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HESI A2 PN Admission Exam

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ADMISSION EXAM FOR MASSBAY PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAM

All students applying to the Practical Nursing (PN) program at MassBay must take the HESI Admission Assessment (A2) exam at a Prometric Test Center.  The exam assesses an applicant’s academic readiness and is a predictor for success in the first semester of a PN program.

PREPARATION
HESI publishes a review book specifically for this exam, Evolve Reach Admission Assessment Exam Review, 3rd Edition, Copyright 2013, ISBN 978-1-4557-0333-3. This book can be purchased thru Amazon or at bookstores such as Barnes and Noble, and is also available for purchase through MassBay’s campus bookstore.  The book will include samples of test questions from the subject areas that will be covered on the exam as well as information regarding test question formats. It will highlight important concepts and provide tips for studying and test-taking.

WHEN TO TAKE THE EXAM
Students typically take the HESI A2 during the fall semester immediately prior to applying to their PN program of choice (day or evening).   Students should have completed all prerequisites, or be currently enrolled in those courses, before taking the HESI A2.  Seats in MassBay’s PN program are limited.  It is recommended that you take the exam and allow for your application to be acted upon as early as possible.  Discuss your readiness with your academic advisor or admissions counselor.

HESI A2 TEST DATES FOR FALL 2014 ENROLLMENT

Test Dates:

  • Window No. 1: January 2, 2014 – March 31, 2014 (for admission review by 2/15/14)
  • Window No. 2: April 1, 2014 – June 30, 2014 (for admission review by 7/15/14)

Test Versions:

  • Window No. 1: HESI A² (Admissions Assessment) with Critical Thinking, Version I (A2 V-1 w/CT)
  • Window No. 2: HESI A² (Admissions Assessment) with Critical Thinking, Version II (A2 V-1 w/CT)

 Test Cost:

  • Version I or II:   $90 per test administration
  • Re-test:   $90 per test administration


We advise scheduling the HESI exam well in advance of the testing deadline as seating may become limited in the testing center of your choice as the deadline nears.

REGISTRATION AND OTHER RELATED HESI A2 EXAM INFORMATION

HESI A2 Admission Exam Registration Instructions

Fall 2014 Admission Testing Requirements and FAQs

HESI Remediation Resources

HESI A2 Flyer

Prometric Website