Nursing Pre-Admission Tests for Oakton

HESI A2 Entrance Exam

The HESI Entrance Exam is used by Nursing Programs nationwide as a tool to help them screen applicants. The test is also referred to as the HESI Admissions Assessment Exam or the HESI A2.

The HESI A2 consists of both an academic portion and a personality portion.

The HESI A2 content exams that Oakton has chosen are:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Vocabulary and General Knowledge
  • Math
  • Biology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Learning Styles
  • Personality Profiles
  • Critical Thinking

For more information on the content exams Oakton has chosen, and also in order to prepare for the HESI entrance exam, you can access the HESI information page.

Material for preparation:

HESI Admission Assessment Exam, Edition 3 or 4

- This book is available for purchase in Oakton’s bookstore and on

Register for the HESI Exam through the Alliance for Lifelong Learning office in room 1420 at Des Plaines, room A120 at Skokie, or by calling (847)982-9888, option 3.

For more information contact:

Margaret Gas, Nursing chair, at

Mary Christiansen, Testing Coordinator, at