Full Course Description


Med Surg Certification Exam Prep Package with Practice Test & NSN Access

Pass the Med Surg Certification Exam…The First Time! 
Preparation for the exam has just become easier and more effective. 
With this program, we will cover all the major topic areas included in the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board and the American Nurses Credentialing Center Medical-Surgical certification exams. With an in-depth review of systems and a refresher on current practices, you will be prepared for success…by not just reviewing key concepts, but also reinforcing them through realistic test questions! You’ll also gain valuable test-taking strategies and tips that will aid in your quest to become a certified Med-Surg nurse. 
Join expert and national speaker Cyndi Zarbano, MSN, BSN, CCRN, CEN, PCCN, CLNC, for this comprehensive program that includes a powerful practice exam and unlimited access to all online resources. You can finally achieve your dream of becoming certified – the first time you take the exam!

Program Information

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists

Outline

HOMEOSTASIS

  • Shock
  • Fluid and Electrolytes
  • Lab Interpretation
  • Nutrition
  • Pain

CARDIOVASCUL‚ÄčAR

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • MI, CAD, HTN, CHF
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Endocarditis
  • Valvular Disease
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • AAA

RESPIRATORY

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • COPD
  • Asthma
  • Atelectasis
  • ARDS
  • Chest Trauma
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Embolus
  • TB

NEUROLOGICAL

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • CVA
  • Increased Intracranial Pressure
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • ALS
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Seizures
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Guillain-Barré

MUSCULOSKELETAL

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Fractures
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Arthritic Conditions
  • Orthopedic Surgery

GASTROINTESTINAL

  • Cholecystitis
  • Liver Disease
  • GI Bleed
  • Hepatitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • IBS, IBD, PUD
  • Obesity

GENITOURINARY

  • Pyelonephritis
  • Renal Stones
  • BPH, UTI
  • Nephritic Syndrome
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Renal Failure (Acute and Chronic)

ENDOCRINE

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Addison’s
  • Cushing’s
  • Diabetes
  • Hypo/Hyperthyroidism
  • Hyper/Hypoparathyroidism
  • SIADH,
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Pituitary Tumors

IMMUNOLOGIC

  • AIDS
  • Lupus
  • Overview of Immune Disorders

INTEGUMENTARY

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Malignant Melanoma
  • Psoriasis
  • Ulcers/Wounds
  • Lyme Disease

HEMATOLOGY

  • Anemias
  • Sickle Cell
  • DIC

EYES/EARS

  • Glaucoma
  • Detached Retina
  • Meniere’s Syndrome
  • Inner Ear Disturbances

PROFESSIONAL ISSUES

LEGAL / ETHICAL

  • Patient Education
  • Delegation
  • Ethical Principles
  • Research
  • Nursing Negligence
  • Consent
  • Coordination of Patient Care

Objectives

  1. Consider the differences between the ANCC and the MSNCB exams and determine which will best suit current practice.
  2. Evaluate the anatomy and physiology of common disorders for each body system.
  3. Apply treatment modalities and nursing interventions to include outcomes and evaluation criteria of common disorders of each body system.
  4. Specify the normal values for commonly ordered labs.
  5. Determine the underlying etiologies of disruptions in physiologic homeostasis.
  6. Analyze key components of a comprehensive review of systems, including diagnosis and rationale for treatment.
  7. Point out the most common medications ordered by disease process.
  8. Substantiate legal and ethical implications of professional nursing issues and concerns.
  9. Anticipate the needs of special populations during acute illness.
  10. Incorporate effective test-taking strategies.
  11. Develop a study plan for the exam based on understanding the blueprint and domains of practice covered.
  12. Anticipate pearls and pitfalls in both preparing for and taking the medical surgical nurse certification exam.
  13. Prioritize nursing actions for specific neurological, cardiac, respiratory and endocrine emergencies.
  14. Investigate early assessment findings in clinical syndromes that may progress rapidly and cause life-threatening conditions. 

 

Copyright : 10/31/2018