Health Education Systems Incorporated (HESI) Testing

PN to ADN Mobility Exam

What is the HESI Test?

The HESI PN to ADN Exam is a 75-item comprehensive exam designed to be used as an assessment for currently licensed Practical/Vocational nurses seeking entrance into an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program. This exam identifies strengths and weaknesses in PN/VN content areas, and the possible need for remediation prior to entrance into an ADN program.

What Does the Test Cover?

The HESI test measures competencies across PN/VN content areas including:

  • Fundamental
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Maternity
  • Professional Issues
  • Medical-Surgical
  • Psychiatric/Mental Illness

**A calculator will be provided within the exam

How Long Will the Test Take?

The test will take approximately 2 hours to complete, but is not a timed test. Please budget at least 2.5 hours to take the exam.

How Do I Study For the Exam?

While there is no designated study guide for this exam, any NCLEX-PN study guide is appropriate.

How Much Does the HESI Test Cost?

The cost of the HESI test is $63, which is payable directly to HESI by credit/debit card right before testing.

What Do I Need To Bring With Me on the Day of Testing?

  • A valid picture ID
  • Credit/Debit card
  • Testing Center will provide scratch paper and pencils

Understanding the Results

Students will receive a printout of the results once they have completed the exam. The scores are reviewed by the Selective Health Committee.

How Do I Sign Up for the HESI Test?

Call the Testing Services Office at (567) 661-8378 to schedule an appointment or submit an online Request an Appointment form.

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