what is on the TEAS???

  1. What level math does it go up too??
    Thats what Im most worried about. I know there's a study manual too, but I was just wondering if anyone who took it can remember what it was like?? Is this a hard test? or basic stuff?

    -Jasmine
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  3. by   NICU_nurse2b
    Quote from FNPhopeful
    What level math does it go up too??
    Thats what Im most worried about. I know there's a study manual too, but I was just wondering if anyone who took it can remember what it was like?? Is this a hard test? or basic stuff?

    -Jasmine

    Hi Jasmine,

    I did not find the problems hard. What made the math difficult was the math section was timed and you could not use caculators. I'm am not fast at math and need to take my time. When I was finished I had 17 sec. left. There were two problems I guessed on because I did not understand how they were written. I'm guessing they were ratio problems since that was the area I scored the worst in. If I had it to do over again I would practice doing the Math section in my study guide timed. If I remember right we had 55 or 65 min to do 45 problems. Good Luck!!
  4. by   Jessy_RN
  5. by   Atlanta6789
    I personally didn't think the TEAS was difficult - and I'm pretty much an average student. I do agree with the previous person who said that the worst part about the Math portion was the fact that you didn't have enough time to finish all the problems. It wasn't that the problems were hard, though. I think the ratio problems were probably the trickiest, but even those weren't particularly that bad.

    Watch your time - don't spend too much time on any one problem, and you'll do just fine!!!
  6. by   mary777
    Quote from FNPhopeful
    What level math does it go up too??
    Thats what Im most worried about. I know there's a study manual too, but I was just wondering if anyone who took it can remember what it was like?? Is this a hard test? or basic stuff?

    -Jasmine

    I took my TEAS this past Wednesday. In the Math portion: You need to know how to add fractions such as, 3 1/2 + 3 3/4=. And 5 1/4 (division sign) 3 3/4= where you change the division sign to a multiplication sign and change mixed fraction to an improper fraction and reverse(reciprocol) 3 3/4 to 4/15 and cross multiply. Pretty straight forward. The test was neutral, it wasn't hard. You'll be okay, I did so much better at the end of the test because I was relaxed, believe me it matters a lot, you do so much better. Worrying can actually make you do worse on a test. I'm telling you this because I didn't do well on the reading section which happened to be the first part of the test. The reading seemed easier to me than anything else, but once again I was worried at first, which caused me to score really low. Keep that in mind. The passages were very short, which makes it less stressful. Learn the metric system such as, 2.2lbs=1kg; 1 mile=5,280 ft; 1qt=2 cups. 1kg=1000g. 100cm=1m, and so on. Oh by the way, I missed about 20 questions on the math portion, because there wasn't enough time left, so if by any chance you have a minute left and you have 15 quest. left to answer then just choose the letter C for the rest of the questions, there is no penalty for guessing so it's not going to hurt your score. Big mistake I made. There is also an Essay after the computerized test. The essay question I got was, "What inspired you to get you bachelor's in nursing, what accomplishments you've had and why you want to be a nurse". I believe everyone got the same essay question. When you finish, the person in charge of the tests will sit down with you and discuss your score. They seem to be more worried about the reading comprehension, so study that too, don't neglect it like I did, because I thought it was going to be a breeze, It seemed really easy on the test, but I was more worried about taking the math and science sections. Don't neglect any part of the test. Study the manual, and if you don't understand a specific subject find another book that will help you understand the material better. For the math section I used the NET study guide, it helped me a lot. For the english grammer I used my college english book. Study 3 months ahead before you take the test. I did and I still felt that I needed more time, but I also felt more confident. Get away from your house, and study at the library by yourself for atleast 4 hours or as much as you can. Walk out of the library for 10 minutes, get some fresh air and come back for a couple of more hours. You'll get more done that way. When you really want something you'll give it that extra push. Imagine about getting into the program it'll make you work harder. If you have any more questions write back.
    Last edit by mary777 on Dec 12, '05
  7. by   bvillenurse
    I'm not worried about the math portion. What is on the science portion?
  8. by   Stdy2BaNurse
    Just took it about 11 days ago. Math was very well represented by the study guide - except if you got the new study guide - it leaves out the discussion on permutation and probability and they were on there. The hardest thing is working against the clock without a calculator. The reading was comparable to the guide. The science was light on A&P, which bothered me - and heavy on scientific reasoning. If you follow the study guide, you will be fine. English, which I did the best on when I took the practice tests, I got the lowest score on...81%! UGH! In case you don't know, ATI now offers practice tests on their web-site, but they are $25 a pop! However, it is a nice way to get a feel for the format of the test without taking it 'officially'.

    I did NOT have an essay question to answer.

    Traci
  9. by   ladybugsea
    Like the others said, it's mostly arithmetic and simple algebra (word problems). I think the time is what makes it hard for some; I have an MS in math and finished with only a few minutes to check my answers.

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