TEAS V Entrance Exam

How to Plan Your Test Taking Schedule

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) plays a very significant role in crafting the career graph of an aspiring nursing student. The TEAS score is the deciding factor for one's admission into the field of healthcare sciences. The TEAS V entrance exam measures the student's candidature and helps the nursing schools to scrutinize the suitability of a student in the course of study and nursing as a profession.

TEAS is the mandatory requirement for every aspirant to get admission into the top-class nursing schools across the 50 states of USA. However, you must have a detailed understanding about the TEAS V entrance exam to excel in this substantial test.

What is the TEAS V Entrance Exam?

The TEAS V entrance exam is an aptitude test conducted by ATI as per the guidelines specified by the nursing schools. It helps the schools to choose suitable candidates with the abilities to take up the challenges they encounter during the course of study and nursing profession.

The TEAS is not a difficult exam but one that needs you to be primarily thorough in your high school syllabus. It takes you through 170 multiple-choice questions with four options each to choose from. The TEAS V entrance exam is a content-driven test that covers the subjects namely; Maths, Science, Reading and English & Language Usage skills. The duration of the TEAS V entrance exam is 209 minutes and it can be taken in computer-based or paper and pencil-based formats.

15 Steps to Plan Your Test Taking Schedule

  1. Follow the official test website, www.atitesting.com.

  2. Create an account with ATI to make maximum use of all the resources available for your study.

  3. Upon registration, you will be given a unique ID which is your identification with ATI and this would remain the same for any test taken through ATI. However, this does not mean that you are registering for the exam.

  4. To create an account with ATI, you may follow the link: http://www.atitesting.com/ati_next_gen/general/EditProfile.aspx

  5. A pool of resources on the ATI website act as the primary source of guidance for the TEAS V entrance exam. Following is a gist of the varied resources provided by ATI:

    1. "Learning Strategies" for tips to succeed in the test
    2. TEAS V online practice assessment forms A & B with 150 questions each
    3. TEAS V study manual
    4. The TEAS V study package

  6. Be adequately prepared well ahead of time for the TEAS V entrance exam.

  7. While registering, you will need to select the state and city where you intend to take the test. Follow the link: http://www.atitesting.com/ati_next_gen/customecom/SessionCityStateSelection.aspx?stf=6&stype=1&prev=1

  8. Upon selection, a whole list of colleges offering TEAS pops up giving the information about the various centres for TEAS in the selected city along with the testing date and timings.

  9. Choose the date, time and location of preference as per your convenience and register to take the test.

  10. Be updated with the nursing schools before registering, as there are some constraints and specifications that need to be followed with respect to those.

  11. The cost of the TEAS test varies from one location to the other. These details are mentioned on the official test website www.atitesting.com.

  12. ATI sends your scorecard electronically to the nursing schools that you have applied to; however, check the time required for these results to reach the school. It also gives an opportunity to send your scorecards to additional schools apart from the ones chosen by paying an additional amount. You may refer the official test website for details pertaining to this: http://www.atitesting.com/ati_store/product.aspx?zpid=942

  13. You must also know the retesting criteria of the schools to which you plan to apply.

  14. There are a multitude of websites available which offer varied study tools and online practice tests. However, you must remember the thumb rule to follow the ATI website for all information about TEAS.

  15. Use of flash cards is another beneficial option of study to help overcome the difficulties that you come across during your preparations for the test.

By now, you must have attained enough knowledge about the TEAS V entrance exam. However, the thumb rule that every TEAS aspirant must remember is to attain strong subject knowledge and have a thorough practice in every section of the TEAS V entrance exam. Please note that a good score in the TEAS adds a lot of value to your nursing application.

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