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ATI Testing of Essential Academic Skills

Program type: BSN

Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

The TEAS is designed to determine the academic readiness of applicants to post-secondary education programs, and may be used as one criterion to aid screening or selection of students into nursing programs. It is also used to evaluate the academic preparedness of students entering nursing school who may need additional support to meet the academic demand of the program.

The TEAS measures basic essential skills in the academic content area domains of Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English and Language Usage. Southwestern Oklahoma State University Department of Nursing considers the content areas of math and reading, and total Score when determining entrance into the program.

The Math subtest measures knowledge of whole numbers, metric conversions, fractions and decimals, algebraic equations, percentages and ratio/proportion.

The Science subtest covers science reasoning, science knowledge, biology, chemistry, anatomy, and physiology, basic physical principals and general science.

The English subtest measures knowledge of punctuation, grammar, and sentence structure, contextual words and spelling.

The Reading subtest covers paragraph comprehension, passage comprehension and inferences/conclusions.

Content Area Number of Test Items Amount of Time Allotted
Reading 53 64 minutes
Mathematics 36 54 minutes
Science 53 63 minutes
English & Language Usage 28 28 minutes
  170 Total Test Items 209 Total Minutes

TEAS Pre-Test Study Manual

The study manual is written specifically to address the needs of students preparing to take the TEAS or those who need additional help after testing. The study manual includes review material key topics in Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English and Language Usage. Practice exercises and sample tests are provided following the review material for each section.

TEAS Online Practice Assessment

The Online Practice Assessment is available for students desiring additional test preparation. The online practice assessment includes 100 items designed to be reflective of the TEAS in both content and format. In order to maximize the learning experience, each item is accompanied by detailed rationales for all correct and incorrect responses chosen. For a complete student preparation package, the TEAS Online Practice Assessment, and the TEAS Study Manual may be purchased at the ATI Testing website. In addition, the Southwestern Oklahoma State University library has a copy of the Study Manual on reserve for student review.

ATI Testing is administered through the Assessment Center. The TEAS, HESI, or any combination of the two tests can be taken up to 3 times in 12 months waiting 14 days in between testing. Cost for each test (TEAS or HESI) is approximately $80.  For further information please contact your advisor.

Sign Up Information for Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

Program type: BSN

All prospective nursing students must submit verification of TEAS scores by the application deadline. The test must have been completed within the last three years.

For online registration for testing (Weatherford campus only), please use the following link: SWOSU - TEAS Online Registration.

The fee for each TEAS is $80.

SWOSU Assessment Center

214 W College (across from Neff Hall)

Weatherford, OK 73096


For the Sayre remote locaation

Laura Miller

Director of Counseling/Assessment & Orientation

SAB 102

580.928.5533, ext. 2131

When you schedule your TEAS, also schedule an appointment with your advisor
to review your TEAS score. Study Guide is currently available in the library at the reserve desk.