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In our previous article, we gave the focus points for the July 2010 Nursing Board Exam as outlined in the Scope of the Nurse Licensure Examination. The focus points serve as a guide to candidates in their nursing review.

However, as the nursing board exam date draws near, more attention should be given to  specific topics.  To supplement what we have given,  we will be giving those who are reviewing for the nursing board exam this July the specific topics they need to cover.  

First and foremost, a candidate to the July 2010 Nursing Board Exam should have covered the basic concepts in nursing. Included here are:
  • Definition of Nursing
  • Scope of Nursing Practice
  • Roles and Responsibilities of the Nurse
  • Roles of the Public Health Nurse
  • Nursing as a Professon
  • History of Nursing with emphasis on the different milestones
  • The Nightingale Pledge
  • Nursing Theories
  • The Nursing Process
  • Health, Models of Health and Wellness, and Levels of Prevention
  • Positioning, Transfers, and Assistive Devices
  • Physical Assesment, per system
  • Basic Diagnostic and Laboratory Procedures with emphasis on nursing considerations
  • Basic Nursing Procedures
  • Therapeutic Diets with emphasis on health teachings
  • Documentation and Recording, including medication orders, common medical abbreviations and conversion of units
  • Stress and Crisis, with emphasis on the stress adaptation syndrome and coping mechanisms
  • Theories of Development
  • Models of Grief, specially that of Kubler-Ross
  • Transcultural Nursing

Remember that the nursing board exam scheduled this July 3-4 is an exam designed to determine if a candidate possesses the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to effectively practice nursing in the Philippines. It is an entry-level examination, therefore, candidates reviewing for the the said examination should be very familiar or thoroughly knowledgeable with the basic concepts in nursing.

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