Which TEAS Prep Product is Best for you?
Date Published: January 21, 2021
So, you’ve just registered to take the TEAS. Congratulations! You’ve taken the first step on your path to becoming a nurse. Now, it’s time to prepare for the exam.
Like any test, studying beforehand will boost your chances for success. But, about 40% of students end up taking the TEAS more than once, so prepping for the TEAS is more than just helpful; it’s crucial.
The good news is we have a variety of TEAS prep materials to fit every learning style, timeline, and budget. If you’re not sure which product is best for your situation, check out our recommendations below.
IF YOU: want a comprehensive study guide directly aligned with the TEAS exam
TRY: the ATI TEAS Study Manual
Let’s start with the official study guide for the TEAS written directly by the creators of the exam. This manual (available in a printed format or eBook) covers all 4 subjects on the TEAS test – science, math, reading, and English and language use – and is weighted according to the number of questions on the exam. The Study Manual also includes a full-length practice test with detailed rationales for right and wrong answers, plus unit quizzes, practice problems, and more than 325 end-of-chapter questions to really test what you know.
IF YOU: are looking for a quick, basic review for the exam and/or have already completed prerequisites
TRY: an Online Practice Assessment
These practice tests are set up exactly like the actual TEAS and cover all content areas. Not only do you get detailed rationales and logic for every question to further your comprehension, but each assessment also provides an end-of-test score report to show you where you stand and which specific topics you should review to improve. Two versions of the practice test are available, totaling 300 questions to help boost your exam-day confidence. (Want both versions? Check out the Practice Assessment Package below.)
IF YOU: are taking the TEAS again for a second or third time
TRY: the SmartPrep Tutorial
This interactive, media-rich resource creates individualized study plans for you, beginning with a pretest to gauge where you stand and what content areas you should prioritize as you start to study. SmartPrep’s 65 in-depth lessons are each followed by comprehension checks and targeted remediation (those pesky areas you need to study more) so you can be sure you’re studying the right stuff. With more than 650 review questions, this is the most complete prep solution we offer, and we know that it works: Study results show that the SmartPrep Tutorial has increased students’ overall TEAS scores by an average of 7.5%.
Prep Packages – Our study materials are meant to be used together. Packages offer our best prep products at a discount, so you get the best bang for your buck.
IF YOU: need a higher TEAS score or want access to everything you need to pass the TEAS
TRY: the Comprehensive Study Package
The Comprehensive Study Package is the most extensive prep solution we offer. You get access to all of our TEAS prep products: the official ATI TEAS Study Manual, SmartPrep Tutorial, and two full-length practice assessments that reflect the actual exam. With so many different resources, this package is great for all types of learners, especially if you have an ample amount of time to prepare for the exam.
Pro tip: It’s recommended you give yourself at least 6 weeks to study for the ATI TEAS exam. To help guide your studying, we have a free study plan you can download here.
IF YOU: recently prepared for the ACT or SAT
TRY: the Basic Study Package
This package includes both Online Practice Assessments and the official Study Manual. What makes these products the perfect match? The end-of-assessment score report from the practice tests outline focus areas for you to study that are linked directly to the corresponding study manual sections, which means you’ll know exactly what to review to earn your highest exam score.
IF YOU: need more practice questions
TRY: the Practice Assessment Package
Want even more test-taking practice? This bundle of both online practice assessments ensures you have access to all 300+ questions from our practice tests. Plus, it includes a bonus Anatomy & Physiology (A&P) assessment including more than 70 questions aligned to this topic area to help you excel on the science portion of the exam.
Want more info? Visit our website for details about all of our ATI TEAS Prep Products.