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Nursing Exams

HCC Test Center administers the Evolve Clinical Nursing Admissions Assessment (CNAA) and the HESI LPN-RN Mobility exam to current students wishing to enroll in our Nursing and Allied Health Programs.  Nursing candidates are strongly encouraged to visit the Nursing and Allied Health Website for detailed and specific requirements for individual programs.  Below, candidates will find helpful information about the CNAA and Mobility exams.

HESI Evolve Clinical Nursing Admissions Assessment (CNAA)

The CNAA is required for admission into the Accelerated, Traditional, and LPN Programs. It is a computer-based exam that tests English, Math, and Science knowledge. Accelerated and Traditional Nursing candidates have 5 hours to complete the assessment; LPN candidates have 4.5 hours to complete the assessment. Students must receive a score of 70 or above to successfully meet admission requirements.

Upcoming CNAA Test Date(s)      

December 18, 2014

January 9, 2015

January 10, 2015

January 29, 2015

January 30, 2015

February 5, 2015

February 6, 2015

February 9, 2015

If you are unable to attend any of these dates and are trying to meet an application deadline, please send an email to alliedhealth@howardcc.edu for assistance with scheduling options.

 

Before Taking Your CNAA:

  • All candidates must register and pay for the CNAA exam. Click here for more information.
  • All candidates MUST set up an Evolve Account before testing. Click here for step-by-step instructions. If you already have an account, please make sure to bring that information.
  • Study guide material is available in the bookstore; if you would like to use study material while on campus, the HCC Library has reference material available for on campus use only.
  • Watch the CNAA PowerPoint presentation below to learn more about what to expect on your test day.      

 

CNAA Presentation

On Exam Day:

  • Make sure you bring a current photo ID and your Evolve account information.
  • The Test Center will admit CNAA candidates between 9:00AM-10:00AM. If you arrive after 10:00AM, you may need to reschedule your exam.
  • The Test Center will provide all materials needed to complete your exam: simple calculator, scrap paper, and pencils.

After Completing your CNAA:

  • Test Center staff members highly recommend you meet with a nursing advisor if you do not pass your exam or if you have additional questions pertaining to the nursing program at HCC. Advisors will go over your test results and let you know what to expect next.
  • Evolve has wonderful study material available to candidates. These resources allow the creation of individualized study packets to help a candidate review topics to help increase knowledge before retesting or beginning a nursing program. For more information on accessing your study materials, click here.

HESI LPN-RN Mobility Exam

The HESI LPN-RN Mobility Exam is an assessment that practicing LPN candidates take if they would like to transition into HCC's nursing programs. It is a computer-based test that covers a number of topics, such as the following:

  • Basic Fundamentals
  • Medical
  • Surgical
  • Maternity
  • Pediatric
  • Psychiatric Nursing

Candidates have 3 hours to take the assessment. Candidates must receive a 750 or 70% to successfully meet admission requirements.

 

Before Taking the HESI Mobility Exam:

  • All candidates must register and pay for the HESI Mobility exam. Click here for more information.
  • Students MUST set up an Evolve account before testing. Click here for step-by-step instructions. If you already have an account, please make sure to bring that information.
  • Students MUST contact an Allied Health Advisor to set up an appointment time to take the HESI Mobility exam.
  • LPN-RN candidates are highly encouraged to review NCLEX-PN materials before testing, as there are a number of topics covered that you may not encounter each day as a practicing LPN. There are no study guides currently available for this exam.
  • A Test Center representative will contact you to set up and confirm an appointment time for your HESI Mobility exam.
  • Watch the HESI Mobility PowerPoint presentation below to learn more about what to expect on your test day. 

HESI Mobility PPT

 

On Exam Day:

  • Make sure you bring a current photo ID and your Evolve account information on your exam day.
  • The Test Center will provide all materials needed: simple calculator, scrap paper and pencils.

After Completing Your Exam:

  • Test Center staff members highly recommend you meet with a nursing advisor if you do not pass your exam or if you have additional questions pertaining to your nursing program. Advisors will go over your test results and let you know what to expect next.
  • Study materials, as well as, a detailed copy of your score report will be available through your Evolve account.  A Test Center representative will contact you when this information and additional resources are available.