HESI Entrance Exam Overview

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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

Important Info

  • Testing Location: Main Classroom Building at UACCB

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

  • 2022 exam cost: $54 Payable at the Testing Center in person or by phone.

  • 870-612-2110 or email Testing@uaccb.edu for information
  • After you submit your application to the nursing program, you will receive information on how to sign up for the HESI. This will come to you in an email.

HESI testing dates:

April 26 - May 10, 2022  For applicants to the PN and RN Pre-Licensure programs.

July dates not set yet.  For applicants to the LPN to RN program. Must have a LPN license before beginning the program.

To request accommodations on your HESI exam, advance notice of ten working days prior to your exam may be needed. 

Contact Jennifer Pitts at 870-612-2056 to discuss possible accommodations.

Contact Info

Michelle Bishop
Division Chair
Office: NAH 944

Marietta Candler
RN Program Coordinator
Office: NAH 935
Mary Brewer
Clinical Coordinator
NAH 938

Amy Bullard
Simulation Coordinator
Office: NAH 934

Brenda Bishop

RN Faculty
Office: NAH 940

Teri Nicholson
RN Faculty
Office: NAH 936

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