TEAS questions

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    Hi All,
    I'm new here. I'm currently a pre-nursing student in Indiana.

    I found you all because I did exactly what I swore I wasn't going to do, lol. I opened my TEAS prep manual before I finished studying for this semester's finals and FREAKED.

    So exactly how extensive is the physics and chemistry on the test? Can I get by with some serious study this summer, or should I take some intro classes? Dummy me, I took a whole year of biology in high school, instead of one semester of biology and one of chemistry like everyone else. And that was twenty years ago!

    I am one exam done from completing A&P I, and an two assignments and an exam for Intermediate Algebra. We had one chapter on cell chemistry in A&P I, and there was a little chemistry in the chapter on the nervous system.
    I have also taken medical terminology and an abbreviated anatomy course in the past.That and a seventh grade accelerated chemistry course I took many moons ago is the extent of my exposure to chemistry. I have had very little exposure to physics.

    If I want to be considered for 2006, I have to have my TEAS completed by December of 2005. I will have all of my required gen eds done by spring of 2006.I have two chances to take the test. Should I study the guide and chance it this summer? My advisor really recommends that I take the test between June and September so I can retest if I need to.

    The average score for those who make it into the nursing program at this school is 83. A science score of 60% is a must to make it in the program.I'm not too worried about the reading and comprehension courses. That seems to be my strongest area.

    Did any of you find any other sources helpful besides the pre-test study manual?

    This is a great site, by the way I look forward to getting to know everyone here.

    Cheryl
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    Cheryl,

    THOROUGHLY study the manual!! Inside and out, cover to cover, study each and every section. The test is really very strange but the test questions are identical to those in the study guide. The science section is weird because it's mostly scientific reasoning and genral biology type questions but they do throw in a few chemistry and microbiology questions such as "identify the water molecule", which doesn't sound too hard but when you see it on the test it looks strange. The only microbiology question that I can remember being on there is the one on serial dilution. You have to be careful of the math section because the problems tend to be lengthy to solve and the time goes by on that section at a rapid pace. Study the study guide and see how comfortable you can become with the material that is new to you. I have never had a study guide that so closely mirrored the test. You can do it, just take the time to study. I had to take it twice. Good luck!!
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    Hi Katydidit,

    Thank you for the prompt answer! Now I will be able to sleep tonight, lol.

    I will be sure to study the manual well before I even attempt the test.I guess by doing that, and at least giving it a try, I will know which areas I will need to brush up in to take it again.I read here that you take the same test over again with the TEAS.

    I'm glad to hear the study guide is pretty comprehensive. Now I can settle in with it when finals are over and feel that it will at least be worth taking the time to study it.

    Thanks for the luck, too. I'll be needing some of that, along with the hard studying
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    Quote from Lilac
    Hi All,
    I'm new here. I'm currently a pre-nursing student in Indiana.

    I found you all because I did exactly what I swore I wasn't going to do, lol. I opened my TEAS prep manual before I finished studying for this semester's finals and FREAKED.

    So exactly how extensive is the physics and chemistry on the test? Can I get by with some serious study this summer, or should I take some intro classes? Dummy me, I took a whole year of biology in high school, instead of one semester of biology and one of chemistry like everyone else. And that was twenty years ago!

    I am one exam done from completing A&P I, and an two assignments and an exam for Intermediate Algebra. We had one chapter on cell chemistry in A&P I, and there was a little chemistry in the chapter on the nervous system.
    I have also taken medical terminology and an abbreviated anatomy course in the past.That and a seventh grade accelerated chemistry course I took many moons ago is the extent of my exposure to chemistry. I have had very little exposure to physics.

    If I want to be considered for 2006, I have to have my TEAS completed by December of 2005. I will have all of my required gen eds done by spring of 2006.I have two chances to take the test. Should I study the guide and chance it this summer? My advisor really recommends that I take the test between June and September so I can retest if I need to.

    The average score for those who make it into the nursing program at this school is 83. A science score of 60% is a must to make it in the program.I'm not too worried about the reading and comprehension courses. That seems to be my strongest area.

    Did any of you find any other sources helpful besides the pre-test study manual?

    This is a great site, by the way I look forward to getting to know everyone here.

    Cheryl
    Cheryl,

    I'm also in Indiana. I'm taking gen. eds. at Ivy Tech in Bloomington. I took the TEAS in January and scored in the 98th percentile.

    My perception was that the science portion of the TEAS was much easier than the study guide, although I consider the study guide to be an invaluable resource. I also remember a question concerning serial dilution, but also lag phase and log phase of a microorganism. If you understand BASIC principles of phyics and chemistry, you should be okay.

    The reading, lanquage and math portions of the test seemed to follow the guide pretty closely.

    I understand you're feeling stressed about taking the test, but it's not nearly as gruesome as our imaginations lead us to believe. I wish you the best! Keep us posted!

    -m
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    [QUOTE=Lilac]Hi All,
    I recently took the TEAS test. Study the study guide. If you are slow in adding etc. practice the math problems in the book with a timer. The math problems are almost identical to the study guide. I believe you have 55 min. to complete 45 problems. I ran out of time and just had to guess on some of the problems. But all in all I tought the test was pretty straight forward. Study the study guide esp. the science ( the experiments).

    I am taking it again in a couple of weeks.


    Good luck,

    BB
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    [QUOTE=beadbabe]
    Quote from Lilac
    Hi All,
    I recently took the TEAS test. Study the study guide. If you are slow in adding etc. practice the math problems in the book with a timer. The math problems are almost identical to the study guide. I believe you have 55 min. to complete 45 problems. I ran out of time and just had to guess on some of the problems. But all in all I tought the test was pretty straight forward. Study the study guide esp. the science ( the experiments).

    I am taking it again in a couple of weeks.


    Good luck,

    BB
    Thank you very much for the information!

    I've been offline the past couple of days, so was kind of late responding to this.

    I will definitely have to practice with a timer. I'm dreadfully slow at math.

    M,
    I go to Ivy Tech in Lafayette
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    I took the TEAS last Friday.

    If you didn't get the manual from ATI...GET IT! And do it cover to cover. Alot of that material is stuff that I haven't covered since High School or at least early college. The manual gives you the tips you need and a lot of practice. I crammed it all in over only 3 days and got 98th percentile nationally.

    It is well worth the purchase and helps alot. The math is the most difficult only because of the amount of questons and short time limit, so be careful to budget your time. I did very well on math, but never got to go back and review as I finished it with 56 seconds to spare.

    My suggestion is get the ATI practice manual. It is exactly like the test except for the times limits.

    Good luck.
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    I wouldn't really worry too much about it. I graduated from college the first time in 1992, and had never taken Chemistry or Physics. I began nursing school last fall, and a couple of weeks into the first semester, we were required to take the TEAS test because every class after us is going to be required to take it as an admissions test (I guess they were just experimenting on us because it didn't count for anything). We had no idea there was even a study guide and no idea what kind of questions were going to be on this test. I scored in the 97th percentile, and most of my class scored in the high 80th to low 90th percentiles. I'm sure that you will do great after looking over the study guide - I definitely wouldn't waste any money taking any classes to prepare for it! Good Luck!
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    What is a TEAS test, I was arleady accepted into school. Will I have to take that?
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    Quote from Princess74
    What is a TEAS test, I was arleady accepted into school. Will I have to take that?
    Hi Princess,
    The TEAS is the Test of Academic Skills. Many colleges use it to evaluate students for admission into their RN programs. Not all do.

    Have you been accepted into your college or into the nursing program? Usually, that involves two separate processes. Being accepted into a college does not guarantee acceptance in the nursing program. You usually have prerequisite classes you have to take and pass, and there are often other procedures that must be followed to get into nursing programs.

    I suggest that you make an appointment to meet with your college advisor if you have not already done so.Also, your advisor is the best person to talk to in regards to what specific requirements your college has.


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