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Nursing Entrance Exam

Nursing Entrance Test
Offered in Savannah & Statesboro

All testing sites for the HESI exam have been canceled through April 16, 2020. At which point the institution will assess the situation and determine if the centers can reopen for testing. Information for scheduling a HESI exam with a Prometric Center is available at the bottom of this email.

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 other 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 you submit your registration fees.

Test Preparation

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 Office of Testing Services 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 you submit your registration fees.

Testing Location

Savannah testing will take place in Memorial College Center Room 2006. In Statesboro, testing will take place either in Cone Hall Room 2002 or in Nursing/Chemistry Room 1003.

Registered testers will receive an email reminder five days prior to testing. All visitors to campus must contact the Office of Testing Services for a parking pass for their campus testing location if testing Monday through Friday at least 72 hours in advance. Click here for directions on either campus.

Testing Dates

The Office of Testing Services administers the HESI exam either by group appointment or a scheduled appointment Monday through Friday, based on availability between 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.

Group Appointments

To register for a group appointment through Georgia Southern University Office of Testing Services Marketplace. Then select Group Appointment and then your preferred testing location and then your preferred testing date and time. Groupo appointments are offered monthly and more regularly at the end of the semester and before the nursing application deadline.

Schedule Appointments

Testers can schedule an appointment to take the HESI Exam Monday through Friday between 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, based on lab availability. To schedule an appointment, you must first contact the Testing Office to schedule a testing date and time. Then pay for the exam at the Office of Testing Services Marketplace. Contact the preferred testing location to schedule your appointment:

Savannah: 912-344-2582 or testingsav@georgiasouthern.edu
Statesboro: 912-478-5415 or testing@georgiasouthern.edu

Accommodated Testing

If you are a Georgia Southern University student who receives accommodated testing through the Student Accessibility Resource Center (SARC), you are eligible to have your HESI Admission Assessment (A2) administered with your accommodations.   Please contact the Office of Testing Services- Statesboro at 912-478-5415 or via e-mail at testing@georgiasouthern.edu  or Savannah at 912-344-2582 or via e-mail at testingsav@georgiasouthern.edu 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.

Remote 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:

  1. Create an Evolve student account at https://evolve.elsevier.com.
  2. 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.)
  3. 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 exameligibility@elsevier.com.
  4. 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: exameligibility@elsevier.com.    Then follow the directions to schedule your exam through a Prometric Testing Center.

Picture Identification Required for All Tests
Please make sure you bring an acceptable ID

Acceptable IDs are a valid state driver’s license, passport, or other government-issued photo identifications.
(Not accepted: Eagle ID’s, check cashing cards, picture credit cards, Sam’s cards, etc.)

For additional information, please contact:

Office of Testing Services- Statesboro
Cone Hall Room 2004 | PO Box 8132
2254 Southern Drive
Statesboro, GA 30460-8132
912.478.5415 (phone)
912.478.5988 (fax)
e-mail: testing@georgiasouthern.edu
 Office of Testing Services - Savannah (Armstrong Campus)
Memorial College Center, Room 206
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419
912.344.2582 (phone)
912.344.3068 (fax)
e-mail: testingsav@georgiasouthern.edu

Last updated: 3/20/2020