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 Program.  Entrance into the Bristol-Plymouth Practical Nurse Program is competitive.  Meeting the minimum score requirements does not guarantee acceptance.

    Passing scores on the entrance test as determined by the Bristol-Plymouth Practical Nurse Program are:

    65% - Reading

    60% - Math

    55% - English & Language Usage

    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 within 72 hours of testing.

    Test Preparation:  The ATI TEAS Study Manual - Seventh Edition can be purchased at:  ATI Study Manual or most large bookstores.  It is highly recommended that you thoroughly prepare prior to taking the test as candidates are allowed only two test attempts per enrollment period.  Test scores are considered valid for two enrollment cycles.

    Testing:   Candidates applying to Bristol-Plymouth are expected to take the exam in person at our school.  Those who choose to take the TEAS assessment through ATI Testing, must request their transcript be forwarded to Bristol-Plymouth for review. 

    Applicants requesting accommodation 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 accommodation.  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 accommodation 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 for a test date by calling 508-823-5151, X240 and make the $90.00 payment with a credit/debit card over the phone.
    • Money orders, official bank checks and cash are accepted in person.
    • Name, address, telephone and email address are required.
    • Payment is required at registration (non-refundable).  
    • Testing is limited to the first 20 registrants.
    • No confirmation will be sent.

    Available Test Dates:

    • Friday, October 27th @ 9:00 a.m. - in person at Bristol-Plymouth
    • Friday, December 1st @ 9:00 a.m. - in person at Bristol-Plymouth
    • Testing may be done through ATI Testing, in-person preferred.  Use this link to register for TEAS assessment through ATI:
    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, they will be ineligible to test again at Bristol-Plymouth and will not be considered a candidate for the nursing program at Bristol-Plymouth.