ANCC Medical-Surgical Nursing Exam Prep

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85 free practice test questions for the ANCC Medical Surgical Nurse exam

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Medical Surgical Exam Practice Questions: Updated 2021

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The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Medical-Surgical Nursing exam is a computer based, 3.5 hour exam consisting of 175 questions (150 scored questions and 25 unscored pretest questions). 

For those taking the exam on or before October 19th, 2014 the exam will cover these four major domains of practice:

  • Assessment and Nursing Diagnosis 
  • Planning and Outcomes Identification 
  • Implementation and Evaluation 
  • Professional Role

For those taking the exam on or after October 25th, 2014 the exam will cover these four major domains of practice:

  • Assessment and Diagnosis 
  • Planning, Implementation and Outcomes Evaluation
  • Professional Role
  • Health Teaching and Health Promotion

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There are 150 questions on the ANCC Medical-Surgical Nursing exam.

The ANCC Medical-Surgical Nursing exam is 6 hours long.

Passing the ANCC Medical-Surgical Nursing exam grants the test taker the following credential: Medical Surgical Nurse – Board Certified (MEDSURG-BC™).

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