Important News Regarding TEAS!
Effective after the September 2013 application deadline the TEAS will no longer be used as the entrance exam for the Nursing Department. Previous TEAS scores will only be acceptable through the September 2013 deadline.
The NLN PAX RN will be the new entrance exam used for entrance into the fall 2014 semester. More information about the NLN PAX RN will be available soon!
Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) measures basic essential skills in the academic content area of reading, mathematics, science and English and language usage. The test is intended for use primarily with adult nursing program applicants. The objectives assessed on the TEAS exam are those which nurse educators deemed most appropriate and relevant to measure entry level skills and abilities of nursing program applicants.
Beginning May 2, 2010, Nursing applicants will be required to take the TEAS, Version 5. The exam measures basic essential skills in the academic content areas of reading, mathematics, science and English and language usage. The test is a four option multiple choice examination with a 170 total questions and a time limit of 209 minutes. Calculators may not be used.
Reading: 58 minutes with 48 questions
Mathematics: 51 minutes with 34 questions
Science: 66 minutes with 54 questions
English and language usage: 34 minutes with 34 questions
Students taking the TEAS exam must follow these instructions:
The following policies apply to all examinees planning to take or present the TEAS exam at Miami Dade College:
Miami Dade College does not accept TEAS test scores from other institutions.
Calculators are not allowed.
Please bring your own pencils.
Scratch paper will be provided by the testing center.
Schedule 4 hours to complete the exam.
The TEAS may be taken twice a year and retakes (2nd time) may be taken after 30 days.
Examinees may take the exam twice within a 12 month period with a mandatory waiting period of 30 days between attempts. Scores will not be valid for test takers who attempt to test prior to the 30 day waiting period and you will have forfeited your second attempt.
The following are resources for students to prepare for the TEAS:
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• A study manual for TEAS is available for purchase in the Medical Campus Bookstore, Room 1180, Phone (305) 237-4178.
|Examinees must be checked-in and seated by the time scheduled in order to begin the assessment. Consequently, examinees will have adequate time to finish the assessment in a reasonable period or within the Testing Department’s Office Hours of Operation.|
|TEAS||The payment is made to ATI at the time the appointment is made. The registration fee is non-refundable/non-transferable (per each attempt).||Publisher||$60.00|
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