TEAS Exam Tips for California Community College and CSU Nursing Programs

It’s important not to slack on the TEAS exam no matter what GPA you have.

Say your GPA is pretty good at 3.5 or above for overall and prerequisite courses. The GPA for the last 60 units are even higher. Your chances of getting in look promising. However, that does not mean you should  skimp on the TEAS exam. You don’t have to perform perfectly on the test, but you do need to do well. Many schools weigh the TEAS exam quite a bit, so it is not something you should slack on. If your GPA is closer to the 3.0 area, then you should really study the TEAS exam very carefully.

The Best Study Guides for the TEAS Exam

One of the best things you can do is to order the ATI book.  Make sure you match the book to the right version of the TEAS exam. They questions in the book are very similar to the real thing. You may find that the questions are exactly the name with just different numbers.  There are other study guides out there as well. They may be easier to work with for some students due to different learning styles.  Do whatever works for you. But try to get the ATI book for practice because those exam questions are very similar to the real thing.

Concentrate on the areas on the TEAS exam where you are weak. In your strong areas, you may only miss one or two questions, so that won’t be a good area to study for TEAS. For many students, it is the science and spelling/grammar sections that give them the most trouble. Don’t automatically assume that recent science courses mean science is your strongest subject because it may not be.

Retaking the TEAS Exam and Limited Retakes of TEAS

Then you get your TEAS exam results. Hopefully you scored high enough where you don’t really have to worry about retaking the test. However, some people do not score well, and they need to retake the test. Keep in mind that many schools only allow you to retake twice or three times. Call the schools you are applying to in order to find out. Because of the limited number of retakes at many schools, really try to do well on the first try because you may only have one more attempt at many schools.

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