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HESI A2 Nursing Admission Exam Information

The HESI Admission Assessment (A2) exam is a computerized test that can include up to seven academic exam sections. The Northwest Florida State College Associate Degree Nursing Program (RN) requires applicants to take the following five sections:

You will have have four hours to complete the exam.

You have until the published deadline in January to complete the exam, including retest if desired.

NWFSC does not require the Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Critical Thinking sections. If you are applying to a different school, be sure to find out what sections of the test are required by that school. You are welcome to take the sections not required by NWFSC; those scores will not be considered, so they will not affect your chances for selection.

Selection Points

To Schedule a Test at the Niceville Campus

Monday & Tuesday 8 am - 8 pm
Wednesday & Thursday 8 am - 6 pm
Friday 8 am - 4 pm

To set up your Evolve account, go to, click on "Take my exam", then "I do not have an Evolve account".

Special Circumstances:

Things to Bring on Test Day

To Schedule a Test at Another Location

Test Results

Repeat Test

Study Guide