1. Hello! I am currently a pre-nursing student. I am about to take ATI test for Nursing program. However, I have no idea of ATI. I was searching on google and found out that TEAS is part of ATI? So, does that mean I can study by using TEAS books for ATI test?
    Also, in ATI testing, is there math, science, English questions like TEAS? So basically ATI questions will be general critical thinking questions or critical thinking questions applied to nursing situations? HELP ME OUT! PLEASE I AM AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT, SO MY ENGLISH IS NOT ENOUGH GOOD. IT WILL BE VERY TOUGH FOR ME TO TAKE THE TEST.
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  3. by   JustBeachyNurse
    TEAS is created by ATI, it is used as a pre-admission assessment test. ATI also offers exams that are used as assessment tools during the nursing program. When nursing students refer to ATI in their programs it refer to the nursing program assessments in areas such as maternal-child, nursing fundamentals etc.

    You can read about the different assessments offered by ATI: https://www.atitesting.com/Solutions.aspx

    If your English skills are not good, consider checking with your school if they offer any ESL (English as a Second Language) services or tutoring to improve your communication skills and English language comprehension. This can be a huge barrier when progressing through a nursing program, clinical rotations, and ultimately the NCLEX exam.

    TEAS is a pre-nursing assessment
  4. by   Strive2Survive
    If I'm not mistaken ati offers the teas v. I would study from any teas v study guide. Good luck!
  5. by   JustBeachyNurse
    Duplicate threads merged. If this is a pre-entrance exam then it is most likely the TEAS.
  6. by   pkkunchan
    But my school offers ATI instead of TEAS. Isn't these are different tests?
  7. by   JustBeachyNurse
    Look at the link i listed above, it explains the different services and assessments offered by ATI.

    ATI creates and administers the TEAS which is a pre-nursing school assessment or entrance exam.

    ATI also offers an assessment program that is utilized throughout a program to assess progress and competency against a national benchmark in various disciplines(pediatrics, med-surg, pharmacology, OB, etc.) and a comprehensive assessment that is predictive of NCLEX pass rates.

    They also offer a post-graduation NCLEX tutorial and prep service that can be ordered by a school or individual students.

    Since you state that this is a pre-entrance exam, the only pre-entrance exam offered by ATI is the TEAS exam. Therefore the ATI study guide to the TEAS would be a good starting point. We also offer a moderated forum on allnurses.com for tips and information relating to preparing for the TEAS assessment: http://allnurses.com/teas-exam-help/

    (The TEAS forum is moderated and all posts must be reviewed by a staff member before appearing in public view)
  8. by   umbdude
    Quote from pkkunchan
    But my school offers ATI instead of TEAS. Isn't these are different tests?
    No. ATI is a company. TEAS is a test.

    ATI is the company that creates TEAS.
  9. by   pkkunchan
    I see. Then it means that TEAS is the ATI critical thinking test?
  10. by   walke274

    I myself had to take the "ATI - critical thinking test". There are no direct questions regarding math, science, grammar, etc. It is a test that assesses how well you can read and understand a specific given scenario within a very short/specific amount of time.

    As previous posters mentioned before, ATI is a company and it does in fact create the TEAS test, but my school has decided to use the "ATI - critical thinking" entrance test in place of the TEAS.

    I found another poster's information that was posted in regards to the different types of questions on the test and what components of your competency they are scoring based off your answers:
    to understand, comprehend, decipher, and explain the
    meaning of written materials, verbal and nonverbal
    communications, empirical data, and graphics.
    to examine, organize, categorize, or prioritize variables such as
    signs and symptoms, evidence, facts, research findings,
    concepts, ideas, beliefs, and points of view.
    to draw conclusions based on evidence, to differentiate
    between conclusions/hypotheses that are logically or
    evidentially necessary and those that are merely possible or
    probable and to identify knowledge gaps or needs.
    to explain, in writing or orally, the assumptions and
    reasoning processes followed in reaching conclusions, and to
    justifying one’s reasoning/conclusions in terms of evidence,
    concepts, methodologies, or contextual considerations.
    to assess the credibility of sources of information, to
    assess the strength of evidence, to assess the relevance,
    significance, value or applicability of information in relation to a
    specific situation, and to assess information for biases,
    stereotypes, and clichs.
    to continuously monitor, reflect on, and to question one’s own
    thinking, to reconsider interpretations or judgments as
    appropriate based on further analysis of facts or added
    information and to examine one’s own views with sensitivity to
    the possible influence of personal biases or self-interest.

    Hope this helps a little ;-)
  11. by   JustBeachyNurse
    No TEAS is the Test of Essential Academic Skills--this assesses your knowledge base in 4 areas math, science, reading and English.


    Thread moved to TEAS Exam Forum, check out the TEAS forum to see what others have done to prepare
  12. by   pkkunchan
    Thanks so much. so TEAS and ATI critical thinking is different one right?
  13. by   JustBeachyNurse
    Correct. Critical thinking is not the same test as the TEAS. You need to confirm with your prospective nursing program as to which test you are required to take pre-entry. Many schools use TEAS, but not all schools.
  14. by   pkkunchan
    So is there any books to prepare ATI critical thinking test??/