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HESI Admission Assessment (A2) Exam FAQs
The HESI A2 Exam is an admission requirement for all applicants to Chamberlain College of Nursing’s BSN program. Find the answers to some frequently-asked questions about the exam below:
The HESI A2 Exam consists of seven academic exams and a personality profile that identifies the applicant’s learning style. All applicants for pre-licensure programs are required to complete the HESI A2 Exam prior to admission.
Total time allotted to complete the exam is 5.25 hours. Applicants must schedule the exam during their admission interview.
What is tested?
How Should I prepare? A study booklet, Admission Assessment Exam Review (Elsevier Health Services), can be purchased at each Chamberlain campus or ordered. Chapter 8: Physics will not be included in testing.
What should I bring with me?
Bring only photo identification to testing. Testing supplies will be issued, including paper, a pencil and calculator. Do not bring any personal items to testing.
What if I don’t pass the HESI the first time?
Students have the option to retake the test one time within a 12-month timeframe. Students will retest with a different version of the exam— no student will have the same exam items twice.
Students may retake the HESI Admission Assessment (A2) Exam only after a three-day waiting period and within 30 days of submitting the application for admission at no charge. A retesting fee will apply after 30 days from application.
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