Health Educational System Incorporated

HESI is short for Health Educational System Incorporated. HESI a 4-part (web-based) supervised scored assessment. It is strongly recommended that this test be taken after completion of prerequisite courses. All sections contain 55 questions and take approximately 4 hours to complete.

The Math section covers basic math skills needed for health care fields, including basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, fractions, decimals, ratio and proportion, household measures, and general math facts that are useful, for example, when calculating drug doses and solutions. (Recommended time: 50 minutes)

The Reading Comprehension section covers scenarios that are not health related. This section also provides reading scenarios in order to measure reading comprehension, including: identifying the main idea, finding meaning of words in context, passage comprehension, making logical inferences, etc. (Recommended time: 60 minutes)

The Vocabulary and General Knowledge section contains basic vocabulary that is often used in health care fields. (Recommended time: 50 minutes)

The Grammar section contains basic grammar, including parts of speech, important terms and their uses in grammar and commonly occurring grammatical errors. (Recommended time: 50 minutes)

**Please be advised that the completion of this testing is a mandatory requirement for the CCRI Nursing Program. Students are limited to two (2) attempts within a 12-month period. A minimum of two (2) weeks between exams is required.

HESI Prep English & HESI Prep Math

HESI Prep English & HESI Prep Math workshops are for students applying to the Nursing program. If you are about to take the HESI for the first time, sign up early for strategies to study and for test-taking tips. You can take one or both workshops offered by Student Success. Just be sure to select a workshop that is scheduled at three weeks prior to your exam date.

HESI Prep English topics include: reading a short passage for understanding, unraveling comprehension questions, defining homophones, troublesome word pairs and HESI-specific vocabulary; and a grammar self-assessment.

HESI Prep Math topics include: ratios & proportions, unit conversions, operations with fractions, interpreting word problems and understanding percentages.

VISIT www.ccri.edu/success TO SIGN UP.

Study books are available in the CCRI Bookstore. Testing is by appointment only. There is a $50 fee which is due at the time of the appointment.

Testing Dates and Times

Flanagan Campus - 333-7159
Day of the week Date Time
Monday September 18, 2017 8:30am
Tuesday October 3, 2017 8:30am
Monday October 16, 2017 8:30am
Monday November 6, 2017 8:30am
Tuesday November 7, 2017 8:30am
Monday December 4, 2017 8:30am
Monday December 11, 2017 8:30am
Tuesday January 9, 2018 8:30am
Tuesday January 16, 2018 8:30am
Tuesday January 30, 2018 8:30am
Wednesday January 31, 2018 8:30am
Monday February 5, 2018 8:30am
Tuesday February 6, 2018 8:30am
Monday February 12, 2018 8:30am
Tuesday February 13, 2018 8:30am
Monday February 19, 2018 8:30am
Tuesday February 20, 2018 8:30am
Monday February 26, 2018 8:30am
Tuesday February 27, 2018 8:30am
Knight Campus - 825-2404
Day of the week Date Time
Wednesday September 20, 2017 9:00am
Monday September 25, 2017 9:00am
Monday October 2, 2017  
Wednesday October 4, 2017  
Monday October 16, 2017  
Monday October 23, 2017  
Wednesday October 25, 2017  
Monday October 30, 2017  
Wednesday November 15, 2017  
Monday November 20, 2017  
Monday November 27, 2017  
Wednesday November 29, 2017  
Wednesday December 6, 2017  
Monday December 11, 2017  
Wednesday December 13, 2017  
Monday December 18, 2017  
Wednesday December 20, 2017  
Liston Campus - 455-6149
Day of the week Date Time
Tuesday September 26, 2017 9:00am
Thursday September 28, 2017 9:00am
Friday October 13, 2017 9:00am
Tuesday October 24, 2017 9:00am
Thursday November 2, 2017 9:00am
Tuesday November 21, 2017 9:00am
Tuesday December 19, 2017 9:00am
Thursday December 21, 2017 9:00am
Newport County Campus - 851-1631
Day of the week Date Time

Contact Information

Lincoln 333-7159

Warwick 825-2404

Providence 455-6149

Newport 851-1631

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Last Updated: 9/15/17