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Idaho State University

Practical Nursing Program

Admission Process


Applications for admission are accepted October 15 through February 1.

Admission to the LPN Program is determined during Spring semester for the cohort beginning Summer semester the same year.

Students meeting the minimum qualifications will be invited to take the Kaplan (or other selected entrance exam) within 30 days after application deadline.

Admission is competitive and criteria are based on:

  • GPA
  • Normed Scoring on Nationally Standardized Testing in Reading, Math, English and Science (Kaplan company currently provides testing)
  • Years of experience working as a CNA


Pre-Program/Prerequisites occur during the first 2 semesters; see an example Course Sequence.  Please note actual plans for individual students will vary based on advisor recommendations and academic needs.