TEAS Test Prep

Test of Essential Academic Skills

About the test

The test measures your general knowledge of four subjects: Mathematics, Science, English and Language Usage, and Reading. There are several versions of the test, though most schools use the most current version, the TEAS V. There are 2 versions of the test: electronic and paper and pencil. The type of test you take depends on where you are taking it. The content on the test is the same no matter which version you take.

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About the job

Nursing is a growing and dynamic field that provides boundless opportunities for growth, learning, and advancement. Nurses can practice in a variety of settings, including doctor’s offices, clinics, hospitals, schools, and nursing homes.


Registered nurses make a median salary of about $65,000 annually, though this number can vary greatly depending on geographic location, level of education, and type of nursing that is being practiced.

What to bring

If you are taking the pencil and paper version of the test you will need to bring several sharpened number 2 pencils and erasers. You will also need to bring some form of legal identification such as a driver’s license or passport. School id’s do not count. You may not bring any outside materials such as calculators to the testing site. Food, drinks, and cell phones are also not allowed.


To be eligible to take the test you must first visit www.atitesting.com. From here you will create an account that you will use if you take the electronic version of the test. You can also find information about testing sites and fees associated with the exam.

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Why it matters

The TEAS test is important because it is your ticket for admission into certain nursing schools. Some schools use the TEAS test exclusively for admission, while other schools may offer several different nursing entrance exams to choose from.


There is a testing fee to take the TEAS test, though the cost varies depending on where you are taking the test. Sending the results to one school is included in the test fee, but if you want your results sent to more than one school it will cost $22 per school. It is best to contact the school to which you are applying to nursing school for more information.


The TEAS test is given all year round. The times it is offered depend on when you apply for admission to nursing school and when the college or university offers the test.

Time allowed

You will have 209 minutes to answer a total of 170 questions. In the reading section of the test you will have 58 minutes to answer 48 questions. In the mathematics section of the test you will have 51 minutes to answer 34 questions. In the science section of the test you will have 66 minutes to answer 54 question. In the English portion of the test you will have 34 minutes to answer 34 questions. Although you will answer 170 questions, 20 of these are considered “experimental” and will not be counted towards your final score. You will not be made aware of which questions are not being counted.

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