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Pre-Admission Test Information

A pre-admission test assessment will be required for all applicants (Except RNs).  Currently, we require the HESI RN Admission Assessment with CT.



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The HESI RN Admission Assessment with CT is offered at Lakeview College of Nursing Danville and Charleston campus but can also be taken off-site.  Students are responsible for identifying potential alternate test sites and paying any proctoring fees associated with the alternate location.  If the HESI RN Admission Assessment with CT is taken no more than once through LCN there will be no additional fee.


The HESI Admissions Assessment Exam (A2) consists of seven academic exams, as well as a personality profile that helps identify the individual applicant's learning style.  

English Language:

Reading Comprehension - Provides reading scenarios in order to measure reading comprehension, identifying the main idea, finding the meaning of words in context, passage comprehension, making logical inferences, etc.

47 items

Time Allotment:  50 minutes

Vocabulary and General Knowledge - contains vocabulary terms that are used commonly in both general English speaking and in the healthcare fields.

50 items

Time Allotment:  50 minutes

Grammar - contains basic grammar, including parts of speech, important terms, and their uses in grammar, commonly-occurring grammatical errors, etc.

50 items

Time Allotment:  50 minutes


Basic Math SkillsFocuses on math skills needed for health care fields, including basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, fractions, decimals, ratio and proportion, household measures, general math facts, etc.

50 items

Time Allotment:  50 minutes


Biology - Covers biology basics, water, biological molecules, metabolism, cells, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, etc.

25 items

Time allotment: 25 minutes

ChemistryContains test items that cover matter, chemical equations, and reactions, the periodic table, atomic structure, nuclear chemistry, chemical bonding, etc.

25 items

Time allotment: 25 minutes

Anatomy & Physiology - Provides coverage of general terminology and anatomical structures and systems.

25 items

Time Allotment: 25 minutes

Personality Style:

Personality Profile-Uses concepts related to introversion and extroversion to classify the student’s personality style.

15 items

Time Allotment: 15 minutes

Learning Style-Assesses the preferred learning style of the prospective applicant and offers test-taking and study tips suited to that learning style.

14 items

Time Allotment:  15 minutes.



To Take at LCN - - View Dates & Register by clicking the appropriate link below!

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Exam Name:  HESI RN A2 Admission Assessment Exam

Exam Cost:  Approx. $50 (Subject to Change) + Proctoring Fee (Varies)

Go to and click on "Student"
Under Hesi Secured Exams, click "Register for Distance Testing
Click "Register" then "Checkout/Redeem"

When you fill out the form the following is required:  

Lakeview's Department ID:  198266   Then Choose EXAM:  A2-V2 with CT or A2-V1 with CT.  

Please be advised that the HESI Assessment Exam is a four-plus hour exam and can be taken at over 300 sites within the United States.  When you arrive at the testing center you MUST have your evolve username and password along with a government-issued valid identification.

Once you have taken the exam off-site, please notify Connie Young,, so that we can access your scores.

Check out this PDF of Distance Testing Eligibility Instructions for further information.



Please see our Admission Test FAQs for scoring requirements.

Applicants must successfully complete the pre-admission test.  Passing scores are determined by the nursing faculty each year.  Admission, progression, curriculum, and graduation policies of the pre-licensure track are subject to change in order to comply with the requirements of the current Illinois Nursing and Advanced Practice Nursing Act, Rules for the Administration of Nursing and Advanced Practice Nursing Act, and The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (American Association of Colleges of Nursing 2008).

Students may take the HESI RN Admission Assessment with CT once per 30 days.



Check your local library, bookstore, or online for Kaplan Admission Test Review, Kaplan Admission Test Practice Questions, HESI Admission Test Review, HESI Admission Test Practice Questions.  "Nursing School Entrance Exams: Your All In One Guide to Getting Into Nursing School" by Kaplan is one guide that is available.  "HESI Admission Assessment Exam Review" by Elsevier is another guide that is available.