RN Fundamentals Test Fee:
Testing Fee: $39.00
Please note that a TEAS minimum score
of 58.7 is now required
to be eligible to take the RN Fundamentals.
Fall 2020 RN Fundamentals Exams Dates
|Date||Day of Week||Time||Delivery|
|October 21, 2020||Wednesday||1:00 pm||In-Person|
|November 18, 2020||Wednesday||1:00 pm||In-Person|
|December 8, 2020||Tuesday||1:00 pm||In-Person|
Spring 2021 RN Fundamentals Exam Dates
|Date||Day of Week||Time||Delivery|
|January 26, 2021||Tuesday||1:00 pm||In-Person|
|February 3, 2021||Wednesday||1:00 pm||In-Person|
|February 9, 2021||Tuesday||9:00 am||In-Person|
|February 17, 2021||Wednesday||1:00 pm||In-Person|
|February 23, 2021||Tuesday||9:00 am||In-Person|
Current Official Photo ID REQUIRED! See details and examples below.
The RN Fundamentals is only administered at the VGCC Main Campus Testing Center.
Main Campus Testing Center
Building 7 – Room 7321
200 Community College Road
Henderson, NC 27536
Students must be approved by a Health Sciences Advisor to register for this exam.
Notice to Students: Your Advisor will notify the Testing Center of your eligibility to take the test. At that time, you will receive an email to your VGCC email account with instructions regarding registration for the RN Fundamentals test.
You MUST use your VGCC email account to register for the test!!
Students are admitted to the LPN to ADN Transition Program in accordance with the policies set by Vance-Granville Community College. Each applicant is required to meet the minimum requirements as set by the college. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into a program, only an opportunity for consideration.
The RN Fundamentals 2019 Proctored Assessment is the entrance test administered to prospective LPN to ADN Transition Program students that currently maintain a license as a Practical Nurse. A score of Level 2 or higher is required to be considered for admission into the program. The Fundamentals exam may only be taken once and is administered at the Main Campus.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS THE RN FUNDAMENTALS 2019 TEST?
(RN Content Mastery Series 2019 Proctored Fundamentals Test Description excerpt from ATI Testing website)
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, thinking strategies 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)
You have 70 minutes to complete the assessment.
IS THERE A FEE FOR THE TEST?
YES. The fee for testing is $39.00 Test fees must be paid in advance through myVGCC or in the VGCC Business Office.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR THE TEST?
Practice tests are not available to students at this time and students are encouraged to prepare using the Fundamentals of Nursing Review Module-edition 10.0-2019.
The Fundamentals of Nursing Review Module – Edition 10.0 – 2019 is $55.00.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE THE RN FUNDAMENTALS 2019 TEST?
You will have 70 minutes to complete the assessment.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME ON TEST DAY?
You must bring with you an official picture ID. (Examples: driver’s license, passport).
You must also bring your ATI account log-in information. You must create an account with ATI prior to your test date in order to take the test. There will not be time to create the account on the day of the test. CHECK YOUR USERNAME AND PASSWORD BEFORE THE TEST DAY!
Paper and pencil will be provided.
Calculators are NOT allowed.
No food, drinks, tobacco products, cell phones, smart watches, beepers, pagers, or children are allowed in the Testing Center.
WHAT DO I DO IF I FORGOT MY USERNAME AND PASSWORD?
Contact Assessment Technologies Institute, LLC (ATI) toll free at 800-667-7531 if you experience problems logging into the website.
WHEN WILL I GET MY TEST RESULTS?
A Test Administrator will provide you with a copy of your test results immediately upon completion of the exam. An Advisor will be available to discuss your test results.
HOW MANY TIMES CAN I TAKE THE RN FUNDAMENTALS?
1 TIME. Students are only allowed to take the test once. If you have previously taken the STEP test or an earlier version of the LPN to ADN Transition Program entrance exam, you are NOT eligible to take the RN Fundamentals.
HOW DO I REQUEST SPECIAL TESTING ACCOMODATIONS?
Students that need special testing accommodations may contact the Accessibility Coordinator/Counselor located in Building 8 on the Main Campus in Henderson, NC (examples: extended time, a reader, or interpreter). Accessibility Services will determine the best accommodations to meet your testing needs.
WHAT IF I EXPERIENCE TEST ANXIETY?
Anxiety is common for most test takers. Stress can make the body more alert, consequently improving your performance. For some individuals, stress can be a hindrance and can result in a decrease in concentration. In order to minimize stress while taking a test, please consider the following things:
- Get plenty of rest the night before taking a test.
- Eat a well-balanced breakfast or lunch.
- Arrive 10-15 minutes prior to testing in order to collect your thoughts.
- Don’t drink too much caffeine. Caffeine can increase your excitability.
- Think positive! Do not begin testing with negative thoughts. You will do well.