Candidates are fully responsible for the details provided in the FAQs section of the SON webpages.
This exam is required of all applicants to the Regular &/or Accelerated Prelicensure BSN tracks of the School of Nursing. The required exam is the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) from ATI.
UNF currently accepts version V as well as VI, which was released by ATI on August 31, 2016, as the versions are comparably scored at this time.Note that the entrance exam does not take the place of any other admission criteria in the selection process and that there are no substitutions or exemptions for this exam requirement. The exam is standardized, timed, multiple choice, computer-based, and comprised of the following:
Number of Test Items
Amount of Time Allotted
*ATI has advised that of the 170 items on TEAS, 150 are scored and 20 are used to help determine content on future editions of the test as a means of pre-testing.Test items typically cover content from grades 10 – 12 in U.S. high schools. The TEAS composite score (based on the summation of the four section scores) will comprise one half (1/2) of the points toward interview selection.
Each section is worth a maximum of 100 points (100%) for a total TEAS score maximum of 400 points. Beginning with 2015 admissions, the minimum score required on the exam is 300.00.
ATI offers two products to help applicants prepare for the TEAS: Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS®) Study Manual and Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS®) Online Practice Assessment. These products can be purchased exclusively at the ATI Online Store. For assistance with product ordering, you may contact ATI toll-free at (800) 667-7531.
Additional TEAS resources have been recommended by various individuals who have prepared for the exam in the past.
TEAS workshops are now available. Details are provided here. Note that the School of Nursing is not involved in these workshops, but will periodically update the information as it is received from Brooks College of Health Advising and ACE.
There are no longer set testing periods at the University of North Florida; rather, the Office of Academic Testing has moved to year round testing. Note that limits do apply; please consult the FAQs or the Office of Academic Testing for further details. Exam scores are due to the School of Nursing via e-mail submission by 11:59 p.m. on the deadline. Deadlines are posted at the Important Dates page. Late scores will not be considered.
Test at the University of North Florida campus, located in Jacksonville, FL on sponsored days listed below. Registration now occurs through the Office of Academic Testing. All questions should be directed to them; contact information is below provided. Effective July 1, 2015, ATI's fee for the TEAS will be increased to $55. Also, the UNF Office of Academic Testing announced that the proctoring fee for current UNF students/applicants will be increased to $35, and the proctoring fee for non-UNF applicants (i.e., those taking it at UNF for other institutions) will be increased to $45. These fees are non-refundable.
Test at an approved site other than UNF. Candidates may test at PSI or with alternate locations. To find a PSI testing location, please click here. To find testing at another academic institution, please click here. Should candidates have further questions about non-UNF testing sites, please contact ATI at (800) 667-7531 for assistance. Each site will have its own proctoring fee, which is separate from ATI's exam fee of $55.
Many other institutions across Florida and the country now offer the TEAS, but note that some will only test their own students.
Each applicant to the Regular &/or Accelerated Prelicensure BSN tracks is required to submit all TEAS Individual Performance Profiles (IPPs) for the previous five (5) years. This applies to all attempts at any testing site. The file(s) should be submitted by the application deadline with the supplemental program application to Dr. Beth Dibble at firstname.lastname@example.org. Only files formatted into PDF will be accepted.
Scores must be fully submitted for each application period. Applicants may choose to contact ATI to submit these to the UNF School of Nursing for a fee per score set or may locate the IPP for free online in the ATI portal and submit the report(s) personally (recommended).
Attached here is an example of the incorrect report format (TEAS Transcript) and the correct report format (IPP).
For score submission questions not covered in the FAQs:
Beth A. Dibble, EdD, MPS, MSCJ
Assistant Director for Admissions: Nursing Programs
Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI)
For questions or issues regarding TEAS registration at the UNF site:
Ms. Jamie Spruell
Coordinator of Academic Testing
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