TEAS V and CPR information

Fall 2014 Nursing Class TEAS V and CPR information

When and where is the TEAS 5.0 administered?

We will be administering the TEAS V entrance exam to applicants to the nursing program on the following dates:

  • Friday, January 17th at 1PM
  • Friday, January 24th at 1PM
  • Friday, January 31st at 1PM


Testing will take place in the computer lab at Klauer campus (TC TECH 102) Cost is $35 by credit or debit card only

Scrap paper will be provided
No food or drinks in the computer room
Schedule with Linda Nowalk at 575-737-3745 or lnowalk@unm.edu

What is the TEAS 5.0 AND-RN Entrance Exam?
The TEAS 5.0 (Test of Essential Academic Skills) was developed to measure basic essential skills in the academic content area domains of Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English and Language Usage. These entry level skills were deemed important for nursing programs applicants by a panel of nursing program curriculum experts.

Log onto www.atitesting.com and set up an account with ATI by clicking Create New Account and following screen prompts. Print out a copy of your ATI assigned number and bring it with you on test day.

What kind of test is it?
The TEAS 5.0 is a 170-item, four-option, multiple choice assessment.

Reading   40 items(questions) 50 minutes
Mathematics 45 items 56 minutes
Science  30 items 38 minutes
English and Language Usage 55 items 65 minutes
Total 170 items 209 minutes


How much time do I need to plan to take the assessment?
The test is scheduled in four- one hour blocks. Each section is timed. Testing will begin on time.
Please arrive fifteen minutes early. No late admissions.

How do I prepare for the TEAS 5.0?
For a complete student preparation package, the TEAS 5.0 Online Practice Assessment and the TEAS 5.0 Study manual may be purchased as www.atitesting.com/onlinestore.

How many times can I take the test?
You may take the test twice within a year's time. The benchmark to apply to the UNM-Taos Nursing program is 64.

How do I know what I made on the TEAS 5.0?
You may retrieve your scores by going to www.atitesting.com and enter your name and ATI ID#. Go to My ATI, then you will be able to access your ATI transcript and print a copy.

CPR/BLS from the American Heart Association

ATTENTION: Applicants to the School of Nursing for Fall Semester 2014

Basic Life Support Provider Class -- American Heart Association,
being taught by Lynn Gudes, will be offered on two dates this semester.

Friday, March 28, 2014, and Friday, April 4, 2014
from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m in the Nursing Classroom

Cost (cash only): $50 course; $6 BLS card; and $16 book*

*Please note that purchasing the book is optional since you may borrow a book from the instructor and return it after the class.

To register, please contact Linda Nowalk: 575-737-3745 or lnowalk@unm.edu


All classes will be held at UNM-Taos School of Nursing Classroom at the med center

Please arrive 15 minutes early. No late admissions.
$50 cash or check made out to John Duncan. No credit cards. Schedule with Linda Nowalk at 575-737-3745 or lnowalk@unm.edu