Pre-Entrance Testing

  • All applicants are required to take TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) Version VII in the subject areas of Reading, Math, and English.  The Science section of the TEAS test is not a required component for admission.  All candidates must achieve the minimum scores (posted below) on the TEAS to be eligible for consideration for admission to the practical nurse programs.  Entrance into the Bristol-Plymouth Practical Nurse Program is competitive.  Meeting the minimum score requirements does not guarantee acceptance.

    Bristol-Plymouth considers the following Adjusted Individual Scores as passing: 

    65% - Reading 
    60% - Math
    55% - English & Language

    Passing scores on the entrance test are determined by the Practical Nurse Program and are posted above.  It is highly recommended that you thoroughly prepare prior to taking the test as candidates are allowed only two attempts per enrollment period.  Test scores are valid for 2 enrollment cycles.

    Creating an ATI Account:  You must create an ATI account prior to testing for the first time.  Use this link to get started:  Create an Account at ATI. After you have created your account, a paper/pencil number will be displayed under Account Information.  Print or write this ID number down and bring with you to the test.  If you have previously tested with ATI, you will login using this link: Member Login to access your paper/pencil number.  Test score results will be available for your access on the ATI website when complete.

    Test Preparation:  The ATI TEAS Study Manual - Seventh Edition can be purchased at:  ATI Study Manual or most large bookstores.

    Testing:  Candidates may take the TEAS exam at BP when offered (see available test dates below), at a PSI National Testing Center (in person), or at any location allowing "outside testers" in person.   ATI test transcript must be forwarded to Bristol-Plymouth if exam is taken at a PSI center or other locations. 

    Applicants requesting accommodations must notify the Director of the Program before scheduling a test date. Applicants may be asked to provide documentation from an appropriate professional (e.g., physician, psychologist, or other qualified diagnostician) to demonstrate their current disability and the need for accommodations.  This documentation should:  (1) establish that the applicant has an impairment that substantially limits a major life activity, including supporting information (e.g., when and how the condition was identified, its likely duration), (2) describe in detail the applicant's functional limitations created by the impairment, and (3) indicate accommodations that are recommended for the applicant, along with explanations as to why they would be useful.  Decisions about accommodations are made by the Director of the Practical Nurse Program, in consultation with the Section 504 Coordinator and Pupil Services Administrator as needed.     

    How to Register:  

    • Register by calling (508) 823-5151, Ext. 240
    • Payment of $90.00 is required at registration (non-refundable)
    • Debit/Credit cards are processed over the phone
    • Money order, official bank check and cash are accepted in person
    • Name, address, telephone, and email address are required
    • Testing is limited to first 25 registrants
    • No confirmation will be sent
    • If test date is not available, you will be notified

    Available Test Dates:

    • Thursday, December 1st @ 9:00 a.m. - This test date is full
    • Friday, January 6th @ 9:00 a.m.

    Day of the Test:

    • Tests are held in the Practical Nurse Program building (detached from the main high school)
    • "Check In" begins 15 - 20 minutes before the test begins
    • No one is admitted late
    • Requirements:  Photo ID (a current government issued photo ID (driver's license, passport, or green card);  ATI Paper/Pencil ID Number;    Pencil 
    • What not to bring: food or drink, personal items including but not limited to purses, backpacks, computer bags, duffel bags; electronics including but not limited to cell phones, smart watches, beepers/pagers, calculators (will be provided); additional apparel including but not limited to jackets, coats, hats, sunglasses.  All apparel is subject to inspection by the proctor.
    If a candidate violates pre-admission testing policies, he/she will be ineligible to test again at Bristol-Plymouth and therefore, will not be considered a candidate for the nursing program at Bristol-Plymouth.