• Entrance Exam for Nursing Programs: Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)  


    The TEAS is a multiple-choice assessment test measuring basic academic preparedness in Reading, Math, Science, and English. The objectives assessed in this test are those that Nursing and Allied Health educators deem most relevant for measuring entry level skills and abilities of program applicants. The test not only predicts the performance of incoming candidates, but it also helps educators gain advance knowledge of the strengths and areas needing development of those that are accepted into the program.   

    The TEAS must be taking within one year from the start date the applicant is applying for.  For example, if the student is applying for Spring 2023 and the start date is January 18, 2023, then only TEAS taken January 18, 2022 and later will be accepted.  You can only test three times per year. The fee for testing is approximately $70 + tax for each attempt and are paid directly to Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI). Coastal Bend College has no control of price changes.  

    Scheduling the exam   

    Testing is available at our Alice, Beeville and Pleasanton Sites. No remote testing is accepted.  To schedule to take a test at the site of your choice please complete the TEAS Test Scheduler Form. 

    Resources to help prepare for this exam include:
    Online resources at www.atitesting.com/teas the official TEAS website. Or for a detailed breakdown of what to expect in this test and study tips go to http://www.testprepreview.com/teas_practice.htm.

    A hard copy of the ATI TEAS Study Guide may be purchased at the CBC Bookstore or the retail outlet of your choice.  

    Before your Test Date 

    Create a login and password at atitesting.com 

    The Day of the Exam   

    Arrive on the date you selected approx. 15 minutes early 

    Bring to the test a valid picture ID 

    Bring a debit/credit or pre-paid card to pay for the test fee of $70 plus tax  

    Bring 2 pencils 

    Cell phones will need to be turned off and put away from desk area