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 Mathematics and Science portion of the TEAS exam. You will learn to analyze and solve mathematical and scientific question types, similar to common TEAS questions. By course completion, you will be fully prepared for the TEAS Mathematics and Science section.
In this section, you will be presented with the basics of working with fractions, decimals, and percentages. You will also review basic arithmetic operations and ordering of rational numbers. Then, you will learn about interpreting data, calculating geometric quantities, and the relationship between different systems of measurement.
This lesson will cover the basics of solving equations with 1 variable. There will be practice problems with the steps outlined to help you approach equations in a logical and orderly fashion. You'll then move on to translating word problems into algebraic expressions. Finally, you'll spend some time with estimating, rounding and review Roman Numerals.
In this section, you will be presented with ratios, proportions, and inequalities. Math of dosage, or medication math, uses ratios and proportions; therefore, this section will have application to your future career along with being part of the TEAS exam.
In this lesson, you will be presented information about graphs, tables, and charts. You will learn to critically evaluate any table, graph, or chart to gather important information. The lesson will cover Cartesian coordinate systems (xy graphs), slope, data trends, and the identification of outliers. You will also examine different ways to display data.
In this section, you will be presented information about geometry such as perimeter, area, and volume. You will then learn to convert between the standard and metric systems of measurement. You will also take a look at the household and apothecary systems of measurement.
This section will cover the anatomy and physiology of the human respiratory, cardiac, and integumentary systems. You'll start with a review of cell function and standard anatomical terminology. The lesson will then discuss scientific reasoning, logic, evidence, and scientific measurement.
This lesson will cover the anatomy and physiology of the neuromuscular, endocrine, immune, and skeletal systems.
This lesson will cover the anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and reproductive systems.
This lesson will cover appropriate units and tools to determine mass, volume and length. You will evaluate evidence to develop logical conclusions differentiating between causal and correlational relationships. Finally, you will identify the parts of the design of a scientific investigation.
This lesson will cover basic life sciences including macromolecules and their functions, chromosomes, genes, DNA and finally the use of Punnett squares to explain inheritance patterns.
This lesson will cover basic physical sciences including substances, states of matter and their properties, atomic structure and types of chemical reactions and bonds.
In this lesson, you will learn strategies that will help you on those sections of the TEAS exam and ways to enhance your success in nursing school. Finally, you will look at ways to manage your stress. This lesson should prepare you for the final exam of this course, which will be essential to increasing your chance to score a passing mark on the TEAS exam.
Prior to taking this course, you should have completed the requirements for admission to a nursing school.
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
Elizabeth Katrancha is an assistant professor of nursing at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. She has worked as a school nurse, in long-term acute care (LTAC) and as an emergency room nurse at a level 1 trauma center. She currently teaches foundations of nursing practice, pathophysiology, adult medical-surgical nursing and senior seminar.
She has been published in the Journal of School Nursing, MedSurg, Continuing Education in Nursing, Geriatric Nursing and the Journal of Trauma Nursing. Katrancha earned her DNP as an adult medical-surgical clinical nurse specialist at the University of Pittsburgh, MSN (nursing education) at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, BSN at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, and her Associate of Science in nursing at Mount Aloysius College.