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Frequently Asked Questions
The test includes items that assess your knowledge of:
The test assesses an applicant’s academic readiness and is a predictor for success in the first year of a registered nursing programs. Students who do not meet standard scores in math and reading comprehension are more likely to have difficulty with the rigors of the nursing curriculum. Individuals who do not achieve desired scoring on their first attempt should remediate prior to taking the test again. An individualized remediation plan will be available from Evolve within a window of 24 hours to two (2) weeks after completing the test. Students accepted into the nursing program will be expected to use this remediation plan to enhance their success in the program.
There is a fee of approximately $40.00 (subject to change) for the Nursing Admission Assessment (HESI A2) Exam. You must have an Evolve account to purchase the test. If you already have an Evolve Account, login and go to step 6 below.
Directions to establish an Evolve account and purchase the HESI A2 Exam are:
NOTE: Before purchasing the test, please note that students must schedule and take the HESI A2 Exam with the Payment ID 5256 by August 17, 2015. There will be no access to the HESI A2 Exam purchased under this payment ID after August 17, 2015. No refunds will be given by Evolve or TCC.
The nursing program does not endorse or recommend any particular source or method to prepare for the HESI A2 Exam. Numerous study materials for purchase as well as student blogs regarding preparing for the test can be found on the internet. The HESI Evolve Reach Admission Assessment Test Review Text is available for purchase at the TCC Barnes and Noble Book Store or through www.us.elsevierhealth.com
Students may take the test for submission to TCC only once within a 12 month period. The timing of the test is up to the individual student and depends on many factors including your education plan and previous educational experience. Opinions on the timing of the test differ.
You can take the test in any testing center location listed below. Appointments must be arranged in advance by emailing the testing center where you want to test. The test is not given during the final exam week. The HESI A2 is a timed test. You will have up to 4 hours to completem this test. Keep in mind that the Testing Center schedules a limited number of appointments per day to take this test. Note: Students must schedule and take the HESI A2 Exam with the Payment ID 5256 by August 17, 2015.
What not to bring:
No cell phones or other electronic devices are allowed in the testing center.
Personal calculators are not permitted; a basic calculator is available within the test. Scratch paper will be provided and will be taken up at the end of the exam. Children are not allowed in the Testing Centers.
You will receive your score at the completion of your test in the Testing Center. Your score report and remediation plan will also be sent to you by email from Evolve within a window of 24 hours to two (2) weeks after completing the test. Scores will be sent to the email address you provided when registering for the test.
The Beazley School of Nursing will have access to official HESI A2 Admission Assessment Exam test scores. Your test score will be one of the factors considered in the selection process for admission to the Beazley School of Nursing. There is no score on this test that will guarantee admission of a student or exclude a student from admission. Students may take the test once within a 12 month period. Test results must be less than two years old at the time of application to the Nursing Program.
The Associate Degree in Nursing at Tidewater Community College is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23233; phone 804-367-4515 and accredited with warning by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; phone 404-975-5000; next evaluation visit: Fall 2013.
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