HESI A2 Reading Practice Test
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Read the following passage and answer the question


    SmithCo, Inc.
    Associate Manual

    Commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity

    Equal Employment Opportunity
    Equal Opportunity is the expressed policy of SmithCo. Our policy is to select the best-qualified person for each position in the organization and to conduct all business relationships without prejudice. SmithCo is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment. Advancement opportunities and employment decisions will be made without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental handicap, veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local law.

Managers are expected to seek out a diverse pool of candidates for consideration when making hiring decisions. SmithCo also develops an annual Affirmative Action program, which is a federal requirement due to our status as a government contractor. The leadership team plays an active role in demonstrating SmithCo’s commitment by providing equal employment opportunities at all levels of employment. Managers and employees are advised to meet with the HR manager for assistance in meeting the standards set in this policy.
    Equal Employment Opportunity Applies Throughout The Employment Process
    To advance the principles of equal employment opportunity, SmithCo also extends this policy to every phase of the employment process including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, placement, transfer, training and development, promotion, compensation, benefits, layoffs, termination, and all other conditions or benefits of employment. All employees are expected to abide by and promote this policy of equal employment opportunity within the organization, as well as with those who have a business relationship with SmithCo.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Requires the Participation of All Associates
    While overall authority for implementing an Equal Employment Opportunity policy is assigned to the Vice President of Human Resources, an effective equal employment opportunity program cannot be achieved without the support of all associates. Any associate who feels they have been denied equal opportunity or subjected to discrimination should consult with their manager or HR representative. SmithCo’s Employee Assistance Program also provides assistance with these matters.

How is this policy organized?

HESI Test Information

The HESI entrance exam is formally referred to as the Evolve Reach Admission Assessment Exam.  The HESI exam consists of a total of 10 different exams, covering the areas of:

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Physics

Schools can choose to adminster any of the exams to assess a potential students fitness for their program.  Most schools choose to focus on the Math, Reading, Vocabulary and Grammar tests as a way to evaluate a student's readiness.  The best way to prepare for the exam is by using HESI practice tests.  Studying for the HESI Admissions Assessment (A2) exam is similar to taking TEAS practice tests which are also used for admissions to Nursing programs.

Details of the sections are as follows:

Math: 50-item exam.  Focuses on math skills needed for health care fields, including basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, fractions, decimals, ratio and proportion, household measures, and general math facts that are useful, for example, when calculating drug dosages and solutions.

Reading Comprehension: 47-item exam. Reading scenarios that are health related.  Provides reading scenarios in order to measure reading comprehension, including:  identifying the main idea, finding meaning of words in context, passage comprehension, making logical inferences, etc.  The reading scenarios pop up on the screen.  Students can move around the windows to see the entire scenario.

Vocabulary and General Knowledge: 50-item exam. Contains basic vocabulary that is often used in health care fields.  Recommended Time: 50 minutes.

Grammar:  50-item exam.  Contains basic grammar, including:  parts of speech, important terms and their uses in grammar, and commonly occurring grammatical errors.

Chemistry: 25-item exam. Depending on whether or not Chemistry is a pre-requisite for your curriculum, you may or may not have students complete this quick assessment of chemistry knowledge. Contains test items that cover matter, chemical equations and reactions, the periodic table, atomic structure, nuclear chemistry, and chemical bonding.

 Anatomy and Physiology (A&P): 25-item exam. Depending on whether or not A&P is a pre-requisite for your curriculum, you may or may not have students complete this quick assessment of A&P knowledge. Provides coverage of general terminology and anatomical structures and systems.

Biology: 25-item exam. Depending on whether or not Biology is a pre-requisite for your curriculum, you may or may not have students complete this quick assessment of Biology knowledge. Covers biology basics, water, biological molecules, metabolism, cells, cellular respiration, and photosynthesis.

Physics: 25-item exam. Depending on whether or not Physics is a pre-requisite for your curriculum, you may or may not have students complete this quick assessment of Physics knowledge. Contains test items covering: average speed, acceleration, projectile motion, Newton’s Laws of Motion, friction, rotation, uniform circular motion, energy, gravitation, waves and sound, optics, and light. Recommended Time: 50 minutes.

Many nursing students come from other health-related fields like CNAs, EMTs, and Medical Assistants.  CNAs prepare for their exams with CNA practice testsEMT practice tests are used to pass the NREMT certification exams.  Medical Assistants prepare with one of the following: NCCT practice tests, CMA practice tests or RMA practice tests.