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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 SPRING/FALL 2015 ENROLLMENT

HESI A2 exam windows for candidates seeking to enroll into the Spring 2015 evening program class, or into the Fall 2015 day or evening classes, are as follows: 

*Begin Classes Spring (January) 2015 - evening program only:

  • Test Window No. 1:  September 1, 2014 – September 30, 2014 (for PN admission review by 10/28/14)
  • Test Window No. 2:  October 1, 2014 – October 27, 2014 (for PN admission review by 10/28/14)

*MassBay is planning to offer this class subject to a minimum number of qualified applicants enrolling.  In the event there are not enough qualified applicants, all accepted applicants will automatically be eligible to enroll into the class beginning fall semester 2015.


Begin Classes Fall (September) 2015 – both day and evening programs:

  • Test Window No. 3: November 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014 (for PN admission review by 2/25/15)
  • Test Window No. 4: January 2, 2015 – March 31, 2015 (for PN admission review by 4/15/15)
  • Test Window No. 5: April 1, 2015 – May 15, 2015 (for PN admission review by 5/22/15)


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

 Spring 2015 & Fall 2015 Admission Testing Requirements and FAQs

HESI Remediation Resources

HESI A2 Flyer

Prometric Website