Important Dates Spring 2024

HESI A2 Testing Center

Health Education Systems Inc. Admissions Assessment (HESI A2)


**Effective January 2023, the HESI A2 exam fee will increase to $60.00 per attempt**

The HESI A2 Assessment Exam is required of potential students to the LVN program, the LVN-RN Transition program, the RN Generic program, Nursing Transfer, and Vernon College Re-entry.

Important Information 


  • The exam must be taken within a 12-month period of the desired program start date at Vernon College.

  • The cost of the exam per attempt is $60.00.

  • The exam consists of 55 Questions in Reading Comprehension, 55 Questions in Math, and 30 Questions in Anatomy & Physiology.

  • You are allowed 4 hours to complete the exam but are not required to use the full 4 hours.

  • A student is only allowed to test 2 times within a 12-month period of their desired program start date. There is not a waiting period before you can take your second attempt.

  • The HESI will be given on specific dates and times. The dates listed below are the ONLY dates the HESI will be given at the Testing Center. Please be aware of the location of the exam as there are some exam dates in Vernon, TX and others in Wichita Falls, TX.

  • A student is allowed 2 appointments between the two testing locations for Vernon College. Added appointment dates students create beyond the closest two scheduled dates WILL BE REMOVEDA student failing to appear for a scheduled appointment will result in using 1 of their 2 attempts for the Vernon College Testing Center. Any scheduled appointments that are not canceled within 2 business days will count as a student attempt

On the day of your scheduled exam, you will report to the Testing Center. Please come 15 minutes early. The following items are required in order to be allowed to test:

  • A Photo ID (School ID, Driver's License, Passport, Military ID, etc.) in order to test.
  • An exam fee of $60.00, cash or card.

Pencil, scratch paper, and a four-function calculator are provided. Food and drinks are not allowed. In order to apply for the LVN or ADN programs, students must have completed or be currently enrolled in the program prerequisites. Please be mindful when scheduling of the deadline for the program you are applying to.

Students scoring less than the recommended score for their desired program will only be considered if positions are available after evaluation of those with the recommended score. A copy of the test scores must be uploaded with the nursing application.

If you are in need of accommodations for the services listed through the Vernon College Testing Center, all documentation needs to be submitted and approved through the PASS Department to determine accommodation needs prior to testing.

  • All supporting documents must be current and must be presented on official letterhead from a licensed or certified professional appropriate for evaluating the candidate's disability.

  • Special Accommodations may require extra preparation time and may require a delay in scheduling the actual test administration.

  • For questions or to submit documentation for approval, please review the PASS Department's Documentation Guidelines. For any questions, please contact Rachel White, PASS Department Director/OSD Coordinator, at (940) 552-6291 ext. 2308.

  • For further information on the Testing Center's accommodations please visit our Special Accommodations page.

If you have already documented accommodations with the PASS Department, please contact the Testing Center to ensure your accommodations are noted for the desired date of testing.


Study Resources:

Study Book

LVN Program

LVN nursing application information can be found on the Vernon College LVN Webpage.  For the LVN program, a score of 70 is recommended and a score of 55 is required.
For more information, please contact : Licensed Vocational Nursing Program Phone: 940-552-6291 Ext. 2252 (Vernon) 940-696-8752 Ext. 3221 (Wichita Falls)

LVN-RN Transition Track

This program is for students that are already licensed vocational nurses. For the Transition track, a score of 78 is recommended and a score of 70 is required. The next LVN Transition program begins summer semester of 2024.

RN Generic Program

ADN nursing application information can be found on the Vernon College ADN Webpage. For the ADN Program, a score of 78 is recommended.
For more information, please contact : Associate Degree Nursing Program Phone: 940-552-6291 Ext. 2268 or 2274 or email Fax: 940-553-3847.


**Note: Deadlines for 2024 Programs**

Summer 2024:   03/04/24 (Transition) and 05/06/24 (LVN Re-entry)
Fall 2024:           
06/06/24 (Fall LVN, RN, and Re-entry)

Signup for a HESI A2 Exam below:

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1970 marked the beginning of Vernon College. Throughout this decade the College continued to grow and more students enrolled in both on- and off-campus courses. On January 20, 1970, a majority of the citizens of Wilbarger County voted to create the Wilbarger County Junior College District. Following that decision, Vernon Regional Junior College was established and on April 9, 1970, the newly elected Board of Trustees appointed Dr. David L. Norton as the College’s first president. Campus construction began in May 1971, and included an Academic Science Center, Administration-Fine Arts Center, Applied Arts Center, Library, and Student Center. The following year, on September 5, 1972, classes met for the first time on the Vernon campus with a total of 608 students. On August 1, 1974, Dr. Jim M. Williams became the College’s second president. In the fall semester of that year, combined on- and off-campus enrollment exceeded 800 students. During the 1975-76 academic year, the College expanded its services to include a learning center on Sheppard Air Force Base. During this year, enrollment in credit courses, both on- and off-campus, rose to a level of 1,199. The scope of the Vocational Nursing Program was enlarged during the 1976-77 academic year with the assumption of the Bethania School of Vocational Nursing in Wichita Falls. In August 1976 the Physical Education Center was dedicated in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas A. King longtime benefactors of Vernon College. Growth and changes continued during the 1980s. In August 1980 a Student Residence Center, designed to house 128 students, opened for occupancy. Further expansion of program offerings in the Wichita Falls area was accomplished through absorption of an existing proprietary school that was renamed the Vernon College Technical Center and the integration of the nursing program from the Wichita Falls Independent School District. On March 22, 1982, Dr. Joe Mills took over the leadership of the College as the third president. That fall, the College fielded its first intercollegiate rodeo team. During 1983-84, the Department of Cosmetology and the Career Development Center (previously known as the North Texas Skills Center) were established in Wichita Falls. On the Vernon campus, the Chaparral Center was completed, and the Pease River farm purchased through a state land trade. The following academic year, 1984-85, Vernon College reached a record credit enrollment of 1,863 and a record continuing education enrollment of 7,056 registrations. A Vocational Nursing Program opened in Seymour, and the Board of Trustees established a college foundation and approved an agreement to allow construction of the Red River Valley Museum on the Vernon campus. In February 1987 the College played its first intercollegiate baseball game on the Vernon campus. During May of that year, the new Natatorium was opened in the King Physical Education Center. A newly constructed Athletic Dormitory opened to house 28 athletes in August 1988. In October, Trustees voted to add women’s volleyball as a varsity sport, effective with the fall 1989 semester. In May 1989 Vernon College moved all Wichita Falls programs to one centralized location—Century City Center. Since the College opened its doors 38 years ago, many individuals, corporations, foundations, and organizations have made an investment in our students through the creation of endowed and annual scholarships. As of this year, more than 100 scholarship funds are available to help students pursue their educational dreams.VERNON COLLEGE PHILOSOPHY: Vernon College is a constantly evolving institution, dedicated primarily to effective teaching and regional enhancement. With this dedication to teaching and to the community, the College encourages open inquiry, personal and social responsibility, critical thinking, and life-long learning for students, faculty, and other individuals within its service area. The College takes as its guiding educational principle the proposition that, insofar as available resources permit, instruction should be adapted to student needs. This principle requires both flexibility in instructional strategies and maintenance of high academic standards. Strong programs of assessment and accountability complement this educational principle. VC accepts the charge of providing a college atmosphere free of bias, in which students can exercise initiative and personal judgment, leading to a greater awareness of personal self-worth. It strives to provide every student with opportunities to develop the tools necessary to become a contributing, productive member of society. 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Therefore, to fulfill its mission, the College will provide access, within its available resources, to: Career technical/workforce programs up to two years in length leading to associate degrees or certificates; Career technical/workforce programs leading directly to employment in semi-skilled and skilled occupations; Freshman and sophomore courses in arts and sciences, including the curricula leading to associate and baccalaureate degrees; Ongoing adult education programs for occupational upgrading or personal enrichment; Compensatory education programs designed to fulfill the commitment of an admissions policy allowing the enrollment of disadvantaged students; ; A continuing program of counseling and guidance designed to assist students in achieving their individual educational goals; Career technical/workforce development programs designed to meet local and statewide needs; Support services for educational programs and college-related activities; Adult literacy and other basic skills programs for adults; and Other To help prospective and current students, faculty, and staff locate important information about Vernon College, this webpage provides links to helpful information on a variety of government mandated and consumer information. Examples are academic programs, cost of attendance, financial aid, safety and security, and institutional financial reports. Vernon College’s presentation of this information complies with the Higher Education Act, as amended, and implementing regulations.