Nursing & Health Sciences

HESI A2 Admission Assessment Registration Info

The HESI A² Nursing Admission Assessment Exam is an admission requirement for all applicants to the BSN (excluding RN-BSN), and PN programs. Radiographic Science applicants will take the HP HESI A²  (Health Profession) Admission Assessment Exam. Both HESI A² exams consist of seven different sections covering the subject areas of reading comprehension, vocabulary and general knowledge, grammar, basic math, chemistry, biology, and anatomy & physiology.

The HESI A² is available year-round from the LCSC Testing Center. Testers may only test once during an application cycle. Students may have up to 5 hours to complete the exam, although most students complete it in under 3 hours. The exam is available throughout the year; however, students are responsible for scheduling an appointment that allows them to meet the application deadlines for their respective program. Contact the LCSC Testing Center for availability. Distance testing is available through ProMetric centers

Distance Testing

BSN Distance Testing Instructions   (Department ID is on the 2nd page of instructions)

Rad Sci Distance Testing Instructions

For students who wish to take the HESI A² at a distance testing location, please follow the Distance Testing instructions above. There is a 4-hour time limit on the HESI A² at ProMetric centers (most students complete it in under 3 hours.) Total fees for distance testing should be $105 and Prometric will collect this. Dates and times for testing may be limited so please plan accordingly.

For students in the Boise area, testing is offered at Idaho State University—1311 East Central Dr., Meridian Idaho, 83642. Follow the Distance Testing Instructions above.

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How To Register HESI A2 FAQ's Frequently Asked Questions

Testing Deadlines:

  • Feb. 15th or Sept.15 (BSN)  Please note updated application and testing deadlines
  • Nov. 15th (PN)
  • April 7th (Radiography)

Distance Testers--- please be aware that you must have your score summary page to us by the last day of the application cycle so plan accordingly. Late scores will not be accepted.