The School of Nursing has adopted a new testing program, which is designed to assist students in the development of skills by identifying areas of knowledge deficits, assessing student critical thinking skills, and predicting individual student potential for academic success through testing. The Health Education Systems, Inc. (HESI, Inc) entrance, exit, and clinical specialty exams were adopted as part of the curriculum beginning Fall, 2004. All students will be required to take nationally normed tests in each semester. Students who do not pass at a minimum level will be required to meet with a representative of the School of Nursing to develop an education action plan, which may include a review of testing materials, determining areas of needed improvement and developing individual academic achievement goals. A student may be asked to purchase additional materials as part of the plan. Please see the HESI website for information on additional learning materials for purchase, if interested, at http://evolve.elsevier.com
|Pre-Nursing||A² Admission Exam||$53 (effective August 19, 2013)|
|Semester 4||Fundamentals||Covered in course fees - do not register|
|Semester 5||Pharmacology||Covered in course fees - do not register|
|Semester 6||Maternity / Pediatrics||Covered in course fees - do not register|
|Semester 7||Psychiatric/Mental Health||Covered in course fees - do not register|
|Semester 8||HESI E² Exit Exam||1st time: Covered in course fees / Retake: $50.00 (+$3 service fee) non-refundable|
Examinees who have documentation stating that they will need accommodations when taking tests must complete a TERM TESTING SCHEDULE in accordance with the TEST TAKING PROCEDURE of Disability Support Services. Testing Services will be the "Professor/Instructor" for these examinations.
Basic Exam Information: All tests are administered in the Student Success Center, Room 1246. You will need a photo ID to take the test. Students will be given specific testing instructions by the exam proctor. All tests will provide immediate feedback to students with regard to scoring. Please refer to the School of Nursing Plan for Standardized Examination Policy for details regarding policy and procedure, pass rates, and retake information.
A2 Admission Assessment: Individual scores are given for each academic area and composite score. The exam is designed to assess prospective student readiness for higher education in a health care field. Time allotted: 120 minutes. If you have any questions please contact: Julia Stanfill at (618) 650-3956 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HESI Specialty Exams: Composite score and HESI score. All tests are 50 item tests. Time allotted: 2 hours
If you have any questions please contact:
Dr. Roberta Harrison, PhD, RN
School of Nursing, Assistant Dean