you would take a teas exam as part of the application process to be accepted into a nursing school. you would take the nclex after completing nursing school and in order to become a licensed rn or lpn in whatever state you live. you would not be able to legally work as an rn or lpn without first taking and passing the nclex exam.
here is information about the teas (test of essential academic skills)
- the home page of the organization that writes and administrates this test. the test covers four general areas: math, reading, english and science.
math covers whole numbers, metric conversion, fractions, decimals, algebraic equations, percentages, and ratio/proportion
reading covers paragraph comprehension, passage comprehension, and inferences/conclusions
english covers knowledge of punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, contextual words and spelling
science covers science reasoning, science knowledge, biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, basic physical principles and general science
- this is a link to their official study manual from their online store $34.95
the nclex is the licensing exam administrated and written by the national council of state boards of nursing that graduate nurses take to become licensed as an rn. here is information about nclex from the official website http://www.ncsbn.org/testing/general..._info_what.asp