Faqs for Nursing program and HESI A2 exam

Q: Do I have to be accepted to Wesleyan prior to applying to the Nursing program? 

A: The Nursing application is a single application process.

Q: Can I take Nursing classes in the evening? 

A: No. Once you enter the Nursing program, students must be prepared to attend classes, labs & clinicals during primarily daytime hours for four semesters. Some clinical hours may require evening and weekend attendance.

Q: Are Nursing students required to live on campus? 

A: Nursing students will follow the same housing requirements as all Wesleyan students.

Q: Are Nursing students eligible for financial aid? 

A: Most nursing students are eligible for financial aid. Communicate with a financial aid counselor about specifics by emailing financialaid@wesleyancollege.edu.

Q: Are there additional Nursing fees? 

A: Yes. A $200 deposit is required to reserve your cohort acceptance seat. This fee is applied to your first semester nursing fees. Each semester you are in the program you will be charged a $1000 nursing fee. You will also incur additional costs for the background and urine screening, any updated immunizations required, at least one set of program approved scrubs, Wesleyan Nursing patches, leather shoes, watch with a second-hand, stethoscope, blood pressure cuff and penlight. 

Q: Does Wesleyan offer LPN courses or an RN to BSN bridge program? 

A: No, not at this time. Wesleyan offers a BSN program which prepares nurses to perform in most medical environments and have additional preparation and training for jobs that include administration, leadership, management, and research.



Q: What is the HESI A2? 

A: It is a pre-admission exam for the BSN program which is administered and scored by a computer.

Q: Do I receive information about the test after I submit my HESI A2 reservation fee? 

A: You will receive a confirmation email from the Nursing Office within 5 business days of your reservation.

Q: How long is the test? 

A: A total of 5 hours will be allotted for the exam. The exam must be completed in one sitting. Students will not be able to complete the exam on another day.

Q: What sections of the HESI A2 does Wesleyan College require? 

A: Wesleyan College requires students to take seven sections of the HESI A2.

  • Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Vocabulary and General Knowledge, Anatomy and Physiology, Math, Critical Thinking, Learning Styles, Learning Personalities
Q: What is the test format of the HESI A2? 

A: The HESI A2 is a computer based test only.

Q: Can I use a calculator on the HESI A2? 

A: Yes. The HESI A2 has a calculator available inside the test platform for students to use. Handheld calculators are not permitted.

Q: How many questions are there on the HESI A2? 

A: Approximately 280

Q: Where can I get additional information about the HESI A2? 

A: More information about the test is available on the vendor’s website at https://evolve.elsevier.com/studentlife/

Q: When will I receive my test results? 

A: You can view your test scores at the conclusion of your testing session.

Q: What is a Student Evolve Account? 

A: A Student Evolve Account is an account that is set up with the vendor of the HESI A2 which allows students to access the test once they arrive to the campus. Students without a Student Evolve Account will not be eligible to test even if they have an appointment. Instructions on how to create an Student Evolve Account will be sent to you electronically after your reservation is confirmed.

Q: How do I request reasonable test accommodations for the HESI A2? 

A: Contact the Director of Disability and Advocacy Resources (Jill Amos, jamos@wesleyancollege.edu) a minimum of three weeks before your testing date to request accommodations.  The request needs to be made after you’ve made your appointment for testing.

Q: Is there a recommended study guide for the HESI A2? 

A: Yes. Evolve Reach Admission Assessment Exam Review 4th Edition (IBSN 9780323353786). Other HESI A2 study aids are also available online.

Q: When is the test offered at Wesleyan College? 

A: You may view test dates for your specific Admission Cycle of interest online

Q: Do I have to take the HESI A2 at Wesleyan? 

A: Yes, the test is administered on the Wesleyan College campus. 

Q: What were the average GPAs and test scores of the most recent students accepted into the Nursing program? 

A: Nursing core: 3.30    HESI A2: 85.46
These averages vary with each new cohort and are provided strictly for a reference point.


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