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Nursing and Allied Health

HCC's Test Center administers the HESI Clinical Nursing Admissions Assessment (A2) and the LPN to 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, you can find helpful information about the HESI Clinical Nursing Admissions Assessment (A2) and LPN to RN Mobility exams.

All months are open for registration dates until July 2022.

Nursing Admissions Test Candidates can access important resources and important information by joining the Test Center Canvas course.

  • Nursing Testing Announcement

    Students can now register for to take the HESI A2 or LPN to RN Mobility Exams on campus. It may take up to 48 hours to process your registration.  Once your registration has been confirmed, nursing admissions test candidates will receive an email with further instructions for scheduling an appointment time to test. Do not schedule your appointment without receiving this confirmation email as your appointment may be cancelled.

    Click here to register for on-campus HESI A2 or LPN to RN Mobility Exams.

  • What to Expect
  • Prometric Testing Information

    If you are unable to test on campus or wish to test remotely, you will need to test at a Prometric location.

    • Prometric testing locations have different prices, policies, and procedures than HCC.
    • While you can visit the Prometric or Elsevier website to get more information about distance or Prometric testing, please note you will not be able to complete the process until you are approved. Approval is only received when a Test Center representative submits your request.
    • The Department ID for HCC is 201687, however please note you will not be able to register at a Prometric location until a Test Center representative has submitted your request.

    Please email the following information to tcnursing@howardcc.edu:

    • HCC Student ID
    • First and Last Name
    • Phone Number
    • Evolve ID (username)
    • Email associated with Evolve Account

    You will need to register for Distance Learning through your Evolve account. It is very important that you completely register for distance learning. Follow the steps under HESI Secured exams. You will not be able to test at a Prometric location unless you register.

    If you require accommodations, please email tcnursing@howardcc.edu so we can provide the additional information.

 

HESI Clinical Nursing Admissions Assessment (A2)

The HESI Clinical Nursing Admissions Assessment (A2)  is required for admission into the Accelerated, Traditional and LPN nursing programs. It is a computer-based exam through HESIINET (requiring an Evolve Account) that tests English, math and science knowledge.  All Nursing candidates have five hours to complete the assessment. Please contact Admissions and Advising for more information regarding passing score requirements for admission into the Nursing program.

To register for on-campus testing, click here.

For information about testing at a Prometric location, click here.

 

  • Before Taking the HESI Nursing Admissions Assessment (A2)
    • All candidates must register and pay for the HESI Nursing Admissions Assessment (A2). Get more information.
    • All candidates MUST set up an Evolve Account before testing. Review step-by-step instructions. If you already have an account, please make sure to bring that information.
    • For information and resources, nursing admissions test candidates are encouraged to join the Test Center Canvas course. Students will have access to resources from registering, scheduling, test descriptions, and post test recommendations.
    • 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.
    • Click here to learn more about what to expect on your test day.
  • On Exam Day
    • The A2 will be held in either RCF359 or RCF366- signs will be posted to direct you to the correct testing location.
    • The Test Center will provide all materials needed to complete your exam.
    • Make sure you bring a current photo ID and your Evolve account information.
    • The Test Center will admit A2 candidates by appointment time.  Please make sure to arrive on time for your appointment.  If you are unable to make your appointment please email tcnursing@howardcc.edu as soon as possible.
  • After Completing the HESI Clinical Nursing Admissions Assessment (A2)
    • The passing score for the HESI A2 is an overall composite score of 70% or higher.
    • 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.
    • Instructions regarding your next steps and accessing study materials can be found on the Test Center Canvas course. 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. 

 

The LPN to RN Mobility Exam

The LPN to RN Mobility Exam is an assessment that practicing LPN candidates take if they would like to transition into HCC's Pathways nursing programs. It is a computer-based exam through HESIINET (requiring an Evolve Account) that covers the following topics:

  • Basic fundamentals
  • Medical
  • Surgical
  • Maternity
  • Pediatric
  • Psychiatric nursing

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

 

  • Before Taking LPN to RN Mobility Exam
    • All candidates must register and pay for the LPN to RN Mobility exam. Get more information.
    • You must set up an Evolve account before testing. Review step-by-step instructionsIf you already have an account, please make sure you know your username, password, and email address associated with your Evolve account.
    • For information and resources, nursing admissions test candidates are encouraged to join the Test Center Canvas course.  Students will have access to resources from registering, scheduling, test descriptions, and post test recommendations.
    • LPN to 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.
    • Watch the HESI Mobility PowerPoint presentation to learn more about what to expect on your test day.
  • On Exam Day
    • The LPN to RN Mobility exam will be held in either RCF359 or RCF366- Test Center staff will assist you in locating the correct testing location.
    • Make sure to bring a current photo ID and your Evolve account information with you on exam day.
    • The Test Center will provide all materials needed: a simple calculator, scrap paper and pencils.
  • After Completing LPN to RN Mobility Exam
    • A passing score on the LPN to RN Mobility Exam is a minimum score of 750 or 70%.
    • Test Center staff highly recommend that 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.
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