The Rowan College of South Jersey - Cumberland Campus Testing Center offers the HSRT-AD (Health Sciences Reasoning Test – Associate Degree) as part of the selective admissions requirement for RCSJ's Nursing and Practical Nursing Programs.
The Health Science Reasoning Test –Associates Degree (HSRT-AD) is a multiple-choice test specifically designed for two year and certificate programs. The HSRT-AD is an online test administered in a timed setting and measures critical thinking as well as quantitative reasoning skills. The HSRT-AD presents a variety of scenarios in clinical and professional practice contexts with information provided in text-based and diagrammatic formats. HSRT-AD questions ask test takers to apply their skills in order to:
- Make interpretations
- Analyze information
- Draw inferences and warranted inferences
- Identify claims and reasons
- Evaluate the quality of arguments
The exam is timed (will not exceed an hour), computerized, and administered on campus. The cost is $40 per test and can be taken every 60 days. A photo ID is required. Please note: remote testing is not an option for HSRT-AD.
To prepare for the HSRT-AD:
Students can prepare by accessing sample questions. Sample questions are available using a mobile app called
Critical Thinking Insight by Insight Assessment- be sure to choose the “Sample Reasoning Skills Questions" assessment. Sample questions are also available
IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE:
Paying for the HSRT-AD
*Payment must be made to the SPECIFIC CAMPUS where you will take the exam.
Proof of payment must be submitted to the Testing Center prior to registering for the HSRT-AD.
- Using your college email and including your student ID#, email
firstname.lastname@example.org and copy
email@example.com, to request to be billed in your student account for the $40 test fee.
- After paying,
send payment confirmation (screenshot/photo) to the Testing Center to be registered.
Or you may pay by phone by calling the One Stop at 856-200-4758 or 856-200-4816. The One Stop will send the receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org. Students may also pay in person at the One Stop window and then email the receipt to
email@example.com to be registered.
To reschedule, you will need to pay a $15 fee to the One Stop and present the receipt to the Testing Center.
To register for the HSRT-AD
Students can email
firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Proof of payment is required to make your appointment.
HSRT-AD Test Dates:
View Test Dates!
*Additional time slots have been added to each remaining test date! Please act quickly as test dates often fill up before the registration deadlines. All test dates are listed on the Testing Center website as well as in the Selective Admissions packet for Nursing.
Test dates are published in the RCSJ Selective Admissions packets for the Nursing and Practical Nursing programs. Seats are limited for all test dates. Students should be aware seats may fill before the established deadline registration dates.
To obtain test scores
Instructions on how to obtain
score reports will be supplied upon completion of the HSRT-AD. The
score report will be required when submitting your portfolio for selective admissions consideration. Official score reports will be prepared
for those who meet the minimum score requirement for application to the Nursing program. The minimum composite score required is 72.
Qualifying students may contact the RCSJ-Cumberland Testing Center by emailing
to request an official score report. A photo ID will be required when picking up your official score report.
Once available, information regarding the 2021 Generic Nursing Program will be posted
To learn more about RCSJ-Cumberland’s Selective Admissions programs and application process, please visit