Maricopa Emergency Management System Alert

Effective August 12, 2021: All Phoenix College employees, students, and visitors are required to wear masks while inside on campus. If you are not feeling well, please do not come to campus. Student services are available remotely, online, and in person. Maricopa Coronavirus Website  |  Need Help?  | Remote Services & Support  | Library

HESI Exams

HESI Exams

To request an appointment to take your HESI Exam select the blue Request an Appointment box in the upper, right-hand corner of this page.


General Information

  • All HESI exams are administered on campus, in Testing Services
  • A current valid photo ID is required.
  • An eight-digit MCCCD student ID number is required.. If you do not have an MCCCD student ID number, go to https://admissions.maricopa.edu/ and complete the admissions process.
  • Students who take the exam prior to July 12th will be proctored remotely. These HESI Exams have been customized for the Maricopa County Community College District. 
  • This is an online exam, candidates are required to set up an Evolve Testing Account prior to taking the exam - detailed instructions are included on your appointment confirmation. Your Evolve username and password are required on the day of testing. If you have already created an Evolve account, bring that same username and password with you, otherwise complete this step prior to your appointment.
  • Appointments are required - allow at least one business day to process your request and pay for your exam; requests submitted after hours will be addressed by 5pm the following business day. Specialty exams may take up to two weeks to process, please plan accordingly.
  • To protect your information, all correspondence will be sent to your MCCCD Student Email. To log into your email, please visit the MCCCD Student Email website

The Evolve Reach (HESI) Admission Assessment Exam (A2) is the Nursing program entrance exam. The HESI A2 is a computer-based test consisting of four modules: Math Skills, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary & General Knowledge, and Grammar. The exam must be completed within 4 hours. Visit the Maricopa Nursing Programs for admissions requirements. 

  • All four modules must be completed within a single four-hour testing session
  • No breaks are allowed during the exam
  • Current valid photo ID is required
  • Personal calculators are not permitted. When allowed, a calculator will appear within the testing program
  • Results are valid for two years
  • Students may retest after a 60-day waiting period. Up to two retests are permitted within one year from the date of the first valid test

Fees

  • $40 for the HESI A2 Entrance Exam
  • No refunds and costs are subject to change. Payment must be made at least one business day prior to your appointment. Students who have not paid for the exam at least one business day prior to their appointment may have their appointment cancelled without further notice.
  • An eight digit MCCCD student ID number is required for testing and payment for all students. If you do not have an MCCCD student ID number, please go to my.maricopa.edu and complete step one.

Preparation

  • You can find detailed information on preparation for the HESI A2 from this Elsevier Website
  • Study Guide - HESI Admission Assessment Exam Review, 4th Edition - IBSN 9780323353786
  • Study Guide (eBook) - HESI Admission Assessment Exam Review, 4th Edition - ISBN 9780323431101
  • HESI Admission Assessment - Evolve Resources for Admissions Assessment Exam Review, 4th Edition - ISBN 9780323431323 (free with corresponding textbook)
  • HESI A2 Workshop offered by Phoenix College, Learning Commons - registration is required. there are a limited number of scholarships available for the HESI A2 Workshop. You must be a Phoenix College student to qualify for the scholarship 
  • If you have failed the exam, Elsevier offers free remediation

HESI PN exam is a 4-hour timed computer based test designed to assess basic knowledge of practical nursing.  Applicants requesting advanced placement into Block 3 and Block 4 must take this exam for placement.  Applicants must achieve a score of 850 or higher to qualify for placement into Block 3 and Block 4. Applicants may take the HESI PN EXIT exam up to 6 months prior to expected admission.  Scores are accepted only if less than 6 months since testing.  If longer than 6 months, the applicant must retest. Visit the Maricopa Nursing Programs for admissions requirements. 

  • The HESI PN exam must be completed within a single four-hour testing session
  • No breaks are allowed during the exam
  • Current valid photo ID is required
  • Personal calculators are not permitted. When allowed, a calculator will appear within the testing program
  • Scratch paper and pencils will be provided
  • Results are valid for six months
  • No retesting is permitted to determine placement status. Applicants scoring less than the required score receive admission into Block 2 or equivalent for remediation of practical nursing content. However, applicants must retest if HESI PN EXIT exam was taken more than 6 months prior to admission.
  • Applicants must print the results of the HESI PN exam before leaving the testing center.  Please keep your original copy for your records. Applicants must include a copy of the HESI PN EXIT exam in the Advanced Placement application.

Fees

  • $49 for students testing for the MCCCD Nursing program.
  • No refunds and costs are subject to change. Payment must be made at least one business day prior to your appointment. Students who have not paid for the exam at least one business day prior to their appointment may have their appointment cancelled without further notice.
  • An eight digit MCCCD student ID number is required for testing and payment for all students. If you do not have an MCCCD student ID number, please go to my.maricopa.edu and complete step one.

Preparation

The HESI Specialty Exam Psychology & Mental Health is a Nursing program exam for students who feel they have sufficient behavioral health/psychiatric didactic and clinical content which was completed through coursework and/or work-related experience may request to waive NCE214OP by challenging the HESI Psychiatric Content specialty examination at the college testing centers. In order to waive this required course the applicant must score 850 or higher. In order to challenge the HESI psych specialty exam to waive NCE214OP, the student must obtain permission from the Nursing Director at his or her home campus and the exam will need to be ordered. This process may take up to two weeks.

The exam is computerized and must be completed within a single four-hour testing session. Scratch paper and pencils will be provided.  The score is available immediately and is valid for six months. Students may retest after 6 months.

Testing fees:

  • $40 for students testing for the MCCCD Nursing program.
  • No refunds and costs are subject to change. Payment must be made at least one business day prior to your appointment. Students who have not paid for the exam at least one business day prior to their appointment may have their appointment cancelled without further notice.
  • An eight digit MCCCD student ID number is required for testing and payment for all students. If you do not have an MCCCD student ID number, please go to my.maricopa.edu and complete step one.