Just Took The dreaded TEAS test - page 3

Okay so I took the teas test Saturday morning...gosh it was a long test...by the time we got to the English grammar part i just wanted to get out of there.... im still waiting on my results...... i... Read More

  1. Visit  newhospicern profile page
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    Quote from BostonStudentNurse
    Agree with previous posters - if this test was difficult for you, then you might want to reconsider nursing altogether.
    How very supportive. I don't think one's anxiety over an entrance exam is an indicator that they won't be able to cut nursing school. The time limits and pressure to get a competitive score can really throw you off your game. For most people, the TEAS is the final step after several semesters of hard work that can make or break your chance to get into the program you've worked your ass off for. No pressure there! lol

    I'm not saying that nursing school is going to be easy by any stretch- but it's a step by step process and for applicants, the one focus is the one in front of you- getting accepted. You revamp your game once that happens and begin preparing for the fun of nursing school exams.
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  2. Visit  amwpillai profile page
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    I agree with SnMrsSmiley. Our school doesn't require it for admission, but we just took it yesterday during orientation to identify our weak areas before classes begin. I didn't study at all and got a 91%. Most of the questions are pretty straightforward. There is a lot of anatomy and biology in the science section, but nothing that is tricky or obscure - if you've taken high school biology or an anatomy class, it's not too difficult in that respect.

    I think the trick is not to panic or over-think it. Studying is great, but once you sit down at the test, just relax. You mentioned that you kind of glossed over science based on the first five questions. I have the same problem with math sometimes - once I finished the math section, I was pretty tapped out. But you just take a deep breath and focus anyway. Do your best and you'll probably surprise yourself with how well you do.
  3. Visit  AddisonLawrence03 profile page
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    how come no one answers my question about the type of chemistry on the exam??
  4. Visit  ZekeMass profile page
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    Quote from BostonStudentNurse
    Agree with previous posters - if this test was difficult for you, then you might want to reconsider nursing altogether. Exams in nursing school will be the hardest you have ever taken - no joke. And you have to get at least a 78%, anything less is failure. There will be chemistry, pharmacology, and pathophysiology used on a daily basis. Don't buy the lousy TEAS book - it's probably in your school's library. I did not study for TEAS at all, was the first to finish, and got in the 85th percentile. You will all be fine - don't worry.
    (Trying not to be critical)... The original poster is attempting to do MUCH better on this test than you. A 90% overall score is in the 99th percentile. This is hard - you can miss about 1-2 questions per section at most. I don't even know what score lands in the 85th percentile - definitely lower than the scores required by many schools. To debase the OP, who is looking for a higher level of excellence, is unnecessary.

    OP - I agree, the science portion was hard. Keep in mind that there are quite a few (15%) "trial" questions on the science portion of the test - questions that do not count towards your score. Hopefully the questions that really got you fall into that category. I took the computer based test, and got a score immediately. Not sure, but I remember hearing somewhere that written test scores would be posted within 48hrs.

    AddisonLawrence - re: Chemistry questions - My test had me balance some reactions, understanding and neutralization of bases and acids, quite a few radioactive decay questions that were very easy to figure out even though I hadn't had that portion of chemistry yet, general knowledge (electrons, protons, neutrons), valence electrons, and I'm sure some other stuff I have forgotten. Search the boards for TEAS Chemistry, and I bet you'll find the rest.
  5. Visit  Baybella91 profile page
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    FABULOUS. I just bought my study manual and of course it's ati. Sounds like this manual has a lot of fans. NOT. I bet you did better than you think!
  6. Visit  TC3200 profile page
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    For all of the people having problems with English and grammar: Is English your native language? I'm just curious, because I've always done well in English and grammar, didn't need to review that or study it for these preadmission tests. If you are having loads of trouble with it, maybe try getting a GED English review book to study from. That worked for me for Math, to warm up my pen-and-pencil math skills after years of using computers and calculators to do the gruntwork. The GED English book probably gives you a lot more practice than the nursing preexam study guides do.

    I never took the TEAS, but I took the HESI A2 and the NLN PAX. Those tests are very similar to each other. Here's what I used to study:
    the ATI HESI A2 study guide
    the McGraw Hill nursing preadmission exam guide (there's a brand new edition)
    Cliff's Notes nursing preadmission exam book
    Cliff's Notes general biology guide, because I never took any biology except A&P

    There's are Cliff's books for A&P. I had already taken college A&P I & II and microbiology before I took any RN preadmission exams. Chemistry, I took many years ago in college. Ditto for physics.
  7. Visit  tammy_zeidan09 profile page
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    Quote from mjmoon
    How very supportive. I don't think one's anxiety over an entrance exam is an indicator that they won't be able to cut nursing school. The time limits and pressure to get a competitive score can really throw you off your game. For most people, the TEAS is the final step after several semesters of hard work that can make or break your chance to get into the program you've worked your ass off for. No pressure there! lol

    I'm not saying that nursing school is going to be easy by any stretch- but it's a step by step process and for applicants, the one focus is the one in front of you- getting accepted. You revamp your game once that happens and begin preparing for the fun of nursing school exams.


    I agree! Way to be encouraging. From what I know, the TEAS is newly required by many schools today. Whenever I go to the hospital or speak to the nurse and explain to them the TEAS, they look at me like ***** They have no clue what I am talking about--at least where I live, the TEAS is a new requirement. It used to be a placement test. That's all. It doens't determine your status on whether you can be admitted or not.

    The pressure that this test will either allow you to become what you dream of or having to change your major/career to something you desperately don't want to settle for is nerve racking.

    OP
  8. Visit  Dedicated2BaNurse12 profile page
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    i live in florida and the teas test just came around i think a year ago last year schools started using the teas as a way to weed out students thats considering nursing school which is a good and a bad thing,i taken it already and preparing to take it again but i'm going to wait until i have at least studied a month .i took it 2/3/12.for some people math and science was their weakness in math i scored a 93.3% science 84%-which at my school we only needed a 53% lol huh,reading:76% and english:80%
    for my school teas requirements:
    reading:76%
    math:75%
    science:53%
    english:70%

    can anyone give me some pointers to score maybe 15 pointer higher then what i am scoring or anything that you have noticed about the teas test.
    amwpillai- what did you do,how did you study.
    please help everyone!! email me:missprettyperfect23@gmail.com thanks!
  9. Visit  Kmmo320 profile page
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    I have absolutely no worries about the reading/writing portions. I am an English major. No worries. Science and Math, however, I am worried. Only because I have been out of high school for over 15 years and the only math or science courses I was required to take during my undergraduate work was basic/intro type stuff. So yes, I am nervous because even basic equations are no longer "fresh" in my mind. But apparently, since it's anyone's guess as to what is going to be on the darn test, buying a manual for 60-80 bucks may not even help me at all.


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