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Welcome to the HESI-A2 Resource Guide

Welcome to the HESI Admission Assessment (HESI-A2) Resource Guide. This guide shares helpful resources and study strategies to help you prepare for your upcoming exam.

What is the HESI Admission Assessment?

What Is The HESI® Admission Assessment (A2)? It is a standardized and proctored entrance exam completed by applicants of Nursing & Healthcare Education programs. The exam has been used for over 20 years to assess the academic readiness of prospective students for diverse programs.

How Does It Work? The A2 identifies students’ academic strengths and areas where improvement may be needed to fully support their academic program success. It evaluates knowledge and skills in three primary academic areas: English Language, Math, and Science. A composite percentage score is provided by averaging the results of all exams completed.

Why You Need It? Admitting students who are academically prepared could improve student retention rates and produce graduates who can fill vacancies in the current healthcare workforce.

To register for HESI-A2, visit FSCJ Assessment & Certification.

Elsevier Education. (2022, November 15). HESI Admission Assessment Exam.

Who Needs to Take the HESI-A2 Exam?

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Any students seeking admissions into the following programs must complete all nine sections of the HESI A2 in one testing administration. The HESI A2 exam may be taken once in a 90-day period with a maximum of three times within a twelve-month period. Testing more frequently will invalidate scores. Scores expire after two years.

Program webpages may be accessed below:

Please verify all program requirements by checking with your intended program before registering for the HESI A2.

Credit: FSCJ Assessment & Certification. (2023). Health Education Systems, Inc. Admissions Test (HESI-A2).

Image by Nick Youngson under CC BY-SA 3.0

HESI-A2 Practice Test Video Playlist

Click the following to watch the full series: HESI-A2 Practice Tests Playlist 

Or, click below for individual videos:

Credit: All Healthcare Careers. (2023). HESI A2 practice tests [YouTube Channel]. YouTube. June 8, 2023,

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