Preparing for Teas V (need some advice)

  1. I currently have 5 classes left to finish all my prereqs for a BSN nursing program starting in summer 2013 - Organic chemistry, Microbiology, Statistics, Intro to critical thinking and Developmental psychology. I need to take these classes this fall and spring but I'm a mother of 3 little ones so I don't like to take too many classes together. Plus I have to prepare and take the Teas V and TOEFL test before February 1st.

    I would like some advice on how you think I should pair these classes.

    I am currently enrolled to take Chemistry and microbiology this fall.

    Do you think I will have time to prepare Teas V while taking these classes? or will taking them benefit my knowledge for the test.

    How much organic chemistry and Micro is in the Teas V exam?

    I already paid for the Teas test but have not scheduled a date yet. (Sorry for all the questions at once - just need a little advice pls))
    Last edit by Joe V on Aug 16, '12 : Reason: spacing
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  3. by   chorkle

    Best advice I can offer for TEAS V--Get the Study Manual which ATI publishes (Vers. V), available at bookstores; and carefully work your way thru it. Be sure to cover all 4 sections thoroughly.

    Also, take the 2 practice exams which are in the Study Manual. Take the time to absorb everything you can from the Manual.

    If you don't see any questions from a particular field, it probably won't get much coverage on the actual test--altho some have recently remarked on-line that their tests supposedly had many questions not covered in the Manual at all. This has not been my experience, tho.

    The Manual offers good preparation for the subjects and types of questions on the exam, altho the exam questions may need closer reading and attention than those in the manual.

    Hope this helps.

    (I'm being careful here to follow the TEAS section's guidelines--not discussing actual questions, or any copyrighted material.)
  4. by   tnbutterfly
    Moved to TEAS Exam Help Forum.
  5. by   Graduation2016
    Taking Chemistry before will definitely help you a lot! My science section had 95% chemistry and physics and very little A&P. Good luck!
  6. by   tikyut
    hank you Chorkle. I got the ATI book today. I will start making a study plan Monday.
  7. by   tikyut
    Thank you mom2banurse! I took chemistry 1 already . I will be taking the 2nd one which is Organic and Micro. I guess it will help build my knowledge on preparing for the test. Do you remember about what percent of Micro was on there?
  8. by   zoe92
    I recommend Chemistry and statistics with developmental psychology for the fall then take microbiology and intro to critical thinking. Chemistry and statistics are work but they are much easier together than pairing either with microbiology. I think you will have time to study for the TEAS, go to for ready made flash cards and use the ATI study guide as well. I take the TEAs Wednesday and this is what I have been doing. Good luck to you!
  9. by   tikyut
    Thanks Zoe. I'm looking into making some adjustment in my schedule. Do you think there will be a lot of micro in the test? Can you share the quizlet page links you have been using?
  10. by   Graduation2016
    I haven't taken Micro yet but all I can say is that I am horrible at math and I ended up doing a lot better in math than in science and even when that school required only a 56% in the Science portion. It was VERY hard. I still failed the whole thing though.
  11. by   tikyut
    Thank you all for your help. I decided to go with Chem and statistics because organic chem was my weakest when I took chem 1 and statistics seems like a load of work and I also want to have time to prepare Teas and still manage my family. Thanks for helping me make that decision.
  12. by   zoe92
    I dont think there will be a lot of micro, but theres general bio and chem questions. From quizlet I have been using: Teas 5 Science flashcards | Quizlet and TEAS V Science flashcards | Quizlet. For Chem I was reading: Chemistry Virtual Textbook
  13. by   tikyut
    Thanks a lot Zoe! That chem textbook look awesome ! Great refresher! Thanks for sharing.
  14. by   Randi156
    My best advice is to order the book from ATI for the TEAS V study guide. I did the book and did the 2 online pactice tests from ATI. If you can pass the online ones you are good to go for the actual test itself. The online practice exam is harder than the test I thought. The science portion of mine was a lot of physical science which I haven't had since oh I dont know 8th grade! so I had some trouble with it since I had been taking chemistry courses and micro.