Plainview Campus VN Program Testing



What is the TEAS? 

The ATI TEAS, or Test of Essential Academic Skills, is a standardized test designed specifically to assess a student's preparedness for entering the health science fields. Questions are designed to test the basic academic skills you will need to perform successfully in the areas of: Reading, Math, Science, and English and Language Usage. 


Why do I (the student) have to take the TEAS? 

The ATI TEAS has been statistically proven to be a valid predictor of early nursing school success. Your score on the TEAS is one measure of academic preparedness that helps South Plains College consider your acceptance into our nursing program(s). 


What does the TEAS exam consist of? 

The ATI TEAS test is comprised of 170 questions that are formatted as both multiple choice items with 4 answer options and alternate-type items. This includes 150 scored questions and 20 unscored pretest questions. Students have 209 minutes to complete the exam. 

The number of questions in each content section and subsection are as follows: 

  • Reading – 45 questions (55 minutes)
  • Key Ideas & Details – 15
  • Craft & Structure – 9
  • Integration of Knowledge & Ideas – 15
  • Unscored Pretest Items – 6
  • Math – 38 questions (57 minutes)
  • Numbers & Algebra – 18
  • Measurement & Data – 16
  • Unscored Pretest Items – 4
  • Science – 50 questions (60 minutes)
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology – 18
  • Biology – 9
  • Chemistry – 8
  • Scientific Reasoning – 9
  • Unscored Pretest Items – 6
  • English & Language Usage – 37 questions (37 minutes)
  • Conventions of Standard English – 12
  • Knowledge of Language – 11
  • Using Language and Vocabulary to Express Ideas in Writing – 10
  • Unscored Pretest Items – 4


How should I prepare for the TEAS exam? 

ATI, the official provider of prep for the exam, recommends that you allow yourself at least six weeks to prepare for the exam.
There are a variety of prep resources available to help you study for the test – all aligned to the ATI TEAS, Version 7 and packed with thousands of practice questions based on the content and format of the actual exam.  


Where do I register?

Candidates may register in person at the Plainview Campus, 1920 W. 24th St.  The candidate must have the SPC Student ID, picture ID (i.e. driver’s license) and form of payment (cash, credit card or money order) OR the candidate may register online to pay by credit/debit card.  Cost of the exam is $75 and payment is required at the time of registration.  The test fee is non-refundable. 


To register online, please go to the website:

Use the pull-down menu, select and schedule your exam and provide all information requested.


  1. There will be NO EXEMPTIONS allowed for testing purposes
  2. Students may test up to 4 times if time allows and the best scores are accepted
  3. Students are encouraged to test EARLY in order to avoid compilations
  4. TEAS scores are good for 1 year
  5. Take the test on the campus you plan on attending ONLY
  6. Minimum scores can be discussed prior to testing


Plainview Campus:  Applications for Fall 2024 semester are now being accepted.  Deadline for acceptance is 12:00 noon May 1, 2024.  For more information regarding the Plainview VN Program, call (806) 716-4406.