HEALTH AND ILLNESS: ADULT CARE
Purpose: Assesses students' understanding of the care of adult clients across the health-illness continuum. The 125-individual items are designed to measures students' ability to utilize critical thinking skills and the nursing process to address the health care needs of adult clients and their families. The test incorporates relevant items on nutrition and pharmacology. 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 setting are all included.
Format: 125 multiple-choice, four-option items. Twenty-five items are for experimental purposes and not included in the scoring.
Administration: Schedule after completion of course work in adult health nursing. 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 degree nursing programs; however, this test is applicable to all RN programs.
Health Promotion and Outcome Determination: 35 items
Selection of Care Strategies: 32 items
Application of Leadership Skills, Educational Strategies, and Research Findings: 33 items