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(HESI) Health Education Systems Exam In Person

HESI Exams

Each Motlow nursing applicant takes a Health Education Systems (HESI) exam. Two-year program applicants take the admission exam. LPN to RN Bridge applicants take the fundamental exam.


The deadline for submitting the best HESI A2 Entrance Exam summary or HESI Fundamental Exam summary for candidates with LPN Licensure to the Nursing Department is January 31 at 4:30 p.m. CST.


How to Register for HESI exam

Please note that appointment dates may be subject to change while we are experiencing a continued surge in the pandemic in our communities. Please check your email for any updates regarding your testing appointment.

Appointments for the HESI A2 Entrance exam, as well as the HESI Fundamental Entrance exam, and a list of open dates are available online through Register Blast. After completing the online registration form, applicant will receive an email confirmation. Registration is available beginning in September through January.

Please review information carefully as you are scheduling an appointment.

To schedule an appointment to test in the Testing Center, please click the RegisterBlast link below:



The non-refundable fee for the HESI A2 Entrance test is $53.50 and the non-refundable fee for the HESI Fundamental Entrance Exam is $38.50. All fees must be paid when scheduling an appointment. The registration fee for the HESI entrance exam must be paid online with a debit or credit card at the time of registration.


Candidates are eligible to take the test once every 30 days during the months of September through January. Candidates are responsible for scanning and e-mailing the best HESI A2 Entrance Exam summary or HESI Fundamental Exam summary for candidates with LPN Licensure to the [email protected] by the deadline.


Transcript requests submitted to Elsevier will require 7-10 business days for processing. An alternative option is requesting a copy of the HESI transcript from the Motlow Testing Center using the link below.

Request a copy of your HESI Transcript/Score Report.

Testing Transcript Request Form (PDF)

Please contact the nursing department for a complete list of requirements for the program. Scores are available for viewing after the test and valid for five years.

Dates and Locations

The computer-based format test is administered September through January at the Fayetteville, Moore County (Tullahoma), McMinnville and Smyrna campuses. Availability will vary. Please refer to the RegisterBlast link for the most updated test schedule.

HESI Fundamental Exam: LPN to RN Bridge applicants

The entrance examination for the Motlow LPN to RN Bridge program is the RN Fundamental Assessment (HESI). The exam covers basic nursing care knowledge. You are required to score 850 on the Fundamental exam to be considered for the LPN to RN Bridge program. The entrance examination is offered once-a-month from September-January. To register follow the steps for HESI Fundamental Entrance Exam Registration. Candidates must email a copy of the best HESI Entrance Exam summary to [email protected] by the deadline. Please refer to the Nursing Program Application Checklist before scheduling an exam appointment to ensure that your test registration is accurate for the nursing program application you are completing.

HESI A2 Admission Exam: two-year applicants

The entrance examination for the Motlow Nursing Program is the Admission Assessment by Health Education Systems (HESI). The test covers math, reading comprehension, vocabulary and general knowledge, grammar, anatomy and physiology, learning style and personality profile assessments. You are required to score 80% on the Admission Assessment to be considered for the two-year nursing program. The entrance examination is offered once-a-month from September-January. Candidates should contact Evolve/Elsevier to request a transcript of their score report to be sent to the Nursing Department. Scanned copies from the student will not be accepted by the Motlow Nursing Department. Transcripts may also be requested through the Motlow Testing Center.

Study Guides

HESI A2 Admission Exam

Health Education Systems publishes a guide to help you prepare for the exam. You may purchase the HESI Admission Assessment Study Guide at Follett Bookstore or Amazon.

The study guide can be ordered from Elsevier

  • Go to Elsevier
  • Quick Search for "HESI Admission Assessment"
  • Price is $43.95 plus shipping and handling (price may change)
  • UPS Delivery time is up to 14 days

HESI Fundamental Exam

The HESI Fundamental exam is basic nursing care knowledge. Health Education Systems does not publish a study guide for the exam. A study reference resource may be purchased at Follett Bookstore.

Testing Center Rules and Policies

  • Set up an account with Elsevier Evolve to secure a username and password for the test
  • Proctored tests are by appointment only
  • You will receive an email confirmation after scheduling an appointment
  • Valid Photo ID is required for the test
  • Staff cannot watch unattended children
  • Personal belongings such as hats, coats, food, drinks, cellular phones, electronic devices, handheld computers, purses or backpacks are not allowed in the Testing Center
  • Examinees may not take notes or scratch paper out of the Testing Center
  • Calculators are permitted for specific tests and may be inspected prior to use
  • Open book/open note testing is only permitted for authorized tests
  • Acts of dishonesty or misconduct may cause dismissal from the Testing Center. Please refer to the college's conduct and disciplinary sanctions in the catalog
  • To cancel or change an appointment, please contact the Testing Center at 931-393-1763 or [email protected]
  • To request approval for testing accommodations, please contact Disability Services at [email protected]
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