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Traditional, LPN-BSN and accelerated BSN students must take the complete Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) assessment as part of the admissions process. The TEAS measures basic essential skills in the academic content area of reading, mathematics, science, and English and language usage. The objectives assessed on the TEAS exam are those which nurse educators deem most appropriate and relevant to measure entry level skills and abilities of nursing program applicants.

Steps to Competing Your TEAS

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Where do I sign up for the TEAS  test?
  • Students must register through the ATI website, which will list available days and times.
  • You can search for a testing location by city and state.
  • If you take the TEAS at ETSU, we will automatically have your scores.
  • If you take the TEAS at another location you will need to request and pay for a TEAS Transcript.
When should I take the TEAS  test?
We need the scores by the application deadline, so before October first or February first.
Can I study for the TEAS  test?

 Yes. We strongly encourage you to prepare for the test.

  • Study materials are available to purchase on the ATI website.
  • Practice tests and a study manual are both recommended.
  • There are four (4) sections to the TEAS exam:
  • Math, Reading, Science, and English
Can I take the TEAS  more than once?
You can take the TEAS two times in two years, but not more than one time in a single semester. We will take the highest scores, even if they are from two different tests.
How long are the TEAS  scores valid?
TEAS scores are valid for two years from the date of assessment.


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