Test taking can often be a very stressful and overwhelming undertaking… especially when it’s concerning your future and career academic testing on steroids… a.k.a the TEAS. You can never be too prepared, and honestly the more prepared you are, the better the experience will be! When deciding to apply for nursing school, they (more than likely) advised you on all the fun requirements you have in store for your nursing school adventure. We know from personal experience just how daunting this entire process can seem… so we want you to know we’re here to support your entire journey, ALL the way through to graduation. (To kick it all off, here’s a quick “5-easy-steps” guide for a better TEAS testing experience.)
Take the test PRIOR to applying for nursing school.
We know this might seem a little ahead of the game if you haven’t even applied yet, but… If you’re seriously wanting to get into nursing school, it’s definitely in your best interest to take a good run-through of the test so you know what to expect when the real deal comes along.
Register in advance – don’t procrastinate.
Testing sites always encourage registration at least 2 weeks in advance to ensure there are no surprises when your test day arrives. Providing yourself with that extra time can help assist in staying calm, keeping your chill, and feeling more prepared by having a thorough opportunity to study your guides and testing materials. Going into “test day” stressed out will only lead to the dreaded brain fatigue that hinders your information recall and ability for thinking clearly with a calm, and collected mind. So be sure to give yourself the prep time you need and deserve!
Utilize as many TEAS test prep resources you can find.
Regardless of your confidence level going into the exam, a broad range and use of testing resources are always recommended. Some of the more extensive resources might come with a small cost, but investing in the right one/ ones will only guarantee greater success on the official TEAS exam. You can reference the ATI website for different options available.. or this TEAS-Prep resource link will provide you with everything you need for studying and practicing until you feel ready for the real-deal.
Review, review, review… and then maybe review.
With as much study time you’ll be putting in just to cover the amount of information included on the TEAS, it’s very possible for little bits of information getting lost or pushed aside, making the test day info-recall much harder to access. We highly recommend you take plenty of time to review all material in every topic before moving on to the next. A bulk of the questions found on each test will concern the basic fundamentals of math, writing, and reading we have had the wonderful pleasure of already learning. So dusting off any old school flashcards you might still have is another way to give yourself a little “refresher” on everything from decimals and fractions, to even the appropriate use of commas.
Rest up… Get that sleep!
This small but powerful insider tip often gets looked over… but rest is very crucial to your test taking success, especially when it comes to such an important entry exam step toward your future. You’ll want to make sure you get a solid night of excellent sleep to help with alleviating unnecessary stress while allowing for a more clear mind that’s ready to work its way through the entire TEAS test, like a boss. A few other important rules to remember… make sure to eat a solid breakfast, definitely have a morning dance party to get your dopamine flowing (or anything that helps put you in a good mood) as being happy will always bring higher levels of confidence you’ll be very grateful to access during crucial moments of test-taking pressure.
Now that you have a few more insider tips to help lead you through this experience… we want you to know you are awesome and you’re gonna own the TEAS, pro-style! This all new chapter of your life is going to be an exciting and sometimes difficult one… but have no fear! Every single one of us at SimpleNursing are here to provide you with the support you’ll need as we cheer you all the way through this wonderful new adventure!