Nursing Entrance Exams
Admission Assessment - A2
LPN to RN Entrance Exam
ADMISSION ASSESSMENT- A2
The A2 is a computerized nursing entrance exam required for admission to the Northeast State A.A.S. Nursing Program. The results will be used to determine readiness for and success in the program. Students must have a Northeast State Application for Admission on file before taking the A2.
The A2 will be available, by appointment, March - June 2014 (prior to the June deadline to apply for the A.A.S. Nursing Program). The final test date for first-time A2 test takers will be May 30, 2014. Students who need to retest in order to attempt to earn the necessary points must wait one week before retesting. The week of June 9, 2014, will be reserved ONLY for students who need to test for the second time.
The test cost is $50.00 and must be paid in cash.
A2 Registration Form
Print the A2 Registration Form and submit it along with $50.00 in cash to the Cashier's Office (Room P203A) on the second floor of the James Pierce Administration Building on the main campus in Blountville. The form and fee may also be submitted at the Regional Center for Applied Technology (RCAT) at 222 West Main Street, Kingsport.
Schedule a Test Date
Once you have submitted the A2 Registration Form and paid the $50.00 fee, you may schedule your test. Go to Online Testing Registration and click on A2.
LPN to RN ENTRANCE EXAM
The LPN to RN Entrance Exam is an admission requirement only for LPNs who have already completed the required core classes for Northeast State's A.A.S. Nursing Program or who will be completing the required core classes at the end of the 2015 Spring Semester and are applying for the LPN to RN program. The cost is $50.00. The test has 75 questions. Most students will complete the test in 90 minutes but will have three hours in which to complete the exam.
The LPN to RN Entrance Exam covers Fundamentals Specialty, Medical-Surgical Specialty, Maternity, Pediatrics, Psychiatric/Mental Illness, and Professional Issues in Nursing. At this time, only the Fundamentals Specialty and Medical-Surgical Specialty section scores count.
Applicant’s Ranking Scores
- Fundamental Specialty
A score of 850 or higher is required on the Fundamentals Specialty section.
One retest is allowed per calendar year. The entire LPN to RN Entrance Exam must be retaken in order to score higher on the Fundamentals Specialty and/or Medical-Surgical Specialty sections. There is a two-week mandatory waiting period between the initial test and the retest.
The LPN to RN Entrance Exam dates will be available early Spring 2015
Registration Form And Fee
The LPN to RN Registration Form along with the $50.00 test fee may be submitted at the Regional Center for Applied Technology (RCAT) at 222 West Main Street, Kingsport, or at the Cashier's Office (Room P203A) on the second floor of the James Pierce Administration Building on the main campus in Blountville. The $50.00 test fee must be paid (cash only) before scheduling a test date
Study And Review Materials
The Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-PN® Examination, 5th Edition, and/or Mosby's Comprehensive Review for NCLEX-PN are available for check-out at the Basler Library on the main campus and at the Kingsport Center for Higher Education (KCHE) in Kingsport or for purchase at the Northeast State Bookstore.
Click below once you have submitted the LPN to RN Registration Form and paid the $50.00 fee.