The program is offered at our Main Campus (Newtown, PA) and Upper Bucks Campus (Perkasie, PA). Classes at the Upper Bucks Campus is enrollment dependent.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the Practical Nursing Program offered?
What is the first step to begin the admission process into the Practical Nursing Program?
The first step in the admission process (Phase I) is to take a pre-entrance exam. Our program now uses the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS®). This test measures basic essential skills of reading, mathematics, science, English and language usage. The test is intended for use primarily with adult health science program applicants. The objectives assessed on ATI TEAS® are those which health educators deemed most appropriate and relevant to measure entry-level academic readiness of health science program applicants.
How many questions are on the TEAS test and how long do I have to complete it?
NUMBER OF SECTIONS: 4
NUMBER OF QUESTIONS: 170
TIME LIMIT: 209 minutes
- Reading = 64 minutes
- Mathematics = 54 minutes
- Science = 63 minutes
- English = 28 minutes
FORMAT: Four-option multiple-choice questions
What content is covered in the four sections?
See attached ATI TEAS Content Outline for content area and objective.
What score is required for acceptance into Phase II of the Admission Process?
A score of Proficient and above is required.
Can I re-take the exam?
You re-take the exam after a 30 day (4 week) waiting period. This will allow you time to remediate in any areas of difficulty. Retake testing is limited to three (3) retakes in a given year.
If I did not meet the benchmark, how do I remediate before I retake the test?
Following your TEAS Test, a focused review will populate in your student account under the ‘Improve’ tab. This is your personalized study plan based on content you got incorrect in that assessment. For more information please see attached Student Guide - Self Remediate Through ATI for ATI TEAS
Are TEAS scores from another testing site accepted?
Scores from other testing sites are accepted as long as they are sent to us electronically through the ATI website.
Are calculators permitted?
You are permitted to use the basic 4-function calculator embedded in the math section of the test. You will also be permitted to use one (1) piece of blank paper during the test that will need to be torn up after testing.
How can I prepare for the TEAS test?
As with all testing, preparation is crucial and will increase your chances of success. There are several options to help you prepare.
For the test prep that best meets your needs, please visit: https://atitesting.com/teas-prep
We highly recommend the FREE TEAS app! This is super helpful as you prepare for your test. Check out the app HERE
We also recommend this excellent podcast that included 7 tips for TEAS Success HERE
What are the available test dates and how do I register?
To view test dates and important registration information please visit the Testing Center
When will I receive my results?
Your results will be available to you through ATI immediately after you complete the TEAS Test. The Practical Nursing Program will notify you of your status for Phase II acceptance within three – five weeks of taking your test.
What is the next step after I meet the TEAS benchmark score?
Once you meet the requirement on the TEAS, you will receive a packet inviting you into Phase II of the admission process. You packet will include a detailed information letter and documents to be completed. Once the documents are completed and returned, you will be directed to the last part of the admission process, Phase III. Final program acceptance is contingent on completing and meeting the requirements for all three phases of the admission process.