TEAS registration and study resources for applicants
The TEAS Test (Test of Essential Academic Skills) is a proctored online multiple choice exam that measures entry level skills and abilities of applicants to nursing programs. The TEAS Test measures science, math, language and reading knowledge and skills.
Prospective students must score at the Basic, Proficient, Advanced or Exemplary Level to be eligible for admission. All four of our campuses, are sites for administering the TEAS V.
Please register at the campus where you are applying for admission. Testing sessions on each campus are as follows:
Bismarck State College
|Click here to register for the TEAS V at Bismarck State College|
Dakota College at Bottineau
|Click here to register for the TEAS V at Dakota College at Bottineau|
Lake Region State College
|Click here to register for the TEAS V at Lake Region State College|
Williston State College
|Click here to register for the TEAS V at Williston State College|
Test Study Materials
If a student has received their CNA license from another state they can go to: www.ndhealth.gov/hf and click on "CNA ENDORSEMENT" on the right hand side of the screen. Fill out the form and submit 1 of 3 ways at the bottom of the form. The turnaround time is typically a few days.
Canadian students will need to challenge the exam or retrain in ND. For testing dates and locations, please call NDBON at 701-328-9777 or Head Master at 800-393-8664
Important TEAS Testing Information
Individuals must present a valid photo ID and their ATI username and password.
Please arrive 15 minutes early to the testing site. Those arriving late will NOT be allowed to test.
- Calculators are NOT allowed
- Schedule 4 hours to take the test
- Scratch paper will be provided by the testing center
ATI TEAS V Exam - Recommended Cut Scores
Description of TEAS - http://dakotanursing.org/pdf/TEASV-Test.pdf
TEAS scoring for admission to the Dakota Nursing Program
The program uses a combination of scores from your GPA, number of required general education courses completed, experience in healthcare, personal statement, interviews, references and TEAS scores to rank applicants.
TEAS composite score divided by a factor of 10 (Ex: Composite score of 72% = 7.2). The student must have a score that falls in the Basic level or higher (Proficient, Advanced or Exemplary) to be considered for admission. Students who score in the Developmental level are not considered for admission.
Applicants may retake the TEAS test once after 30 days.