Nursing Entrance Exam
Nursing Entrance Test
(Savannah & Statesboro Campuses)
The Evolve Reach Admission Assessment (HESI A2) is required for admission to Georgia Southern University’s School of Nursing. This computer-based test, also known as HESI, is timed at 4 1/2 hours with required areas: (click here for details on each section)
Math (55-questions, 50 minutes),
Reading Comprehension (55-questions, 60 minutes),
Grammar (55-questions, 50 minutes),
Vocabulary & General Knowledge (55-questions, 50 minutes)
Anatomy & Physiology (30 questions, 25 minutes)
Students may take the exam twice per calendar year with at least 30-day between attempts. Physical calculators are not allowed but one is built into the test.
Students applying to other institutions are required to know what sections are required for admissions. To learn more about the admissions into the School of Nursing or the Admissions Assessment, see School of Nursing Admissions website. Note: Some nursing programs will not accept scores if you do not test through their testing center and others programs will only accept if you have applied for the Georgia Southern Nursing Program. Please check with your program to make sure they will accept your scores from HESI, prior to paying. There are no refunds after your submit your registration fees.
Students may purchase study guides directly from Evolve.
Registration & Payment:
Group Testing: $60.00 fee for the scheduled testing date (credit card, debit card, or web check only)
Private Appointment: $70.00 (Monday – Friday Only) call to schedule your appointment
Testers will register for a specific testing date and time at the Georgia Southern’s Marketplace. Once the exam date is filled you will no longer be able to register for that date through Marketplace. There are no refunds after you have submitted your payment. Note: Some nursing programs will not accept scores if you do not test through their testing center. Other programs will only accept your scores, if you have applied for the Georgia Southern Nursing Program. Please check with your program to make sure your HESI scores will be accepted, prior to paying. There are no refunds after your submit your registration fees.
Select your testing location to see testing dates and scheduling information:
Exams will take place either in Cone Hall Room 2002 or in Nursing/Chemistry Room 1003. Visitors must have a visitor parking pass to park on campus Monday through Friday. Click here for directions. All visitors must contact the Office of Testing Services to request a visitor parking pass at least 72-hours prior to testing.
Accommodations for Test Takers with Disabilities or Health-related Needs
If you are a Georgia Southern University student who receives accommodated testing through the Student Disabilities Resource Center (SDRC), you are eligible to have your HESI Admission Assessment (A2) administered through the SDRC Testing Proctoring Center. Please contact the Office of Testing Services at 912-478-5415 or via e-mail at email@example.com to learn how to register for accommodated testing. You must contact the office at least two weeks prior to testing to receive your accommodations.
If you are not a Georgia Southern University student and receive accommodated testing through your home institution, you must provide paperwork on letterhead from your institution’s designated office with your approved accommodation prior to registering. This cannot be a letter from your high school concerning your accommodations.
Only testers with approved accommodations through their institution of higher education can receive accommodated testing.
Registration & Payment:
Payment for the exam can be received through a credit card at the Georgia Southern Office of Testing Services Marketplace to pay for a group or private appointments. For group appointments, the Testing Office must received your registration form. For private appointments, you must call to schedule the appointment. If you are registering late for a group appointment, you can still pay online but must select the private appointment option for payment for the correct amount. If you have any questions concerning paying on-line, please contact the office at 912-344-2582.
Exams will take place either in Memorial College Center (MCC) Building Room 206. All visitors must contact the Office of Testing Services to request a visitor parking pass at least 72-hours prior to testing.
Georgia Southern University Nursing Program will accept HESI scores from Elsevier for exams taken at other testing centers. If there are no testing centers in your area, you are able to take the HESI exam through a Prometric Testing Center. Here are the steps to take the exam through a Prometric Testing Center:
- Create an Evolve student account at https://evolve.elsevier.com.
- To register for a distance testing exam. Log into your Evolve Account and click on Student Access. Next, click on Distance Testing Tab > Register for a Distance Exam. Complete the required information, check box, and click the submit button. For item 2 use the GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT ID: 199470 (Make sure the first and last name you use is the same as the government issued photo identification at the testing center.)
- You will receive an email Confirmation Notice indicating that you may schedule your exam. Please carefully review the information contained in your Confirmation Notice. If your name is wrong or it has changed, you must contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- You will receive your Eligibility ID within 1 – 3 business days from our receipt of your eligibility request. Please add the following email address to your email’s safe sender to avoid delays: email@example.com. Then follow the directions to schedule your exam through a Prometric Testing Center.
Last updated: 9/2/2018