The HESI A2 Admission Assessment Examination is required for entrance into the RSSON BSN program.  Each prospective student will complete the HESI A2 prior to acceptance into RSSON.  A cumulative score of 75% is required for consideration of admission.

Refer to RSSON HESI A2 Admission Assessment Policy for test blueprint.

Recommended Resources

HESI Admission Assessment Exam Review, 4th edition by Elsevier, ISBN-10: 9780323353786

ISBN-13: 978-0323353786 located on Amazon or available for purchase through Elsevier and individual MyEvolve accounts.

Additional Resources available:  (available on the web)

Ebsco Learning Express has multiple practice exams available with an email registration.

Test-Guide: Free HESI A2 Practice Tests has practice exams.

Mometrix Test Preparation for HESI A2 has practice exams.

NurseHub Free Practice Tests for HESI A2 has practice exams.

Additional downloadable Resources available through Learning Express

Nursing Schools Entrance Exam 3rd edition from Learning Express

Testing Guidelines

>1 month prior to test date:

  • Schedule HESI A2 exam with RSSON.
  • Prepare for the HESI A2 by reviewing the recommended resources. Additional preparation can include the additional resources.

Test Day

  • Ensure adequate sleep and rest prior to the testing date.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to scheduled test time.
  • Bring picture ID, printed receipt of exam payment, and payment for RSSON.
  • Bring to the testing site at least two pencils, a bottle of water, and a snack.
  • Take breaks as necessary to ensure success, i.e. restroom privileges and mini-mental breaks throughout the exam.
  • Keep in mind, the exam can take approximately 3 to 4 hours (or more), dependent on student’s performance.
  • Be respectful of others testing and remain quiet. If minor noise is distracting during an exam, you may bring earplugs.  If assistance is needed, prompt the testing proctor for assistance.

After the Exam

  • Students may access their scores after 24 hours from completion of the exam through Elsevier & MyEvolve account.
  • If a retake is necessary, please reschedule with RSSON.
  • Any questions may be forwarded to RSSON at