Geology and TEAS V?


As I search for posts about tips regarding the TEAS.. I notice that some tips mention to study rocks, specifically rock formation, and plate technonics? This is not covered at all in the ATI study guide. Did anyone recieve any Earth questions on their TEAS V test? Is there any tips you could give me to study for this section (like study guides you used, etc..,)

Also, is there a lot of physics questions? I'm using the Kaplan and McGraw Hill study guides too and they go really in depth into physics...

I'm hoping that I don't have to memorize all those formulas(like the formula for potential energy or work).

Lastly, the math questions... do I need to memorize the conversions for measurement (ex. I should remember the value for hectometer...)

Thanks for your input.:redbeathe


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From what I recall, the geology was a VERY VERY small part of the science section. You would do well to know your basic conversion measurements, yes. They will give you some of the ones that are more obscure and you have to do the math. My test had NO physics, and no heavy formulas like you mentioned for energy, work, etc) and the Chemistry was very basic. (i.e. looking at an element on the periodic table and being able to know who many protons, neutrons, etc).

Mine had labels from medicine bottles, they would provide a scenario about a person who had done something against the dosage recommendation (took it too often, took too many, stored it improperly) and you would have to pick out what they had done wrong.

Good luck!


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Hello studentsara. Did you recently took your teas exam? If you don't mind to share how was the scores that you achieved?


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I don't remember any geology stuff on the test (I think those were on TEAS 3 & 4). I think I had 1 or 2 ecology questions- but they were common sense type questions. If you think them through, the answer is obvious.

I don't really remember any physics questions, either. I have never taken physics (don't know why…), but I do have some calculus knowledge. I don't remember having to answer anything related to either. Most of it was focused on basic chemistry and biology (microbiology, anatomy, physiology).

For math, you'll be given any equations you need. And conversions, too… I started stressing about that stuff about an hour before the test and I googled probability, permutations, combinations, factorials, etc. just to brush up on them… nothing like that showed up on the test.

Don't stress out about it- it's really not that bad :) I didn't have any time to study for it because I had just completed an accelerated 6 week A&P2 course a few days earlier and all of my free time and energy was focused on that class. The TEAS V really wasn't that painful.


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omg, i've been out of college for like 11yrs and now i have to take TEAS for nursing, wat the...i dont even drink them, LOL...there are so many study guides out there and so expensive, any tips...thanks thanks



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I took it twice, the first time there was no earth science and the second time I believe there was a couple of questions- I think it's the luck of the draw on the geology.

I had no earth science questions on my Science portion. It depends on what college you attend in my area. I have a friend who says that at her college, they have all Earth/Physical Science questions and no Chemistry on their TEAS because Chem is not a requirement to get into the RN program

On my test there was basic A&P questions, very basic Chem questions (asking about protons), one physic question, DNA/RNA questions, punnett square, one mitosis question, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, that's all I can remember. It wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be.


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I took my TEAS V at a testing center (not at a specific school). My exam had one question that could have been considered geology, but it could easily be answered applying concepts from general physical science.

Also, the physics I had was very basic. Biology and A&P, however, was pretty intense!