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Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS®

 

The TEAS is the required entrance exam for FAN, Regular, & Accelerated Prelicensure B.S.N. applicants.  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 B.S.N. tracks of the School of Nursing as well as for those selected to interview for FAN program admission. The required exam is the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) from ATI.  The TEAS is required for all 2021 application pools.  UNF currently accepts versions V and VI as the versions are comparably scored.  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:

 

Test Information
Content Area Number of Test Items Amount of Time Allotted
Reading 53 64 mins
Mathematics 36 54 mins
Sciences 53 63 mins
English & Language Usage 28 28 mins
Total 170 209 mins

 

*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 TEAS test section is worth a maximum of 100 points (100%) for a total TEAS score maximum of 400 points. The minimum score required on the exam is 315.00.

Study Materials

Assessment Technologies Institute, LLC (ATI)

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.

Testing Information

Testing Periods

There are no longer set testing periods for the TEAS from the School of Nursing at the University of North Florida; rather, candidates may test at any time up through the application deadline and may submit scores from the previous five (5) years for consideration. All TEAS scores are due to the School of Nursing via e-mail submission by 11:59 p.m. on the deadline. The proper score report for each attempt is called the TEAS Individual Performance Profile.  Deadlines are posted at the Important Dates page. Late scores will not be considered.

Testing Location Options

Candidates may test with ATI using the new remote proctoring service that was initiated in Summer 2020, with PSI, or at alternate locations. To use ATI's new remote proctoring service, please contact ATI directly for assistance.  To find a PSI testing location, please visit http://candidate.psiexams.com/. To find testing at another academic institution, please contact ATI directly 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.

Submitting TEAS Scores to the School of Nursing

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 personally by each candidate through the application deadline to Dr. Beth Dibble at nursingadmissions@unf.edu. Only files formatted into PDF will be accepted.  Scores must be fully submitted for each application period.