So I just took TEAS V, and let me just say it is HARD! Well at least some of it is. I took the science portion and wanted to die. Right there on the computer. The reading was tougher than I thought, for sure. I got the ATI Study Manual, McGraw Hill Entrance Exam [Nursing], and Peterson study guide for allied health. The ATI was helpful in the english, math, and reading. The science, as EVERYONE here on AllNurses say, is completely RANDOM! There were things not in any of the books that I read, things that are WAY more in depth than any of the books I read. But if I had to choose, I thin kthe McGraw Hill was the most helpful for science.
I thought the science was SO DIFFICULT. I couldn't even do process of elimination. I just sort of "clicked" whichever appealed to my eyes the most. If I liked the word, I clicked it. Horrible test taking strategy, for sure. Turns out, I got a 92 on the science. Couldn't believe my luck. The reading, I got a 63. =/
My mean individual score was an 80. I really don't know what to think. The university I applied to [Saint Xavier, Chicago, Il] needs a 58.7 for your app to be considered, but I'm still extremely nervous and axious. You are only allowed ONCE to take the TEAS. Ever. So even in 4 years, if i reapply, they will only take my first ATI score, unless they change their requirements.
For those of who you are going to take TEAS V, I sugest getting the McGraw Hill. Maybe even the online tests from ATI. I haven't purchased the online assesments, but the students I took the exam with have, and they said it helped somewhat. I wish I would have purchased it.
For those of you who have taken TEAS V, what was your score and did you get accepted??