EVOLVE REACH Admissions Assessment Examination
Applicants that have already graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college do not have to take the HESI A2 entrance exam
Successful completion of the EVOLVE REACH Admissions Assessment Examination with the minimum scores indicated below are required for acceptance into either of the Associate Degree in Nursing programs and the Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing Completion Option. The test categories are Math, Reading Comprehension, Grammar, and Vocabulary.
Applicants must obtain a minimum of 75% on the English Composite Subscale (Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Grammar) and on the Math Subscale; and take the exam components utilized in the advising program.
EVOLVE REACH (HESI A2) is a four-part, computer based, multiple choice test covering math, reading, English, and vocabulary. Each section is timed in accordance with recommendations from the test developers. No calculators are allowed, as one is built in the test. Scratch paper is provided. Scores are available immediately upon completion of the examination. No counseling or tutoring is available from DCN regarding interpretation of scores, however, prospective students receive a print out showing where there may be weaknesses and study guides are available for any student needing to retest. Students have two opportunities to receive a score at or above the minimum required for admission. Exam content includes the following:
- For Math, the test covers concepts required when calculating drug dosages and includes: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, ratio and proportion, household measures, and general math facts like Roman Numerals and Military Time.
- For Reading, the test focuses on reading comprehension related to health care topics.
- The Vocabulary and general knowledge test covers common words in nursing.
- The Grammar portion of the exam tests the ability to identify correct English writing formats.
Out of state applicants are encouraged to obtain and review the study guide, EVOLVE REACH Testing and Remediation Admission Assessment Exam Review, before taking the examination. In state applicants will be loaned a review book during the admissions interview process.