How can I prepare for the TEAS V

  • We recommend that you use the certified study materials offered by ATI, the company that writes, edits and administers the TEAS V. The company markets two items, a study manual and online practice assessments.
  • The study manual can be purchased at the SCF bookstore or purchased through the company directly at   The study manual contains detailed information about the exam, as well as, a large number of practice questions. It is an excellent preparation resource for the TEAS.
  • The online practice assessments can only be purchased directly through the company at
  • A package deal (best deal moneywise) that contains both the TEAS V Study Manual and the online practice assessments can only be purchased directly through the company website at . The cost for both items is substantially less than purchasing the items separately. If you purchase the online assessment components and the study manual, you will practice on exams modeled after the TEAS. If you choose to purchase the practice tests, we recommend that you take the first test as soon as you receive your materials, to give you a baseline to study from. Don't study before you take the first test, and see what you are able to remember from your classes. Any subjects with scores below 80% should be studied in the manual. About a month before the real TEAS test, take your second practice assessment. You should see the scores go up in comparison to your first test. Then, in the remaining time you have, continue to study starting with your lowest score until you feel you have mastered the contents.
  • Additional free online resources can be found at  and 
  • Whether practicing questions out the TEAS V Study Manual or the online practice e assessments, be sure to pace yourself at a rate similar to what the actual exam expects. Most mobile phones have a timer available. Use the timer to get an idea of how much time you have available for each question. See the section and time chart in the INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEAS section. Average time allowed per question ranges from one minute to one and a half minutes per question.
  • Concentrate first on learning the content material for each portion on the preparation manual. Then do the practice questions. The TEAS is about 'application of knowledge'.
  • You current college grade point does not determine your success on the TEAS. Nursing requires familiarity and application of knowledge you were introduced to in middle and high school. Review and mastery of this information and accompanying skills is needed before you take the TEAS and enter nursing school.
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  • For a list of frequently asked questions regarding the TEAS, please go to
  • Visit ATI's website for more information: 
  • For TEAS Prep courses offered through SCF Corporate and Community Development, please follow this link:
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