Health Differences Across the Life Span 1

Catalog Number
NURx211
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 to care for patients across the life span who are experiencing health differences related to cardiovascular and respiratory illness or who are experiencing abnormal cell growth. 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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