All TEAS exams and test prep classes are cancelled until further notice as Capital Region BOCES takes precautionary steps in the wake of the threat posed by COVID-19. All other adult education classes remain as scheduled. If you have any questions, please contact Adult Health Careers & Services at 518-862-4709. We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause you.
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.