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Overseas Aptitude Test


Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery

Theory test

The theory test consists of a supervised online assessment of professional knowledge and understanding. A method of assessment known as multiple-choice questions (MCQs) is used.

  • You will be required to answer 150 questions over a three-hour period.
  • Each question will have four possible answers and you are required to give only one answer to each question.
  • A minimum pass mark of 50% must be achieved in the Theory Test.
  • You will not be permitted to leave the test until 60 minutes has passed.

These may or may not appear in a test.

Question A B C D
Cardiac output is defined as which of the following? The total amount of blood ejected by one of the ventricles in litres per minute The degree of stretch of the ventricular cardiac muscle fibers The resistance to ejection of blood from the ventricle The force generated by the contracting myocardium
When engaging in decision making regarding patient care, nurses follow which principle? Best practice Evidence-based practice Benchmarked practice Standard-based practice
In the stages of death and dying as defined by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, anger is manifested by which one of the following? Refusal to admit the truth Agitation Rage and resentment Sadness and crying
Peptic ulcers are thought to be the result of which one of the following? Genetic defect Fatty diet Stress Helicobacter Pylori infection
Pneumonia occurring 48 hours or longer after hospital admission that did not appear to be incubating at the time of admission is referred to as which of the following? Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) Hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) Healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP) Aspiration pneumonia
A patient who sustained a head injury reacts to supraorbital pressure by moving their hand up to the face. How would you record this response? Flexion Decerebration Extension Localising
Nurses and midwives are professionally responsible and accountable for which of the following? Their practice, attitudes and actions including inactions and omissions Showing high standards of professional behaviour Advocating for patients' rights All of these
The closure or collapse of alveoli is referred to as which of the following? Atelectasis Haemothorax Pleural effusion Pneumothorax
As per British Society of Haematology guidelines, blood administration sets must be changed at least? every 4 hours every 8 hours every 12 hours every 16 hours
During which one of the following stages of wound healing does granulation tissue form? Maturation phase Proliferation phase Epithelial closure phase Inflammatory phase