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With Elsevier's complete review and testing solution, you'll be able to analyze and improve student performance from admission to graduation. When combined with our adaptive and online learning tools, HESI provides a comprehensive formative and summative learning and assessment experience. It's a vital component of helping to improve your NCLEX® exam pass rates.


Valid and reliable HESI exams allow you to assess student progress throughout your program and evaluate their readiness for the NCLEX examination. Our flexible next generation test delivery platform supports secure, standardized exams that can be taken on students' own devices and in a variety of settings.

All proctored HESI exams offer:

  • Question formats and content aligned with the latest NCLEX exam blueprint
  • High-stakes testing conditions to improve student confidence and minimize test anxiety
  • Dashboards and reports that clearly identify each student's areas of strength and weakness
  • Personalized remediation, provided in interactive formats and in manageable amounts, for further review prior to taking the NCLEX exam


HESI Admission Assessment Exam

Select the best prospective students by evaluating academic knowledge in English, math, and science, as well as learning and personality styles.

During the Program

HESI Specialty Exams 

Measure students' abilities to apply concepts related to specific clinical nursing content areas throughout your curriculum. HESI Specialty Exams are available in 18 RN specialties. Ideal for use as end-of-course final exams.

Exams offered in RN Specialties:
Community Health
Critical Care
Critical Thinking
Dosage Calculations
Health Assessment
Management/Community Health
Maternity Nursing
Pediatric Nursing
Psychiatric/Mental Health

HESI Custom Exams, including HESI Mid-Curricular Exams

Submit your course syllabus or school curriculum, and our nurse educators will construct a customized 50-, 75-, or 100-question exam for your program. HESI Mid-Curricular Exams provide a comprehensive evaluation of student progress after the first half of your program.

HESI Mobility Exams

Designed to support the growing needs of various transition programs, our Mobility Exams help you ensure students are ready to take the next step in their nursing education.

Available for these programs

End of Program

HESI RN Exit Exam 

Assess students’ readiness for the NCLEX examination with question formats and an exam blueprint matching the latest NCLEX test plan. HESI Exit Exams will help you identify each student’s strengths and weaknesses and provide individualized remediation to address knowledge deficits prior to taking the NCLEX examination.

With a proven accuracy rate of up to 98.4%, no other testing provider has a higher rate of predicting NCLEX exam success, with the research to prove it!

Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) for the HESI RN Exit Exam

Just like the actual NCLEX-RN exam, the HESI RN CAT Exit Exam provides a tailored-item selection based on the student's performance on the previous item, creating an individualized testing experience. This simulated NCLEX test environment helps you assess students’ readiness to sit for the licensure exam and can help improve student confidence and minimize test anxiety. When used in conjunction with HESI Exit Exam results and customized remediation, the HESI RN CAT Exit Exam fully rounds out your students’ testing experience prior to the licensure exam.

Exam Security

Exam security is of paramount importance. HESI exams are administered via a secure browser with several security features such as randomization of questions, password protection, and a proctoring dashboard with real-time exam security alerts for technical issues or suspicious behavior to give you complete control over your exams and the peace of mind that comes from knowing each exam will remain secure.

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