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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 - Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm

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

Special Circumstances:

Before Test Day

Things to Bring on Test Day

Test Results

Repeat Test

Study Guide

This website has video math lessons.  Any video under the heading “Arithmetic” would be helpful.

This website contains practice problems and will give feedback as you practice.  You also have options to view an example similar to the problem given or to ask the program to help you solve the problem.  To get to the practice problems, hit “Enter” and then choose the textbook “Martin-Gay: Developmental Mathematics”.  Chapters 2 - 5 would be an excellent review (you can choose to do problems by topic or do the chapter review).

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