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ATI TEAS® Frequently Asked Questions

What is the ATI TEAS®?
Which version of the ATI TEAS® should I take?
How can I prepare for the ATI TEAS®?
How do I register for the ATI TEAS®?
How do I send my TEAS® scores to UNCP's Department of Nursing?
How are the results of the ATI TEAS® used?
Can I take the ATI TEAS® more than one time?
When should I take the ATI TEAS®?

What is the ATI TEAS®?
The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS®), a product of Assessment Technologies Institute® (ATI), is a proctored multiple-choice assessment of basic academic knowledge in reading, mathematics, science, and English and language usage.  The reading portion comprises 31% of the exam and tests: key ideas and details, craft and structure, and integration of knowledge and ideas.  The mathematics portion comprises 22% of the exam and tests: numbers, algebra, measurement, and data.  The sciences portion comprises 31% of the exam and tests: human anatomy and physiology, life and physical sciences, and scientific reasoning.  The English language and usage portion comprises 16% of the exam and tests: conventions of standard English, knowledge of language, and vocabulary acquisition.

Which version of the ATI TEAS® should I take?
Students taking the exam after August 31, 2016 must register for the ATI TEAS®.  The TEAS® V (the previous version) will not be accepted for students testing after August 31st, 2016.

How can I prepare for the ATI TEAS®?
ATI provides TEAS® study preparation materials and practice online exams. These products can be purchased at the http://www.atitesting.com/Solutions/pre-program/TEAS/study-guide.aspx. If assistance is needed with product ordering, contact ATI toll-free at (800) 667-7531. Applicants taking the exam on or after August 31, 2016 will need to purchase the sixth edition of the TEAS ® study manual. We strongly encourage applicants to review this information in preparation for the TEAS® exam.

How do I register for the ATI TEAS®?
Students may watch the video above for instructions on registering for the TEAS® at PSI.  Students taking the exam at a community college should contact that school for instructions.

How do I send my TEAS® scores to UNCP's Department of Nursing?
During the registration process, you will be asked to select a school to receive your score report.  You should choose "UNC Pembroke" to ensure the department receives your score.  You may also login to your ATI account, click on "My Results", and print a copy of the TEAS report.  Bring this report to the Department of Nursing.

How are the results of the ATI TEAS® used?
You must achieve a minimum ATI Academic Preparedness Level of Proficient in order to receive an application for the pre-licensure BSN program.  If you achieve a proficient level, the TEAS® score will be used as another indicator for acceptance into the nursing program, along with your collegiate grade point average in all pre-requisite math/science coursework, overall collegiate grade point average in all required pre-requisite general education coursework, and previous experiences in health care.

Can I take the ATI TEAS® more than one time?
Our policy is for students to take the exam a maximum of two times in a 12-month period.  There must be at least 30 days between attempts.  If you elect to retake the exam in an attempt to improve your score, an alternate version must be taken.  ATI makes available two versions of the exam, referred to as "Schedule A" and "Schedule B".  For example, if "Schedule A" was previously taken, the repeat exam will need to be "Schedule B".

When should I take the ATI TEAS®?
The Department of Nursing strongly suggests that you take the TEAS® exam between January 1 and October 1 and, if possible, while enrolled in the pre-requisite math/science courses. All TEAS® exam scores are due to the Department of Nursing by October 31. Scores for the TEAS®  received after this date will not be valid and means your application is not complete; therefore, you will not be considered for the nursing program during the current application cycle.

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2017 Admission Timeline

For students applying for entry into the Prelicensure BSN Program, the next cohort will begin in Summer Session II in 2017.  Below are important dates to remember:

October 31, 2016 - Applicants must submit their TEAS® score report to the Department of Nursing by this date.  Information regarding the TEAS® examination is available on the right sidebar.

Fall 2016 - Students interested in transferring from another institution should meet with the Director of Undergraduate Programs within the Department of Nursing to ensure they will meet the requirements and so an application for the Upper Division Nursing Program can be sent to the student when made available. Transfer students should apply to UNC-Pembroke for entry in Spring 2016 in order to take NUR 2020.  This is a required pre-requisite course only offered through UNC-Pembroke. 

January 2017 - Applications will be sent to individuals who meet the admission requirements.  All applicants who have not taken NUR 2020 must complete the course during the Spring 2017 semester. 

February 15, 2017 - Applications must be submitted to the Department of Nursing.

March 15, 2017 - Decision letters will be mailed to students who submitted an application by the deadline listed on the application.

May 5, 2017 - Accepted students must have completed all pre-requisite courses with a C or higher by the end of the spring semester.

Summer Session II 2017 - Nursing courses begin.

 

Rebecca Cash

Alumni

Alumni Class Year

2015

Alumni Degree

MSN

Rebecca Cash graduated with the first MSN class from UNC-Pembroke in May 2015.  She moved to Vinton, VA at the end of the summer.  She started working at the Salem Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Virginia as the first implemented Clinical Nurse Leader, working on a Medical/Surgical/Tele unit.  She passed the Clinical Nurse Leader certification in December.  She has started implementing projects on the unit to improve patient outcomes and staff satisfaction.  She is enjoying the new job and will be getting married in 2016. 

 

LaToria Davis

Student

Student Degree

Bachelor of Science

Student Major

Nursing

The reason I chose UNCP’s nursing department is because of the reputation they uphold.  Compared to other nursing programs, UNCP has one of the highest passing rates for NCCLEX and the professors have a reputation throughout the community for caring for their students and providing education and knowledge that we are able to utilize throughout our nursing practice.

My most enjoyable experience in the program is actually going out into the clinical sites, working with clients, and providing client centered education while utilizing evidence based practice research.  Knowing that you have provided your client with essential education that can improve their lifestyle to enhance their quality of life.  

Jennifer W. Twaddell, PhD, MSN, RN

Faculty

Faculty Title

Director of Graduate Programs and RIBN Collaborative Coordinator

Faculty Department

Nursing

Educational Background: 

Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing from University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Master of Science in Nursing Education from Duke University

Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Radford University

 

Classes Taught:

Introduction to Professional Nursing

Health Assessment Across the Lifespan

 Family Nursing I

Family Nursing II

Advanced Nursing Concepts in Theory and Practice

Classroom Teaching and Integration of Technology

Measurement and Evaluation in Nursing Education

 

Scholarship Activities:

Project Director for the SouthCentral RIBN Collaborative

 

Committees:

University Graduate Council

University Conduct Grievance Panel

Department Testing Committee, Chair

Department Committee on Graduate Studies, Chair

 

Professional Activities: 

Cape Fear Valley Health System Board of Trustee

Steward of Children Facilitator

 

What do you enjoy about teaching at UNCP?

I enjoy the diverse student population. 

Marcus G. Oxendine

Student

Student Degree

Bachelor of Science

Student Major

Nursing

I chose to attend UNCP Nursing Program because I recently attended and graduated from the University in 2009 and I knew that this was a great school.  My most enjoyable moments at UNCP are getting to know some really great classmates, professors, and learning skills that will benefit others within the healthcare field. I have truly enjoyed my experience at UNCP.

Melonie Moody, MSN, RN

Faculty

Faculty Title

Director of the Clinical Learning Center

Faculty Department

Nursing

Educational Background:

Master of Science in Nursing; UNC Pembroke
Bachelor of Science in Nursing; UNC Pembroke

Classes taught:

Health Assessment

Presentations:

Will be co-presenting with Dr. Jennifer Johnson at the Drexel University’s EduSim Conference in March 2016 in Clearwater, Florida. “Utilizing Electronic Health Records and Simulation to Enhance Understanding of Nursing Practice and Clinical Decision Making Skills”

Committees:

UNCP Department of Nursing Pinning and Recognition Committee
Discover Nursing: Living, Learning, & Leading Community Committee
UNCP Go-To Faculty Member
UNCP Laboratory and Safety Committee

Service Activities:

Volunteer with a local HOSA chapter for various club activities

What do you enjoy about teaching at UNCP?

I am so honored to be a part of this wonderful nursing program. Being able to transition from the student role to an instructor has been great! I have enjoyed teaching health assessment and the labs. I look forward to teaching the RN-BSN students in the Spring.

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