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 Spring 2024 Associate Degree Nursing programs should register for this test.
All applicants will take the HESI A2 exam in person, at Indian River State College.
Summer 2024 Advanced Placement (Track 2) program applicants
After you apply for the program you will receive an email with details about taking the HESI exam.
Fall 2024 ADN (Track 2) program applicants
HESI testing will take place in April and May. Appointment options will be posted on this website by March 4, 2024.
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If an ID has an expiration date, it is no longer valid after that date. Also, once an ID is broken into more than one piece or has been cut, it is no longer valid.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.
|Number of Test Items
|Vocabulary and General Knowledge
|Basic Math Skills
|Anatomy and Physiology
|Learning Style Assessment
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.)
To find your HESI exam scoring information:
- Sign in to your Evolve Account, then click 'HESI Assessment – Student Access'.
- Under the 'My Exams' tab locate your exam.
- Click 'View Results'.
- Click 'Results Report'.
All HESI A2 score reports will be automatically sent to the Indian River State College School of Nursing.