Nursing Admission Assessment Information
IMPORTANT: You must first create a user ID at www.atitesting.com. After you have created your account, you will need to schedule and pay for the exam through ATI Testing. Individuals taking this test can only register for one location and one testing time. Once this purchase has been made, NO REFUNDS are available.
Scheduling a Testing Date
Please visit this ATI page to select and make payment on the date you wish to schedule.
The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) assessment is designed to measure basic essential skills in the academic content areas of reading, mathematics, science, and English and language usage. These entry-level skills were deemed important for nursing program applicants by a panel of nursing program curriculum experts. The TEAS is a 170-item, four-option, multiple-choice assessment. You MUST take Version 5.0 or higher. Earlier versions will not be accepted.
Information About the Exam
To be admitted to the testing center: Present a valid photo ID as well as your ATI username and password.
- All exams begin at the reserved test time. No late entrance is allowed once the exam starts. Those arriving late will not be allowed to test.
- The allotted time for the test is four hours.
- Each person must purchase his or her own testing reservation.
- Calculators are not allowed.
- Scratch paper will be provided by the testing center.
- Children are not allowed in the testing center while the test is being conducted.
Preparing For the Exam
Applicants can purchase study material and practice exams through ATI either with or before paying for the exam.
RETAKES OF THE ASSESSMENT ARE NOT PERMITTED WITHIN THE SAME APPLICATION/ADMISSION PERIOD.
This is NOT a pass/fail exam. Scores will be compared between all applicants after the deadline in which you apply in order to help determine ranking for acceptance purposes. We will be unable to tell you how you did on the exam in comparison to others until after acceptance letters have gone out.