HESI Entrance Exam Overview and Test Dates

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Test Sections

Total test time allowed: 4 hours 5 minutes; estimated time for each part is listed below.

English Language:

  • Reading Comprehension - Provides reading scenarios in order to measure reading comprehension, identifying the main idea, finding meaning of words in context, passage comprehension, making logical inferences, etc. - 60 minutes
  • Grammar - Contains basic grammar, including parts of speech, important terms and their uses, commonly occurring grammatical errors, etc. - 50 minutes

Critical Thinking Skills: 30 minutes


  • Basic Math Skills - Focuses on math skills needed for health care fields, including basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, fractions, decimals, ratio and proportion, household measures, general math facts, etc. - 50 minutes


  • Anatomy and Physiology - Provides coverage of general terminology and anatomical structures and systems. - 25 minutes

Learner Profile:

  • Learning Style and Personality Profile - Assesses preferred learning style and personality related to learning style. - 30 minutes

Elsevier Official Study Guide: HESI Admission Assessment Exam Review   2021, 5th edition.  ISBN: 978-0323-582-261

Instructions for Signing Up for HESI

Before the day of your test

1. Complete the admission process to UACCB.Complete an application to the Nursing Department.

2. Create your Evolve-Elsevier account and Register for HESI online at https://evolve.elsevier.com 
  • Choose "I'm a student", at top right, "Sign In" - Create Account and fill in the required fields.

  • Submit and Continue. Write down the username it gives you and your password.

  • Click on "Catalog" at the top right. Under HESI Secured Exams, click on Register for Results & Remediation.

  • You should see HESI Registration for $0.00

  • Click on Register. "Update your account" using information below or go to Account at top right, Account Settings, and enter the information.

  • For PN choose "licensed practical/vocational nursing"

  • For RN choose "nursing-associate degree " (ADN)

  • My institution city - Batesville

  • Institutional name - UNIV OF ARKANSAS CC BATESVILLE

  • Year of graduation - 2022

  • Student ID - not needed

  • The Testing Center is available to help you create an Evolve account, Register for HESI online, and complete the tutorial online.

  • Email Ms. Hooper Jerrie.Hooper@uaccb.edu  your name, Evolve username, password, and email associated with the account.

3. Check your computer's compatibility

  • After creating your account, go to https://www.hesiinet.elsevier.com 

  • Choose "Compatibility Check for Labs" link.  Follow the instructions.

  • Follow the instructions to allow popups and redirects. Close this system check window once compatibility passes.

4. Go to https://www.Proctoru.com to create a ProctorU account and schedule your test appointment.
  • Check your computer’s compatibility for ProctorU and HESI. There is a “help” number for ProctorU to call if you need assistance. 
  • A few days before your test, pay the $51 exam fee by calling the UACCB cashier: 870-612-2005. The cashier will notify the nursing department that you have paid.
  • If you do not have compatible computer equipment, contact the nursing department or UACCB testing staff ASAP. Testing Center: 870-612-2110 or email testing@uaccb.edu 

The day of your test
  • Know your Evolve username and password which your proctor will prompt you to enter.
  • Have a working webcam, microphone, and a strong internet connection.
  • Be in a private room.
  • Have a government issued PHOTO ID to show your ProctorU proctor.
  • Have blank scratch paper and pencils for the test.
  • No food, cell phones, calculators, books, pens, Fitbit, Smartwatches, etc. are allowed during the test.
  • Login to your ProctorU account.
  • Wait for instructions to begin the exam. Your proctor will use a password to access the test.
  • Review the ProctorU website for “what to expect” before your test. Do not choose “Submit and Pause/Leave Exam” unless you are taking a brief break between test sections or an emergency requires you to leave.
  • If for any reason you are disconnected from the test, work with your ProctorU proctor to reconnect or determine why. There is a “help” number on the ProctorU website.

Important Info

  • Testing Location: ProctorU online with a live proctor. Sessions are also recorded.

  • Allotted Time to Complete Exam: 4 hours 5 minutes.

  • Cost: $51 Call: 870-612-2005 cashier's window

  • Testing Center, Main Classroom Building, Room 224, for those without required technology, by reservation.
  • 870-612-2110 or email Testing@uaccb.edu 

Applicants must submit a completed application to the Nursing and Allied Health Department before signing up for their HESI date through ProctorU.  

HESI testing dates:

April 29 – May 16, 2021  For applicants to the PN and RN Pre-Licensure programs. (May 17 is reserved for emergencies only by permission.)

July 5 – July 19, 2021  For applicants to the LPN to RN program. Must have a LPN license before beginning the program.

Exam time will depend on your ProctorU appointment.
Be sure you don’t choose 12:00 A.M. or you will be testing at midnight!

To request accommodations on your HESI exam, advance notice of ten working days prior to your exam may be needed. 
Contact Sherrie Stagner at 870-612-2056 to discuss possible accommodations.

Contact Info

Marietta Candler

Division Chair
Office: NAH 944

Nursing Personnel
Online RN Coordinator
Office: NAH 948

Amanda Cannon

PN Coordinator
Office: NAH 946

Amy Bullard
Simulation Coordinator
Office: NAH 934

Micah Moody

RN Faculty
Office: NAH 942

Teri Nicholson

RN Faculty
Office: NAH 936

Michelle Bishop
Pre-Licensure & Traditional RN Track Coordinator
Office: NAH 937

Mary Brewer
RN Faculty

EMT-Basic/Paramedic Personnel

Jennifer Davidek
EMS Program Director, Instructor
Office: NAH 957

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