EXAM DETAILS (Deepa Mary)
CGFNS uses an objective multiple-choice exam. The exam is still administered in a paper & pencil format. This exam is a one-day exam with 2 Nursing parts; one in morning & other in noon, which includes 150 questions in the morning & 110 questions in the afternoon (total 260 questions). You'll get only one minute for each question. Credit is given for each correct answer & one of the advantages is that there is no penalty for wrong answer, so it is best to guess than leaving blank. Score of 50% is considered as pass that means you have to get 400 for pass. Both of the Nursing part involves questions from medical, surgical, maternity, pediatric, psychiatric, & community nursing. Your understanding of the phases of Nursing Process & Client needs is tested in the exam.
PHASES OF NURSING PROCESS:
Safe, effective care environment (15-21%)
-Safe & effective treatment & procedures.
Physiological integrity (46-54%)
-Reduction of risk potential
-Provision of basic care
Psychosocial integrity (8-16%)
-Need for coping
-Health promotion & maintenance (17-23%)
-Growth & development
-Self-care & support systems
-Prevention & early treatment of disease
Nurses practice as thinking, questioning professionals who are responsible & accountable for their own nursing actions. One unique feature of nursing is the comprehensive view nurses have of clients & their families. For this reason nursing education in U.S takes an integrated approach to nursing content. Hence this knowledge in the foreign nurses is tested through the CGFNS qualifying exam.
-Official study guide for the CGFNS qualifying exam from CGFNS
-Mosby's review on NCLEX-RN (latest edition)
-Davis' review on NCLEX-RN (latest edition)
-Lippincott's manual on NCLEX-RN (latest edition)
It's not necessary that you should have all the books mentioned above for qualifying the CGFNS exam.
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