HESI A2 Admissions Assessment Exam - Indian River State College
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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 perspective P.N. and 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). It takes approximately four hours to complete. Only students who have submitted applications for the Practical Nursing and/or Associate Degree Nursing programs should register for this test.

All applicants will take the HESI A2 exam in person, at one of the Indian River State College Campus Libraries listed below:

Massey Campus Library
3209 Virginia Ave
Fort Pierce, FL 34981
(772) 462-7600

Pruitt Campus Library
500 N.W. California Blvd.
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
(772) 336-6380


HESI Exam Registration

For all students who have applied to the Practical Nursing or Associate Degree Nursing Programs, review the HESI registration tutorial.

  1. Submit your application on or before September 15, 2022.
  2. Use the following steps to create an Evolve account and register for HESI Student Access:
    • Visit https://evolve.elsevier.com/cs/
    • Choose: I am a student.
    • Under the box that says HESI Secured Exams, click on the link Register for Distance Testing
    • Click on the blue Register button. This will take you to My Cart.
    • Click the blue Checkout/Redeem button at the bottom of the page.
    • Now, you will either create an account or sign into an existing one. Either sign in with your username and password or create one now by filling in the fields. Note: Your username will be auto generated and will be a combination of your first initial, your last name, and a number or series of numbers.
  3. Register and pay for your HESI Exam by using this link. Payment ID: 24340
  4. Reserve your seat at one of the testing locations using this link.

Please note: You must register yourself for the exam, as the School of Nursing staff will not be able to do it for you. If you have any trouble registering for the HESI Exam, please email IRSCSONprograminfo@irsc.edu with the subject line “HESI Help” with your name and Student ID number.


Test Dates

The test will be offered on select dates only. If a date is not allowing you to click on it, please choose a date and location that will.

  • There are 30 spots at each location. Appointments will be reserved on a first come, first served basis.
  • You must register for a testing appointment ONE WEEK prior to the testing date.

On the day of your exam, please bring with you:

  • Valid Photo ID
  • The confirmation email you received after scheduling your exam
  • Your username and password for your Elsevier account

HESI A2 Frequently Asked Questions

The HESI A2 Exam is approximately 3 hours and 45 minutes.

    • 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 Alloted Time (Minutes)
Reading Comprehension 55 60
Vocabulary and General Knowledge 55 50
Basic Math Skills 55 50
Biology 30 25
Anatomy and Physiology 30 25
Learning Style Assessment 14 15

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 $50. This fee is paid online directly to Elsevier.

Step 1: Create an Evolve Account

 Use the following steps to create an Evolve account and register for HESI Student Access:

  • Visit https://evolve.elsevier.com/cs/
  • Choose: I am a student.
  • Under the box that says HESI Secured Exams, click on the link Register for Distance Testing
  • Click on the blue Register button. This will take you to My Cart.
  • Click the blue Checkout/Redeem button at the bottom of the page.
  • Now, you will either create an account or sign into an existing one. Either sign in with your username and password or create one now by filling in the fields. Note: Your username will be auto generated and will be a combination of your first initial, your last name, and a number or series of numbers.

Step 2: REGISTER and PAY for your HESI Exam by using this link:

https://service.elsevier.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2445/p/10912/supporthub/hesi/related/1/

Step 3: SCHEDULE your test using this link: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/HESIA2forSpring2023@mailirsc.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/

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 ASC.

 

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