When preparing for a course in practical nursing, interested students need to pass a pre-entrance exam. Capital Region BOCES’ uses the Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI™) Test of Academic Skills, known as TEAS.
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.
The exam features 170 multiple choice questions, each with a certain amount of time allotted. Students should allow four hours to complete the test.
Composite scores, as well as several sub-scores, are computed in each of four content areas to assess specific content comprehension:
- Reading – Paragraph/Passage Comprehension – Read a given text and answer related questions) and Informational Source Comprehension. Questions will relate to a graphic or statement provided.
- Mathematics – Numbers and Operations, Measurement, Data Interpretation, Algebraic Applications. Calculators may not be used for the test.
- Science – Scientific Reasoning, Human Body Science, Life Science, Earth and Physical Science.
- English and Language Usage – Grammar and Word Meanings, Spelling and Punctuation, and Sentence Structure.
Free TEAS Exam Prep Class
Offered on Mondays, 4-6 p.m., at the Career and Technical School Albany Campus.
- January 7 and 28
- February 11 and 25
- March 11 and 25
- April 8 and 29
- May 13 and 20
- June 3 and 17
- July 8 and 22
- August 5, 12, 19 and 26
- September 9 and 23
- October 7 and 21
- November 4 and 18
The TEAS exam is scheduled regularly during the year at Capital Region BOCES Health Careers and Services, Bldg. A, 1015 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Albany, NY 12205. You must call 518-862-4709 to register for a test date.
2019 Exam Schedule
Mondays, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., January – December 2019
Please note there will be no testing on the following dates in 2019 – January 21, February 18, May 27, June 24, September 2, October 14, November 11, December 23, December 30.
Wednesdays, 3-7 p.m. , January – December 2019
Please note there will be no testing on the following dates in 2019 – June 26, July 3, November 27, December 25.
Please bring the following to the exam – $75 cash/money order payment, ATI Paper/Pencil ID number (ATI exam information), picture ID and two number two pencils.