NURSING CARE OF ADULTS I
Purpose: Assesses students' understanding of concepts basic to the care of adult clients and their families, including prevention and health promotion, early detection, care management, health maintenance and restoration, and psychosocial aspects of healthcare. Emphasis is on the nurse's role in providing care to adults experiencing alterations in fluid and gas transport; metabolic, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal and renal function; fluid and electrolyte imbalances; and pre- and postoperative care.
Format: 125 multiple-choice, four-option items. Twenty-five of these items are for experimental purposes and not included in the scoring.
Administration: Schedule after completion of course work in adult health nursing, which includes health alterations as described in the test purpose above. 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 RN programs.
Acute Care: 51 items
Chronic Care: 28 items
Health Promotion: 21 items