HESI Information


Delgado Community College requires an entrance exam for students applying to the Registered Nursing Program, the Practical Nursing Program, and the Surgical Technology program.  The Office of Advising & Testing administers a standardized assessment, the Health Education Systems Inc. (HESI) A2 exam.  Test scores are valid for three years and the exam may be repeated as many times as students would like.

Who needs this test?

What subjects are covered on the test?

What Delgado locations offer this test?

The HESI Exam is offered at the City Park and West Bank Campuses and the Sidney Collier Learning Site. Note: Delgado Charity School of Nursing is not a testing site.  Additional exam sites can be found by clicking here

What’s the cost of the test?

There is a $60 non-refundable fee for the HESI.  The fee must be paid prior to testing.

Are there study/preparation materials?

The HESI study guide is available for purchase at the Delgado bookstore and online at www.elsevierhealth.com.  There is also a HESI Exam Prep App available in your app store.

What are the minimum scores that I need to attain to be considered for the various programs?

How do I check available dates and sign up for the HESI exam?

Please click here for more information.

What happens after I test?

Students will be given the results of their exam immediately after testing.  All HESI examinees are responsible for turning in a copy of their scores with their application package and must check with Delgado Charity School of Nursing to receive all proper information and guidelines for admission into their chosen program. Testing does not advise candidates of their status or the program of their interest.

Contact Us:

City Park Campus
Building 2, Room 302

West Bank Campus
LaRocca Hall, Room 303

Sidney Collier Site
Building 3, Room 117A

Please do not bring any food, drink, cell phones, purses, wristlets or bags into the Testing Center. The only things you are required to have on test day are your completed application, 2 photo ID’s, and a non-programmable calculator.

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