The ATI TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills), previously known as the TEAS V, is a comprehensive assessment designed to measure the academic preparedness of nursing program candidates. Administered by ATI Nursing Education, the multiple-choice test is proven to be a statistically significant indicator of prospective nursing students’ success. Below you’ll find a host of information, tips, and free TEAS Practice Tests to help you do well on the ATI TEAS.
A good way to identify your strengths and improve upon your weaknesses as it relates to the ATI TEAS is to understand the test format and areas you’ll be tested on. It’s important that you brush up on your basic (9-12 grade) reading, math, science, English and language skills and take a practice test or two (or 10). It’s also a good idea to time yourself since the actual exam is timed.
If you’ve been preparing for the TEAS V test, now is a good time to switch gears and start preparing for the new-and-improved ATI TEAS.
The ATI TEAS, the sixth edition of the test, was launched on August 31, 2016, meaning students will need to adjust their study guides to accommodate the new test format. Aside from the 20 unscored pretest questions you will complete, the test has 170 questions that you will have 209 minutes to complete. You won’t know which of the questions are scored or unscored, so approach every question with equal effort. Before diving into the practice tests, familiarize yourself with the ATI TEAS format, which consists of these four sections:
On the ATI TEAS, each individual content area will be scored as well as the overall test. You will then be placed on one of the following scales based on your test results (ranked lowest to highest):
To score your highest on the ATI TEAS, work backward from the date you intend to start your program and give yourself time to adequately prepare. This test covers quite a bit of information that is easy to forget as time passes. Consider getting an ATI TEAS study guide; once you feel ready, begin taking practice tests to prepare for test day.
Now that you’re up to speed on what to expect on the ATI TEAS, check out these practice tests and resources to help you prepare:
Roseman University’s accelerated nursing programs in Utah and Nevada require the ATI TEAS for the admissions process. Though our minimum requirement is a 58.7% overall score, the average overall score of students offered admission (of our Nevada and Utah campuses combined) is 80%.
If you’re seeking more help and advice on the TEAS, tips on registering for the TEAS and other free TEAS advice can be found on our ABSN blog. You can also contact us today to get information about our 16-month accelerated nursing program.