Information about the Nursing Entrance Test
ATI’s student assessments begin with the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS®). The TEAS® assesses
the academic preparedness of entry-level nursing students in Reading, Math, Science, and English and
Language Usage. A TEAS® Study Manual and an online practice assessment are available for the
students to use for preparation and review at www.atitesting.com.
When taking the TEAS®, students will demonstrate reading skills in paragraph comprehension, passage
comprehension, and inferences and conclusions. The math section will measure their knowledge of
whole numbers, metric conversion, fractions and decimals, algebraic application, percentages, ratio
and proportion, and data interpretation. Science covers scientific reasoning, life science, chemical
science, physical science, human body science, and general science. And in the English section,
students will tackle punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, contextual words, and spelling.
Composite scores are computed in each of these four areas. Sixteen sub-scores are also generated to
assess specific content mastery. There are 170 questions on the test.
TEAS Testing Dates for June 2009 thru January 2010 (only)
**All TEAS tests are in the Assessment Center of the Library and start at 1:00 p.m. on each date listed below.**
June 17 July 14
August 11 August 25
September 8 September 22
October 8 October 22
November 10 November 24
December 1 December 8
December 15 January 11
January 18 January 27
Please make arrangements with Tracey Boele, Nursing Secretary, at 620-792-9357 to take the test. The
cost of the test is $25, payable to Barton County Community College. The test must be paid for prior to
being assigned a test date. Each test date allows for 20 students to take the test and it is on a first
come basis. The test is taken at the assessment center located in the library and a photo ID is required
and admission ticket is required to take the test. You must give 24 hours notice, prior to the test, to
change the test date or you forfeit the cost of the test and you will have to repay to sign up for another
test date. If you are not satisfied with your test score you may retake the test once. If you have any
questions about the test please call the nursing office.
**NOTE: The Nursing Department offices have been relocated to the Technical
Building on the southwest end. Please if you are unable to find us please call.**