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Testing Domains


Testing Domains in the Family, Adult, and
Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Examinations

For more detailed information on the Testing Domains and the Knowledge Area for the ENP specialty exam, please see Emergency NP Specialty Certification Candidate Handbook.

Assessment:

Obtain subjective patient information including relevant medical, social, and family history, chief complaint, history of present illness, and review of systems to determine health needs and problems by:

Obtain objective information based on patient age and health history to further define health needs and problems by:

Diagnosis:

Formulate differential diagnoses by:

Establish definitive diagnoses by:

Plan:

Establish the plan of treatment/care in order to address the diagnoses by:

Evaluation:

Determine the effectiveness of plan of treatment/care based on outcomes by:


Modify the plan of treatment/care based on outcomes by:


Knowledge Areas Included in the Family, Adult, and Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Examination

  1. Health promotion and disease prevention
  2. Anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology
  3. Interviewing concepts and techniques
  4. Health history
  5. Signs and symptoms
  6. Physical examination
  7. Laboratory/diagnostic test
  8. Clinical decision-making
  9. Differential diagnosis
  10. Pharmacological therapies
  11. Non-pharmacological/complementary/alternative therapies
  12. Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
  13. Bio-psychosocial theories
  14. Patient and family education and counseling
  15. Community resources
  16. Healthcare economics and practice management
  17. Evidence-based practice
  18. Legal and ethical issues
  19. Cultural competence
  20. Principles of epidemiology