Acceptance to the program is based on the top 30 qualified applicants.
A qualified applicant is one who has an ATI TEAS composite score of 65% or higher or a composite score with additional qualifying points to equal 65% or higher.
The ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS) is a computer-based assessment required for admission into the Vocational Nursing Program. It is a 170-item, four-option, and multiple choice assessment. It measures basic skills in the following sections:
- Reading (64 minutes-53 questions),
- Mathematics (54 minutes-36 questions),
- Science (63 minutes-53 questions), and
- English/Language Usage (28 minutes-28 questions).
Testing time is approximately 3½ hours in length. The prospective qualified applicant must score a minimum on the following sections of the ATI TEAS test:
- 50% correct on each of the Reading, Math, and English / Language Usage sections and
- 33.3% correct on the Science section of the test and
- 65% or higher on Composite Score (formula below)
You may purchase the study manual, ATI TEAS Study Manual 6th Edition from the TEAS website: www.atitesting.com/ati_store/TEAS-Products.aspx
ATI TEAS COMPOSITE SCORE FORMULA:
(Composite scores are calculated using the combined highest ATI TEAS section scores.)
Reading (score x 30%) + Math (score x 30%) + English (score x 30%) + Science (score x 10%) = Composite Score
Applicants can receive qualifying additional points
- One point for 20 or more volunteer hours in the last 12 months documented on official organizational letterhead (excluding court-ordered community service.)
- One point for completing one or more health field college courses, official transcript required
- One point for having one or more college degrees, official transcript required
- One point for having one or more health science certifications or two or more years of healthcare employment involving direct patient interaction (i.e. receptionist, administrative assistant, etc.)
An applicant with a composite ATI TEAS score of 63%, including two qualifying additional points, would have a calculated score of 65 and be considered a qualified applicant.