Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

The Hillsborough Community College Nursing Program is   using the Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS®) as a pass/fail tool for potential nursing  students. Students who score 60 or above on the ATI TEAS® exam will then be ranked by GPA for possible admission into the Nursing   Program. This test will evaluate reading, math, science,  English language usage. The TEAS® Version V will be accepted until January 15, 2018.

Students are allowed three attempts per year to achieve a passing score of at least 60, but must wait 30 days between attempts. The calendar date for the year begins with the first attempt. Passing the ATI TEAS® exam does not guarantee placement, but not passing assures that the student will not be accepted into the program.

Register with ATI at https://www.atitesting.com/home.aspx

Fees must be paid directly to ATI through their website. The cost is $55 for each attempt. HCC does not add any fee for administration of the test.

You must schedule with ATI at least one week prior to the date that you wish to test. Scheduling is performed at the ATI website which is atitesting.com/ati_next_gen

After scheduling with ATI, students who have questions regarding their schedule should contact the testing center by email at dmtesting@hccfl.edu.

Students will go to DSTU 203 at the Dale Mabry Campus, 4001 W. Tampa Bay Blvd., to take their exam. You will not need to bring any pens, pencils or calculator.
You will need to provide one form of identification which must be  government- issued and your ATI username and password at the time of testing.  You should expect to spend four hours completing the test.

You will receive your results when you complete the test. A copy of the  results must accompany the nursing application. If you still have questions, please contact Health Sciences Admissions at healthsciences@hccfl.edu.


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TEAS Testing Locations

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Dale Mabry TEAS Testing

Students will go to DSTU 203 at the Dale Mabry Campus, 4001 W. Tampa Bay Blvd.

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Plant City TEAS Testing

Once you have received a schedule through ATI, the ex am will be taken at the Plant City Test Center (813) 757-2214. All exams start at 8am and are limited to ten students per day.

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SouthShore TEAS Testing

Students will go to the SouthShore Campus Test Center, 551 24th Street NE; Ruskin, FL 33570, to take their exam.

Preparing for the ATI TEAS®

        ATI Nurse Education has test preparation materials that can be purchased from their website at atitesting.com/Solutions/PreNursingSchool/TEAS.aspx.

Online Practice Tests (two different tests are available)—$46.00 each
•    Includes a detailed explanation of each exam objective in addition to two or more practice problems.
•    300+ pages of content, practice questions, definitions and comprehensive practice tests.

TEAS Study Guide —$50.00
•    Written specifically to address the needs of students preparing to take the TEAS.
•    Instructional material for each of the four subject areas: reading, mathematics, science and English language usage.
•    Practice problems and examples with explanatory answer keys.
•    The printed study manual contains two 150-item comprehensive practice tests.

TEAS Study Package—$115.00
Includes both the two available online tests and the Study Manual described above.

TEAS Study Package Plus —$138.00
Includes the TEAS Study Manual, Online Tests A &B, and Achieve Tutorial.

TEAS Retention Complete Package —$159.00

Includes the TEAS Proctored Assessment, two versions of the Online Practice Assessment, Study Manual, Achieve, and Learning Strategies Book.

Free study preparation at HCC!
The Learning Commons located in the library building (DLRC) at Dale Mabry Campus has materials that can be used for studying the TEAS test sections on reading, math, science and language.    Students who have taken one of the practice tests or have taken the actual test and need remediation can receive tutoring in whichever topic(s) they need assistance.
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ATI's Focus Review is available after completion of the exam.