Took the TEAS the second time....

Nursing Students TEAS


First test: 66.7%

Second test: 69.3%

SERIOUSLY?! What is wrong with me?!

It's so hard to accept because my health science GPA is a 3.9 (my school looks at that and the TEAS Score).

Perhaps the way I study isn't working? I chose to do it over midterms so you should understand that distributing my time evenly for each class + this test was difficult if I wanted to get As in all of them. Thus, this test became my least priority and I only gave myself about two weeks to study. I thought that maybe reading the ATI-TEAS workbook and the Kaplan would help as well as being able to do a last minute practice test the night before. It's obvious that I didn't do enough practice test and each of my averages totaled to a 70%.

The the things that I did worse in were:

-READING COMPREHENSION: Paragraph and passage comprehension (a whopping 47.4% from a 52% on my first test) but my overall score was a 69%

-MATH: My math went up from 40% (I actually ran out of time on my first test) and it went up to 63.3%. The main ones that I got stuck on were measurement, numbers and operations, and algebraic applications. Math is my weakest subject and I avoid it all the time because I hate feeling incompetent.

-SCIENCE: this went down too from a 77% to a 75% and I thought I was good in science???? I just took my first organic chemistry exam and I scored a 103/100 and I was the highest in class so WHAT IS GOING ON HERE?! I love science!!! I got a 100% on AP but the most ugly ratings were for Earth/Physical Science as well as scientific reasoning. How can I improve my scientific reasoning?? I don't know how to study for that...

-ENGLISH AND LANGUAGE USAGE: My percentage of grammar and word meanings in a context went down from an 80% to a 66.7%. Jesus, did I all of a sudden forget how to speak or understand English during my exam or something?! The rest were 88.9 for spelling/punctuation and 100% on structure.

Can anyone tell me what is going on? I have my THIRD try reserved on December 7 this year. THIS WILL BE MY LAST CHANCE to apply for my nursing program who only has 30 seats per fall semester (they don't offer their program in spring). I need to show them that not only am I good with my GPA but I can be competitive too. Lastly, I need to score in the mid-80's to be considered competitive but a 90% is what I prefer.

Any suggestions on studying habits, corrections on what I'm doing wrong, and academic advising will all be welcomed.

Thanks for reading :(:blink:

Awesomenurse2b thx so much and it's my second time around. I would suggest McGraw Hill 5 Teas practice tests. It's a little more of a challenge than the ATI. I used both hope it pays off tomorrow!!!

Hi not sure if you have an iPhone but this TEAS app helped me study for the exam. I also used the ATI study manual. Try to figure out what your weaknesses are and really study those areas and you will do great on the next test.

Good Luck!

Ok I just finished the Teas for the second time. The science was worse this time than last. The Math was easier than before and there were more passages to read than before. Oh well, I have to wait until next week to know the results!!! Long weekend...

was the test the second time the same test

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