MSNCB Medical-Surgical Nursing Exam Prep

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Practice Quiz presents 80 free review questions to assist in the preparation for the Medical-Surgical RN exam. 

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 The Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse credential recognizes that the highest standards of medical-surgical nursing practice have been achieved. You can become certified by successfully completing the CMSRN® exam which validates proficiency in medical-surgical nursing.
PracticeQuiz presents 80 free review questions to assist in the preparation for the Medical-Surgical RN exam - updated 2022!

 The MSRN exam contains approximately 150 scored multiple-choice questions, though the paper and pencil version has an additional 25 unscored experimental questions.

The test-taker has 3 hours (computer-based) or 4 hours (paper and pencil) to complete the exam. 
 The following Medical Surgical Nursing topics are covered on the exam: 

  •  Gastrointestinal: 16 – 18% of the test
  •  Pulmonary: 15 – 17%
  •  Cardiovascular: 15 – 17%
  •  Diabetes (types 1 & 2) and other Endocrine: 14 – 16%
  •  Genitourinary, Renal, and Reproductive: 14 – 16%
  •  Musculoskeletal and Neurological: 12 – 14%
  •  Hematological, Immunological, and Integumentary: 7 – 9%

 The following Domains of Nursing Practice are covered on the exam:
  •  Helping Role: 16 – 18%
  •  Teaching/coaching function: 16 – 18%
  •  Diagnostic and patient monitoring function: 23 – 25%
  •  Administering/monitoring therapeutic interventions: 23 – 25%
  •  Effective management of rapidly changing situations: 11 – 13%
  •  Monitoring and ensuring the quality of health care practices: 1 – 3%
  •  Organizational and work-role competencies: 3 – 5%

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