Purpose: Measures students' competencies in various aspects of nursing practice. The 125 multiple choice items are designed to measure students' ability to utilize critical thinking skills and the nursing process in addressing health care needs of clients, families, communities, and aggregates. Includes questions on community focus skills, health promotion and care strategies, resource management, leadership skills, research application, educational approaches, outcome evaluation, and collaborative strategies in a variety of community settings. This test is comprehensive in scope, incorporating questions on adult, children's, women's, and mental health topics, and community health practice areas.
Format: 125 multiple-choice, four-option items. Twenty-five items are for experimental purposes and not included in the scoring.
Administration: Schedule at the completion of the nursing program. This test may be administered as a computer-based test (CBT) or paper-based test (PBT). All achievement CBT and PBTs must be administered in a secure, proctored environment unless otherwise directed.
Scoring: A total score and three subscores are provided. Normative data are based on the performance of students in baccalaureate nursing degree programs; however, this test is applicable to all RN programs.
Health Promotion and Outcome Determination: 30 items
Selection of Care Strategies: 32 items
Application of Leadership Skills, Education Strategies, and Research Findings: 38 items