The HESI English portions will test the student on their understanding of the conventions of standard English, as well as common terminology used in the nursing field. A mastery of the English language is an essential skill for anyone in the medical field. The HESI English portion is meant to ensure that the student will be able to communicate effectively with patients, hospital staff and their colleagues. Being able to clearly communicate is essential in the hospital setting and will therefore also test the student’s knowledge of spelling, punctuation, and grammar. 


The HESI goes into a bit more detail than its TEAS English counterpart. Rather than four main sections, the HESI is broken out into ten sections. Among these sections, three of them are classified as English sections. These sections are Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary and General Knowledge, and Grammar.

  • The ability to read and understand written passages and identify their elements

  • The ability to identify themes

  • The student's vocabulary

  • Fundamental grammar skills and the parts of speech

  • The ability to develop and produce clear and concise paragraphs 

Our HESI A2 Test Prep Course

Our HESI Test Prep course is designed to build an understanding of the concepts through thoroughly designed practice questions. Our high yield and challenging set of questions for the English portion of the HESI A2 are designed to provoke thought and reinforce the material you are learning. These questions are written and vetted by our highly trained staff of standardized exam experts. They are designed to not only test your knowledge of the subject matter but also to transform the way you think about these questions. The HESI English portion will include questions that are purposely misleading to measure students' test-taking skills. The Adkins Academy HESI Test Prep Course will prepare students for this by including questions that are often more challenging than the ones you will encounter on the exam, to reinforce the material being discussed in the virtual classroom. 


Prepare for the HESI English Portions in our Virtual Classroom

Our live HESI Test Prep course will take place in the Adkins Academy Virtual Classroom. Here, you will be able to go over the material and these questions in detail with a professional instructor. Your professor will help you to develop strategies on how to approach difficult questions on the HESI English sections. These courses are not prerecorded, they are in real-time allowing you to review and ask questions with a live instructor among other classmates. This allows you the unique privilege of collaborative space in the comfort of your own home, or anywhere with a stable internet connection! Having a small group atmosphere allows you to ask and answer questions, see your instructor and their whiteboard, and listen to their instruction and class dialogue all in real-time as you study and prepare for the English portions of your HESI exam.  

To supplement your studies, you will also have a subscription to the Adkins Academy question bank granting you access to a variety of questions written or vetted by Dr. Adkins himself. These questions will be much like the questions you will be working with during our HESI Test Prep course. Our test bank is filled with thousands of review questions and we encourage you to work on them as often as you can to prepare for your HESI English Exam. These questions may include reviews of grammar and punctuation (i.e. when to properly use dashes, semicolons, parentheses, etc), reading comprehension, vocabulary and more! 


A competitive HESI score is essential when applying to nursing schools. Rather than just memorizing the material, The Adkins Academy Test Prep course aims to bring you from “I don’t know” to “I understand” when dealing with complex questions on the English portion of the exam. Get started working with our professional team of instructors as well as Dr. Adkins himself and guarantee yourself a higher score on the English section of your HESI exam. 


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