TEAS Prep Series

In order to gain admission to nursing school, you will need to perform well on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) exam. This TEAS Prep Series will prepare you to succeed on all portions of the standardized test, including Reading and English Language Usage, Mathematics, and Science. You'll also learn good study skills, practice sample questions, and create a strategy for test day.

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Course code: B9584

Nursing is a high-demand but competitive field. Entering the profession starts with nursing school, and admission to nursing school partially depends on your Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) exam score. Many nursing schools use this standardized exam to evaluate a candidate's reading, math, science, and English and language skills.

Our TEAS Prep Series will prepare you for all aspects of the TEAS exam. TEAS Prep 1 focuses on Reading and English and Language Usage. TEAS Prep 2 focuses on Mathematics and Science. You will also learn valuable study skills, practice sample exam questions, and establish a test taking strategy for exam day.

Series bundles are not eligible for partial drops or refunds. Transfers to other open sessions of the same course are available. Please refer to your school for additional details regarding drops, transfers, and refunds on Series bundles.

How the course is taught

  • Instructor-led online course
  • 48 course hours
  1. TEAS Prep 1
    1. Details and Reading Critically
    2. Sequences, Reading, Graphics, and Types of Printed Communication
    3. Fact Finding and Persuasive Writing
    4. Intent and Fact Checking
    5. Deciphering and Evaluating Knowledge
    6. Spelling and Punctuation
    7. Sentence Structures and Parsing
    8. Grammar and Formal Language
    9. The Writing Process
    10. Context Clues
    11. Analyzing Word Parts
    12. Preparing for the TEAS Exam
  2. TEAS Prep 2
    1. Numbers
    2. Algebra
    3. Ratios, Proportions, and Inequalities
    4. Measurement and Data
    5. Geometry and Converting Between Systems of Measurement
    6. Anatomy and Physiology: Part 1
    7. Anatomy and Physiology: Part 2
    8. Anatomy and Physiology: Part 3
    9. Scientific Reasoning
    10. Biology
    11. Chemistry
    12. Preparing for the TEAS Exam

Elizabeth Katrancha

Elizabeth Katrancha has worked in nursing education, case management, and long-term acute care (LTAC) and as an emergency room nurse at a level 1 trauma center. She has been published in the Journal of School Nursing, MedSurg, Continuing Education in Nursing, Geriatric Nursing and the Journal of Trauma Nursing. She earned her DNP as an adult medical-surgical clinical nurse specialist at the University of Pittsburgh, MSN (nursing education) at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, BSN at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, and her Associate of Science in nursing at Mount Aloysius College.

Instructor Interaction: The instructor looks forward to interacting with learners in the online moderated discussion area to share their expertise and answer any questions you may have on the course content.


Prior to taking this course, you should have completed the requirements for admission to a nursing school.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

A new session of each course opens every month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!

Once a course session starts, two lessons will be released each week for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes two weeks after each lesson is released, so you're encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

The final exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the final exam has been released, you will have two weeks plus 10 days (24 days total) to complete the final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.