TEAS Prep 2

The TEAS Prep 2 course will prepare you for the Math and Science portions of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) exam. Through the hands-on lessons in this course, you will acquire the necessary skill sets that will allow you to master the detailed math and science sections of the exam. Plus, you will identify how to manage stress and prepare for your first clinical experiences. This course will help you develop a game plan for success on the TEAS exam.

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
Starting  December 13, 2023
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Course code: ts2

Nursing school is the first step to becoming a nurse. Admission to nursing school depends on several factors, including your score on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS).

The TEAS Prep 2 course prepares you for the Math and Science portion of the TEAS exam. In this TEAS exam prep course, you will learn to analyze and solve mathematical and scientific question types that are similar to common TEAS questions. By completion of this TEAS Prep 2 class, you will be fully prepared for the TEAS Mathematics and Science section.

What you will learn

  • Use fractions, decimals, percentages, and algebra to perform arithmetic with rational numbers in one and multiple-step equations
  • Understand proportions, ratios, and percentages
  • Calculate geometric quantities and relationships between different systems of measurement
  • Describe the general anatomy and physiology of all body systems (including respiratory, cardiovascular, integumentary, neurological, endocrine, immune, skeletal, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and reproductive systems)
  • Use scientific reasoning and data in tables, charts, and graphs to explain relationships and critical evidence
  • Describe basic biology and chemistry, including genes, heredity, macromolecules states of matter, properties of substances, and chemical reactions

How you will benefit

  • Learn strategies to pass the science and math sections of the TEAS exam
  • Practice real-world problem solving
  • Analyze solutions to possible TEAS math and science exam question types
  • Be totally prepared and confident to pass the TEAS exam

How the course is taught

  • Instructor-led or self-paced online course
  • 6 Weeks or 3 Months access
  • 24 course hours
For the TEAS exam, it's important to be able to work with numbers. In this lesson, you'll review basic arithmetic.  You will review and complete problems that contain fractions, decimals, and percentages.  Additionally, you'll review how to order rational numbers.  Having a grasp on working with numbers will prepare you for more difficult mathematical concepts in future lessons.
In this lesson, you'll learn about working with equations that contain one or more variables, with one or more steps.  You'll also review estimation and rounding, including when it may be appropriate to estimate or round numbers. This lesson also contains a review of Roman Numerals.  All of these skills are important, and they are ones you will use regularly in the healthcare profession.
This lesson reviews strategies to solve problems involving ratios, proportions, and equations that contain inequalities.  The lesson also provides you with practice problems that relate content to the real world. During the TEAS exam, you will be asked to solve problems such as the ones presented in this lesson.

Here, you will shift the focus from algebra to interpretation of charts, tables, and graphs.  You will also look at the relationship between two or more variables.  These are important skills when reading scientific literature.  On the TEAS exam, you will need to interpret data presented to you in the form of a graph, table, or chart.  You may also be given information and asked to decide which type of chart, table, or graph would be most appropriate.  

In this lesson, you will continue with measurement in the form of geometry.  You will review the formulas for calculating area and perimeter of various geometric shapes.  Next, you will look at the standard, metric, household, and apothecary systems of measurement.  Then, you will learn to convert from one system of measurement to another.  These are important skills for any science-based classes you may take as a healthcare student. 

This lesson begins the science portion of the TEAS Prep 2 course.  There are three parts to the anatomy and physiology section (Lessons 6-8).  This lesson starts with a general overview of standard anatomic positioning and naming.  It then moves into the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory, cardiac, and integumentary systems. 

In this lesson, you will cover the anatomy and physiology of the neurological, endocrine, immune, and skeletal systems.  The course covers a few of the major disease processes associated with each system.  

The final lesson of the anatomy and physiology section covers the gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and the reproductive systems.  The TEAS exam will ask you many questions about the structure and function of the human body.  You may need to spend some extra time reviewing the anatomy and physiology lessons. 

Here, you will explore scientific reasoning, the scientific process, measurement, and using logic and evidence to make conclusions.  This section uses your critical reading and thinking skills to be able to interpret scientific data presented.  It is important that when reading a scientific article, the reader validates through their own logic the conclusions the author is making.  You will also review the relationships between data and how studies are designed.  On the TEAS exam, you will need to be able to determine the difference between dependent and independent variables. 

This lesson covers the basics of macromolecules, genes, chromosomes, and heredity.  It also includes a review of the structure and function of DNA and how traits are passed on from one generation to the next.  The lesson concludes with a review of how to create and evaluate a Punnett square, a tool to predict heredity. 

This lesson covers the basics of substances and their properties, atomic structure, states of matter, and chemical reactions.  This content is important to help you understand pharmacology and how medications work in the body.  

In this lesson, you will learn what to expect on exam day. You will also learn about ways to manage your time so that you are adequately preparing for the exam. And you will learn how to manage your stress on test day.  Helpful tips on being professional and successful when you start clinical are also provided. Finally, you will have the chance to test the skills you learned by completing questions like the ones you will see on the TEAS exam.  This lesson will be essential to increase your chance of scoring a passing mark on 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, Mac, or Chromebook.

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.
  • 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.

Instructor-Led: A new session of each course begins each month. Please refer to the session start dates for scheduling.​

Self-Paced: Your course begins immediately after you enroll.​

Instructor-Led: Once a course session starts, two lessons will be released each week for the 6 week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends. You will interact with the instructor through the online discussion area. There are no live sessions or online meetings with the instructor.

Self-Paced: You have 3 months of access to the course. After enrolling, you can learn and complete the course at your own pace, within the allotted access period. You will have the opportunity to interact with other students in the online discussion area.

Instructor-Led: 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. However, you will have access to all lessons from the time they are released until the course ends.​

Self-Paced: There is no time limit to complete each lesson, other than completing all lessons within the allotted access period. Discussion areas for each lesson are open for the entire duration of the course.

Instructor-Led: Students enrolled in a six-week online class benefit from a one-time, 10-day extension for each course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.​

Self-Paced: Because this course is self-paced, no extensions will be granted after the start of your enrollment.