HESI A2 FAQ’s

HESI A2 FAQ’s

How do I schedule an exam?

Contact your school to find out your options. Some schools only offer the exam online through Proctor U. While other schools have testing centers that allow you to test in person. Your best option is to contact your school and ask them what your options are. 

How much time is allotted for the exam?

The amount of time you receive depends on your school. We have seen anywhere from 3-6 hours depending on the school and what sections they require you to take. Contact your school to learn more about how much time you have and what will be on your exam. 

Is there a calculator/can you bring your own?

Yes, there is a built-in onscreen basic calculator available throughout the entire exam for you. You are not allowed to bring your own.

How many questions are in each section?
  • Math: 50 questions
  • Reading: 47 questions
  • Vocabulary: 50 questions
  • Grammar: 50 questions
  • Biology: 25 questions
  • Chemistry: 25 questions
  • Anatomy and Physiology: 25 questions
  • Physics: 25 questions 
What should I study?

Take our free practice tests to help you get an understanding of what you need to study! Each question comes with detailed answer explanations so you know exactly why you got it wrong. 

Is scrap paper allowed?

Yes, generally you are given 2-3 pieces of scratch paper. At home testing also allows you to have scratch paper. Make sure to show your online proctor that you have scrap paper and how much scrap paper that you have. 

How many breaks are given and how long are they? And do we ask or are they given automatically after each section?

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Can we drink something while taking the test?

If you are in a testing center usually the answer is no. It might be different if you are taking the test online so make sure to ask your proctor. 

Can we go back to previous questions?

No, you cannot skip questions and go back to them. If you skip a question, it will be considered incorrect.

What else should I bring apart from my ID?

You only need your ID. They will tell you if you need anything else. Reach out to your school if you have any questions about things you need to bring or want to bring. 

I know it is proctored so will someone be on screen while I take the test? Like zoom?

They are able to see you but you cannot see them. 

Who do I contact if some issues arise while giving the exam?

If you are in a testing center, talk to the proctor there. If you are online contact the proctor site immediately. 

Can I skip sections?

Usually, the school will only have the sections they require show up on the test. Others have skipped sections that they did not need to take, and the school did not count it against them.

How long do I have to wait to retake the exam?

You can take the HESI exam only once every 60 days but no more than 3 times in a 12-month period.

How many times can I take the exam?

This depends on your school. Some schools allow more than one retake while others only allow one attempt. 

Can I reschedule the exam if I am not feeling prepared to take it?

In order to reschedule your exam, you need to cancel your original test date 24 hours before you are scheduled to take it. Once you do that you can sign up and pay for a new test. 

How does the HESI compare to the TEAS?

The HESI is generally considered easier than the TEAS. The HESI is broken up into these 8 subjects, physics, biology, chemistry, anatomy & physiology, grammar, reading, vocabulary, and math. The TEAS is only broken up into math, reading, science, and english. 

If someone is taking the test from home, can we wear earplugs or headphones?

In most schools, you are not allowed to unless you have an accommodation. Make sure to reach out to your school in order to find out their specific policies. 

How close are NurseHub's practice tests to the HESI?

We make our practice tests as aligned as possible to the real HESI A2 exam so that you are prepared as possible when you take it. NurseHub teaches you all of the concepts that you will see on the exam so you feel prepared and confident going in!

What is the difference between NurseHub's Practice Tests and the official HESI book?

We truly believe that our HESI A2 practice test pack is the best resource for this exam! You get 5 practice tests for each of the 8 subjects on the exam. Each test also comes with in-depth answer explanations so you will never feel left behind. We also break up each subject into sub-categories so you will be able to see exactly what you are struggling with. Also, we offer a money-back guarantee if you do not pass!

What does HESI A2 4th edition mean?

This is the most recent version of the HESI A2 exam.

How long should I study for the HESI?

  This really depends on person to person. We recommend giving yourself enough time to start studying so that you do not feel rushed. However, we have seen plenty of people pass with only a week of studying. We recommend taking our free practice test to see which areas you need the most practice with and start from there when developing your study plan.

What sections are on the HESI?

The HESI A2 exam consists of physics, chemistry, reading, grammar, anatomy & physiology, vocab, biology, and math.

What kinds of topics are tested in each section?
  • Physics
    • Nature of Motion
    • Acceleration
    • Projectile Motion
    • Newton’s Laws of Motion
    • Friction
    • Rotation
    • Uniform Circular Motion
    • Kinetic and Potetnial Energy
    • Linear Momentum & Impulse
    • Hooke’s Law
    • Universal Gravitation
    • Waves and Sound
    • Light & Optics
    • Atomic Structure
    • The Nature of Electricity
    • Magnetism & Electricity
  • Math
    • Whole Numbers
    • Decimals
    • Adding and Subtracting Fractions
    • Multiplying & Dividing Fractions
    • Converting Decimals & Fractions
    • Ratio & Proportions
    • Percentages
    • Evaluating Expressions
    • Solving equations
    • Temperature Conversions
    • Metric Conversions
    • Household Measurements
    • Roman NUmerals
    • Military Time
  • Reading
    • Identifying the Main Idea
    • Identifying supporting Details
    • Finding the Meaning of Words in Context
    • Distinguishing Between Facts & Opinion
    • Identifying the Authors Purpose
    • Making Logical
    • Summarizing the Passage
  • Vocab
  • Grammar
    • Identifying Parts of Speech
    • Identifying Parts of a sentence
    • Subject-Verb Agreement
    • Run-on-sentence
    • Pronoun CAse
    • Apostrophe Usage
    • Commas in a Series
    • Unclear Pronoun References
    • Sentence Fragments
    • Misplaced Modifiers
    • Comparative & Superlative Modifiers
    • Eliminating Poor Language Usage
    • Verb Tense
    • Troublesome Words Pairs
  • Biology
    • Biology Basics
    • Water
    • Biologic Molecules
    • Metabolism
    • The Cell
    • Cellular Respiration
    • Photosynthesis
    • Cellular Respiration
    • Genetics
    • DNA
  • Chemistry
    • Scientific Notation & Measurement
    • Atomic Structure & The Periodic Table
    • States of Matter
    • Reaction Rates, Equilibrium, and reversibility
    • Solutions and Solution COncentration
    • Chemical Reactions
    • Oxidation & Reduction
    • Acids & Bases
    • Nuclear Chemistry
    • Biochemistry
  • Anatomy & Physiology
    • General Terminology
    • Histology
    • Integumentary System
    • Skeletal System
    • Muscular System
    • Lymphatic System
    • Nervous System
    • Endocrine System
    • Circulatory SYstem
    • Respiratory System
    • Digestive System
    • Urinary System
    • Reproductive System
    •  Body Sense
When should I schedule my exam? Should I wait until I feel ready or choose a date now?

Most people schedule their exam first then create a study plan leading up to their test date. However, we recommend that you begin to study first so you are able to estimate how much time you need in order to be prepared on exam day.

Can you still pass the HESI test without taking your A&P classes?

Our practice test pack comes with in-depth answer explanations that do not assume you have taken an A&P class before. Everything is broken down like you are learning the information for the first time.

What functions are included on the calculator?

The built-in calculator is a basic four-function calculator. This consists of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

If you take this test for one school, can scores be used to get into another school?

This depends on your schools. You will have to contact all the schools you are going to apply to in order to find out if they will accept your scores. 

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