Adult Nursing

Catalog Number
Exam Type
Multiple Choice
Credit / Level
8.0 / Upper

The UExcel Adult Nursing examination is based on material typically taught in an eight-credit, two-semester, upper-level undergraduate sequence of courses in medical-surgical or adult nursing. The examination measures knowledge and understanding of the physiological, developmental, psychological, social, cultural, and spiritual dimensions of health and illness in adults, as well as 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. The examination assumes a familiarity with concepts taught in an associate degree nursing program. (This exam does NOT apply toward the Excelsior College nursing degrees. Multiple-choice examination.)

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