About the tests, I would say that most of mine from actual NUR classes are NCLEX style, these would give you a good idea:
We have to do a fair amount of papers, too. We seem to have at least two 5,10,15 page papers per class per semester plus maybe a couple of smaller ones. For example, for pharm we had to do a drug analysis where we had to find someone 65+, on at least 3 drugs and one herbal supplement, write up their history, all about the drugs and how they might interact and how they apply to that person, etc. An example from assessment, we kept notes from each weekly assessment (each week was a different system: taking vitals, heart, resp, abdominal, nervous, etc.) on our lab partners and at the end we wrote up a big history on them. For a rural/cultural class we had to do a cultural
Patho is like the physiology part of A&P but evaluates what is going on when there is a disorder. What is happening in the body when you are diabetic? What is happening with metabolic acidosis? Multiple sclerosis? etc.
There's more but those are just some examples