HESI Exam Information

Passing the HESI exam is one of the critical components to be accepted into the nursing or surgical technology program at TCAT Hohenwald.  We hold regular testing sessions as well as prep courses.

Some of the specifics about the HESI test are as follows:

Time Allowed for testing - 2 ½ hours

Test Consists of - 55 Math questions, 55 Reading Questions, and a Critical Thinking section

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

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

Critical Thinking Ability - This exam is intended to provide a brief “snapshot” of critical thinking ability in situations encountered in healthcare settings. A total score is reflective of abilities in four categories:

  1. Problem Solving Refers to the process of inquiry in which the nurse seeks multiple facts to remove obstacles or resolve patient care problems
  2. Biases and Ethical Dilemmas Addresses ethical, legal, and moral issues, as well as biases nurses may have about patients and others
  3. Argument Analysis Refers to situations in which the nurse seeks to resolve conflicts or disagreements by considering multiple points of view
  4. Analysis of Data Addresses the need to interpret patient data correctly, and decide if further nursing action is required

 

HESI Scores Required for Practical Nursing:

70% is the score required to pass the Math portion of the test
70% is the score required to pass the Reading portion of the test

 

HESI Scores Required for Surgical Technology:

70% is the score required to pass the Math portion of the test
70% is the score required to pass the Reading portion of the test

 

HESI Prep Course - $15

HESI Test Fee - $40

The dates and times of our upcoming sessions can be found on our academic calendar.

To reserve your space, please call 931-796-5351