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Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) exam is a test made by ATI that is taken by nursing students as a pre-admission exam. TEAS is used by nursing schools to help assess nursing students' knowledge in math, science, English and reading and to assess a student's preparedness entering the health science fields.

The ATI TEAS test is comprised of 170 questions set up in a multiple-choice format with four-option answers. Questions are designed to test the basic academic skills you will need to perform in class in the areas of: reading, math, science, and English and language usage.

The ATI exam contains multiple-choice questions in four sections:

  • For the reading section: 64 minutes to answer 53 questions
  • For the math section: 54 minutes to answer 36 questions
  • For the science section: 63 minutes to answer 53 questions
  • For the English section: 28 minutes to answer 28 questions 

The TEAS exam is only available during specific times of the year as one of the HSU Nursing Department's admission requirements.

To learn more about the TEAS exam, visit: https://www.atitesting.com.