Welcome to Prenursing Smarter!
Hi, I’m Kate!
I want to help you study smarter
so that you can score higher on the TEAS®
Whether you are looking for test-taking advice, need some handy flashcards, or want to get a better score on the TEAS, I’m here to help you make it happen. You’ll find a variety of free TEAS resources here, plus information about my online TEAS prep course.
This website is the product of my passion for helping busy students break through their education barriers—and there aren’t many barriers bigger than the TEAS®!
An Online TEAS Prep Course that Works for You
As a college tutor and instructor, I worked with nursing students, English Language Learners, and pre-nursing students like you. When I began teaching an incredibly popular college TEAS® review course, I realized that busy, high-achieving students needed better study materials and resources like…
✔ Expert guidance so that you connect the dots and master topics you probably haven’t studied in years (hello, TEAS Reading section!)
✔ Lessons that break down big, complicated subjects into bite-sized study goals so that you can go from overwhelmed to on-task (I’m looking at you Anatomy and Physiology!)
✔ Proven study tips and advice so that you can know exactly what memorize for test day
✔ More resources than traditional study materials—including, video lessons, audio lessons, workbooks, practice question banks—so that you can study how it’s convenient for you
✔ Customized learning and support from a trusted source—organized and ready to work for you on your schedule
That’s my goal for you here!
How Prenursing Smarter Began
In 2015, I began teaching a TEAS prep course at a San Diego college. It filled up quickly each semester. Many students were adults returning to school for a career change—already busy with work, family, and prerequisites.
To help these busy students succeed, I developed material beyond the standards recommended by my school district and targeted areas where I saw students having the most difficulty. The result? Custom lessons and study guides that my students loved… plus great TEAS scores for them.
Even with the success of the class, I knew there had to be a better way. The class met at night—students drove through rush-hour traffic, gave up time with their families, and had to balance already full schedules.
I imagined a TEAS prep course that was more convenient, more affordable, and more comprehensive than the classroom setting. I’ve used my professional teaching experience and education to create a unique TEAS prep program, Prenursing Smarter.
My goal is to create a program that combines teaching and tutoring—an independent study system that works for busy students.
By the end of 2017, Prenursing Smarter had expanded into an full online course with more than 50 modules, and I’m proud to say that Prenursing Smarter students have taken the TEAS, got the scores they wanted, and moved on to nursing school. Yay!
Prenursing Smarter is still growing. In 2018, I plan on developing the online premium course curriculum while also expanding the free content. It’s going to be an exciting year!
More about Your Instructor
You probably want to know my qualifications. Let me share those with you now!
I have a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. My undergraduate degree is from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where I double majored in genetics and agricultural journalism. I earned a 4.0 in every journalism class, worked in a top genetics lab, received merit scholarships, and regularly landed on the Dean’s List.
That’s not to say college was easy! I would freak out, get overwhelmed, and even bombed some important tests. College really taught me how to focus my studying, get better at taking exams, and manage my time. It also taught me to keep going.
One test, one challenge, or even one bad semester, does not dictate the rest of your life.
After grad school, I tutored to supplement my journalism career. (Uh, being a reporter is tough career choice.) Gradually, I committed more and more to teaching and tutoring at the college level.
I am a Level II CRLA Internationally Certified tutor, which is a specialized certification for post-secondary education tutors. I also have advanced training in online learning and tutoring English language learners. Previously, I helped manage a team of college tutors, including training college tutors for online and classroom settings.
I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to achieve his or her professional goals. I’m passionate about helping students break through academic challenges and succeed.
Whether you are a full-time student, busy parent, CNA, LVN, or looking to get started in health care, your success is my goal. I understand the time pressures and the challenges of returning to school—and fitting school into a busy schedule. My online TEAS prep course is based on what works best for my students, and I’m excited to share these strategies with you!