HESI Exam

HESI Entrance Exam Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Application Cycle

All students applying for admission to the Registered Nursing Program must take the HESI Entrance Exam scoring at 45th percentile nationally for the 2018/19 Academic Year; which means 70% in each category. All students applying for admission to the Practical Nursing Program must score 45th percentile nationally for the 2018/19 testing schedule (Fall 2018-Spring 2019) on the HESI Entrance Exam. Students are only allowed to take the HESI Test once a semester a total of twice per application cycle. The Exam dates must be at least 6 weeks apart. This test is only offered to Paul D Camp students. The test will be offered according to the schedule below. HESI exam fee is $53.50; payable to the campus bookstore. If a student needs to retest; then the highest score will be accepted.

Study materials:
HESI Admission Assessment Exam Review Book, 4/e ; ISBN 978-0-323-35378-6 is optional and can be purchased at the campus bookstore for (~$40.00) or you can elect to purchase the book elsewhere; and PDCCC’s library will have a copy of this study guide for your review (but you cannot check this book out of the library). Please take the time necessary to review the study material.

Upon arriving at the testing site, you will be asked to provide a government issued picture identification, e.g. a driver’s license, or passport. No calculators, cell phones or electronic devices are permitted in the testing center; DO NOT BRING ANY ELECTRONIC DEVICES INTO THE TESTING CENTER; VIOLATERS WILL BE INSTRUCTED TO LEAVE. Scratch paper and pencils will be provided.

Your final scoring report will be accessible within 24-48 hours after you finish; and will be in PDF format. To access the report post exam, you will need to login to your Evolve account (http://evolve.elsevier.com) and go to your Student Access link for HESI where the report will be displayed once available.

Please contact the Nursing Administrative Assistant cgriffin@pdc.edu to schedule a date and time to take the HESI exam and remember to provide: your name, Student ID number, valid phone number, and a copy of your receipt from the bookstore as proof of purchase. Your testing date will not be confirmed without a receipt and you will not be allowed to test without your receipt.

The HESI Entrance Exam consists of 5 sections with a total of 284 questions. The total testing time is up to 265 minutes. (~ 4.5 hours).

ENGLISH (2 components)
Reading Comprehension – 55 questions; time allotted – 60 minutes.
Grammar – 55 questions; time allotted 50 minutes

MATH – 55 questions; time allotted- 50 minutes.
The test measures the student’s ability to apply mathematical principles in the following areas:
SCIENCE – (3 components)
Biology – 30 questions; time allotted 25 minutes
Chemistry – 30 questions; time allotted 25 minutes
Anatomy and Physiology – 30 questions; time allotted 25 minutes

Learner Profile (2 Components)
Learner Style – 14 questions; time allotted 15 minutes
Personality Profile – 15 questions; time allotted 15 minutes


Testing Center

Proposed HESI Entrance Exam Schedule Fall 2018/Spring 2019.
All tests are scheduled on Friday

Fall 2018
/Franklin Campus
Fall 2018
/Suffolk Campus
December 2018
December 14
Spring 2019
/Franklin Campus
Spring 2019
/Suffolk Campus
January 2019
January 4 January 11
January 18 January 25
February 2019
February 1 February 8
February 15
(last day to take
the HESI entrance exam)

HESI Retest dates
Test dates and times are subject to change

Franklin Campus, 100 North College Drive: Test begins promptly at 10:00 am; arrive by 9:30 am; no late comers will be allowed to test.

Suffolk Campus, 271 Kenyon Road: Test begins promptly at 10:00 am; arrive by 9:30 am no late comers will be allowed to test.

PN and RN Testers are allowed to take the HESI Entrance Exam once in the Fall semester and once in the Spring semester; for a total of two times per application period. After two times the student will not be allowed to take the HESI entrance exam till the following Fall semester.

*HESI Exam Testers; in order to accommodate all testers during the application period; we respectfully request that you do not cancel your scheduled testing date.