Health Sciences Admissions Testing for Nursing and Allied Health Programs

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:  As of July 1, 2019, the price of the TEAS  tests will increase to $85.00 per administration.

As of June 3rd, 2022, we will be switching to the TEAS VII exam.  For information on TEAS VII, you can follow this link:

Candidates for entry into one of Brookdale’s Health Sciences Programs (Nursing and Allied Health) must take an admissions test. Click here for pre-requisites. When you are eligible for entry into the program you will be sent an invitation for admissions testing. The required tests are:

Nursing-TEAS  as of April 1, 2017.  Passing score is Proficient, Advanced or Exemplary.

Radiologic Technology – TEAS  Test. Passing Score is 50. Click here for preparation materials.

Respiratory Therapy- TEAS  Test. Passing Score is 50. Click here for preparation materials.

**Please note that you should show up no less than 4 hours before closing in order to have enough time to complete your test. Hours can be found on the Testing Center homepage.

Preparation materials for each of the tests are also available from Brookdale’s Scroll & Pen College Bookstore.


TEAS Test for Nursing Admissions – Frequently Asked Questions

Students wishing to enter Brookdale’s RN program must first take and pass the the TEAS test.

How is the test taken?
The TEAS test can be taken either at home or in person.  To arrange your TEAS appointment please contact the Testing Center at Check out our hours for the current semester for in person testing. (You would need at least 4 hours to test).

Does it cost anything?
Yes, the cost is $85.00 (subject to change), and must be paid for before taking the test. The Testing Center accepts any form of payment – cash, credit/debit card, money order, or check.

What should I bring with me?
In order to test, you must bring your permission slip (which was given to you or mailed to you by Admissions, which means you have met all pre-requisites to test), your form of payment, and a government-issued photo ID card. Your driver’s license, passport, Brookale ID, or county ID are all acceptable forms of ID. You do not have to preregister.

What is on the test?
The test consists of four sections, Reading, Math, Science, and English.

What is the passing score?
You must earn a Proficient, Advanced or Exemplary score for Nursing

Your must earn a score of 50 for Radiologic Technology or Respiratory Therapy. .

Is the test timed?
Yes, the test is timed for 4 hours, and each section is not timed separately. It is up to you to pace yourself over the 4 hour time period.

Is a calculator allowed?
A hand-held calculator is not allowed, but a calculator is built into the computer program, as of August 31, 2016.

If I don’t do well, may I retake the TEAS?
Yes, you make take it again after 30 days, but only two times within a year. You will have to wait one full year from your original test date in order to take it again.

How can I prepare?
Brookdale’s Bookstore has preparation books available. You can also go to ATI website for additional materials.