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TEAS Test?

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I have to take the TEAS test for acceptance into my school's nursing program. I was wondering if any of you have heard of it, and what are your thoughts about it. I'm not worried about it being too difficult, I'm just curious what it's about. Thanks! ;)

I have to take the TEAS test for acceptance into my school's nursing program. I was wondering if any of you have heard of it, and what are your thoughts about it. I'm not worried about it being too difficult, I'm just curious what it's about. Thanks! ;)

It is not easy, but it isn't that hard either. I bought the study guide and reviewed it many, many, many times and got a friend to tutor me on the math portion. The hard part is that you don't know what will be on the test, and it is impossible to study everything. Just go over every section and study the area(s) in which you struggle.

The actual test is timed and I forget how many questions per section there were, but we were allowed 3hrs to finish. I finished in a 1.5hrs. Every computer had a different test, and I was distracted by people reading out loud! I was a nervous wreck, but scored 74.5%. They took the top 32 scores and I was one of them.

Hope that helps you. When are you taking it? Feel free to ask me anything you want to know. Good luck!

CDB :)

Hey there, I am taking the TEAS on November 17, 2005 and am totally freaked out by the unknown, meaning what will be on the test. Did you study so much that if asked anything in the study guide, would you know the answer?

I also had to take the TEAS test for entrance into the program that I am currently enrolled (graduate in Dec!)

I dont remember our university offering any study sessions. I was pretty nervous going in, but once I got going, it wasnt bad at all. I ended up scoring 87% and was in the 94th percentile. I had been out of highschool for 10 years when I took this test too! Dont stress about it and take your time and you will do great! If your area does offer a refresher course, it couldnt hurt though. GOOOD LUCK!!! :typing

I took it last month - I didn't think it was all that bad at all. If you get the study guide the test is pretty much exactly like it. It's timed but ours was done in absolute silence and we got breaks between each section. It wound up taking us about 4 hours....but if I had just taken it straight out I would have been done a lot earlier. I know I finished the reading/science sections with at least 20 minutes to go. Definetely get the guide and study it. The only thing I noticed is that I only had **one** A+P question on the test as opposed to an entire section in the workbook. I scored in the 96% overall.

Krystal_loves_babies

Specializes in NICU.

So guys, I took the TEAS test a week and a half ago, and I had nothing to worry about. I don't know my percentile rank, but I did very well, I got the highest score in my program. I did not even look at a TEAS manual, and I took the test on only two hours of sleep. If that tells you anything. So, I just want to say, don't be stressed out about it, there is no way that you can really study, because it is all stuff that you should already know. So, Good luck to you all!:clown:

NICU Congrats!!!!! Thanks for sharing the update. I'm taking mine on Saturday and haven't studied much. I'm a strong student so I hope to do well. Does your score report tell you where you ranked among those taking it at your school, or did your program tell you that?

I took the Teas test yesterday, and i must agree that it was not a hard test, I have never done well in math(algebra is like a foriegn lang.):chuckle I did very little studying-but i'm not worried,just anxious to get the results. My advice to you would be study word problems, metric conversions,fractions,averages.if you are good at science, English and read

ing you should be fine!

Does anyone know how teas test is scored?

I'm not sure how it is scored, but I take mine tomorrow. The lady I spoke to told me that we get our results as soon as we take it. Has anyone else done this? I haven't studied for the test. Hopefully I will do allright. I know my school uses this and our letter grades for acceptance into the program.

I'm in Indiana also and taking the Teas a week from today. I'm freaking out a little. I have to say I'm feeling a little better after reading everyone's posts. Thanks.

Scoring: This is how our school scores. I'm not sure if this is how every school scores it or just mine.

Reading you have to have a minimum of 85%

Math 60%

Science 60%

English 73%

From the info my school gave me there are 40 Reading questions, 45 Math questions, 30 Science questions and 55 English questions.

Good Luck to everyone!!

Now I'm off to study!:specs:

Thanks for the info,

Teas not hard especially if you,ve been studying. I am on pins and needles waiting to find out my score,the school said we would know by today, but I called and now they say monday.(wish I had studied,at least the math)

Good Luck to you.

I took my test yesterday, and I passed. I did not buy the book to study and I didn't study for it at all. I wasn't sure what it would be like and didn't know what to study. I had a lot of ratio's and changing percentages on my math. Also had some what would 38% of 530 be? I didn't think it was all that hard. Just relieved to have it over with. Good Luck to everyone who has yet to take it or who is waiting on their results.

awesome!

i take the teas test in feb. that's awesome that your in, congrats!!!

nervous nursey

I didn't think it was hard at all. I ended up with a 91.2%, 99th percentile/nation. I had bought the ATI study guide and took 1 online practice exam and it was way harder than the actual test. I wish I'd saved my money. The highest any one at my school has ever had is a 94%.

kitkat260, MSN

Has 11 years experience.

I was told that the TEAS is scored by dividing the number of possible questions (170) by the number of questions that were answered correctly and this gives the raw score. I'm not sure if this varies from school to school as I've read from some posters that their schools don't even use the scores from their math and science sections to consider them for entrance.

It is not easy, but it isn't that hard either. I bought the study guide and reviewed it many, many, many times and got a friend to tutor me on the math portion. The hard part is that you don't know what will be on the test, and it is impossible to study everything. Just go over every section and study the area(s) in which you struggle.

The actual test is timed and I forget how many questions per section there were, but we were allowed 3hrs to finish. I finished in a 1.5hrs. Every computer had a different test, and I was distracted by people reading out loud! I was a nervous wreck, but scored 74.5%. They took the top 32 scores and I was one of them.

Hope that helps you. When are you taking it? Feel free to ask me anything you want to know. Good luck!

CDB :)

I took the NET and retook my ACT (for a couple different schools) I didn't study for the NET b/c I studied immensly for my ACT - but when I got my scores for both tests I absolutely failed the reading portion - ENGLISH.great - MATH.great - SCIENCE.great - READING.very low score. Do you have any tips on how to do well on reading comprehension portion?

Student, I don't know how the Teas differs from the Net, but in my opinion, the reading portion of the Teas is the easiest part. If english is your native language, then I think you will be fine. Just read the questions thoroughly BEFORE you read the passage so you know what to look for. There really is no way to study in advance for the reading portion.

It is not easy, but it isn't that hard either. I bought the study guide and reviewed it many, many, many times and got a friend to tutor me on the math portion. The hard part is that you don't know what will be on the test, and it is impossible to study everything. Just go over every section and study the area(s) in which you struggle.

The actual test is timed and I forget how many questions per section there were, but we were allowed 3hrs to finish. I finished in a 1.5hrs. Every computer had a different test, and I was distracted by people reading out loud! I was a nervous wreck, but scored 74.5%. They took the top 32 scores and I was one of them.

Hope that helps you. When are you taking it? Feel free to ask me anything you want to know. Good luck!

CDB :)

please do you know if itz the individual scored that is considered or it is the program percentile? i need to take this exam and am so nervous.

please do you know if itz the individual scored that is considered or it is the program percentile? i need to take this exam and am so nervous.

It probably depends on the school. My school had a requirement that you score at least a 40 on each section to apply to the program. They said most people who get in score in the 70s, 80s, 90s.

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