actual exam.
The links below should serve as helpful resources for exam preparation:
HESI A2 Practice Test | Free HESI Exam Practice Questions
Tips to prepare for HESI A2 exam
For the math portion of the exam, check out our math resources for additional practice.