The HESI A2 Math exam contains 50 questions and is designed to take 50 minutes or less to complete. The math exam assesses a candidate's math skills as it relates to health care. Tested skills include: multiplication, division, addition, subtraction, fractions, ratios, proportions, and decimals. Students may also be tested on math skills such as conversions, household measures, roman numerals and dosage calculations.
The HESI A2 Reading Comprehension exam consists of 47 questions and is designed to take 1 hour or less. The reading portion of the HESI is intended to measure a candidate's ability to understand reading passages, as they relate to health related situations. Candidates are expected to be able to identify a main concept, determine the meaning of words and phrases in context, understand passages and make logical conclusions.
The HESI A2 Vocab test has 50 questions and is designed to take 50 minutes. Students are evaluated on their knowledge of various health care related basic vocabulary words.
The HESI A2 grammar tests consists of 50 items and is designed to take 50 minutes or less. The test measures a student's knowledge of basic grammar principles including important terms and their uses in grammar, parts of speech, and common grammatical errors.
The HESI A2 Chemistry exam is 25 questions long and is designed to take no longer than 25 minutes. This exam is intended for use by schools that require Chemistry as a prerequisite. Chemistry topics that will be tested include: atomic structure, the periodic table, matter, chemical equations, chemical reactions, chemical bonding and nuclear chemistry.
The HESI A2 A&P exams contains 25 questions taken in a 25 minute period. This exam assesses a student's understanding of anatomy and physiology for schools who require A&P as a prerequisite. The HESI A2 A&P exam measures a student's understanding of anatomical structures, systems and general terminology.
The HESI A2 Biology exam consists of 25 questions and has a recommended time limit of 25 minutes. The test is used by nursing schools who require Biology as a prerequisite. The HESI A2 Biology test covers photosynthesis, metabolism, cells, cellular respiration, biology basics and biological molecules.
The HESI A2 Physics exam contains 25 questions and students are given up to 50 minutes to complete the exam. Schools who require Physics as a prerequisite will require this test. The HESI A2 Physics test will cover the following areas: Newton's Laws of Motion, rotation, friction, energy, gravitation, waves and sound, average speed, projectile motion, acceleration, light and optics.
Your nursing school may include a HESI A2 Learning Style and Personality Profile exam as part of their admissions testing. The HESI A2 personality test has two sections:
- Learning Styles - A 14 question test intended to identify your learning style. Students will have 15 minutes to take this assessment.
- Personality Style - The Personality Assessment consists of 15 questions given in a 15 minute time period. This test will help identify your personality style as it relates to learning. After completion, students will get study tips relating to their personality and learning style.