Rock Valley College

ADN Entrance Exam (TEAS)

All students applying to RVC's Nursing program must complete the ATI TEAS Test along with a writing sample prior to the submission of an application to the Nursing/ADN program.

For more information visit our Nursing program page.

1. The ATI TEAS tests students in four areas:

  • Reading
  • Math
  • Science
  • English

It is essential to prepare well for this exam.  Study materials may be obtained from for a fee. Study guides are also available for purchase at Amazon or bookstores. Visit RegisteredNursing to access a free review guide with material that covers every topic on the TEAS.

The ATI TEAS test has a time limit of three and a half hours for completion.

Cost: $97 

2. The writing sample will be typed just prior to the administration of the ATI TEAS test.  The following are to be included:

  • Write a paragraph on why you want to be a RN.
  • Write a paragraph on three (3) components of being a professional RN. 
  • Spelling and grammar will be checked.

The Writing Sample has a time limit of 30 minutes for completion.

Please prepare for both the ATI TEAS exam and the writing sample. It will take approximately four and a half hours to complete both requirements.

Registration is done directly through ATI. 

Test Dates

The dates for the July 15-August 15 cycle will be added at the beginning of July 2021. Please check back at that time to register. Thanks!

  1. Go to 
  2. Create an account with ATI: Rock Valley College must be your institution of choice and your profile must be saved in order to view and select testing dates. 

    NOTE: Remember your Username and Password for the day of your test.
    1. After creating an account you will be asked to select the following:

      Program Type:  TEAS for Nursing Students
      Country: USA
      State: Illinois
      City: Rockford


Arrive: Please arrive no more than 10 minutes prior to the start of the exam.

Location: RVC Testing Center, main campus, Student Center (SC), lower level, 3301 N. Mulford Road, Rockford, IL 61114

Phone: (815) 921-2380


Bring with you:

  • A valid photo ID (government issued: driver's license, state ID, passport) 
  • Your ATI username and password (the one you created and used at the time of your registration with ATI)
  • A mask

Contact the Nursing Program with any questions at (815) 921- 3261.

Note: Testing Center staff will send writing samples to the Nursing Dept. for review. TEAS scores are visible on the testing screen upon test completion and will be accessible thereafter within your ATI account.  

  • An application to the ADN program must be submitted.
  • To obtain an application for the Nursing/A.A.S. Degree (ADN) Program, contact the Nursing Department at (815) 921-3261.
  • Complete the application for the Nursing/A.A.S. Degree (ADN) Program and submit the application to the RVC Nursing Department.

For more information visit our Nursing program page.