How To Prepare For The TEAS Exam

Do you have a dream of becoming a practical nurse but are overwhelmed with the process of taking the TEAS exam? United Career Institute is here to help you understand what the TEAS exam covers, why it is important, and how to prepare.

UCI Teas Prep Course

Curious to learn more about the TEAS exam? Read on to discover how you can seize the opportunity to build your confidence and knowledge, empowering you to perform your best on the exam!

What Is The TEAS Exam?

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) exam is a standardized test designed by the Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) to determine a student’s readiness to enter a health sciences training program. It’s important to note that passing scores on the TEAS exam is a requirement for admission into many practical nursing programs, including the residential Practical Nursing and online/hybrid Practical Nursing programs at United Career Institute. Preparing for this exam is a crucial step toward your practical nursing career. 

The TEAS exam evaluates students in four main areas of study: Mathematics, Science, Reading, and English and Language Usage. Test takers are given three hours and twenty-nine minutes to complete 170 exam questions, including multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, ordered response, hot spot, or multiple-select questions. 

Why You Should Prepare For The TEAS Exam

A TEAS exam prep course can benefit potential nursing students for many reasons. These include improved test scores, building confidence, establishing basic knowledge for nursing school, and more. Study guides and practice quizzes can build a solid foundation of skills and knowledge before taking the TEAS exam, helping students avoid test-taking anxiety when it comes time to actually take the exam. 

The TEAS exam is a crucial first step in a potential nursing student’s academic career. Passing scores are required for admission to the United Career Insitute’s practical nursing training program, and preparing for the exam beforehand can help future students avoid spending unnecessary time and money taking the exam multiple times to achieve passing scores. Attending a TEAS Prep course will help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to pass the exam and allow you to begin your practical nursing career faster. 

WVJC Online’s Free TEAS Prep Course

Now that you have determined the importance of attending a TEAS Prep course, the next step is to find a program that fits your needs. United Career Institute’s sister school, WVJC Online, offers a free course to help you prepare for the TEAS exam in only four weeks.

WVJC Online’s TEAS Prep course is completed entirely online, giving students the flexibility they need to incorporate studying into their busy schedules. Students can access virtual study guides and quizzes and then attend virtual meetings with the instructor to ask questions and receive further assistance. 

High school students who plan to enroll in a United Career Institute Practical Nursing program after graduation can attend a nursing workshop hosted by WVJC Online to learn more about the nursing academic process. Once the workshop has been completed, students can enroll directly in the TEAS Prep course to prepare for and take the TEAS exam while in high school. Then, they can begin practical nursing school after graduation. 

Non-high school students also have the opportunity to enroll in the TEAS Prep course by completing the practical nursing admission process. This includes an initial phone call with a UCI admissions team member. They will then complete an interview to discuss the program and their goals in greater detail. The UCI admissions team will then recommend if the student should further pursue the practical nursing admissions process. If so, the student will register for the TEAS exam at a discounted rate of $35. Once completed, an admissions team member will review any areas of deficiency and enroll the student in the appropriate area of the TEAS Prep course. For example, if a student does not pass the reading section of the exam, they will enroll only in the reading portion of the TEAS Prep course at no cost. Once the student has completed any necessary segments of the TEAS Prep course, they can register to retake the exam at no extra cost. 

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