South Central College requires a computerized admission test to be completed and used for student rating in the Professional (RN) and Practical Nursing (PN) application process. The exams chosen are the HESI A2 Entrance Exam, two separate tests, each catered to the RN or PN student. It is an assessment tool used to evaluate prospective practical nursing students and their potential for successful program completion. The HESI A2 exam may be taken once during each admission period.
RN HESI A2 Entrance Exam: Starting with January 2015 application
PN HESI A2 Entrance Exam
Testing at South Central College: Entrance Exams are by appointment only.
The HESI Entrance Assessment Exam Review book third edition by HESI is available in both the Faribault and North Mankato bookstores. Please inquire at 507 389 7221 (NM) or 507 332 5812 (FB). This is a recommended study guide not a required book. You may purchase this book from your choice of sellers. ISBN: 978-1-4557-0333-3.
Exam dates will be posted by October 31.
Trouble Registering Online for HESI Entrance Exam
Some students have reported error messages when attempting to register. Please make sure you are using Internet Explorer or Firefox as your browser. Registration is also hindered by use of mobile devices such as iPad, phones and tablets. If you have trouble registering please call Heather Milton, 507 389-7231 for assitance.
*Passing the HESI Entrance Exam does not guarantee admission to either the RN or PN Program at SCC. It gives permission to the successful student to apply to the program of their choice.SCC Testing Locations:
North Mankato Campus: 1920 Lee Boulevard, North Mankato, MN 56002
Faribault Campus: 1225 Third Street SW, Faribault, MN 55021
Retest Policy Note
PN test score: A score of 70% or less in composite score would indicate a need to retest.
RN test score: A score of 85% or less in composite score would indicate a need to retest.
Students may retest only once and only for a failure.
Retest dates will be made at a later date.
Students with a qualifying disability may make arrangements to take the Nursing HESI A2 Entrance Exam by contacting the Academic Support Center at 507 389 7453.