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Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Exam

  • This requirement may not be waived.
  • The TEAS exam must be taken within three (3) years of the application deadline.
  • A minimum score of fifty percent (50%) or higher in the math section and an overall proficiency of at least basic is required on the same exam to be eligible to submit an admissions packet.
  • Registration for the TEAS is through the ATI website at You must register online for the test. An information sheet that outlines the registration process for the exam is available here or on page nine (9) of the Practical Nursing Program Information Packet & Application.
  • TEAS tests are limited to two attempts each academic year.
  • The highest score will be used when ranking applicants.

Kansas CNA Certification 

  • All Practical Nursing applicants are required to have an active Kansas Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) certificate. CNA classes are available at MATC.
  • MATC schedules CNA courses each semester. Applicants who hold an active CNA license from another state must complete the Kansas Department of  Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) Interstate transfer application and have a schedule time to test prior to the application deadline. Contact the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) at 785-296-6877 to receive more information about this option.
  • Active certificates can be viewed from the KDADS website at 

There are no exceptions to this requirement. Prior health background or experience does not satisfy the requirement.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 

  • Practical Nursing applicants whose primary language IS NOT ENGLISH must demonstrate English language proficiency before the application deadline to be considered for acceptance.
  • Students who are required to take the TOEFL must meet the minimum requirements in the categories listed below:
    • Writing: 20
    • Speaking: 20
    • Reading: 19
    • Listening: 20
  • Each area must meet the minimum requirements in the categories listed above. Registration forms for testing may be obtained from the Office of Testing of Programs and Services (Room 101) of Holton Hall on the campus of Kansas State University. A student can reach their office at 785-532-6492 or email them at
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