Pre-Entrance Testing




    All applicants are required to take TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) Version VI 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 minimal score on each of the three required sections of the TEAS to be eligible for consideration for admission to either the day or evening practical nurse programs.  Entrance into the Bristol-Plymouth Practical Nurse Program is competitive.  Meeting the minimum score requirement does not guarantee acceptance.

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

    65% - Reading 
    60% - Mathematics 
    55% - English

    Pre-registration is required for all testing.  Candidates will not be admitted without prior registration and payment of the testing fee.  The pre-entrance exam fee is non-refundable.

    Passing scores on the entrance test are determined by the Practical Nurse Program and are posted above and on the registration form.  It is highly recommended that you prepare for each of the content areas prior to taking the test.  Candidates are only allowed to take the exam twice per enrollment period.  Test scores are valid for 2 enrollment cycles.

    The ATI TEAS Study Manual - Sixth Edition can be purchased at and most large bookstore chains.

    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.     

        The following is the Pre-Entrance testing schedule:
                Friday, January 4th @ 9:00 a.m.
                Friday, February 1st @ 9:00 a.m.
                Future Dates To Be Announced
    Click on the TEAS Registration button to print out a registration form.  Call the school to register with a credit or debit card - 508-823-5151, Ext. 240.
    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 nursing programs at Bristol-Plymouth.