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Nurses also need to be able to accurately interpret medical orders and patient charts to provide appropriate care.  Reading comprehension is a crucial skill for nurses as they must comprehend complex medical texts and research papers in order to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in healthcare.

Strong reading comprehension skills will help nursing students succeed in the challenging nursing coursework and prepare them for the demands of the nursing profession. Nurses with strong reading comprehension skills are better equipped to communicate effectively with colleagues, patients, and other healthcare professionals.

The TEAS has 40 questions covering:

  • Paragraph comprehension
  • passage comprehension
  • inferences/conclusions



Basic math skills are essential for nurses must accurately measure and administer medication dosages, calculate medical dosages based on a patient’s weight or other factors, as well as interpret numerical data related to vital signs and other health indicators. Nurses also use math to make calculations related to the administration of fluids, nutritional supplements, and other treatments.

The TEAS has 45 questions including:

  • Whole numbers
  • decimals
  • the metric system and conversion
  • fractions
  • algebra
  • percent
  • ratio and proportions


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Percent – 18 questions
Metric Conversion – 8 questions
Fractions, Percent and Decimals – 14 questions

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Basic English skills are crucial for nurses to communicate effectively with patients, families, and other healthcare professionals. Nurses need to write clear and concise reports and chart notes, as well as verbally communicate with patients to gather information, explain medical procedures and treatments, and provide instructions.

The TEAS has 55 questions including:

  • Punctuation and grammar
  • Spelling
  • Sentence structure and contextual words (meaning in context)


English Usage – 15 questions
English Grammar – 20 questions
Punctuation – 12 questions


Basic science knowledge is essential for nurses to understand the human body and how it functions to provide safe and effective patient care. Nurses need to have a solid understanding of anatomy, physiology, microbiology, pharmacology, and other scientific concepts to assess and diagnose patients, interpret laboratory results, and administer treatments.

The TEAS has 30 questions including:

  • Scientific reasoning
  • Basic science
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physiology
  • Anatomy
  • Physics

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