Essentials of Nursing Care: Health Safety

Catalog Number
Exam Type
Multiple Choice
Credit / Level
3.0 / Lower

This examination tests the concepts and principles related to the application of the nursing roles of provider and manager of care and member of profession when applying the nursing process and concepts of safety (medication, physical, emotional, environmental) in the care of patients across the life span who are responding to common health needs related to health promotion, wellness, and self-responsibility. Critical thinking skills and caring behaviors needed to provide and manage care for these patients are stressed. Evidence-based nursing care and standards for nursing practice, as well as ethical, legal, and regulatory concerns specific to these patients are addressed.

NOTE: This subject is a required component of the Excelsior College associate nursing degrees.

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PRACTICE EXAM: Once you register for the credit-bearing exam, you will be eligible to register for a practice exam, for $75. To purchase the practice exam, which includes two different forms, you must also be actively enrolled in Excelsior’s associate degree in nursing program. Visit and log into your MyExcelsior account to register.

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