Admission Assessment for Nursing Students
This computer-based test, also known as HESI or A2, is timed at 3 1/2 hours, and covers math, reading, and grammar. Other parts of the test, such as vocabulary and the sciences, are not administered.
Eligibility: Current or prospective CSU students applying for admission to the School of Nursing.
Scores: A score report will be emailed to you. The School of Nursing has access to your scores and will advise you of passing scores.
Retesting: Students can take the test twice per calendar year with at least 6 weeks between attempts.
Test preparation: The nursing program recommends the Admission Assessment Study Guide, available through most bookstores.
- For in-person testing at the CSU Testing Center: $75. Payment is made online when you schedule your appointment.
- For remote (online) testing by ProctorU: $105. Includes the ProctorU fee. If you schedule an appointment within 72 hours, ProctorU will charge you a late fee.
ID requirements: You must present an unexpired government-issued photo ID with signature--driver's license, passport, military ID, state ID. The first name and last name(s) on your identification must exactly match the first name and last name(s) on your CSU application.
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Items needed for the test: We will provide you with scratch paper and pencil. Physical calculators are not permitted but a calculator is built into the test.
- In-person testing at the CSU Testing Center
- At home and proctored by ProctorU, an online proctor service.
Permission and instructions to schedule with ProctorU will be emailed to you within 3 business days after payment is received.