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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 ordered online. 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.
All applicants for pre-licensure programs are required to complete A2 Admission Assessment test at a Chamberlain location or a prometric approved location prior to being deemed academically eligible and should test within 3 to 5 days of the initial application date.* All applicants taking the A2 Admission Assessment are required to have a Chamberlain ID number and present it at time of testing. An applicant may retake the A2 Admission Assessment test only once. Applicants who are not accepted or do not start within six consecutive sessions of their original intended start date will be required to retake the A2 Admission Assessment.
* Availability varies by campus location.