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School of Nursing

*The application deadline for Fall 2021 RN program has been extended until April 1, 2021.*

Entrance Exams

The Entrance Exams for Covenant School of Nursing includes the HESI Admission Assessment for the RN Program and the HESI Fundamentals Entrance Exam for the LVN-RN Fast Track. Exams are only offered during each application period at our location.


The HESI Admission Assessment is comprised of five sections:

  1. English

    • Reading Comprehension

    • Vocabulary and General Knowledge

    • Grammer

  2. Math

    • Basic Math Skills

  3. Science

    • Biology

    • Anatomy and Physiology

  4. Learner Profile

    • Learning Style

    • Personality Profile

  5. Critical Thinking

    • Problem Solving

    • Biases and Ethical Dilemmas

    • Argument Analysis

    • Analysis of Data

Due to COVID-19, all testers will have to do the following on the day of their exam:

  1. Each tester will have to bring their own face mask and will have to wear it from the time they enter our building to take the exam until they exit our building after the exam is completed.

  2. Each tester will have their temperature taken by the admissions officer or recruiter prior to checking in and taking the exam.

  3. Social distancing will be followed in the testing labs, so please follow all instructions.

What Grades Will CSON Accept?

The minimum score that CSON will accept for our program:

  • English- 70% composite score

  • Math- 65% composite score

  • Science- 60% composite score

If the tester fails to pass a section or multiple sections, the tester will have to retake the whole exam at a later date. Each tester will be allowed to only take the HESI Admission Assessment twice each application period. The HESI exam can only be taken at our location at the times that are on the registration page.

Please click here to view an example of the scores that will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.

Ready to Submit Your Scores?

After you have completed your HESI Admissions Assessment, you will need to print out your scores on your printer and placed in the application packet before turning the application packet into the admissions committee. The scores will be added to your HESI account as soon as you have completed you assessment. You will need to go to your scores and print off both RN admissions assessment scores and your critical thinking scores.

Need A Study Guide?

If the tester is needing to rent a study guide, the tester must come to our office at 1919 Frankford Ave. Lubbock, Texas with a confirmation of their exam registration. If the tester does not bring the study guide back the day of the exam, the tester will not be able to take the exam and will have to pay the full exam fee to reschedule.

Need To Reschedule?

If a tester is needing to reschedule an exam, the tester will have to email or call (806)725-8949 no later than twenty-four hours before your scheduled exam time. There will be a $25 fee to reschedule an exam. If the tester does not contact Mrs. Smith in the timeframe or does not show for their scheduled exam, the tester will have to register for a future exam and pay the exam fee again.

If you are ready to register for your exam, please click the link below and good luck.

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