Academic Success Center


The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) measures basic essential skills in the academic content areas of reading, mathematics, science, and English and language usage.  The objectives assessed on the TEAS exam are those which nurse educators deemed most appropriate and relevant to measure entry-level academic readiness of nursing program applicants.

Preparing for ATI TEAS

Applicants are expected to study/review for this test. While you are not required to take the online practice assessment, it is highly recommended that you do. If you are unable to purchase a study guide, the Academic Support Center has one copy that applicants may review on-site. 

The following items are available for purchase at

  • TEAS Study Package
  • TEAS Pre-Test Study Manual
  • TEAS Online Practice Assessments
  • TEAS Transcripts
  • Learning Strategies: Your Guide to Classroom and Test-Taking Success


  • Photo ID required for testing
  • Time limit is 209 minutes
  • 170 four-option, multiple-choice questions
  • Calculators may not be used

Create Your Account

All individuals preparing to take the TEAS test must first create an ATI account. To do so, visit and click “Create an Account” (follow the screen prompts). You only need to register once, and you will use the same account throughout your nursing program. You’ll need your ATI username and password to take the online test. Please bring this information with you to the testing location.

Find a Testing Location

Testing for the ATI TEAS exam is available at the MNU campus located in Olathe, KS, or at a certified ATI testing center. To schedule an appointment to test at MNU, please contact the Academic Support Center at or 913.971.3387. Bring a government-issued photo ID and credit card with you on the day of your test. You may also visit the ATI website at to find a testing center in your area (fees may vary).

Online payment for MNU Administration Fee.

Test Scores

Minimum test scores vary by program. Please contact the academic department for specific program requirements. Taking the TEAS exam is limited to two attempts per application cycle. Request that an official copy of your scores be sent to MNU’s Professional and Graduate Admissions at or 13563 S Mur-len Road, Olathe, KS  66062.

If you have any questions about ATI TEAS exam, please contact the Academic Success Center, 913.971.3387 or

Academic Success Center
Mabee Learning Commons
2030 E. College Way
Olathe, KS 66062-1899
Office Hours
Mon. - Fri.
Mon. - Thurs.