CASPer Frequently Asked Questions
What is the CASPer Test?
All applicants to the Collaborative, Compressed and Post PN Bridge to Nursing programs are required to complete a 90-minute online computer-based assessment (CASPer) as part of the application process.
CASPer is an online test which assesses for non-cognitive skills and interpersonal characteristics that the Trent/Fleming School of Nursing believes are important for successful students and graduates of the nursing program.
The test is comprised of 10-12 sections of video and written scenarios. Following each scenario, you will be required to answer a set of probing questions under a time limit. No studying is required, although you may want to familiarize yourself with the test structure at takecasper.com, and ensure you have a quiet environment to take the test.
How do I register?
To schedule your test go to CASPer's website and register for CSP-10202 – Canadian Undergraduate Health Sciences using your OUAC application ID or your Trent Student ID number.
There are a limited number of testing dates and times available. There will be no additional tests scheduled.
How much does it cost?
The cost is $40 for the test plus an additional $12 administrative fee for each school of nursing to which you apply.
What do I need to take the test?
Applicants need to secure access to a computer with audio capabilities, a webcam, and a reliable internet connection on the selected test date. CASPer can be taken practically anywhere that you can satisfy the aforementioned requirements. No exceptions will be provided for applicants unable to take CASPer online due to being located at sites where internet is not dependable due to technical or political factors.
What if I need help?
Look for the orange chat bubble on the CASPer website or review their Frequently Asked Questions page.
Why does the Trent/Fleming School of Nursing require the CASPer test?
The inclusion of the CASPer test as part of the admission process allows the Trent/Fleming School of Nursing to broaden the base of admissions by considering other strengths applicants possess in addition to their academic abilities.
It’s a great opportunity to highlight your professionalism, ethics and communications skills -- all the reasons why you would make a great future nurse.
How long are my CASPer test results valid?
CASPer test results are valid for one admissions cycle. Applicants who have already taken the test will therefore be expected to re-take it.
Can I get the results of my CASPer test?
Results of the CASPer test are provided only to our Admissions office, usually within a few weeks of completing the assessment. You do not receive your individual score.
Can I re-do the CASPer assessment/test if I feel I didn't do well?
You are only permitted to do the CASPer assessment once per admission cycle.