HESI A2

ABOUT HESI A2

The School of Nursing and Health Sciences utilizes the HESI Admission Assessment (A2) as a tool to assess the readiness of prospective nursing students for both the Generic and One Year Registered Nurse program tracks.

The HESI A2 should be taken the semester before your planned entry date into the nursing program as the exam scores are valid for one year. Plan accordingly as seating is limited and dates fill quickly. 

The official scores must be sent from the Elsevier Company. Plan accordingly, as scores may take 3-4 weeks to reach ABAC.

HESI A2 Admissions Requirements

Standards of Admission and Retention

Study Resouces

Students are encouraged to purchase the HESI Admission Assessment Exam Review 4th edition (2016) ISBN: 9780323353787 to prepare for the exam. This book can be purchased from the ABAC Bookstore or online.

Day of Testing

Day of Testing

  • Students should arrive 15 minutes early for check-in procedures. No entry allowed once testing has begun (No exceptions).
  • A government issued picture ID must be presented upon check-in.
  • No personal items are allowed in the testing area (including cell phones).
  • Scratch paper, as well as earplugs, will be provided. A computer calculator is available on the Math exam. You may also use your “nursing” approved calculator purchased from the ABAC Bookstore.
  • Total testing time allotted is four hours.

Off-Campus Testing

Off-campus testing: Students may choose to test at another testing facility. Students who complete the examination at an outside agency must have official HESI A2 transcripts with all required content exam scores submitted to the School of Nursing and Health Sciences by a designated date.  Students who choose to take the HESI A2 examination at another college are:

  • Responsible for taking all 5 components of the Examination: Math, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary and General Knowledge, Anatomy and Physiology, Critical Thinking
  • Providing the grade to ABAC in a timely manner through Elsevier

Please be aware that other colleges may require different content categories. ABAC strongly suggests that students contact the testing coordinator of the college where they wish to test in order to ensure all categories are available. Two-step process for providing HESI A2 Examination grade to ABAC when testing at another college:

  • Log into your Evolve account in the Education Portal
  • Click on the HESI Transcripts link in the HESI Secured Exams Box
  • Click on the Register link under the $15.00 on the upper right of the page
  • Purchase the transcript by paying the $15.00 fee and submitting the completed form (you will be given an Order ID Number)
  • Return to the HESI Transcript home page (with the $15.00 in the upper right)
  • Click on the word “here” to download the HESI Transcript Request Form
  • Complete the form and submit as instructed on the website.
  • Scores should be emailed to rselph@abac.edu for Tifton Campus
  • Scores should be emailed to ashley.robinson@abac.edu for Bainbridge Campus
  • Allow at least 3 – 4 weeks for ABAC to receive and process score

Tifton Testing Center

Registering to take the HESI A2 exam is a two-step process:

  1. Check availability and register for the HESI A2 
  2. Create an Evolve Account
    • Click on “My Evolve” located at the top of the page
    • Click on “Create an Account”
    • Click submit and write down your username (this information is emailed to you as well)
    • Bring your username and password with you to your scheduled testing date.
    • There is nothing else you need to do in Evolve. Your exam will not show up in your Evolve account until your test is completed.

Note: the $77 fee is non-refundable  *Students who do not know their username and password to log into the Evolve site will not be allowed to test (No exceptions, no refunds). ABAC at Tifton Testing Center Branch Hall, 327 2802 Moore Hwy Tifton, GA 31793 229-391-4817 | testing@abac.edu

Contact Information

Branch Hall, 327 2802 Moore Hwy Tifton, GA 31793

Bainbridge Testing Center

Registering to take the HESI A2 exam is a two-step process:

  1. Check availability and register for the HESI A2 
  2. Create an Evolve Account
    • Click on “My Evolve” located at the top of the page
    • Click on “Create an Account”
    • Click submit and write down your username (this information is emailed to you as well)
    • Bring your username and password with you to your scheduled testing date.
    • There is nothing else you need to do in Evolve. Your exam will not show up in your Evolve account until your test is completed.

Note: the $77 fee is non-refundable  *Students who do not know their username and password to log into the Evolve site will not be allowed to test (No exceptions, no refunds). ABAC Bainbridge Testing Coordinator: Ashley Williams 229.243.3026 | ashley.williams@abac.edu

Blakely Testing Center

Registering to take the HESI A2 exam is a two-step process:

  1. Check availability and register for the HESI A2 
  2. Create an Evolve Account
    • Click on “My Evolve” located at the top of the page
    • Click on “Create an Account”
    • Click submit and write down your username (this information is emailed to you as well)
    • Bring your username and password with you to your scheduled testing date.
    • There is nothing else you need to do in Evolve. Your exam will not show up in your Evolve account until your test is completed.

Note: the $77 fee is non-refundable  *Students who do not know their username and password to log into the Evolve site will not be allowed to test (No exceptions, no refunds). ABAC Blakely Testing Coordinator: Kimber Sellers 229-724-2444 | kimber.sellers@abac.edu