About to take the TEAS exam??????

  1. I received my letter to take the TEAS exam (test of essential academic skills), has anyone taken this exam? I was curious as to how much the exam really counted towards being admitted to the next nursing class? I purchased the study guide, but is the exam set up the same? I have never had chemistry before & there is a chemistry section. Any information about this exam would be greatly appreciated....thank you
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  3. by   stephera
    Is this to get admitted into the LVN program? If it is they usually just use the math, reading and writing section. I don't think it has any chemistry!! I would like to know for sure to because I will be taking it in February.
    Quote from melgrek
    I received my letter to take the TEAS exam (test of essential academic skills), has anyone taken this exam? I was curious as to how much the exam really counted towards being admitted to the next nursing class? I purchased the study guide, but is the exam set up the same? I have never had chemistry before & there is a chemistry section. Any information about this exam would be greatly appreciated....thank you
  4. by   Montessori Mommy
    I took TEAS in early December. It was much easier than I thought it would be after looking at the review book. The math, English & reading comp was very much like the review book. The science was much more general than the questions in the review book. Pay close attention to the review questions that talk about setting up an experiment - how would you prove...., how would you find out...., etc.

    Most of the other people taking the exam said they had trouble finishing the math questions, so be sure you spend a lot of time reviewing math skills!! Before having my daughters I was an engineer, so the math was the easiest part for me.

    When I took the exam, we were told that people who do well on the exam are more likely to do well in nursing school. I've heard that the school I'm applying to attend has had a lot of trouble in the past with students dropping out of their program soon after they begin because the work is too much for them. The admissions committee uses the TEAS to help them decide who might be better suited to their program.

    I got a 91 on the exam, which was 99th percentile for the nation and for the program to which I'm applying. I hope to hear from them soon!!

    Let me know if you have any more questions!
    Beth
  5. by   stephera
    What type of math questions were there?
    Quote from Montessori Mommy
    I took TEAS in early December. It was much easier than I thought it would be after looking at the review book. The math, English & reading comp was very much like the review book. The science was much more general than the questions in the review book. Pay close attention to the review questions that talk about setting up an experiment - how would you prove...., how would you find out...., etc.

    Most of the other people taking the exam said they had trouble finishing the math questions, so be sure you spend a lot of time reviewing math skills!! Before having my daughters I was an engineer, so the math was the easiest part for me.

    When I took the exam, we were told that people who do well on the exam are more likely to do well in nursing school. I've heard that the school I'm applying to attend has had a lot of trouble in the past with students dropping out of their program soon after they begin because the work is too much for them. The admissions committee uses the TEAS to help them decide who might be better suited to their program.

    I got a 91 on the exam, which was 99th percentile for the nation and for the program to which I'm applying. I hope to hear from them soon!!

    Let me know if you have any more questions!
    Beth
  6. by   Montessori Mommy
    The math was pretty basic, but if you are out of practice you might not finish in time. I remember lots of adding, subtracting, multiplying & dividing fractions. (Remember: Multiply by the reciprocal to divide. That was something I pulled out of the memory banks from 20 years ago!!) There was also lots of adding & subtracting stings of number, which can take a while since you can't use a calculator. One question was like balancing a checkbook, but with about 15 transactions. Not hard, but time comsuming, with a greater chance to make a mistake. Again, the review book math questions are very close to the exam questions. It's worth the money to buy the book from the ATI Testing website.

    Beth
  7. by   mollymil
    here is a site that can be helpful


    [font=courier new]http://www.testprepreview.com/nursing_practice.htm

    it gives general samples of the types of questions found on nursing entrance exams...not teas in particular, but still relevant. best of luck to you!!!

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