hi rae96 and welcome to allnurses!
- 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
there are a number of websites where you can work on honing basic math skills. a number of math textbooks now have videos that are sold or that you can buy that go along with their textbooks that have an instructor showing how to solve math problems. for the teas test a basic knowledge of math to the level of pre-algebra should be good enough. you might want to take a pre-algebra class. if you are disciplined there is a website where you can access an online math textbook companion website where you can work your way through the math exercises chapter by chapter of a textbook and be shown how to solve each math problem as well as be given unlimited numbers of similar problems to work as well. the trick to becoming proficient in math is doing as many math problems as you can. the site is http://www.interactmath.com/
and i will save you a lot of grief and post the instructions on how to get yourself setup on the site (access to the site is free) if you'd like (i have them pre-printed in a file), but it takes up a lot of space. let me know if you are interested and want the instructions. otherwise, here are some websites you might want to explore to help you bone up on your math skills:
the best advice i can give you as a potential nurse is that to perform any math on the job as a nurse it is helpful to know how to work with ratios and fractions. ratios are a form of fractions.
as a new member of allnurses and thinking of going to nursing school you should check out the student forums. by clicking on the tab near the top of any page that says "students" you will be taken to a listing of the student forums. click in to any that seem interesting to you and start reading the various threads. the pre-nursing student forum might be interesting to you for now. here is a link to it (http://allnurses.com/forums/f198/