HESI Tests

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During altered operations, the Testing Centers at South, North and Central campuses are unable to offer HESI testing. Please contact your program for information about testing and to determine your next steps.

You can review the Student FAQs About College Operations for updates to specific questions about Testing and other services. You can also check here where Testing will share updates to services as available.

If you need to speak with someone in Testing, please see the contact information for the specific Testing Center you want to reach here.

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San Jacinto College uses the Health Education Systems Incorporated (HESI) exams as a measure to evaluate student applications to one of the several nursing programs and the radiography program offered by the college. The Testing Centers assist with proctoring per the needs of the programs local to their campus.

Testing at Central

The Testing Center at Central campus offers the HESI A2 with Critical Thinking. This exam consists of Critical Thinking, Reading Comprehension, Math, Grammar, Vocabulary and Anatomy & Physiology sections. The test also includes Learning Styles and Personality Profile sections.

You may also retest in any or all subjects but should first consult with the program(s) to which you intend to apply to determine their requirements and needs.

You will have 4 ½ hours to complete the test.

The Testing Center at Central campus collaborates with San Jac Central campus's ADN and Radiography programs by proctoring exams appropriate to each program; however, the Testing Center cannot assist with questions specific to the application requirements and process. For information about Central campus programs, please visit their website linked below and contact their department:

 

ADN Program

Radiography Program

All HESI testing offered is intended solely for San Jac students. Please consult with your college or institution if you need to test to learn what requirements, availability and accommodations they can provide.

If you receive test accommodations through San Jac's Accessibility Services, these accommodations can apply to your HESI testing as well. Please contact your Accessibility Services Counselor to work with the Central campus Testing Coordinator so that we can ensure your needs are met.

If you are eligible to receive accommodations but have not yet applied, please see Accessibility Services for more information.

The Testing Center does not have study materials available for the HESI A2 with Critical Thinking; however, you can purchase an official study guide for the exam at the Barnes & Noble bookstore on campus and online at amazon.com.

The Continuing Professional Development Office also offers preparatory sessions for the exam. Please check with their office for availability.

The Testing Center at Central Campus now offers walk-in HESI testing per the following schedule during the Fall and Spring semesters (hours may vary during Summer semester):

  • Monday through Thursday, between 8:30am and 1:30pm

The Testing Center does not offer walk-in HESI testing on Fridays.

You can test once per week. You do not need to schedule an appointment and will be seated on a first come, first served basis. While the Testing Center will make every effort to accommodate testers, seating is limited. Please keep the application deadlines for your program(s) in mind and plan ahead to ensure your testing needs are met.

You need an Evolve account to test and to complete payment. You will pay a $53 test fee at the Testing Center before starting your test directly to Evolve through your account, and the test fee may change at their discretion.

If you do not have an Evolve account, you can create one here.

When you are ready to test, you will need to bring the following items in order to be seated:

  • Your photo identification card (driver's license, student ID, etc.)
  • Payment for the exam (debit or credit card only)
  • Your San Jac student ID number
  • Your Evolve credentials

All other belongings are prohibited. Electronic devices, including all cell phones and smart watches, must be left outside of the testing lab. Other personal belongings must be stowed as well. Storage lockers are available but limited.

The Testing Center will provide a print copy of your score report once you finish your exam. Additionally, you scores will be accessible through your Evolve account on Friday after you test. If you need additional access to your scores, please contact the Testing Center at Central campus for assistance.

Testing at North

The Testing Center at North campus collaborates with San Jac North campus's ADN and LVN programs by proctoring exams appropriate to each program; however, the Testing Center cannot assist with questions specific to the application requirements and process. For information about North campus programs and testing, please visit their website linked below and contact their department:

 

ADN Program

LVN Program

Testing at South

The Testing Center at South campus collaborates with San Jac South campus's ADN Transition and LVN programs by proctoring exams appropriate to each program; however, the Testing Center cannot assist with questions specific to the application requirements and process. For information about South campus programs and testing, please visit their website linked below and contact their department:

 

ADN Transition Program

LVN Program

 

You can also view test availability and register for a test session (HESI A2 VN/Pn Only) here.