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HESI Admissions Exam

 

Grayson College Associate Degree Nursing, Vocational
Nursing, and Radiologic Technology Programs

 

Due to the COVID-19 Crisis, the Testing Center currently will be testing by appointment only. Please send your request for an appointment to testing@grayson.edu .

 

Grayson College Testing Centers (Main Campus in Denison and South Campus in Van Alstyne) administer the HESI Admissions Exam for applicants to GC Associate Degree Nursing (ADN), GC Vocational Nursing (LVN), and GC Radiologic Technology programs.

TEST FEE  $45

TIME ALLOWED  There is a maximum of six hours allowed for testing.  Most examinees will finish within 3-4 hours.  Short restroom breaks are allowed (no food or smoking breaks).

NO ELECTRONIC DEVICES  Cell phones, pagers, watch alarms, cameras, and other electronic devices are not allowed in the testing room.

CALCULATOR USE  You may use the on-screen calculator.  Do not bring your own calculator

STUDYING FOR THE TEST  Purchase the Evolve Reach Admission Assessment Exam Review at the GC bookstore or online at www.elsevier.com.  Click on the Store tab.  Click on Health Sciences.  In the search box, type Admission Assessment Exam Review; click SEARCH.  Select Admission Assessment Exam Review (paperback or e-Book). Some students have also found this site to be useful: https://www.mometrix.com/academy/hesi-a2-practice-test/

 

Components of the Exam  

Applicants to GC‘s Associate Degree Nursing Program and to GC's Radiology Program will take the anatomy and physiology, math, reading comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, learning style, and personal style sections. The Learning Style and Personal Style sections are not included in the cumulative score but are used for advising purposes.

Applicants to GC’s Vocational Nursing Program will take the anatomy and physiology, math, reading comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, learning style, and personal style sections. The Learning Style and Personal Style sections are not included in the cumulative score but are used for advising purposes.

 (If you are applying to other institutions also, know which sections you need to take).

Math:  Test items related to math concepts required when calculating drugs and solutions problems.  Sub-scoring of the following categories is provided (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, ratio and proportion, household measures, general math facts such as Roman numerals, military time, etc.)

Reading Comprehension:  Reading scenarios related to health care topics

Grammar:  Use of English words related to sentence structure

Vocabulary:  Word comprehension – terminology of everyday English associated with health related issues

Anatomy and Physiology

Learning Styles:  Identifies individual learning style and prints test-taking and study tips best suited for the individual’s learning style and relates these recommendations to nursing curricula

Personal Style:  Uses concepts related to introversion and extroversion to classify the student’s personality style.  Explanations are printed at the conclusion of the exam to let the student know how to use his/her personality style to be successful in a nursing education program.

 

Passing Scores

  • GC Associate Degree Nursing - A cumulative score of 75% is needed for consideration for admission. 89.5–100 = 3 points, 79.5–89.4 = 2 points, 74.5–79.4 =1 point

  • GC Vocational Nursing - A cumulative score of 75% is needed for consideration for admission
  • GC Radiologic Technology - A score of 75% or higher in each section must be obtained.

 

RETESTS  GC Health Sciences Department only allows two HESI testing attempts in a 12-month period. If you are taking this test for a different institution, please note that we only provide Version 1 of the A2 exam. You will want to confirm that this is appropriate for your institution.

Disabilities

Students with disabilities may request special accommodations for testing.  They must submit appropriate documentation to the GC Testing Center at least two weeks prior to the desired test date.  Documentation will be reviewed by the Coordinator of Special Services, and the student will be notified of the result.

Questions about Test Registration  

After carefully reviewing this information sheet, if you have questions about testing, please email taylorm@grayson.edu.  

 

Test Schedule

Appointment to take the HESI Exam must be made using RegisterBlast (see the link on step 5 above). Typically, the exam is offered on Monday and Thursday mornings at the Main Campus Testing Center and on Wednesday mornings at the South Campus Learning Assistance Center.

 

When registering on Register Blast, be careful to choose the correct date/location – no refunds, no rescheduling.

We wish you success on your test!