The ATI TEAS (Test for Essential Academic Skills) is a required test for students submitting application to DCTC's Practical Nursing Diploma degree. The ATI TEAS exam measures basic essential skills in the academic content areas of READING, MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE, and ENGLISH/LANGUAGE USAGE. These entry level skills were deemed important for health science program applicants by a panel of subject matter experts. The TEAS is required of all DCTC Practical Nursing applicants and a score of 60% or higher is needed for acceptance into the program.
ATI TEAS replaces the TEAS V version and is a product of Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI). More information can be found at www.atitesting.com.
ATI TEAS TEST PREPARATION
Free TEAS Prep Course ($0.00)
DCTC offers its Practical Nursing applicants a free TEAS Prep course at the South of the River Education Center (SOTR) in Burnsville (2800 County Rd 42, Burnsville MN 55337). The class is limited to 25 students and students must commit to the full course length (16 classes). An application to be approved and registered for the class is required. Contact Jonathan O'Hara at firstname.lastname@example.org OR 651-423-8638.
Fall Semester TEAS Prep Class Information
Registration for this free course requires an application. See Jonathan O’Hara’s contact information above.
Pre-Course Assessment on either Monday, September 18th at 4 p.m. OR Wednesday, September 20th at 4 p.m. is REQUIRED.
Class begins on Monday, September 25th and continues through Wednesday, November 15th.
Class will be on Mondays AND Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Students will need to purchase the ATI TEAS Study Guide 6th Edition (see information below).
The TEAS study manual streamlines applicants' preparation for the TEAS. This official TEAS resource, written specifically to address the needs of students preparing to take the TEAS, is proven to work.
Instructional material for each of the four subject areas: Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English and Language Usage
Practice problems and examples with explanatory answer keys provided for each lesson
A practice test accompanies each content area with solutions and rationales
Detailed glossary of terms used throughout the guide
Prepare for the ATI TEAS with the ATI TEAS online practice test package (specific to the ATI TEAS version). On average, students that use ATI TEAS prep materials score higher on their exam.
Each practice test includes 150 questions patterned after the actual ATI TEAS exam
Designed to give a sense of what to expect both in content and in format
Ability to take the assessment twice (same set of questions)
Items accompanied by detailed rationales for correct and incorrect responses
Available via the internet
Separate assessment forms are available at $46.00 each.
Each assessment may be accessed up to two times per purchase
ATI TEAS Test accommodations
Extended Testing Time
Students can request having a longer period of time to complete the TEAS if they have a documented disability that warrants such an accommodation. Students should contact Anne Swanberg, DCTC Disabilities Service Advisor, at email@example.com OR 651-423-8469 to have their accommodation approved and documented. If approved, the nursing director, will set the accommodation at time and a half (1.5) OR double time (2.0) depending upon Anne's recommendation.
The ATI TEAS is primarily administered as an online test. However, a paper/pencil version of the test is available to students who have a documented disability and have had this accommodation approved. Students should contact Anne Swanberg, DCTC Disabilities Service Advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org OR 651-423-8469 to have their accommodation approved and documented. If approved, the nursing director will order and have shipped the paper/pencil version.
DCTC as a TEAS Test Site
Dakota County Technical College is an approved ATI test site to administer and proctor the TEAS. DCTC has a maximum of 20 testers per test session. TEAS will be administered in Room 2-102 on our Rosemount campus (see schedule below).
Upcoming TEAS Exam Dates at DCTC (September - November, 2017)
All Exams will be held in Room 2-102 (Center for Student Success Classroom) Exams start promptly at the posted time. Plan on arriving at least 15 minutes early. Late arrivals will NOT be allowed to test.
Click on the button above to register for one of the sessions listed if you are a DCTC Practical Nursing applicant. Follow the prompts on the screens and be prepared to set up an ATI account (if you have not done so already) and to pay the non-refundable $80 test fee.