Medical-Surgical Nursing Exam Review
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This two-day course is designed to provide nurses with the tools, confidence and knowledge to successfully complete the Medical-Surgical Nursing Exam. The exam content outlines and blueprints from the ANCC and MSNCB were used to develop this program. Topics covered from the exam content outlines will include: review of body systems, cardiac, pulmonary, neurologic, gastrointestinal, renal, genitourinary, reproductive, endocrine, hematologic, musculoskeletal, immune and more. Pathophysiology of disease processes including signs and symptoms and treatment modalities will be presented. The nursing process and nursing practice roles in the management of patient care will be discussed through case scenarios and sample questions. All aspects of the Practice Domains will be addressed at the end of Day 2 and strategies for test-taking will also be covered.
Program Learning Outcomes
This program prepares the learner to:
- Differentiate between the ANCC and the MSNCB exams and determine which will best suit their practice.
- Understand how this exam validates and empowers the nurse’s practice.
- Successfully complete the certification exam with a passing score.
Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.
Day 1, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
- ANCC vs. MSNCB
Benefits of Certification | Initial Criteria | Cost | Recertification | Membership
Anatomy and Physiology | Acute Coronary Syndrome | Myocardial Infarction | Heart Failure | Hypertension | AAA | Cardiac Trauma | Cardiac Medications
Anatomy and Physiology | Aspiration | ABGs | COPD and Asthma | Pulmonary Medications | Sleep Apnea | Blunt Chest Trauma | Pneumothorax | PE | Respiratory Failure
- Neurological Disorders
Anatomy and Physiology | Stroke | Seizures | Meningitis | Encephalitis | Neuromuscular Disorders
Fractures | Traction | Fat Embolism | Rhabdomyolysis
- Behavioral Disorders
Dementia | Delirium | Alcohol Withdrawal
- Legal and Ethical Considerations
ANA Code of Ethics | HIPAA | Scope of Practice
Day 2, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
- Immunological and Hematological
Inflammatory Response | AIDS | Leukemia | Sickle Cell | DVT | Pressure Ulcers
- Endocrine Disorders
Thyroid Dysfunction | Adrenal Disorders | Diabetes | DKA and HHS | DI and SIADH
- Renal and GU Disorders
Acute Kidney Injury | Chronic Renal Failure | BPH
- Gastrointestinal Disorders
GI Bleeds | Bowel Obstruction | Infarction | Pancreatitis | Liver Disorders | Hepatitis
Shock | SIRS | Sepsis
- ANCC and MSNCB Exam Blueprints
Breakdown of the Domains of Practice
- ANCC Domains of Nursing Practice
Health Promotion and Health Teaching | Planning, Implementation and Outcomes Evaluation | Professional Role | Assessment and Evaluation
- Test-Taking Strategies