Nursing Fundamentals

The Nursing Fundamentals exam is an assessment of basic comprehension and a mastery of the fundamental principle for nursing practices. Before registering to take this exam, it is recommended to have a current Louisiana license to practice as a License Practical Nurse.

Nursing Fundamentals Exam Dates
August 24, 2023 On Campus 2:00 PM 10 Seats
September 14, 2023 On Campus 1:00 PM 10 Seats
September 26, 2023 On Campus 9:00 AM 10 Seats

Exam Registration

The Nursing Fundamentals exam is only available to SOWELA students at this time. All individuals testing need to have an ATI account. Students must have taken and passed the TEAS Test for SOWELA before scheduling the exam.

Click here (opens new window) to schedule an exam.

You will need your ATI username and password to take the Nursing Fundamentals Exam (opens new window).

Taking the Exam

  • Time limit is 70 minutes total
  • 70 multiple-choice questions

About the Exam

  • Basic nursing care
  • Support of psychosocial needs
  • Support of physiologic needs
  • Health assessment

Day of Test

Arrive 15 minutes early (those arriving late will not be allowed to test). Photo ID is required to enter the testing center. Scratch paper, pencil, and ear plugs will be provided.

No personal items will be allowed into the testing room, including but not limited to purses, backpacks, notes, papers, hats, sunglasses, watches, bulky jackets, electronic devices, etc. Lockers are provided.

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Title IX Officer

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