HESI Exit Exams

The College of Nursing would like all graduates to be successful in their first writing of the NCLEX-RN licensure exam. Research has shown that a high score (900) on the HESI exit exams is a strong predictor (97% accuracy) of success for first time writers of the NCLEX-RN exam.

Based on the current NCLEX-RN blueprint, the HESI exit exams (E1 & E2) will offer fourth year students an opportunity to test their knowledge and receive a remediation plan. The remediation plan is based on personal test results and individualized to support areas for improvement. Remediation is multimodal and tagged directly to the consistent and reliable content found in Elsevier textbooks. The exit exams have approximately 150 questions and students have up to 3 hours to complete the exam.

Similar to NCLEX-RN, the CAT (Computer Adaptive Test) provides tailored item selection which is based on personal performance on the previous item, creating an individualized testing experience. The CAT is meant to be completed as an experiential exam.

The College of Nursing has adopted the integration of the HESI Exit Exam Suite into the final year of your program. The Exam Suite consists of Exit Exam 1 (E1), Exit Exam 2 (E2) and the Computerized Adaptive Test (CAT). For more information on the HESI exit exams and CAT, please visit: https://evolve.elsevier.com/education/nursing-review-and-testing/

Students are required to take the E1 and E2 as components of NURS 441, the CAT is a recommended but not mandatory test that is being made available to students. For students in NURS 441, detailed information will be provided within the Canvas course content.

Please contact Donna Ludwar if you have any questions.

NCLEX Resources

National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) provides resources for NCLEX candidates: