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Admission Steps

A history of a misdemeanor and/or felony within (7) years may prevent admission.  If admitted, graduation from the ASNP does not result in approval to sit for the NCLEX-RN examination.  Inquiries related to approval to sit for the NCLEX-RN examination are directed to the state board of nursing where the individual plans to register for licensure.

Changes have been applied as of May 2021 effective Fall 2021 application cycle:

Applicants are required to take the ATI TEAS Exam prior to the application deadline.  To learn more about the TEAS exam please reference About the ATI TEAS; you are encourage to scroll to the bottom of the page and review Questions? You are Not Alone for more information.  You will find information related to registering for the TEAS, A Step-by-Step Guide to Registering for the TEAS; you have two (2) of four (4) options to take the exam, on-campus at a CSI Testing Center or a PSI National Testing Center.  Students who are out-of-state or remotely must select either TEAS at ATI or TEAS at PSI option. The ATI TEAS can be taken one (1) time every six (6) months; you are encouraged to reference ATI TEAS Prep Products to prepare for the exam; TEAS adjusted individual score must be greater than or equal 58.7% to receive points.

 Students need to submit all application documents to:

Gena Laird
glaird@csi.edu
208-732-6702
Health Science & Human Services Office 113

Prospective students must apply and be accepted by the College before making an application to the ASNP. Acceptance to the College does not guarantee acceptance into the ASNP. Official transcripts, from other colleges/universities must be on file with the Office of the Registrar prior to the ASNP application deadline or the application will not be considered.

The program admits both Fall and Spring semesters.

The first semester nursing course,  NURR 110 Fundamentals of Nursing, is a 16-week course offering theory/lab on Monday and Wednesday and clinical on Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday.

The second semester nursing course, NURR 114 Beginning Medical/Surgical Nursing, is a 16-week course offering theory/lab on Monday and Wednesday and clinical Tuesday or Thursday.

The third semester nursing course, NURR 214 Advanced Medical/Surgical Nursing, is a 16-week course offering theory/lab on Tuesday and Thursday and clinical on Monday or Wednesday.

The fourth semester nursing courses, NURR 215 Maternal/Newborn & Pediatric Nursing, is an 16-week course offering theory/lab on Thursday and clinical Monday or Wednesday; the NURR 217 Capstone is a 16-week hybrid course focused on NCLEX-RN examination preparation and transition to nursing practice whereby students complete clinical hours with an assigned registered nurse in an approved health care organization.

 

Traditional ASNP Admission

The deadline for Fall candidacy is April 1st, and Spring candidacy is November 1st.

The ASNP attempts to accept fifty-six (56) applicants each Fall and Spring semester. Given the competitive nature and rigor of the program, acceptance is ranked according to the criteria identified on the Traditional ASNP Admission Score Sheet. There is not a waitlist; students not accepted will need to reapply.

All applicants must possess a current CNA certification.  A CNA certification out of the State of Idaho must be recertified.  For additional information on how to recertify your certification please go to the following link:

https://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/providers/certified-nurse-assistant/about-certified-nurse-assistant-registry

The program requires 73 credits; 40 non-nursing and 33 nursing, see Traditional ASNP Academic Plan.

Pre-requisites must be completed prior to application, whereas co-requisites may be completed prior to or during the identified semester; students are not allowed to progress in the program if co-requisites are not completed prior or during the identified semester.  All required non-nursing and nursing courses must be completed with a "C" or better; see ASNP Student Handbook related to the percentage qualifying as a C while in the ASNP.

Required math (MATH 153 Elementary Statistics is preferred as it meets BSN requirements) and science courses must be completed within the last five (5) years.

The ASNP Application and identified documents, on the application form, must be submitted at the time of application or the application will not be considered.

  1. Apply to the College
  2. If a transfer student, request to have previous official college/university transcripts sent to the College of Southern Idaho Registrar or request through the National Student Clearing House
  3. Complete and submit ASNP Application for Admission
  4. Complete and submit Traditional ASNP Admission Score Sheet
  5. Submit application and required documents (listed on application form) in person to the HSHS office, or mail to: Health Sciences and Human Services, College of Southern Idaho, PO Box 1238, Twin Falls ID 83303.

Licensed Practical Nursing to ASNP

The deadline for Fall candidacy is April 1st, and Spring candidacy is November 1st.

The ASNP attempts to accept four (4) applicants each Fall and Spring semester. Given the competitive nature and rigor of the program, acceptance is ranked according to the criteria identified on the Traditional ASNP Admission Score Sheet. There is not a waitlist; applicants not accepted will need to reapply.

All applicants must possess a current LPN license; any state accepted.

The LPN to ASNP completion requires 65 credits; 40 required non-nursing and 25 nursing, see LPN to ASNP Academic Plan. Pre-requisites must be completed prior to application, whereas co-requisites may be completed prior to or during the identified semester; students are not allowed to progress in the program if co-requisites are not completed prior or during the identified semester. All required non-nursing and nursing courses must be completed with a "C" or better, see ASNP Students Handbook related to the percentage qualifying as a C while in the ASNP.

Required math (MATH 153 Elementary Statisics is preferred as it meets BSN requirements) and science courses must be completed within the last five (5) years.

The LPN to ASNP Application and identified documents, on the application form, must be submitted at the time of application or the application will not be processed.

  1. Apply to the College
  2. If a transfer student, request to have previous official college/university transcripts sent to the College of Southern Idaho Registrar or request through the National Student Clearing House.
  3. Complete and submit LPN to ASNP Application
  4. Complete and submit LPN to ASNP Admission Score Sheet
  5. Submit application and required documents (listed on application form) in person to the HSHS office, or mail to: Health Sciences and Human Services, College of Southern Idaho, PO Box 1238, Twin Falls ID  83303.

 

Post-Acceptance Steps

All students offered a seat in the ASNP must be able to meet the ASNP Required Skills & Abilities at the time of application and during enrollment in the ASNP, commit to the requirements identified in the  ASNP Requirements & Estimated Costs and maintain compliance with health care agencies requirements/regulations. Failure to comply with the requirements may result in dismissal of the program. All students admitted into the ASNP are required to adhere to the current ASNP Student Handbook.