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HESI A2 Pre-Acceptance Exam

One of the admission requirements for entrance into Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing (SH/BHSN) is the Health Education Systems, Inc. (HESI) A2 Admission Assessment Exam.  Applicants are required to complete all required testing modules.  There is no cut off score has been established but priority consideration will be given to applicants who demonstrate academic achievement.    This examination is computer based and will only be offered at Prometric Testing Centers.

EXAM NAME: RN A2 Admission Assessment exam

SH/BHSN Distance Testing ID:  203021

Please be mindful of your time spent with each testing module as this is a timed exam and you do not want to run out of time.  It is strongly suggested that you complete the Critical Thinking, Biology and Math testing modules first before moving onto Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary and Grammar.

Required Testing Modules:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Biology
  • Math
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Grammar

SH/BHSON strongly encourages all applicants to complete the Learning Styles and Personality Profile modules.  These modules help you discover the learning style that works best for you.  Also, includes valuable test taking strategies that are geared towards your learning style.

Registering for the HESI is a multi-step process and can take up to a week to complete.  This includes:

  • Set up an Elsevier Evolve account
  • Request a testing ID through Elsevier Evolve
  • Register with Prometric for an examination date

Please click on this link for the HESI A2 Registration Instructions:   HESI A2 TESTING INSTRUCTIONS

TEST DATES:  The window for the HESI exam for fall 2018 has been closed.  Exam dates will be available once the admission cycle for Fall 2019 has commenced.

COST OF EXAM:  $114.53    As of January 2018, cost subject to change.  Payable to Prometric Testing Centers at time of registration.

Students Steps:

  • Follow the directions on the Prometric Exam Eligibility Informational document.
  • Once you receive your Eligibility notification email from Elsevier, you will be directed to schedule and pay for your exam, via the Prometric website.
  • You will go to the testing center of your choice, on the scheduled date and time, with your Elsevier Evolve username & password, along with a valid government issued photo ID that contains a signature.
  • If you have any difficulty registering for the Exam, please contact Elseivier Support at 800-222-9570.

Exam Results:

The exam results are uploaded to the Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing’s  Evolve Account:

Admission Assessment results are uploaded within 24-72 hours of your exam date. You will also receive an email notifying you that your results are available on the Elsevier Evolve website.


Who to Contact if I Have Difficulty Registering for the Exam:  Elsevier Support phone number:  800-222-9570

What to Bring to the Testing Center
You will be required to present one valid, government-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s license or passport). The identification document must be in Latin characters and contain your photograph. All other personal items must be locked in a locker for test security purposes, so please limit what you bring to the testing center.

What Time to Arrive at the Testing Center
Plan to arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled appointment to allow time for check-in procedures. If you are late in arriving, you will not be allowed to test and will forfeit your exam fee.

Payment methods available include Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

Reschedule/Cancel Policy per Prometric Testing Center
You must do so at least five calendar days prior to your appointment, or additional fees or fee forfeiture may apply.  You may use the Reschedule/Cancel option on this Web site or call Prometric’s contact center at: 800-481-6457; Prometric’s Web site is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For reschedule requests made thirty calendar days or more prior to the appointment date no fee is assessed.  For those made less than thirty, but more than five calendar days prior to the appointment date a fee of $15 is assessed per request.  For those made less than five calendar days prior to the appointment date a fee of $60 is assessed per request.

For cancellations made five or more calendar days prior to the appointment date a full refund will be given.  For those made less than five calendar days prior to the appointment date no refund will be given.

Scheduling Online
In order to schedule online, you must provide an e-mail address. Prometric will send you an e-mail confirming your appointment. If you do not have an e-mail address, please call the appropriate Regional Registration Center.

Selecting a Prometric Testing Center

When registering for the exam, enter your desired city, state or zip code the system will offer all of the available testing centers that are geographically close. You can broaden your search area, if you  don’t initially find a suitable testing location.

Testing Accommodations

Instructions regarding testing accommodations as stipulated by the Americans with Disabilities Act are available once you’ve created your Evolve account and select Distance Testing.