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Academic Calendar

Here is the Calendar of events for OLC.

  • May 26th 2017
    • Last Day for Chairs
  • May 29th 2017
    • Memorial Day Holiday
  • June 16th 2017
    • Graduation/Pow Wow
    • Last Day for 24 pp Staff
  • June 17th 2017
    • Graduation/Pow Wow
  • June 18th 2017
    • 10:00am: Graduation/Pow Wow

Nursing Department

TEAS Testing

What is the TEAS test?

The TEAS test is a common preadmission test used by many nursing programs. TEAS, stands for Test of Essential Academic Skills, which is a basic aptitude test designed to measure entry level skills and abilities of nursing program applicants. There are four sections to this online timed assessment:

Reading: paragraph comprehension, passage comprehension, and inferences/conclusions

Math: whole numbers, metric conversion, fraction and decimals, algebraic equations, Percentages, and ratio/proportions and graphs

Science: basic aspects of earth, physical and biological sciences

English: measures knowledge of punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, contextual words, and spelling

When can I take the TEAS test?

TEAS testing will be scheduled at either the OLC Nursing Building located in Pine Ridge or the He Sapa College Center in Rapid City, at specified times. After the OLC Nursing Department receives all completed applications in January, applicants are contacted in February (based on contact information provided on applications), regarding registration, practice exams and test dates for the following months.

How it works

You will first take an online practice test. After taking the online practice test, you will be provided with a score report that will highlight a list of topics to review based upon your performance. Take time to analyze your score report and focus your review on your weaker subjects. These topics will link to information sources within the Study Manual that you were given the opportunity to check out from the OLC Nursing Department, or you may purchase one yourself through www.ati.com. Re-evaluate yourself with a second version of the online practice test. The practice test consist of 150 questions patterned after the actual TEAS V exam. (Assessment Technologies Institute,LLC , 2014).

Be prepared. You cannot use calculators or cell phones during the actual examination.

More Preparation

The Oglala Lakota College Library – Woksape Tipi website has excellent practice materials for standardized testing called Learning Express. Visit the Woksape Tipi at library.olc.edu

  • Go to SD State Library (on the Right)
  • Online Resources at the top
  • Click on “Career”
    1. Click on “Learning Express”
    2. Click through the icons to “College Center”
      1. Find tabs for improving Math, Reading, Grammar & Writing, and Science
    3. OR- Click through the icons to “Career Center”
      1. Prepare for an entrance exam
      2. Nursing School Entrance Tests eBooks

Other userful practice websites:

http://www.test-guide.com/free-teas-practice-tests.html

http://www.test-guide.com/free-teas-practice-tests.html

http://www.testpreppractice.net/TEAS/Free-Online-TEAS-Practice-Tests.aspx

http://www.testprepreview.com/teas_practice.htm

http://www.allnurses.com/teas-exam-help/how-i-passed-804222.html

Understanding the Results

Students receive a print out of the results after completion of the TEAS. The scores are then reviewed by the OLC Nursing Department Admissions committee. Many nursing schools require specific scores to be accepted into their program. You should check with the nursing school you are applying to ahead of time to see what specific admissions requirements they may have.