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HESI Prep tools

Reading Comprehension

Tests reading comprehension through scenarios and passages. Students will be asked to identify main ideas, find meaning of words in context, demonstrate passage comprehension, make logical inferences, etc.  (Source: Elsevier HESI admission assessment exam overview)


Focuses on math skills needed for health care fields, including basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, fractions, decimals, ratio and proportion, household measures, general math facts, etc. (Source: Elsevier HESI admission assessment exam overview)


Contains basic grammar, including parts of speech, important terms and their uses, commonly occurring grammatical errors, etc. (Source: Elsevier HESI admission assessment exam overview)

Vocabulary & Medical Terminology

Contains vocabulary terms and medical terminology used in both general settings and in health care fields. (Source: Elsevier HESI admission assessment exam overview)

Biology & Chemistry

Biology Covers biology basics, water, biological molecules, metabolism, cells, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, etc. Chemistry Contains test items that cover matter, chemical equations and reactions, the periodic table, atomic structure, nuclear chemistry, chemical bonding, etc. (Source: Elsevier HESI admission assessment exam overview)

Anatomy & Physiology

Provides coverage of general terminology and anatomical structures and systems. (Source: Elsevier HESI admission assessment exam overview)