Question about the pre-entrance exam

  1. Hey there..Im going in October to take my pre-entrance exam. I looked into a few nursing schools and each one of them gives a different entrance exam. Why is that?? And whats the difference? Im taking an exam called the AIT exam? Anyone take it or even heard of it? And is the entrance exam as scary as people make it out to be..Im a lil nervous!!!
  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   tookewlandy
    Hi, i have never heard of the AIT entrance exam, but i took a few entrance exams and most of them had the same format of testing certain types of knowledge. Science, reading comp, vocabulary, basic math, pre algebra. and then some tests had survey type sections on the exams.
  4. by   Kathyz
    I believe the ATI test is the TEAS. There's also the NET (Nursing Entrance Test) and the NLN (National League of Nursing) Entrance exam.
  5. by   Daytonite
    hi, godsend213!

    the teas (test of essential academic skills) is written by ati, the assessment technologies institute. here is a link in to their website where you can get information about the teas test and another link to their online store where you can purchase the official study manual the company sells if you wish. - 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

    some advice from an old nurse (even though you didn't ask for any). . . you can sit on your duff and be scared or get active and start doing something to make sure you have an active role in pulling a good score on this exam. life can happen, or you can go out and make it happen. the choice is yours. rns, if that is your goal, are leaders and independent thinkers. is that what you are, or are capable of becoming?

    welcome to allnurses!