Testing Center

TEAS V - Test of Essential Academic Skills

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS V) is a scholastic aptitude assessment that is used as part of Northeast Community College nursing program selection process. The TEAS V is designed to measure a candidate’s likelihood of success in a college nursing program by measuring achievement in reading, math, science, and English.

The TEAS V consists of 4 sections: reading, mathematics, science, and English a total of 170 questions with a total testing time of 3 hours and 29 minutes. Each section is individually timed.

Subtest Time Allowed # of Questions
Reading 58 minutes 48 questions
Mathematics 51 minutes 34 questions
Science 66 minutes 54 questions
English 34 minutes 34 questions



  • Paragraph Comprehension and Passage Comprehension
  • Informational Source Comprehension.


  • Numbers and Operations
  • Algebraic Applications
  • Data Interpretations
  • Measurement


  • Human Bogy Science
  • Life Science
  • Earth and Physical Science
  • Scientific Reasoning

ENGLISH and Language Usage

  • Grammar and Word Meanings in Context
  • Spelling and Punctuation
  • Structure

The $45.00 TEAS V testing fee is paid to ATI testing by credit or debit card on the day of the test. (You must bring a credit/debit card on the day of the test.)

To schedule a TEAS V testing appointment, please contact the Northeast Community College Testing Center, by telephone, 402-844-7281 or email, testing@northeast.edu, or visit the Northeast Community Testing Center located in the College Welcome Center, Room 1252. Please allow four hours for the TEAS V assessment.

TEAS V test can be taken every 30 days by paying the $55.00 fee. Additional transcripts can be sent to another institution for a fee of $27.00.

No calculators are allowed on the math section of the test.

You may take a 10 minute break after you have completed the mathematics section.

Acceptable forms of photo identification include:

  • Current student ID
  • Current driver’s license
  • State approved ID
  • Current state of federal ID card
  • Current passport of passport card
  • Tribal ID card
  • Naturalization card

Testing Center Guidelines:

  • Schedule an appointment for the exam. (Space is limited)
  • Tester Must:
    Complete a sign-in sheet.
    Present a current photo ID
  • All personal items will be securely stored
    Cell phones, pagers, any other electronic devices, hats, caps, scarves, coats, watches, and jewelry more than ¼ inch
  • May not leave the Testing Center without permission of the Testing Staff once testing has begun.
  • Food (including gum) and drink are not permitted in the Testing Center and/or testing rooms unless otherwise permitted.
  • Students may not access their personal belongings without permission once testing has begun.
  • If the student takes break during testing, the students may not access their cell phone or any other electronic devices.
  • No children allowed in the Testing Center.
  • No visitors are allowed in the Testing Center.

Cost and fees are subject to change without notice.