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BSN Comprehensive Proctored Exam Study Guide

Congratulations! You have completed all of the courses for your program and now it is time for your Proctored Exam. This study guide will provide you with information regarding the exam itself, study materials as well as test taking tips and guides to ensure you are prepared.

Exam Format:

Format: Multiple choice exam (Open Book)

Time Limit: 2 hours

Description: The multiple choice exam is a standardized, comprehensive exam that covers the student’s entire program; students will be given 60 multiple choice questions to answer.

Testing FAQ and Information:​ ​http://www.aspen.edu/proctored-exams

Best Points of Contact for your Exam:
Testing Office: ​testing@aspen.edu

Registrar’s Office: 1800.373.7814 ​registrar@aspen.edu

**If you have any further questions or concerns you can also reach out to your assigned Academic Advisor.

Exam Materials:

Textbooks may be used!
– Course textbooks you should study and bring to the exam:
1. N491 – Concepts and Theories in Nursing
2. N492/N493 – Community Health Nursing I, II
3. N494 – Essentials of Nursing Research
4. N496 – Nursing Leadership and Management

– You are allowed to highlight key points and place post-its in your textbooks to make navigation to certain topics easier during your exam; you cannot bring in your own study sheet or notes.

– Ebooks are allowed for your Proctored Exam, they must be downloaded onto your computer or tablet so that internet access is not needed to read them.

What to Study:

To effectively prepare for the BSN Comprehensive Exam, please review the following. Please note that these are only a guide to assist you. Questions on the comprehensive exam are those that graduates of the BSN program should be able to answer.

Issues and Trends in Professional Nursing Review

● National Patient Safety Goals 2020 (*homecare, ambulatory, behavioral, hospital) https://www.jointcommission.org/en/standards/national-patient-safety-goals/hospital-2020-national-patient-safety-goals/

● Institute of Medicines’ Five Core Competencies https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK221528/pdf/Bookshelf_NBK221528.pdf (Chapter 3)

● Trends in Nursing
· Role stress
· Telehealth
· Medical cannabis
· Mental health
· Cultural competence
· Workplace violence

Concepts and Theories in Nursing Review

Major Nursing Theories: ​ Grand Nursing Theories, Mid-range Nursing Theories, Practice Theories, Borrowed Theories, Caring Theories

Selected theories to review:

● Abdellah – Practice Model of Nursing

● King – Open Systems Theory
● Roy’s adaptation model
● Henderson’s nursing need theory
● Neuman – Systems Theory
● Nightingale
● Orem – Self-care Deficit Theory
● Parse – Theory of Human Becoming
● Kolcaba – Comfort Theory
● Pender – Health promotion model

● Peplau – Interpersonal relations
● Benner – From Novice to Expert, Benner’s Stages of Clinical Competence
● Leninger – Theory of Culture Care Diversity

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