HESI A2 Nursing Admission Exam Instructions

The Online HESI A2 exams are only available February 1 through 28, June 1 through 30, and September 1 through 30.

You must create and pay for your accounts at least 72 hours in advance of your requested testing day/time to ensure test availability and to avoid additional costs.


The HESI A2 is part of the entrance requirements for the Nursing program. If you are interested in applying for a Spring semester you must take the HESI A2 by September 30. If you are interested in applying for a Fall semester you must take the HESI A2 by February 28. The exams will only be available during the months of February and September.

Please use the directions in the below links to create an Evolve account, purchase the exam, create a ProctorU account, and pay for the proctoring.

After clicking on the blue Agree button to agree to the Terms and Conditions, go to:


and purchase the exam titled RN Admission Assessment with Critical Thinking (A2) – first time Tester. This is the access code for the February 2022 exam. There is a different link for each month.

Then follow the attached instructions to create a ProctorU account by going to go.proctoru.com and follow the instructions for a new user. Then follow the instructions for Scheduling your exam with ProctorU. Look for the exam titled RN Admission Assessment with Critical Thinking (A2) – first time Tester. It will have Sandy Clark as the instructor and will be available from February 1 at 00:01am – February 28 at 8:00 pm, June 1 - June 30, or September 1 - September 30. Choose the date and time you would like to take the exam. You can take up to 4 hours to take this exam.


Online Testing Tips:

  • Any browser can be used. Pop up Blockers MUST BE TURNED OFF!
  • Make sure you take the time to read/view all the help info on the ProctorU website (a little time upfront saves a lot of frustrated time later).
  • Set your exam appointment for at least 15 min (30 min even better) before you want to start the exam to allow plenty of time for the set-up. If you finish the setup before the exam opens, you can use that time to mentally review the material, do some deep breathing/relaxation techniques, etc. while you wait.
  • Make sure your computer and environment are ready to go.
  • If you are waiting on a proctor, do not exit and come back in. ProctorU uses a queue system and if you log out you will go to the back of the line and have to wait even longer. Wait patiently, but if the wait seems excessive, stay connected and call them.
  • Use a wired vs wi-fi connection if possible and minimize Internet use by others in the home during the exam.
  • Complete ProctorU’s post-exam survey so there is a record of any problems.


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