Yeah none of have heard of the "Step up exam" either.. When we originally took the step assessment and then heard of the changes to the program, we thought oh yeah, no problem we already took it.. Well we didn't.. they are tricky! I cant figure out how to understand the results to the assessment test either and of course no one can help you at ATI, and the instructor said not to worry about the numbers they just wanted to see where we were at.. I did read somewhere that if you have a higher number than the national average 66 I believe, then you're good!! I got 75 for my national average.. It had been longer than 8 years since taking VNclex which is what it reminded me of totally.. and dont forget its all areas.. which we forget! I think its just human nature to want to see what we did wrong or right, a passing or fail score, correct it, and move on!
I know for me a lot of drugs and the adverse reactions were really hard.. we cant have a drug book in front of us while taking the test. For me, my practice is, I would never give a drug I dont know about or have never given to my patient without always looking it up in my drug book.
The teas we have to take is for version V and yes I have the book from ATI and two practice tests yet to take.. It is very heavy HEAVY on the Chemistry
Some of us, myself included didn't need Chemistry for the program. It is a co-req to Microbiology. I can't even start really concentrating on either of the tests until I complete my LPN-RN transition class. I know both are equally as important, however cant progress to the next step until I pass this class, which shouldn't be any problem. I also just purchased the RNClex book from Saunders I believe, to just start going over the stuff I need to brush up on from the assessment test. That part I can clearly understand
I know for some people it was really difficult to pass the TEAS exam and they are very intelligent too.. So scary