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Professional Nursing - Test of Essential Academic Skills™ (TEAS)

Test of Essential Academic Skills™ (TEAS)

Campus: MCC-Penn Valley, Health Science Institute
Director of Professional Nursing: Evelyn Claiborne

Program Coordinator: Robin Bellamy
For program information please call 816.604.4175
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm


The nursing division of MCC-Penn Valley requires all applicants to take the TEASTM (Test of Essential Academic Skills) as a part of the application process. The TEASTM is designed to determine academic readiness for the nursing program. There are minimum required scores on the TEAS for admission to the nursing program. The student will be informed of these minimum required scores at the time of testing. The TEASTM is a proctored timed examination that measures essential skills in Reading, Mathematics, Science and English and Language Usage. These are academic areas that have been identified as important skill sets for students entering a nursing curriculum. Method for determining eligibility for taking the TEASTM is outlined in the Admission Criteria document. The student should refer to that document for additional information.


There are two areas the student can utilize to prepare for take the TEASTM:

  1. There is a Pre-Test Study Manual for the Test of Essential Academic Skills. The study manual will be available in the MCC-Penn Valley Bookstore. There is also an on-line study module available.
  2. There is a practice exam available on-line at store.
Last Modified: 3/13/18