ATI TEAS FAQs

ATI TEAS scores are an important part of the admissions process for entrance into Nursing and Allied Health programs. It is recommended that students complete their core courses including Anatomy and Physiology before sitting for the ATI TEAS Exam.

This 170-item multiple-choice exam measures essential skills in mathematics, reading, science, English and language usage. ATI TEAS is offered in a computer administered format. Each of the four sections is timed for a total of 209 minutes (3 hours and 29 minutes). No breaks are allowed. Test results are available immediately after completion of the test.


Content areas are divided in the following manner:

Reading: 64 minutes / 53 questions
o    Key ideas and detail
o    Craft and structure
o    Integration of knowledge and ideas

Mathematics: 54 minutes / 36 questions
o    Numbers algebra
o    Measurement and data

Science: 63 minutes / 53 questions
o    Human anatomy and physiology
o    Life and physical science
o    Scientific reasoning

English and Language Usage: 28 minutes / 28 questions
o    Conventions of standard English
o    Knowledge of language
o    Vocabulary acquisition

Students applying for admission to Nursing and Allied Health Programs are required to take the ATI TEAS. The exam is scored from 0 to 100%. Admission requirements vary by program; please check with your program of choice for specific testing requirements.
 

Who takes the ATI TEAS exam?

Candidates for Nursing and Allied Health programs take the ATI TEAS exam as part of the admission process.
*Please check with your school of choice for specific acceptance requirements
*For requirements for your specific program with Central Piedmont click here: https://en.calameo.com/read/00087627309b1f31684ea

What programs at central piedmont require the ati teas exam?

For requirements for your specific program with Central Piedmont click here: https://en.calameo.com/read/00087627309b1f31684ea

ARe there any prerequisites needed before taking the ati teas exam?

The science portion of the TEAS Exam includes human anatomy and physiology, it is highly recommended that a student has recently taken human anatomy and physiology 1 and 2 prior to taking the TEAS.

how do i register for the ati teas exam at the central piedmont testing center?

Please click this link, and follow the steps under procedure for TEAS Registration and Scheduling Steps. The website includes information for scheduling, cost, and account creation.

where do i go to create an ati teas student account?

Visit https://www.atitesting.com/Home.aspx to create a secure online account. An account will need to be created to take the ATI TEAS exam and to participate in the ATI TEAS Exam Prep course.

is exam prep for the ati teas exam really necessary?

Surprisingly, 40% of students take the TEAS exam more than once because they did not review the concepts properly. Our comprehensive TEAS Exam Prep is a great way to ensure you are reviewing the key concepts you need to do your best on the TEAS exam.

can i take the ati teas exam as many times as i need to?

Individual schools set their own requirements regarding the score they accept, the number of times students can take the exam, and how long students have to wait in between attempts. The average number of times a student can take the TEAS in a year is three times.
*Please check with your school of choice for specific testing requirements

i took the teas a long time ago. Am i able to use those scores?

The validity of ATI TEAS Exam scores are based on the version of the exam taken. TEAS Exam scores from 2016 onward are still valid. Please check with your school of choice to determine the validity of your TEAS scores prior to that. 

should i take this exam directly out of high school?

It is not recommended that students take the TEAS Exam directly out of high school. In addition to reading, math, and English/language usage, the TEAS exam tests science knowledge not necessarily learned in high school.  

how does the teas exam compare to the act or sat?

The SAT and ACT are college entrance exams and test general knowledge learned in high school. In addition to reading, math, and English/language usage, the TEAS exam tests science knowledge not necessarily learned in high school.  

may calculators be used on the ati teas exam?

A basic 4-function calculator will be provided.You may NOT bring your own.

Cell Phone Policy

We want all students to be fully engaged in their test prep course.  To encourage full immersion, we ask that students limit cell phone use during class. Students are welcome to use their cell phones on breaks but phones should be tucked away during the duration of learning.

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