PN Application

TEAS registration and Study resources for applicants

The TEAS Test (Test of Essential Academic Skills) is a multiple-choice assessment of basic academic knowledge in reading, mathematics, science and English and language usage. All students who apply to the Practical Nursing Program will be required to participate in pre-admission testing prior to the admissions deadline for the program. Please register at the campus where you are applying for admission.
Test Study Materials

CNA Requirements
If a student has received their CNA license from another state they can go to: and click on "CNA ENDORSEMENT" on the right hand side of the screen. Fill out the form and submit 1 of 3 ways at the bottom of the form. The turnaround time is typically a few days.

Canadian students will need to challenge the exam or retrain in ND. For testing dates and locations, please call NDBON at 701-328-9777 or Head Master at 800-393-8664

Important TEAS Testing Information
Individuals must present a valid photo ID and their ATI username and password.
Please arrive 15 minutes early to the testing site. Those arriving late will NOT be allowed to test.
      - Calculators are NOT allowed
      - Schedule 4 hours to take the test
      - Scratch paper will be provided by the testing center

ATI TEAS V Exam - Recommended Cut Scores
Developmental - Less than 41.3% - At this level the student is not qualified for admission.

Description of TEAS -

TEAS scoring for admission to the Dakota Nursing Program
The program uses a combination of scores from your GPA, number of required general education courses completed, experience in healthcare, personal statement, interviews, references and TEAS scores to rank applicants.

TEAS composite score divided by a factor of 10 (Ex: Composite score of 72% = 7.2). The student must have a score that falls in the Basic level or higher (Proficient, Advanced or Exemplary) to be considered for admission. Students who score in the Developmental level are not considered for admission.

Applicants may retake the TEAS test once after 30 days.