ATI RN Fundamentals Assessment

This 70-item test offers an assessment of basic comprehension and mastery of fundamental principles for nursing practice including: 

  • Foundations of practice (health care delivery, clinical judgment for nursing practice, communication, professional standards, legal and ethical responsibilities, nursing through the lifespan)
  • Basic nursing care (admission, transfer and discharge processes, medication administration and error prevention, safety, ergonomic principles, asepsis and infection control, comfort, basic needs, wound care)
  • Support of psychosocial needs (therapeutic communication, coping, family, cultural and spiritual health, end-of-life care) 
  • Support of physiologic needs (oxygenation, circulatory, fluid and electrolytes, acid-base balance, elimination, neurosensory, mobility)
  • Health assessment (assessment of vital signs, general and system specific assessments, risk reduction)

The ATI TEAS is a computer based test, requiring only that you are able to point with a mouse and select the answer. Scoring is automatic; you will receive your score when you have finished the test.

The  ATI TEAS  is available by appointment only.  You will not be tested on a walk-in or stand-by basis under any circumstances.  Appointments can be made by calling the Testing Center.

See Also ATI RN FUNDAMENTALS Frequently Asked Questions


Not all exams are available between 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. See exam schedule for specific dates and times.

Monday through Thursday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am to 12:00 noon
Closed on Saturdays and Sundays.