The NMNEC HESI A2 is an entry level exam required to pursue admission into the CNM Nursing Program and the UNM College of Nursing. The NMNEC HESI A2 is a computerized exam consisting of six (6) sections: Grammar, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary and General Knowledge, Biology, Chemistry, and Math. Both the CNM Nursing Program and the UNM College of Nursing require a minimum score of 75% on all six sections and a 75% composite score.
If you require Special Accommodations for the NMNEC HESI A2 exam, please contact the CNM Workforce Training prior to registering. You must have valid documentation from the Disability Resource Center.
NMNEC HESI A2 Exam results that do not meet the requirement stated below will be invalid.
Results of the NMNEC HESI A2 Exam are good for one (1) year. Students are only allowed to take the exam twice in any twelve-month period. The twelve-month period begins when you take your initial exam. If a retest is needed to obtain the required score, students must wait a minimum 45 days (or longer) after the first attempt. The retest marks the end of the twelve-month period. A new twelve-month period will begin one year after the retest.
Day of Exam Schedule
8:45 – Check-in
9:00 – Doors close. No late admissions will be allowed
9:00 – 9:30 – Proctor will read exam instructions and answer any questions from students
9:30 - 2:00 – Exam begins. You have 4.5 hours to complete the exam
*All times are subject to change. Students will always receive the full 4.5 hours to complete the exam even if there is a delay in the schedule.
• A photo ID is required for check-in.
• No outside materials or resources are allowed. Including (but not limited to) cell phones, books, notebooks, calculators, electronic devices, conversion tables, or periodic table etc.
• You will be provided a calculator, pencils, and paper.
Once you have registered and paid for your exam you will need to go to evolve.elsevier.com/exam to create your Evolve username and password. You must bring this username and password to the exam and any retests.
Cancellation and Reschedule Policy
All cancellations/reschedules must be received one week prior to the exam date. No Show, No Refund.
Any cancellations received after the deadline will be required to provide written documentation (such as a doctor’s note) for consideration. Approval will be at the discretion of CNM Workforce Training Center leadership.
Only one reschedule is allowed per registration. Once your exam has been rescheduled it is no longer eligible for an additional reschedule or a refund.
If you have any questions regarding the NMNEC HESI A2 Exam please contact the CNM Workforce Training Center at 505-224-5206 or WTCTesting@cnm.edu.