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Associate Degree Registered Nurse

Admission Process

Applications are accepted August 1 through October 31.

Admission to the ADRN Program is annually at the end of the Fall semester for the cohort beginning summer semester the following year.

Students must have a complete application by the October 31st deadline to be considered for admission. Please review the Application Checklist to ensure all required materials are submitted.


Admission is competitive and criteria are based on:

  • GPA
  • Normed Scoring on Nationally Standardized Testing in Reading, Math, English and Science (Beginning August 2019, TEAS will be the test used for the ADRN program)
  • Years of experience working as an LPN

TEAS Testing

The ATI TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) is designed specifically to assess a student's preparedness entering the health science fields. Studies show a consistent link between a student’s performance on the TEAS and future academic success.

Applicants are responsible for purchasing and scheduling TEAS Testing. The ADRN program will provide testing for applicants with no additional proctor fees. The TEAS test must be completed by the October 31st deadline. To schedule testing with the ADRN program see the link below. For Information on preparing for the TEAS visit ATI at https://atitesting.com/teas-prep. ATI Also offers Testing online for an additional fee. Visit https://atitesting.com/teas/register/teas-at-ati for more information

TEAS testing with ADRN programSchedule your test here.

Already taken the TEAS? If an applicant has completed the TEAS previously within 12 months of the application deadline they can request an official transcript be sent to Tashina Hunsaker at Idaho State University ADRN Program.

ATI Code: ID State U ADN

For any questions regarding TEAS please contact Student Services at (208) 282-2622.

Selection Process

The selection process consists of scores in each category (GPA, test results, years of experience,) and this number is multiplied by the percentage that the category is prioritized. In general GPA, test scores, years of experience are prioritized respectively. These numbers are then added together for a total score. Class size each year is dependent on clinical site availability but usually consists of 30-35 conditionally accepted students 8-10 alternates. Alternates who are not accepted into class, may apply the following year and will be given additional points for alternate status.


Pre-Program/Prerequisites occur during the first 3 semesters; see an example Course Sequence.  Please note actual plans for individual students will vary based on advisor recommendations and academic needs.