Important Information for March 19 HESI Admission Assessment Exam

Applications for the next nursing cohort (Fall 2022) are now ready to be mailed, picked up or downloaded. The application deadline has been extended to 4:30 pm (ET), June 1, 2022.

Eastern adheres to an open admission policy which means applications with a high school diploma or GED are eligible for admission. Eastern admits new students to a nursing cohort every two years. The next admission cycle will open in 2021.

Eastern uses a point system to determine admissions to the nursing program, which the application will explain. No pre-interview is required. To gain admittance, nursing students must pass a drug test, a physical, a background check, and must present evidence of up-to-date immunizations. Eastern will not consider applicants who submit incomplete applications. Students interested in applying for the Nursing program should contact Eastern’s Student Services Department for additional information.

Additional admissions requirements for the Nursing Program include:

  • If you have failed two previous Nursing Programs, your application will not be considered
  • High school graduate or GED US/TASC Test
  • 2.5 GPA from high school or college courses
  • Eligible to take college English and Math
  • HESI A2 results: Applicants must have an adjusted individual composite score of 75 or higher

The required HESI Admission Assessment Exam for Eastern’s nursing program is scheduled for March 19 at 9:00 a.m. on Eastern’s Main Campus in Moorefield. The HESI Admission Assessment Exam Review Book (5th Edition), published by HESI, is recommended for the HESI exam (ISBN:  9780323582261). The HESI Admission Assessment Exam Review may be purchased online. This test is comprised of critical thinking, reading, and math components.

If you are planning to take the HESI2 exam in March and HAVE NOT notified Eastern or turned a nursing program application in, please contact Barbara See or Alicia VanMeter as soon as possible via email or by calling 304-434-8000. Exams must be ordered. No walk-ins will be allowed on Saturday, March 19.  Please reach out to the Nursing Department no later 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2!

For more information, contact Barbara See at 304-434-8000 ext. 9268 or Learn more about Eastern’s nursing program here.