TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills)
Students applying for admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program (ADN) or the Licensed Vocational Nursing Program (LVN) are required to take the TEAS. The TEAS is a multiple-choice assessment of basic academic knowledge in Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English Language usage. Each of the four sections is timed for a total of 209 minutes.
Test results are available immediately upon completion of the assessment and are available to the student through the ATI testing website. WCJC applicants will attach a copy of their score report to their application. WCJC Testing staff will not send score reports to the WCJC Nursing department or to any other institution of higher education.
- Reading: (53 items, 64 minutes) – section includes questions regarding paragraph comprehension, passage comprehension, and inferences/conclusions.
- Math: (36 items, 54 minutes) -- section includes questions regarding whole numbers, metric conversions, fractions, decimals, algebraic equations, percentages and ratio/proportion. Hand-held calculators are NOT ALLOWED, but an on-screen pop-up calculator is embedded within the test.
- Science: (53 items, 63 minutes) -- section includes questions regarding science reasoning, science knowledge, biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, basic physical principals and general science.
- English Language Usage: (28 items, 28 minutes) -- section includes questions regarding punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, contextual words and spelling.
Students are responsible for checking with the school and nursing program to which they are applying for the policy regarding waiting periods, testing limitations, and score requirements.
Register and pay for the TEAS online at www.atitesting.com. Student must utilize this website to pre-register and pay for the exam. Testing staff cannot register students over the telephone or in person.
On test day, students should bring as few personal items as possible. All personal items, including cell phones, fitness bands, purses, digital or smart watches, keys, and water bottles, will be stored and unavailable to the tester for the duration of the test. Testers must present a non-expired, government-issued photo ID prior to testing. Students who arrive late may not be able to test.
The WCJC Richmond and Wharton Campuses are undergoing construction through the summer, and the sound may carry into the testing room. Please request ear plugs from your proctor if you need them.
The TEAS test is $86.00.
Preparing for the Test:
The TEAS is a crucial component in the nursing application. Therefore, testers should prepare thoroughly for the exam. Applicants are strongly encouraged to utilize a combination of study guides and on-line resources to prepare. The ATI site offers a study guide that many testers find helpful. In addition to the materials provided by ATI, listed below are several additional sites that offer study assistance for the TEAS.