Dear Fellow Pre-Nursing Students,
Just a note of encouragement. I did not study for the TEAS science, as the school I'm planning on attending said that I could use some of the mandatory science at their institution as "refresher courses", therefore if I did not pass that section I could still get in (and my curriculum plan wouldn't even change).
So I sat down and took that TEAS. I had only studied the math (just for a week, and I'm no math genius folks, far from it!). When the science section came up I was stunned at the difficulty/complexity of the questions. I literally guessed at nearly all the answers,
yet ended up with a 65% in that section. Another woman who had just tested with me had the same experience, and told me she'd nearly started crying while taking the science section, and had also guessed at the answers
. She also passed (low 60's).
I think that the questions are weighted so that there's not just one right answer for each. I think there's one correct answer, a runner up, and possibly even a .25pt possibility in each question. That's the only explanation for my score. What a scam!!!!
My advice is to not worry too much about the TEAS. The questions on the exam are easier than the ones in the ati study booklet, with the exception of the science section, which is a joke. I would study the math, and briefly study language usage and reading.
Now if you're trying to get into a really competitive school you might need to focus a bit more to bump up your total score (mine was just over 75%). But overall, the test is nowhere near as hard as you would expect.
Mar 17, '14
"That's the only explanation for my score. What a scam!!!!"
Have you considered the possibility that maybe you just got lucky? With countless students taking the TEAS every year, I'm sure at least a few do well due to pure chance.
Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Mar 17, '14