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HESI A2 Registered Nursing Pre-admission Exam

Visit the Testing Center website for testing hours, locations, and registration information for the HESI A2 exam.

A minimum score of 80 is required on this examination for direct inclusion into the applicant pool. A score of 80 is required for the math section of the HESI to be considered as well. A score of less than 80 on this examination and/or a score of less than 80 on the math section will prohibit entrance for this period. 

The HESI A² exam may be taken 3 times during a calendar year with scores at least 61 days apart. The test is valid for 2 years. The test may be taken at any of the Palm Beach State College testing centers, as well as any outside testing centers that carry the nine (9) section HESI A² exam, in order to be considered for admission to the Registered Nursing Program. There is a $60 fee for this exam. Payment must be made in person at a Palm Beach State College Cashier’s Office. Receipt must be presented to the test center on the day of testing along with a valid photo ID. No exceptions.

Students can study for the HESI A2 exam by purchasing the HESI Admission Assessment Exam Review (4th edition) study guide. It is located a most major book retailers. Students can also obtain free HESI practice questions to prepare for the exam.

Students can also register for the following approved non-credit courses for HESI preparation:

NRO 0161– Hesi Admission Exam Review Language Arts

NRO 0162– Hesi Admission Exam Review Math Science


**Please be advised that the HESI exam is now being offered on a walk-in basis at the Lake Worth Testing Center ONLY! All other campuses require appointments to take the HESI exam.**


 Required (9) sections: 

 1.    Reading Comprehension 
 2.    Grammar 
 3.    Vocabulary and General Knowledge 
 4.    Biology 
 5.    Chemistry 
 6.    Anatomy & Physiology 
 7.    Math 
 8.    Learning Style Inventory 
 9.    Personality Traits Profile

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