Welcome to the VCTC Practical Nursing Program, we are glad you are here.
The first step is to sign up at VCTC to take the entrance exam. You will need to come to the center and sign up on your prefered date. There is a $70.00 non refundable fee due at the time you sign up to secure your spot. This fee must be paid in cash.
Testing begins at 9:00am YOU WILL WANT TO ARRIVE BY 8:45.
Please make sure that you have set up an account with ATI through the ATI Website. The instructions on how to do this can be found in the "Before Admission Testing" folder. Follow the instructions carefully. You only need to create an account and have a valid user name and password. You will not pick a location. The testing takes place here at VCTC on your chosen date. If you do not have the preregistration done with a working login and password, you will not be able to test on that day and will have to reschedule to test on another day. Please note that testing spots are limited, if an open testing slot is not available, you may not be able to test, no refunds will be issued.
The following dates are available:
In the left hand column of this page, there are 3 folders to choose from depending on what stage of the application process you are currently in. All required forms are now availible online, organized into these folders to help facilitate and simplify the application process.
- Before Admission Testing
- After Testing- Application Materials
- Once Admitted- Required Forms
The ATI TEAS measures basic essential skills in the academic content areas of reading, mathematics, science and English and language usage. Please note the following policy statement as it relates to taking the entrance exam multiple times.
"ATI's best practice to follow for administering ATI TEAS retakes, to help ensure students' best results, is to limit the number of retakes per year with remediation periods between retakes. Each student should be limited to three retakes in 1 year. The suggested remediation period is no fewer than 2 weeks to 30 days, which is an appropriate time length to remediate between attempts and follows the majority of instututions' remediation period."