The LPN Challenge Exam is administered through Health Education Systems Inc. (HESI) and designed to assess a potential students fundamental clinical knowledge as it pertains to the nursing process.
The LPN Challenge Exam is taken by LPN applicants who are applying to the LPN Career Mobility Nursing Program. LPN-RN applicants may take the LPN Challenge Exam prior to LPN licensure, but must have an active LPN license prior to final acceptance into the program. Candidates who do not enter the program after 3 years of testing the LPN Challenge Exam will be required to repeat the exam process. On the day of the examination, the applicant is required to present an active Tennessee Practical Nurse license or a signed letter from the LPN program director verifying eligibility to sit for the LPN licensure exam.
Please contact the Nursing Department for specific questions regarding the LPN Challenge Exam and its role in the admission process.
The fee for the LPN Challenge Exam is $35.00 and is non-refundable. You may go by the Business Office/Cashier at the Roane County or Oak Ridge Campus to pay your test fee. Failure to cancel or reschedule at least 48 hours in advance will require a new testing fee. Cancellations prior to 48 hours will be allowed to retest within one academic calendar year at no charge. Please remember to keep your receipt; you are required to present it to the testing proctor on the day of your exam or if you intend on testing at a later date.
Please note that there will be an increase in testing fees beginning on January 1, 2018. The fee will be announced when approved. If you register for a January 2018 testing date and pay for the exam prior to January 1, 2018 then you pay the current fee. PLEASE retain your receipt - you will not be allowed to test without a receipt of payment. ALL fees paid after January 1, 2018 will be assessed the new increased fee.
|Tuesday||January 9, 2018||9:30 AM|
|Tuesday||January 23, 2018||9:30 AM|
|Tuesday||March 20, 2018||9:30 AM|
|Thursday||May 17, 2018||9:30 AM|
|Thursday||January 11, 2018||1:30 PM|
|Thursday||January 25, 2018||1:30 PM|
|Tuesday||February 6, 2018||1:30 PM|
|Thursday||March 15, 2018||1:30 PM|
|Thursday||April 19, 2018||1:30 PM|
|Tuesday||May 15, 2018||1:30 PM|
To make an appointment, choose a date and time from the above schedule and click the following link:
Please note: Your Roane State Identification Number (R#) is required. If you do not know your R#, log on to Raidernet and retrieve that information before trying to register for a test.
If you have any problems, please contact the Oak Ridge Testing Center.
Bring the following items. These are requirements for your testing appointment. Failure to provide any of this information may result in cancellation of your reservation and forfeiture of your testing fee.
Not allowed during testing:
Any necessary testing materials will be provided (scratch paper, pencils, calculator) by the Testing Center.
The computer based LPN Challenge Exam consists of 55 multiple choice questions covering a variety of nursing fundamentals and concepts such as: the role of nursing in healthcare delivery; basic human needs; legal and ethical considerations; therapeutic communication; vital signs and physical assessment; promotion of comfort and safety; hazards of immobility; infection control; wound care; medication administration; oxygenation; perioperative care; sensory alterations; psychosocial, cultural and family factors in health care; loss, death, and grief; and patient education. Furthermore, you may encounter questions requiring mathematical conversations in relation to the nursing process.
Test results will appear on the computer screen immediately after you have completed the exam. RSCC Testing Centers will not print test results. You may access your results anytime through your Elsevier account which you will create at the time you take the exam. Keep a record of your Elsevier account username and password so that you may refer to the account if the scores are needed at a later time. Furthermore, a record of your LPN Challenge Exam score will be posted to your Raidernet account under Student Self Service. Please allow 5 - 10 business days for the information to appear on your record.
Please Note: The scores will automatically be sent to the Allied Health Sciences and Nursing Admissions Office to be recorded to your electronic file. You do NOT need to notify the Nursing Admissions Office that you have completed your testing requirement.
RSCC allows students to re-take the exam after a minimum 3 month wait period. (Scores from RSCC or any other institution must adhere to the above re-test procedures to be considered valid for RSCC admissions requirements and prerequisites. ) Each time an exam is taken the examinee is required to pay the full fee.
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