Purpose: This test assesses students' understanding of general health assessment and physical examination techniques used to evaluate the health status of adults and children. Addresses general health assessment in the areas of interviewing, health-history taking, general surveying, and documentation. Health status and developmental stage of clients are also considered. The test reflects nurse-client encounters in a variety of primary, secondary, and teriary health care settings and requires students to use their knowledge of the nursing process.
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 all learning experiences in health and physical assessment. 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 two 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.
General Health Assessment: 19 items
Physical Examination: 81 items