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.
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.
There is a $60 non-refundable fee for the HESI. The fee must be paid prior to testing.
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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.
City Park Campus
West Bank Campus
Sidney Collier Site
No personal items, including but not limited to, mobile phones, hand-held computers/personal digital assistants (PDAs) or other electronic devices, pagers, smart watches, purses, firearms or other weapons, hats (and other non-religious head coverings), bags, books, and/or notes are allowed in the testing rooms. You must store all personal items in a secure area as indicated by the Testing Center staff or return them to your vehicle. If you refuse to store your personal items, you will be unable to test.
The only things you are required to have on test day are your completed application, 2 photo ID’s, and a non-programmable calculator.