Student HESI A2 Benchmark Scores

Student HESI scores must be at or above the scores listed below to be considered for admission to the nursing programs (AAS or PN). Students must reach all benchmarks in order to apply.

If a student takes the HESI A2 twice, the attempt with the highest cumulative score will be considered for the application process and all subject area scores must be at or above the minimums. Attempts must be separated by a minimum of 7 days.

Initial testing runs from October, 2021 to the end of February, 2022. All retakes will be scheduled starting January, 2022.

Associates of Applied Science in Nursing Degree Scores:

SUBJECT AREA FOR AAS IN NURSING PROGRAMHESI SCORE
READING COMPREHENSION84%
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY72%
MATH80%
COMPOSITE (CUMULATIVE) SCORE81.5%
CRITICAL THINKING*800
* CRITICAL THINKING IS A REQUIRED BENCHMARK BUT DOES NOT AFFECT THE COMPOSITE SCORE.

Certificate in Practical Nursing Scores:

SUBJECT AREA FOR PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAMHESI SCORE
READING COMPREHENSION78%
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY56%
MATH66%
COMPOSITE (CUMULATIVE) SCORE72.5%
CRITICAL THINKING**800
*Note: COMPOSITE SCORES ARE THE AVERAGE OF ALL PERCENTAGE GRADED SECTIONS, INCLUDING ANATOMY. TO RECALCULATE, ADD YOUR READING AND MATH PERCENTAGE AND DIVIDE BY TWO (2).** CRITICAL THINKING IS A REQUIRED BENCHMARK BUT DOES NOT AFFECT THE COMPOSITE SCORE.

Students are tested in the five (5) sections of Reading Comprehension, Anatomy & Physiology, Mathematics, Critical Thinking, and Learning Styles. Learning Styles does not count towards the composite score, nor is there a benchmark set for this section. Learning Styles is a required component but is for teaching purposes only.