Teas Test


Oct 5, '07Occupation: Registered Nurse Specialty: Medical and general practice now LTC ; From: CA ; Joined: Feb '01; Posts: 63,971; Likes: 14,906Hi and welcome to the site
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Oct 5, '07Joined: Apr '06; Posts: 1,110; Likes: 113Quote from rae96hi,
after many years i decided to go back to school. this past year i decided to switch to the nursing program (rn). i will take the teas test in the spring and i really don't know which book to use to try to study? math was never my strong area and what do i need to know?
thanks so much!
i think ati is the only place you can get the official study guide.
atitesting.com  test of essential academic skills
good luck! we don't take the test unless we get accepted, hopefully i'll be taking it in the spring. 
Oct 5, '07Joined: Apr '06; Posts: 1,110; Likes: 113Quote from silverdragon102hi and welcome to the site
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this is the student section isn't it?
there is a pre nursing student section too.
prenursing student forum  allnurses.com nursing for nurses  nursing for nurses 
Oct 5, '07Specialty: med/surg, telemetry, IV therapy, mgmt ; Joined: May '05; Posts: 15,027; Likes: 8,983hi rae96 and welcome to allnurses!
http://www.atitesting.com/productinfo/teas.aspx  the home page of the organization that writes and administrates this test. the test covers four general areas: math, reading, english and science.
 math covers whole numbers, metric conversion, fractions, decimals, algebraic equations, percentages, and ratio/proportion
 reading covers paragraph comprehension, passage comprehension, and inferences/conclusions
 english covers knowledge of punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, contextual words and spelling
 science covers science reasoning, science knowledge, biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, basic physical principles and general science
there are a number of websites where you can work on honing basic math skills. a number of math textbooks now have videos that are sold or that you can buy that go along with their textbooks that have an instructor showing how to solve math problems. for the teas test a basic knowledge of math to the level of prealgebra should be good enough. you might want to take a prealgebra class. if you are disciplined there is a website where you can access an online math textbook companion website where you can work your way through the math exercises chapter by chapter of a textbook and be shown how to solve each math problem as well as be given unlimited numbers of similar problems to work as well. the trick to becoming proficient in math is doing as many math problems as you can. the site is http://www.interactmath.com/ and i will save you a lot of grief and post the instructions on how to get yourself setup on the site (access to the site is free) if you'd like (i have them preprinted in a file), but it takes up a lot of space. let me know if you are interested and want the instructions. otherwise, here are some websites you might want to explore to help you bone up on your math skills:
 video survey of prealgebra number and operations http://www.waybuilder.net/freeed/ma...merops_vod.asp consists of 9 halfhour video programs on prealgebra concepts intended for grades k8. program states it is suitable for college prep programs. needs windows media player to view videos.
 http://www.ndted.org/sitenav/table%20of%20contents.htm  links to math and science refresher
 prealgebra http://www.freeed.net/freeed/math/...01/default.asp
 http://www.aaamath.com/  aaa math.com. basic math
 http://library.thinkquest.org/20991/home.html  math for morons like us
 http://www.math.com/homeworkhelp/basicmath.html
 http://amby.com/educate/math/  a basic math tutorial
 http://www.mathleague.com/help/fract...mplexfractions  this web page has everything you want to know about fractions
 http://www.visualfractions.com/  visual fractions tutorials
 http://www.aaamath.com/fra.html#topic26  tutorials on working with fractions

Oct 5, '07Specialty: 7 year(s) of experience in med/surg/telem., charge nurse, preceptor ; From: US ; Joined: Jan '06; Posts: 582; Likes: 36Are you talking about the placement test to get you into college? If so don't worry to much about it. I was out of school for over 20 years, needless to say, I had forgotten some things, especially algebra . I went to my local community college and had to do the Teas placement test and all it showed me, that I needed to take a precollege algebra class first. I just took that in a short Maymester (3 weeks) and then jumped right in, and started in the fall with all my prereqs for nursing. If you want to brush up on some things before taking the Teas, you could go to your library and find some GED books and study with those. They summarize the basics pretty good, especially in math.

Oct 5, '07Joined: Apr '06; Posts: 1,110; Likes: 113Quote from mysterious_oneAre you talking about the placement test to get you into college? If so don't worry to much about it. I was out of school for over 20 years, needless to say, I had forgotten some things, especially algebra . I went to my local community college and had to do the Teas placement test and all it showed me, that I needed to take a precollege algebra class first. I just took that in a short Maymester (3 weeks) and then jumped right in, and started in the fall with all my prereqs for nursing. If you want to brush up on some things before taking the Teas, you could go to your library and find some GED books and study with those. They summarize the basics pretty good, especially in math.
TEAS is not a college placement test Its the test of essential academic skills. We had to take a placement test at CC its the accuplacer, tells you what level to start at for math, english and reading. The TEAS is used by many schools as an entrance exam. Californai CC are now using it as a requirement to get into the nursing program, at our school we have to take it after acceptance if we get below a 67% we have to take it again, if we fail 2nd time we don't get in. 
Oct 5, '07Specialty: 7 year(s) of experience in med/surg/telem., charge nurse, preceptor ; From: US ; Joined: Jan '06; Posts: 582; Likes: 36Quote from catzy5ok , sorry , they call that the entrance Hesi here, I believe, (used to be NET test).TEAS is not a college placement test Its the test of essential academic skills. We had to take a placement test at CC its the accuplacer, tells you what level to start at for math, english and reading. The TEAS is used by many schools as an entrance exam. Californai CC are now using it as a requirement to get into the nursing program, at our school we have to take it after acceptance if we get below a 67% we have to take it again, if we fail 2nd time we don't get in.