Help for TEAS test? - page 2

does anyone know of any resources that i could use to study for the teas test (it's a nursing entrance exam for the lpn transition to rn program)? i bought the study guide, but i need help with... Read More

  1. by   obicurn
    It is all pretty evenly spaced out. When you take the test, it is timed and split up into different sections. The Reading and English portions were super easy and you were given tons of time.
    Math and Science were the hardest. The math, you will not have time to check and recheck your answers. You will run out of time if you do that and it will kick you into th next section.
    For math.....most of the questions were life-type things. Balancing checkbooks, calculating interest, etc. Know proportions, percents, a few fractions and a few algebra. I think there were maybe 3 or so actual algebra questions on mine.
    I suck at math too and did way better than I thought I would. Ended up with a 91%. Don't bother with studing anp for the TEAS because there was only 1 question on it about that. Science.....study general stuff. Earth Science, physics, only a couple chem questions. It was all very general. The study guide, if you look in the back, it gives all the answers and the rationales behind them. It will tell you why an answer is wrong or right. Spend most of your time in the back of the study guide and it will help tremendously.
  2. by   obicurn
    Oh....and the math....I went to a 5th grade math website and studied that stuff and had my 4th grader show me a few tricks and surprisingly, it helped! LOL
    http://www.aaaknow.com/grade5.htm
  3. by   Daytonite
    there are all kinds of free help sites online for basic math. but math has to be practiced in order to conquer it. like riding a bike. you will never learn how to balance yourself on the bike by watching others do it. you have to get on and practice. math is very rational based. if you have to, take pre-algebra (that's 8th grade level math) as a refresher. there are lots of math links on post #3 of this sticky thread:
    the fact is that getting through math on the teas won't be the end of your math anxiety. there will also be drug calculation problems in nursing school. some nursing schools have a policy that students must get as much as a 95-100% on their drug calculation tests or they fail them from the nursing program no matter how well they are doing in other aspects of the nursing. and, i can tell you as someone who has worked as an rn for many years that at most jobs, part of orientation was being required to pass a drug calculation test. bottom line. . .they are not going to let you near patients and give them medications if the powers in charge don't think you can do math well enough not to make a mistake with their drugs. drug errors are one of the biggest problems that medicare has been tracking for years.

    you just might want to reconsider retaking some math classes. your focus and motivation for going to school are different now than they were when you were younger. start with a new slate and forget about what you did in the past as a student. you'd be surprised what a new outlook can do. i would suggest that you take a math placement test at the college and see what level of math it says you are at and go from there. short cuts are not always an efficient way to do things.
  4. by   hdxdoode
    Quote from indymom4
    My school (Ivy Tech) for nursing requires minimum scores of 80 in Reading, 60 in Math, 60 in Science and 70 in English before you can even apply to the program.
    The test was a lot easier than I expected.
    hi, i just have a question for you. my school is similar is have to score atleast an 80% on the reading and 60% on the rest. and if i fell one portion i have to retake the whole test. Am mainly nervous on the reading portion, how was it? was there any verbal stuff, can you kinda tell me what was on it, so i can prepare for it, thank you so much
  5. by   cancergirl24
    Quote from hdxdoode
    hi, i just have a question for you. my school is similar is have to score atleast an 80% on the reading and 60% on the rest. and if i fell one portion i have to retake the whole test. Am mainly nervous on the reading portion, how was it? was there any verbal stuff, can you kinda tell me what was on it, so i can prepare for it, thank you so much
    Hi, I just took the TEAS test last week, so in response to your question; the reading portion was probably the easiest section(in my opinion) You just have to read paragraphs and answer questions. Some of the questions are kinda tricky, they give you instructions to draw a line this way, then put a line vertical to that line etc. My advice is that you read the questions/answers before the paragraph so you know what to look for. Oh, and make sure you take your time, it is easy to misread something if your trying to rush through it. They give you a decent amount of time for this prtion. Hope this helps and Good LUck ,Kristen

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