HESI A2 Study Guide 2019 – 2020

What comes with Trivium Test Prep’s HESI A2 Study Guide?

You probably think this is a typical study guide. However, Trivium Test Prep’s unofficial HESI A2 Study Guide 2019 – 2020: Test Prep and Practice Test Questions for the HESI Admission Assessment Exam isn't like other study guides. Because we know you value your time, our unofficial study guide includes a quick yet full review of everything on the test with real examples, graphics, and information. Trivium Test Prep’s HESI A2 Study Guide 2019 – 2020 gives you the edge you need to score higher and pass the first time.

Best of all, Trivium Test Prep’s HESI A2 Study Guide 2019 – 2020 offers you:

  • A full review of what you need to know for the HESI A2 exam

  • HESI A2 practice questions for you to practice and improve and worked through practice problems with explanations

  • Test tips and strategies to help you score higher

  • Real world examples

 Our HESI A2 prep book covers all the material that will be on your exam, including:

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Anatomy and Physiology

  • Physics

  • Mathematics

  • Reading

  • Vocabulary

  • Grammar


… and also comes with a FULL HESI A2 practice test, so that you will be ready on test day.

But before you buy HESI A2 Study Guide 2019 – 2020, you may find yourself wondering, what is the HESI A2? What is on the HESI A2? How is the HESI A2 scored? We are the HESI A2 experts, and we are happy to answer all your questions below!


Some Frequently Asked Questions about the HESI A2…

What is the HESI A2?

The HESI A2 test is used to screen applicants for admission into nursing programs. The HESI A2 is a multiple-choice test with five scored exam topics and one unscored personality assessment. Applicants are allowed a maximum of five hours and fifteen minutes to complete the exam.

What is on the HESI A2?

The HESI A2 is an eight-section, computer-based exam. Different schools will require different sections as part of their applications, so you’ll want to make sure you know what sections you need to take on test day. You can work through the sections on the HESI A2 in any order, so you should plan in advance how you’d like to tackle the test. Some students like to start with the section they find the hardest, while others like to focus their efforts on sections they know they’ll do well on. The time limits listed below are recommendations by the administrators of the HESI A2 exam. You do not need to strictly adhere to these suggestions, but these limits may be helpful as you practice pacing yourself for other board certification exams.

1.  Mathematics: 55 questions, 50 minutes

  • The Mathematics section of the HESI A2 focuses on skills required for healthcare professionals. You will see questions on basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. You will also need to have knowledge of roman numerals, calculating dosages, measurements, fractions, and proportions.

2. Reading: 55 questions, 60 minutes

  • The Reading section assesses your ability to read, analyze, and comprehend short passages related to health and medicine. You will need to be able to identify the main idea of a passage, make inferences about that passage, and interpret information in the passage from context clues.

3. Vocabulary: 55 questions, 50 minutes

  • You will be tested on your knowledge of words, specifically those relating to the health field (although not all questions will be health related).

4. Grammar: 55 questions, 50 minutes

  • The Grammar section will test your knowledge of basic grammar, parts of speech, common grammatical errors, and sentence structure.

5. Biology: 30 questions, 25 minutes

  • The Biology section covers topics such as cellular respiration, photosynthesis, genetics, biological molecules, and cells. This, and the other science sections, can be tricky because there are only thirty questions that cover a wide range of material.

6. Chemistry: 30 questions, 25 minutes

  • The Chemistry section covers topics such as the periodic table, chemical equations, atomic structure, chemical bonding, nuclear chemistry, and chemical reactions.

7. Anatomy and Physiology: 30 questions, 25 minutes

  • The Anatomy and Physiology section covers a wide spectrum of body systems, including the muscular, skeletal, nervous, renal/urinary, reproductive, endocrine, circulatory, and respiratory systems.

8. Physics: 30 questions, 25 minutes

  • Very few test takers will actually have the physics section on their exam, as this is excluded by many colleges. If you do encounter it, you will be tested on mechanics, energy, forces, waves, and light. Even if you do have this section on your test, do not focus your efforts here, as mathematics and the other sciences are typically much more important.

Other Unscored Sections:

You may also encounter other unscored sections on the HESI A2 called learner profile exams. These exams will not be used as part of your score. Instead, they are designed to help students better understand their strengths and weaknesses, learning styles and habits, and other personality traits.

Each scored section on the HESI A2 includes five pilot questions that are not scored. These questions are used by the writers of the HESI A2 to test new material and will not count toward your final score. However, you won’t know which questions these are as you’re taking the test, so treat every question like it counts.

How is the HESI A2 scored?

You cannot “pass” or “fail” the HESI A2. Your score is simply indicative of your current level of comprehension. However, each school has its own entrance requirements, so check the requirements of the institutions that you want to attend. Also, each institution has different requirements regarding the sections of the test you will take; make sure to check that you’re taking the proper exam before you spend your time studying for a subject that you won’t necessarily need.


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