TEAS Testing Requirements

Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
Maria College requires that all students with an intent for the Practical Nursing Certificate, PNC or Associate’s Degree in Nursing complete the “TEAS”—Test of Essential Academic Skills, at a required level in order to be admitted into their program. Our goal in using the test is to ensure that you have basic knowledge in the areas of English, mathematics, science, and reading comprehension to be successful in the nursing field.

Maria College now offers the TEAS exam on campus! You must register and pay for the exam online at ATI Testing at least 24 hours in advance.

Score requirements:
Associates Degree in Nursing: ATI Academic Preparedness Level of “Proficient” and at or above the following scores for each of the four sub-categories:

    • Reading 70.5%
    • Mathematics 69%
    • Science 53.6%
    • English 63.8%

PNC: Meet or exceed the overall national average score for the combined four sections.

Scores from two separate exams may be combined to take the highest scores.