Pre-Nursing School FAQs

What if I don’t have a Username/Password?
Contact ATI Customer Service, DO NOT CREATE NEW. Customer Service can be reached at: 800.667.7531.

I am not currently enrolled in a school and the website asks for an institution, what should I put?
Select the school you will be testing with or select other as your institution. You can edit at any point once you create your account. (edit profile in top right corner of page)

How do I locate my test scores?
Log into your ATI account, under main menu select My Results, click on EXAM and scores will populate.

What do my scores mean?
You will need to contact your institution, ATI’s policy is to not discuss scores w/ students.

What is a passing score?
You will need to contact your institution, ATI’s policy is to not discuss scores w/ students.

TEAS

Where can I go to purchase the TEAS Study Manual and/or Online Practice Exam?
You must purchase TEAS Study materials on our website at our online store. Simply select shop online, TEAS Products, then select which option fits your needs.

I bought the TEAS study package and received my Study Manual but have not received my ID/Password for the Online practice, how do I get this?
The ID and password were sent to you in your purchase confirmation email. If you no longer have this email, please contact ATI customer service at (800) 667-7531.ervice.

How do I register for the TEAS?
There are several options:
Check the ATI website for testing locations that allow online registration.
Contact ATI at (800) 667-7531
Perform an internet search for "TEAS sites"
Contact the school to which you are applying for a list of available TEAS testing locations

Are additional site, times and locations available to register for the TEAS?

ATI provides a list of available TEAS registration times on our website.  For additional times, please contact ATI or your school.

How can I change my TEAS test date?
If you registered directly with the school, please contact your school.  If you registered online at atitesting.com, all registrations are final.  If unable to attend the scheduled test date, you must re-register and pay for a new exam date.

How can I send a copy of my TEAS score/TEAS transcript to another school?
Go to ATI’s online store and select the TEAS Transcript fee, there is a $27 charge. Transcripts are sent immediately by email.

What if my school is not showing as an option to send TEAS scores to?
You will want to contact the school. The school will need to call ATI and provide an email address for all TEAS transcripts to be sent to.

Why are my assessment ID and password not working?

The ID should be a 6 digit number and the password is combination of numbers and letters.  Be sure that you are inputting them correctly.  If the problem persists, contact ATI at (800) 667-7531.

 

C-MAP

How is C-MAP Organized?

C-MAP is a web-based program that is designed to facilitate curriculum development and program evaluation. The system contains the following major sections:

    Philosophy

  • A philosophy is a statement about the values of the institution and beliefs of the faculty. Common elements of a philosophy include nurse, client, health and environment, nursing and nursing education.

    Program Concepts & Organizing Framework

  • Concepts are words (with definitions) that express ideas reflecting the values and beliefs about nursing.

  • An organizing framework is a document/diagram that describes the relationship of concepts within the curriculum. Components of the framework are predominant in courses throughout the curriculum.

    Program Outcomes & Competencies

  • Program outcomes are statements describing the qualities and characteristics of students at the end of the program.

  • Competencies are statements describing the behaviors necessary to achieve program outcomes.

    Course Information

  • Course description is a short statement that describes the focus and content within a course.

  • Course objectives are statements that describe the knowledge, skills and attitudes students will demonstrate upon successful completion of the course. Course content is developed from course objectives and related to program objectives. Content units organize the course content into smaller discrete units and specify what should be covered related to pathophysiology, pharmacology, and nutrition.

  • Unit objectives are statements that more specifically describe how the content of the course relates to the course objectives, and ultimately the program objectives.

  • Clinical objectives are statements that describe clinical behaviors and skills that students should be able to perform and are related to the course objectives and ultimately, the program objectives.

    Reports

  • Reports are documents that provide information and describe established links (relationships) between curricular components.

  • The C-MAP administrator must create links in the curriculum to generate available reports.

Why must faculty individualize their curriculum in C-MAP?

C-MAP is a tool for building a curriculum. It is not an ‘off the shelf’ curriculum that programs can purchase and instantly implement. While templates with content are included, state boards of nursing and accreditation visitors will expect to see evidence that the Curriculum was developed with faculty input and is specifically designed for their institution.

In what type of settings is C-MAP used?

C-MAP can be used by individual administrators to enter curriculum data. C-MAP can also be used in group/faculty meetings so that information can be entered into the system during faculty discussion of various curricular components.

How does C-MAP allow links to be created between a curriculum and the BSN Essentials?

The BSN Essentials are the curricular elements that provide a framework for baccalaureate nursing education. Each Essential describes baccalaureate nursing practice and integrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes from the Essentials. A copy of the BSN Essentials is available on the internet at http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Education/pdf/BaccEssentials08.pdf.

How does C-MAP differ from Web CMS?

Web CMS is a Web Based Content Management System that is designed for general educational curriculums. C- MAPTM by contrast, was designed specifically to address the particular needs of Nursing Schools. Content may be linked to outcomes and competencies related to NCLEX, NLNAC, CCNE, and BSN Essentials. After generating these links, reports can be generated to support programs who are conducting internal curriculum evaluation and accreditation self-study.

How can C-MAP help educators track Student Learning Outcomes?

C-MAP provides several layers of measurable objectives that are directly related to the program outcomes and competencies. Competencies are related to course objectives and program outcomes.

Why are there multiple levels of Program Outcomes in C-MAP?

C-MAP allows a curriculum to contain levels of program outcomes (PN – one level; ADN – 2 levels; ADN Plus – 2 levels; BSN – 4 levels). The number of levels of outcomes in a curriculum is most commonly consistent with the number of years in the program. Some programs level their curriculum by semester/quarter/term and others by year. Program outcomes for the final semester/quarter/term/ year, are typically referred to as the terminal outcomes for the program.

How will C-MAP help prepare for an accreditation visit?

C-MAP was designed and created by a group of experienced nurse educators from across the country. These individuals had experience in preparing for and participating in accreditation visits. The group also had educators with experience as site visitors for both NLNAC and CCNE. C-MAP helps to establish internal consistency of a curriculum by demonstrating that unit and clinical objectives relate to course objectives; and that course objectives relate to program outcomes and competencies. C-MAP reports provide visual evidence of these relationships (internal consistency) and show progression as demonstrated by increasing levels of complexity as students move through the curriculum.

When talking about internal consistency of a curriculum, educators are referring to the fact that courses link to their stated program outcomes, and that they do what they say they do by linking together and showing relationships and progression marching through content. C-MAP will give you visual evidence of consistency and that you are meeting learning objectives.

What if a school has an ADN to BSN Articulation Program?

Schools that have an ADN to BSN articulation should consider purchasing a BSN template. The first two years of the program could be incorporated into C-MAP as Levels I and II. The BSN portion of the curriculum could be incorporated into Levels III and IV.

Will C-MAP provide updates to incorporate changes in accreditation criteria and the NCLEX Test Plan?

ATI will incorporate changes in accreditation criteria and the NCLEX Test Plan into C-MAP. Once these changes are made, we’ll notify the user so that linkages to the updated information can be made.

Does C-MAP allow more than one administrator for each institution?

Yes. A program can have more than one administrator for their curriculum. Some programs may choose to grant administrative access to all faculty members during the initial develop of their curriculum, so that instructors can enter their respective course information. Once course information has been entered, the access privilege for instructors can be converted to ‘Viewer’ to preserve the integrity of curriculum data. This is a great way to minimize the work load of any individual, while allowing faculty to take ownership of the curriculum.

What resources were used to develop C-MAP components?

C-MAP content is not textbook specific. Billings and Halstead’s “Teaching in Nursing: A Guide for Faculty” was used as a reference during the development of the C-MAP structure. C-MAP is an outcome based curriculum that integrates selected concepts related to the discipline of nursing. Curriculum development began after a review of literature which identified trends in nursing and health care. Concepts selected for the curriculum were influenced by work from:

  • Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN)

  • Institute of Medicine Reports for Nursing Education

  • NCSBN Model Nursing Act

  • PEW Health Commission Competencies for the 21st Century

  • The Joint Commission Patient Safety Standards

  • NLN Position Statement Innovation in Nursing Education: A Call to Reform

  • NLN Position Statement Transforming Nursing Education

  • Healthy People 2010

Is there now or will there be links to a Systematic Evaluation Plan?

A Systematic Evaluation Plan is a formal document that outlines plans to evaluate various components of a nursing program (e.g., faculty, students, administration, NCLEX pass rate, clinical experiences, and curriculum). C-MAP may provide data that can be used in the systematic evaluation process. However, C-MAP focuses on curriculum and does not provide the kind of global measurement that is required for a Systematic Evaluation Plan.

Will C-MAP be discussed at ATI conferences?

C-MAP will be highlighted in the exhibit hall at the ATI National Educator Summit. ATI nurse educators will be present to help clients learn more about C-MAP. Regional Educator Enrichment Conferences may also provide great opportunities to inform clients about C-MAP.