The TEAS Nursing Entrance Exam
One of the criteria for formal acceptance into the Nursing program is a successful completion of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). The TEAS was designed to measure basic essential skills in the four academic subject areas of reading, mathematics, science, and English/language usage. These entry-level skills were deemed important for nursing program applicants by a panel of nursing program curriculum experts. The CAS General Education Requirements, as well as the pre-nursing courses, were designed to prepare students with the knowledge necessary for successful completion of the TEAS and entry into the Nursing program.
Registering and Preparing for the TEAS
Official TEAS results should be submitted with the formal application to the Nursing Program. The exam must be taken within the 90 days before the application deadline.
- Only Trinity students may take the TEAS at Trinity. When checking in at the time of the exam, students must present their Trinity student ID.
- Students must take the exam at Trinity.
- Students must use their Trinity email address to create their account with ATI when registering for the exam.
- After taking the TEAS, students may not take it again for at least 30 days.
- Students may take the TEAS up to three times.
Registration for the TEAS is conducted through an on-line registration system. Visit ATI’s website. On the right side, click on “Register for the TEAS,” and follow the directions. Choose “Trinity Washington University” as the designated testing center. Be sure to register no later than 2 (two) days before your planned TEAS exam date.
We strongly recommend that students purchase the TEAS Study Manual to familiarize themselves with the contents of the exam. You can purchase the Study Manual as well as online practice assessments on ATI’s website. The Study Manual is also on reserve in the library (available for temporary checkout while in library).
Before you make arrangements to take the TEAS, please take some time to review the criteria for formal acceptance into the Nursing program, as well as read the acceptance criteria for your Nursing program in the Academic Catalog:
Nursing Application Deadlines
October 1 – Deadline for submission of Nursing Program Application Packet for Spring admission
February 1 – Deadline for submission of Nursing Program Application Packet for Fall admission
- Students will be notified of their acceptance to the Nursing program by the Nursing program Director when all criteria for considering the application have been received and evaluated.
- Please direct your questions to the Nursing program Office (202-884-9670).
Upcoming TEAS Dates
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 – 1:30-5:30 PM – Main 242
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 – 9:00 AM-1:00 PM – Main 238
More exam dates coming for January 2018.