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LPN STEP Testing


  • Assess knowledge expected of an LPN graduate nurse applying for or beginning an Associate Degree RN completion program.
  • Assess competency in eight topics related to a clinical area: Adult Medical-Surgical, Nursing Care of Children, Management, Fundamentals, Pharmacology, Nutrition, Mental Health and Maternal Newborn.
  • Guide remediation efforts based on the exam content missed.

Target Audience

LPNs and LVNs applying for or beginning an Associate Degree, RN completion program.

Score Reports

The score report emphasizes the clinical areas. The individual and group score reports both provide a list of topics related to missed items.


The norming study was conducted with LPN graduate nurses applying for or beginning an Associate Degree RN completion program.

When can you take it?

STEP Testing can be done at either the Findlay Campus or the Toledo Campus Testing Centers at specified times. Call the Testing Center for more details and to schedule your appointment.

The day of testing

  • Bring a valid picture ID
  • Bring a credit/debit card - There is a fee of $18, which is paid on the ATI website the day you come to test
  • The Testing Center provides scratch paper


To become a registered member:

  1. Visit the ATI website.
  2. Under the username and password box click Create an Account.
  3. For the Student ID use your Owens College ID Number.
  4. When selecting your Institution, make sure you select the right campus. It will be one of the four that are listed below:
    • Owens CC Findlay ADN
    • Owens CC Toledo ADN

ADN stands for RN or Registered Nurse or LPN to RN Students

* For more step-by-step details, click here.


Students are allowed to visit the ATI website, for practice questions. All study materials are for purchase.

Helpful information in preparing to take the lpn step assessment

Additional information about the LPN STEP Online Practice and Proctored assessments

The assessments are based on the following areas:

  • Adult Medical Surgical
  • Fundamentals
  • Management
  • Maternal Newborn
  • Mental Health
  • Nursing Care of Children
  • Nutrition
  • Pharmacology
  • All items are tied directly to the NCLEX-PN Test Plan. The online practice assessment has 100 items and the proctored assessment consists of 150 items plus 30 pre-test items.
  • Individual and group total score reports are available in all eight areas. National means and percentile ranks are provided as well.
  • The student has 180 minutes (3 hours) to complete the proctored assessment.

Understanding the results

Students receive a print out of the results once they have completed the TEAS. The scores are then reviewed by the Selective Health Committee.

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