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    How I Passed the TEAS Exam

    Rainbowv-- CONGRATULATIONS upon outstanding!! results of your preparation & efforts. (Or, exemplary, if you prefer.) And thank you, from (or for) all of us, for your mind-blowing super-analysis of the depth & breadth of the exam. If only all who query here would take thorough note of all you said, and apply it to their own preparations. Concur with all that you said, from my experience. English, & Math--96.7%! REALLY outstanding. (I assume you have had, or soon will have, many requests to set up a tutoring school for TEAS prep in your area.)
  2. Have recently read, and highly recommend, this article from the Aug. 13 & 20, 2012 issue of The New Yorker: Big Med, pg. 52, under Annals of Health Care, by Atul Gawande. The subtitle explains the thrust of the article: "Restaurant chains have managed to combine quality control, cost control, and innovation. Can health care?" Particularly entertaining (the article is very well-written) and thought-provoking was the discussion of the efficiencies and cost control sought and achieved by a large restaurant chain, contrasted with the apparent absence of, or even resistance to, efficiency and cost control by the practice of medicine in the U.S. One of the clear implications (for all of us) of the article was that if and when U.S. medical practice embraces the ideals of the subtitle, how nursing is done will very likely change for the betterment of the patients. Not preaching here, at all; merely recommending reading the article if you can locate it.
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    Freshman question lol.

    TEAS V (i.e., version 5) is a standardized test; but of, say, 20 people in a room taking it together, the order of questions, and perhaps even the actual test (there is more than one version) will be different for each person. (No point in trying to see what's on an adjacent terminal screen.) The above posters were fortunate to attend high schools much more advanced than mine. My H.S. chemistry teacher didn't understand mudh of the information shown on a periodic table. (Seriously.) And the rest of my H.S. "education" was similar. Of course, at that time, there were only 12 elements on the periodic table. I found ATI's Study Guide--aval. at bookstores--a tremendous help. Passing score, and the score necessary to get admitted to a particular school, is set by each individual school. You might "pass" TEAS V, based on your H.S. education, and not get admitted.
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    Teas 5

    Have to agree w/ zoe; didn't use the online practice tests. Did use the ATI Study Guide--tremendous help. Bought it at the "local" B & N. Read everything in the Study Guide. Be sure to study the explanations to the 2 tests included in the Guide. Score 2nd time, after using the Study Guide a lot more than the 1st time, was in the mid-90s. HTH.
  5. B in A&P 1&2, and in Micro; A in everything else. Mid-90s on TEAS V.
  6. OP, it may be helpful to think of it this way: Be a perfectionist for yourself, not (necessarily) for externally imposed criteria. These criteria are important, but aren't everything. As PP have said, there are other aspects of NS equally or more important as/than the letter grade in a specific course.
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    Wow! Students who can spell sphygmomanometer easily! (Hope I got it right.) You guys are sharp!
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    Nervous about Teas

    Jamjams-- The ATI Study guide is very useful; as someone said here, study absolutely every bit of it. I would say, expect the actual exam to be harder than the Study Guide, especially in things like math problems stated in words. But I specifically wish to avoid running afoul of Admin's strictures about divulging actual questions or smth approaching that. So, as a suggestion only--when working thru such a problem, think about how you could make the problem more difficult, without changing any of the substance of the problem. And, by the way, IMO the Study Guide does have a few errors in it. HTH
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    TEAS V Exam

    katex-- DO get the ATI TEAS V Study Guide. A thorough review of this will outline the math & science--& will show you English & Reading questions you may not have thought of. The 'math' is largely (not entirely) arithmetic--can you accurately add & subtract with paper (supplied) & pencil? (See the Study Guide.) Passing percentage is defined by the school you apply to. Successful applicants at many schools score 20% or more, higher than the minimum passing score. E.g., 67% passing where I applied, but those admitted score in the 80's & 90's, so I've been told. As others have said, how many times you can take it, and in what time frame, are also school-defined. Dunno where you are--& don't need to; but as to how often the test is given (& where), pull up ATI's website, go to the store link (upper right, I think)--you don't even need an ATI account for this, select various states, & within any state, various cities. And you will find that: TEAS V is not offered in all states; it may be offered in only 1 or 2 places in a state; (probably won't show this now, but) summer offerings are much fewer than during the school 'year'; and many schools offer the test ONLY to their own applicants. I took the test in June & in August, and the nearest place available to take it was 500 miles away. Hope this helps.
  10. KimmieLL-- No, not always the same test. I've been told there are two versions of the test, but other evidence suggests a given test is drawn from a test bank of thousands of questions. Good luck, in any case.
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    Google pops up, for me, a whole raft of articles on hemopneumothorax, including a nice summary article in Wikipedia, including the need for a chest tube; perhaps the discussion isn't in the nursing detail you seek. Does your school's library subscribe to web data bases, and allow you access? Many schools do; if so, this could give you access to many more journal articles than you might need, or even be able to use. Btw, what's a hemomothorax? Or, you might approach it this way: if "you" have a hemothorax, just where is that hemo in the thorax coming from, if not associated with a pneumothorax? (What's the most common cause of a hemopneumothorax? What's the effect of the hemo in the pneumothorax?) HTH.
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    Well, if you're totally lost, you could start with Google.
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    2 glove technique? HUHH?

    As emtb2rn will know, this technique is also used by paramedics when gloving up for what may become a prolonged messy situation. As one pair is soiled, it is removed and a new pair is already in place. This can be multiplied by as many times as you have sizes available, so long as you can still flex your fingers.
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    McGraw-Hill's "5 TEAS Practice Tests" book?

    Brittany-- When you get your TEAS V Study Manual, give particular attn. to the page in your TEAS results which lists the subjects you can improve in.
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    School using TEAS as assessment exam?

    would make-- Get the ATI TEAS V Study Manual, & get as much out of it as you can. Since all sections (in the study manual) deal with one Q. at a time, study time can be used in 5- & 10-min. increments if necessary. If you are very limited in time until the exam, at least read the answers to the 2 sample tests in the manual--because the rationale of each Q. is explained; there is a lot of information in those answers. RainbowDash has hit the high points for the Science section. It's useful to be able to set up a (simple) Punnett square, to say no more, even if a Q. may not require doing so.