Health Promotion and Maintenance
Questions regarding this topic occupy between 6% and 12% of the entire test. Questions in this area of nursing address issues in many categories, including the stages of life, health screening, and lifestyle choices. The content typically relates to the role of the nurse in patient education and guidance toward a healthy lifestyle.
Management of Care
The content in this section, Management of Care, falls under the larger umbrella of topics related to Safe and Effective Care Environment, one of the four major categories of questions on this test. Items assessing your knowledge in this area will comprise between 17% and 23% of the test. The questions will concern various aspects of healthcare management, including patient rights, legal aspects of care, and quality improvement.
About 6% to 12% of the entire test is made up of questions from this area of nursing. Much of this area is devoted to mental health concepts and how the healthcare professional can help promote good emotional health. This can be done through such strategies as crisis intervention, sensitivity to stressful events in life, and the provision of supportive practices during patient care.
Safety and Infection Control
The content in this section, Safety and Infection Control, falls under the larger umbrella of topics related to Safe and Effective Care Environment, one of the four major categories of questions on this test. About 9% to 15% of the test items will address this area of nursing. These healthcare questions revolve around things like dealing with emergencies, using equipment safely, and working with hazardous materials.