Adult Nursing

Catalog number: NURX-310

Description: Based on material typically taught in a sequence of courses in medical-surgical or adult nursing. Measures knowledge and understanding of the physiological, developmental, psychological, social, cultural, and spiritual dimensions of health and illness in adults. Tests for the ability to use the nursing process in a variety of settings to deliver health care to adults with actual or potential health problems in the following areas: cardiovascular, hematologic, respiratory, urinary, reproductive, endocrine, gastrointestinal, sensory, neurological, musculoskeletal, immune, or integumentary system dysfunction. (This exam does NOT apply toward the Excelsior College nursing degrees. Multiple-choice examination.)

Exam Type: Multiple Choice

Credit / Level: 8.0 / Upper

Exam Fee: $350*

* Fee shown is for the exam only. Other associated expenses such as books and study resources, or travel, lodging, or providing any required documentation or background checks, are additional.


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Effective July 1st 2014 – Pearson VUE will charge a test administration fee when you schedule your appointment to test, additional fees apply for phone transactions (scheduling, rescheduling, and canceling). You will pay $50 USD to take two-hour exams and $60 USD to take three-hour exams.

If you are currently registered for an exam you must schedule your appointment (but do not need to take the exam) by June 30th 2014 in order to avoid the $50 USD or $60 USD administration fee.