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TEAS-V Testing Information

Belhaven University is proud to be a TEAS-V Testing Center and we are looking forward to working with you as your prepare to take the TEAS-V test. The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) measures basic essential skills in the academic content areas of reading, mathematics, science and English and language usage. The objectives assessed on the TEAS exam are those which nurse educators deemed most appropriate and relevant to measure entry-level academic readiness of nursing program applicants.

Belhaven typically offers the TEAS-V monthly. For more information, see the list of dates and times on the ATI TEAS Registration Page. The location of the test will be Irby Science Building, Room 301.

Students who are applying to the School of Nursing must earn a minimum score of 66 on the Test of Academic Skills (TEAS-V). The TEAS-V is a national nursing school entrance exam designed to assess whether prospective students are academically prepared for learning nursing-related content. These skills are deemed important for success in the nursing program. The exam contains approximately 170 questions be completed in approximately 4 hours. The exam covers academic subject areas including math, science, English, and language usage.
The fee associated with taking the TEAS-V exam is the responsibility of the student and is not included in the tuition fee to the nursing program. See the TEAS Testing Information for fees and registration information on the TEAS-V exam.
Obtaining the required minimum score on the TEAS-V exam alone does not grant nor guarantee admission into the Belhaven University School of Nursing.
Belhaven University will only consider three (3) attempts at obtaining the minimum required score on the TEAS-V exam per 12 month period. There is a 30 day waiting period between retakes. It may be helpful to speak with a nursing advisor to help you prepare for this important exam.

Registering for the TEAS-V:

Guidelines for TEAS-V Testing:

Students must obtain a minimum score of 66 on the TEAS-V.

Preparing for the TEAS-V:

The Study Manual for Test of Essential Academic Skills, Version Five is available for purchase at The following items are also available for purchase at

The current cost of the TEAS-V test is $75. The fee must be paid online, in advance, by debit or credit card at

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