Need help with your TEAS test prep? Here is a roundup of my free ATI TEAS study guides online, all updated for the TEAS 7:
If you taking the TEAS nursing entrance exam soon, check out my TEAS practice exam online test bank.
What is on the TEAS 7?
The ATI TEAS 7 exam is a standardized test used by nursing schools and allied health programs around the country. The TEAS exam has four sections: Reading, Math, Science, and English. Your TEAS score can make or break your admission, so it’s important to do the best you can.
How to Study for the ATI TEAS
If you need a competitive score, I recommend you give yourself at least 3 to 4 months to study for the TEAS.
First, it gives you enough time to dive into the material. Second, it gives you time to practice, review, and repeat concepts. Third, it isn’t so much time that you forget what you’ve studied!
Of course, you might need less (or more!) time.
TEAS Test Prep: Create your TEAS 7 study plan
To help you develop your own TEAS study plan, I want to share the TEAS Study Plan with you.
Questions to help you develop your TEAS study plan:
- Where can you schedule at least 50 hours (or more!) to study? Yes, it’s a lot, but you gotta start somewhere! Pick some days.
- Where can you schedule blocks of time for in-depth studying?
- Where can you schedule smaller blocks of time for review?
- What do you need in your life so that you commit to this plan?
Several times a week, be sure to do practice questions, review your weak areas, memorize key terms and formals, and reflect on what you’ve learned to help you succeed on the ATI TEAS 7.
TEAS Study Plan – Practice Tests and Focused Review
- TEAS Practice Test
- TEAS Reading practice test questions
- TEAS Math practice test questions
- TEAS Science practice test questions
- TEAS English practice test questions
- TEAS Practice Question Bank
- Enroll in my online TEAS test prep program.
How to Study for the TEAS Test
I recommend every student have detailed lessons (not just review guides) in their TEAS study plan toolbox.
These might be online video lessons online, your class notes, or college textbooks. These lessons are meaty enough that you can typically spend at least 30 minutes with the material. You’ll get a big picture idea of the concept and someone is teaching you about it. These lessons are like class time.
In my premium online prep program, you’ll cover all these important topics for your TEAS study guide with detailed lessons.
You can problem solve, see connections, and learn nuances of the topic. These types of lessons help you prepare for a wide variety of possible TEAS questions.
Here are some of my best tips on how to pass the TEAS. If you need help getting started, I recommend you tackle these first in your TEAS study plan:
📚 Reading: passage structure, author’s opinion, and context clues
➗ Math: solving word problems, setting up proportions, PEMDAS (order of operations)
🧪 Science: periodic table of elements, chemical bonding, overviews of every human body system
📝 English language: sentence structure, collective nouns, subject-verb agreement
Do practice questions with your ATI TEAS study guide
Different types of practice questions are SO useful for ATI TEAS nursing test prep.
Open-ended, non-multiple choice quests are super powerful tools because they make your brain work! When you can see the answer options, you have to work through it and improve your problem solving and recall.
Multiple choice quiz questions are great for reinforcing what you’ve studied with drills. For example, in my premium online prep course, every body system has a unit quiz. These quizzes help you determine specific areas where you need to study.
ATI TEAS practice exams questions are great because after you’ve spent some time reviewing your TEAS test study guide topics. They make you jump around from topic-to-topic.
How to actually use your TEAS Study Guide
It’s a great idea to link your studying to specific locations. In general, you’ll want to pick locations to study for the ATI TEAS test that offer time for quick study and time for deep study. Pairing your learning with events is a great way to keep moving forward with your TEAS test prep. Let’s take a look at some examples.
On Monday mornings, you study in the library for an hour. Here, you study your college biology textbook, take notes, and really dive into the material.
On Monday evenings after dinner, you review flashcards for 10 minutes. You’re looking to build repetition quickly. Those 10 minutes will add up over the months.
Ideally, you want to be saying things like, “From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, I’m going to go to the library. I’ll draw the path of food through the digestive system, paying particular attention to the 14 major enzymes involved in digestion.”
Remember Your TEAS Test Prep Why
Because you want to become a nurse!
You’ll support people in their time of need. You’ll apply science in cool, practical, life-saving ways. You’ll work a job that’s flexible and supports you and your family. You come from a family of nurses and you want to carry on the tradition.
Whatever your big why is, try to get clear on it now. It’s your secret super power. It will help keep you going when you are tired and frustrated. It will help you get to your next big step, and it will help you stay motivated while you follow your TEAS study plan.
ATI TEAS Study Guide FAQ
The short version is whatever score gets you into your program! A score between 78% and 90% often qualifies a student as Advanced. A score above an 80% is often a competitive score for most nursing programs. Impacted and selective programs often require a ATI TEAS score closer to – or exceeding – 85%.
The one that works for you! Find out what is the best TEAS study guide for you based on your target score, timeline, and skill level. We also have this guide to show you how to pick the best TEAS study guide for you.
Check out this quick quiz and find out what is the best TEAS study guide for you based on your target score, timeline, and skill level.
For many students, it’s the time pressure. The TEAS Reading section is often the hardest section to improve a low score. For many students, the TEAS science section and the TEAS English section are the best sections to focus on in order to improve a low TEAS score.
Here are free TEAS study guides for every section of the ATI TEAS.
How to Make the Most of your ATI TEAS Study Guides
Step 1: Decide the order you’ll study TEAS. Map out what to study for the TEAS exam and select quality TEAS test study guides.
Step 2: Create a study calendar. I recommend at least 3 to 4 months for total study time. Group your subjects so that you can dive deep. Give yourself plenty of time for review.
Step 3: Select your study tools: lessons, practice questions, practice TEAS exams online, and memory and strategy guidance.
Step 4: Pick your study places. Tie specific locations to specific ways of studying.
Step 5: Remember your motivation. Your career is bigger than the TEAS.
Following a study plan and getting guidance when you need it is so important for your TEAS prep. Here’s what one of my students said about using the program to say on track:
“I’ve already recommended you to some other students like myself that need guidance studying. Regardless of the end result, I’m learning more from your class than I did by myself with the [official] manual.”
I hope this information helps you get clear on your study goals! This is a lot of work, and you are awesome for tackling it with a plan. And one last thing: ask for help if you need it.
You got this.
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Kate is a CRLA certified tutor and test prep expert. She founded Prenursing Smarter in 2017. Kate lives in sunny Southern California and is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (Mnikȟówožu Lakȟóta). Prenursing Smarter is an inclusive business and actively seeks opportunities to collaborate with and support diverse voices.