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HESI A2 Admissions Assessment Exam

The HESI A2 Admissions Assessment Exam is a computerized test used by the IRSC School of Nursing to assess the academic ability of prospective P. N. / R.N. students. The HESI A2 is a multiple-choice exam consisting of six sections (Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary and General Knowledge, Basic Math, Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, and a Learning Style Assessment). Students have three hours to complete the exam. Only students who have submitted applications for the Practical Nursing and/or the Fall 2024 Associate Degree Nursing programs should register for this test.

All applicants will take the HESI A2 exam in person, at the Assessment Center on Massey Campus in Fort Pierce or at the Assessment Center on Pruitt Campus in Port St. Lucie:

Massey Campus Assessment Center
Building W, Room 109
3209 Virginia Ave
Fort Pierce, FL 34981
(772) 462-7585

Pruitt Campus Assessment Center
Building J, Room 216
500 N.W. California Blvd.
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
(772) 336-6233

Upcoming HESI Testing Dates
HESI testing will resume in September 2024. The HESI test appointment
process will be posted on this website in late August. 

HESI A2 Frequently Asked Questions

Students have three hours to complete the exam.

    • Current Driver’s License with Photo
    • Current Federal, State, County or Municipality issued ID with photo (includes U.S. Military ID)
    • Current Alien Registration Card (Green Card) with photo
    • Current Passport with recent photo
    • Passport Card
    • Current High School ID
    • Current Indian River State College ID Card

If an ID has an expiration date, it is no longer valid after that date. Also, once an ID is broken into more than one piece or has been cut, it is no longer valid.  An ID printed on paper, photo paper or cardboard cannot be accepted for testing.

Sections Number of Test Items
Reading Comprehension 55
Vocabulary and General Knowledge 55
Basic Math Skills 55
Biology 30
Anatomy and Physiology 30
Learning Style Assessment 14

Examinees are permitted one attempt per registration period (i.e. one attempt in the fall and one attempt in the summer). Testing attempts not in accordance with this policy will not be used for admission to the Practical Nursing or Registered Nursing programs at Indian River State College. No refund will be provided for multiple test attempts during the same registration period.

No, you are only permitted to take the HESI A2 Exam once per application period. 

HESI A2 scores are valid for one year prior to the deadline date and may be taken only once every application period.

(Note: Only IRSC HESI A2 exam scores are accepted by the School of Nursing. They will not accept HESI A2 scores from other schools.)

Any student wishing to be considered for the Practical Nursing or Registered Nursing programs at Indian River State College.

Absolutely! Any student who is suspected of any form of academic dishonesty or is acting suspiciously during the HESI A2 exam will be immediately disqualified, lose their exam fee, and forfeit their opportunity to re-apply for any other IRSC Nursing Program. Students are not permitted to have any notes or resources during the exam. They are not allowed to open any other tab(s) on their computer while testing. Cell phones, smart watches or any other electronic device is strictly prohibited. 

The total cost for the HESI A2 is $54. This fee is paid online directly to Elsevier.

Students must take the HESI exam in person at Indian River State College. 

Yes, the HESI A2 exam has a built-in calculator that will be displayed on your screen. This calculator is the only one you are permitted to use during your HESI A2 exam. All other calculators are prohibited.

Yes, the HESI A2 includes 5 experimental questions in each section, but those questions are not scored.

A score report will be available 48 hours online in your Elsevier account. If you wish to check after exam completion, follow the instructions below.

To find your HESI exam scoring information:

  1. Sign in to your Evolve Account, then click 'HESI Assessment – Student Access'.
  2. Under the 'My Exams' tab locate your exam.
  3. Click 'View Results'.
  4. Click 'Results Report'.

All HESI A2 score reports will be automatically sent to the Indian River State College School of Nursing.

Yes, we have content available to supplement your study schedule available through the Tutoring Center (ASC).


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