TEAS Test Information for Prospective Holy Name Medical Center Sister Claire Tynan School of Nursing Applicants

All applicants are responsible for reviewing and understanding ALL the information outlined on this sheet

  • All applicants seeking admission to the School of Nursing's RN Program, LPN Program, or LPN-RN Program are required to complete the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) exam prior to the submission of an admission application. The ATI website is: atitesting.com
  • The TEAS Test Administration Schedule for the School of Nursing can be accessed on the Holy Name Medical Center Sister Claire Tynan School of Nursing website under the TEAS tab. https://www.holyname.org/SchoolOfNursing/
  • Please Note: The Holy Name Medical Center testing site for the ATI TEAS exam is reserved for Holy Name Medical Center Sister Claire Tynan School of Nursing applicants only. If you are planning to attend another School of Nursing, do not register to take the exam at Holy Name.
  • The ATI TEAS exam is designed to assess the applicant's preparedness to enter a nursing program. The 170 question test is designed to test basic academic skills in the areas of reading, math, science, and English and Language.
  • The TEAS score will be utilized to rank eligible applicants who have submitted complete applications for admission consideration into the desired program track. TEAS scores will be ranked highest to lowest based on the number of completed applications received. The number of applicants admitted is dependent on the number of available seats in each program track for the academic year.
  • Applicants achieving a total score of 60% or higher on the ATI TEAS exam are eligible to submit an application for the RN, LPN, or LPN-RN Programs.
  • If a total score of 60% or higher is not achieved on the TEAS, the applicant has the option to re-take the TEAS exam. The re-take date must be at least 30 days from the previous attempt. During the 30 day wait period, it is highly recommended students remediate if a score of lower than 60% is achieved. ATI offers a Focused Review free of charge focusing on the areas where improvement is needed. Applicants should access this Focused Review and remediate on weaker areas before re-testing. Information on how to access the Focused Review can be found on the School of Nursing website under the TEAS tab.
  • The frequency for taking the TEAS exam is limited to three (3) attempts in one year from the date of initial testing. However, there is no lifetime limit for taking the exam (ex: If you took the exam 3 times between January 2018 and December 2018, you would be able to re-test again in January 2019, provided the newest test date is 30 days from the prior attempt).
  • All TEAS exam sessions will be held in the Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing Computer Lab located at Holy Name Medical Center, 690 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ 07666.
  • ATI does not offer refunds or permit rescheduling of the TEAS exam if an applicant is not able to test as scheduled.
  • Applicants will register for the exam online through ATI after creating an ATI user account. Once an ATI account is established applicants can register for the TEAS test date of their choice. There are 20 seats available for each TEAS testing date at the Holy Name testing site. No rescheduling is permitted once registration is completed.
  • Applicants will need to bring a valid state or government issued ID (valid driver's license or passport) plus their ATI username and password to the exam in order to test.
  • TEAS scores will be available to applicants immediately following the exam. No ATI TEAS scores will be printed at the time of testing. The score will be available online through your ATI account.
  • TEAS scores are valid for two years from TEAS test date to application submission.
  • If an applicant tests outside of the Holy Name Testing site, they will be required to purchase a TEAS transcript through the ATI website and indicate "Holy Name" as their institution on the transcript request. ATI will send the transcript electronically to the School of Nursing.
  • Calculators will be provided during the math portion of the exam. Scrap paper will be provided by the test proctor and collected after the exam.
  • A study guide for the TEAS exam (ATI TEAS Study Manuel, 6th Edition) is available in ATI's online store or from secondary vendor sites. It is highly recommended applicants review the study guide before taking the exam. Other TEAS study resources are available for purchase through ATI's online store under TEAS. There are a variety of other TEAS test prep resources available on the internet, including web-based practice questions. Please refer to the TEAS tab on the School of Nursing website for more information on TEAS prep resources.
  • If the minimum score of 60% is not achieved, it is recommended that applicants utilize the ATI TEAS Focused Review which is available through your account. The Focused Review will highlight areas for improvement and provide feedback to increase scores for future attempts.
  • The cost for the ATI TEAS exam for the Holy Medical Center School of Nursing is $93.00 per testing administration.
  • No refunds are granted once registration is submitted. No rescheduling is permitted once registration is submitted.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled test administration start time. Late arrivals will not be permitted to test once the exam has started. No refunds will be given to late arrivals.
  • Applicants requesting testing accommodations for the TEAS exam may qualify for reasonable accommodation. The request for testing accommodations must be received by the School of Nursing at least two weeks prior to the scheduled TEAS exam test date. Please contact the School of Nursing Coordinator of Student Services at 551-248-4601 for more information on obtaining testing accommodations.
  • TEAS Exam Sessions are timed in accordance with the ATI TEAS exam administration policy:
  • Subject Number of Questions Time Allotted
    Reading 48 58 minutes
    Mathematics 34 51 minutes
    English and language usage 34 34 minutes
    Science 54 66 minutes
    Totals: 170 209 minutes
  • Please contact the School of Nursing Admissions Office at 551-248-4601 with any additional questions regarding the TEAS exam or School of Nursing admission process.

Please note: Admission applications for the 2020 Fall RN Program will be accepted until April 15, 2020. The TEAS exam must be completed with a score of 60% or above by this date to be considered for admission.

Additional Instructions

  • All TEAS exam sessions are reserved for applicants ONLY of Holy Name Medical Center Sister Claire Tynan School of Nursing, held in the Computer Training Lab at 333 Hudson Terrace, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632.
  • No refunds are granted once registration is submitted. No rescheduling is permitted once registration is submitted.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled test administration time. No refunds will be given to late arrivals.
  • Schedule at least 4 hours to take the test. Scratch paper and pencils will be provided by the testing center. A calculator is embedded within the online version of the exam. No electronic devices (cell phone, tablets, and MP3 players) are permitted.
  • A composite score of 60% is required for admission consideration for the RN, LPN or LPN-RN Programs.
  • If you need assistance during the exam registration process, please contact ATI customer service at 800-667-7531
Date Time
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 – TEAS 5:30 PM
Saturday, October 26, 2019 – TEAS 10:00 AM
Friday, November 22, 2019 – TEAS 9:00 AM
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - TEAS 5:30 PM
Saturday, January 25, 2020 – TEAS 10:00 AM
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 – TEAS 5:30 PM
Friday, February 28, 2020 – TEAS 9:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2020 – TEAS 10:00 AM
Friday, March 27, 2020 - TEAS 9:00 AM
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 – TEAS 5:30 PM
Saturday, April 4, 2020 – TEAS 10:00 AM
Monday, April 13, 2020 – TEAS 9:00 AM