Competency Statements, Test Content Outline and Study Resources
Condensed Exam Outline
This is an outline of topics and areas which may be included in the Low Risk Neonatal Nursing examination. It should be noted that the emphasis of the examination is on the newborn (birth to one month) and family components.
Content of the examination will cover assessment of all body systems and knowledge of normal and deviations from normal.
10.01Assessment and Evaluation of Intrauterine Environment
10.02Maternal Factors and Complications Affecting the Fetus/Neonate
Focus of the newborn section will be on physical examination techniques, procedures and findings, as well as assessment and management of normal and abnormal findings and identification of potential complications.
11.01General Physiologic Assessment
b.Clinical Laboratory & Diagnostic Data
11.02Physical Assessment and Management of Complications
6.Head, Ears, Eyes, Nose and Throat
d.Perinatal Substance Abuse
12.00General Management (10-20%)
12.01Resuscitation & Stabilization
12.02Neonatal Nutrition, Feeding and Lactation
13.00Family Integration (<10%)
13.02Discharge Planning/Home Care
14.00Professional Issues (<5%)
Candidate Guide: LOW RISK NEONATAL NURSING
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