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HESI A2

REQUIRED ENTRANCE EXAM: HESI A2

The HESI A2 Admission Exam is offered at the CNM Workforce Training Center in Albuquerque.  Advance online registration and payment ($55) is required.  Registration and schedule information is available at cnm.edu/wtc.  For instructions on how to create a student profile and register for a test session click here.

After you have registered and paid for your exam with CNM Workforce, go to  evolve.elsevier.com/exam to create your evolve username and password; you must bring this user name and password to the exam.

The test and retest for the September 15, 2017 application deadline will be offered several times, the last being September 13, 2017.  Plan ahead!  No walk-ins are allowed, and if you want to retest you must wait 45 days for the 2nd attempt. You are only allowed to take the test twice in any twelve month period. The third attempt may be scheduled one year after the second attempt.  We will use the attempt with the highest overall score, providing all subtest scores are at least 75.  We will not select highest subtest scores from different attempts.  Test results are valid for one year.

It is essential to prepare thoroughly for the HESI. Subjects required are grammar, reading comprehension, vocabulary & general knowledge, biology, chemistry, and math.  The minimum score acceptable is 75% overall, and on each subtest. The higher your score, the stronger your application.      

It is more effective to use a preparation program keyed specifically to the HESI A2 than to study on your own.  Several kinds of study materials are available, ranging in price from $20 – $100.  Locate these by searching online for “HESI A2 preparation” or by browsing in a bookstore. Prep books for nursing entrance tests in general can also be helpful. For a list of recommended study materials, click here.

For questions about registration, scheduling, and the testing center, contact Alicia West, Workforce Training Center Program Coordinator: (505) 224-5200; awest11@cnm.edu.  For more general questions about the HESI A2, contact Sara Pichette, SPichette@salud.unm.edu.