NMC Part 1

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NMC Test of Competence - Part 1 Exam Revision

The NMC Test of Competence Part 1 exam is a computer-based test (CBT) consisting of over 300 Multiple Choice Questions. It is intended for applicants trained outside the EU (European Union) and European Economic Area seeking employment as a nurse in the UK.

The Adult Nursing test covers four main domains as described by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Professional values, Communication and interpersonal skills, Nursing practice and decision making Leadership management and team working.

You will be tested on a range of generic nursing competencies as well as topics relevant to just your specific field of adult nursing.

The test will also contain a set of questions on patient or public safety and are considered to be ‘critical items’ that you will need to answer correctly as part of your overall exam pass.

BMJ OnExamination’s NMC Part 1 revision resource contains multiple choice questions in the same format you will see in the actual Computer Based Test covering all four of the domains and questions specific to adult nursing addressed in the test, ensuring that you can fully prepare for your exam.

Your NMC Part 1 Revision Resource will include:

  • Over 300 Multiple Choice Questions
  • Questions covering all domains for the Adult Nursing Exam
  • Questions to prepare for the ‘Critical Items’ on patient or public safety
  • Detailed explanations that improve your learning
  • Detailed performance analysis and feedback

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Customise your revision to suit you - choose to answer questions by topic, type, difficulty level or weak area.

Use Work Smart to test your weak areas - select this feature in your session analysis and we will provide you with a pre-filled Work Smart session that focuses on your weak areas only.

Revise more efficiently; our Adapt For Me feature adapts to your current performance and delivers you questions that increase in difficulty as your knowledge improves.

After each Work Smart session, we provide you with a memorable list of learning points covered in that particular session, to help reinforce your revision

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Our adaptive learning feature responds to your knowledge level as you answer questions, it will deliver questions to you that increase in difficulty as your knowledge improves.

This will make your revision more efficient; it will ensure you don’t waste your time doing questions that are too easy for you and likewise it won’t deliver questions that are too difficult for you at the present time.

As your knowledge improves the system will keep challenging you by testing your knowledge with more difficult questions keeping you on track for exam success.

Feedback & Analysis

Understand how you are performing and where you need to improve - Our graphing features ensure you get a clear, accurate and detailed picture of your performance by session and over time.

Are you ahead of the curve? Our Peer Comparison tool shows you how your average scores compare to the average of all BMJ OnExamination users revising for the same exam.

Track and log every revision session by name in your learning journal. Stored in date order, you can return to any session whenever you wish.

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This means that you can fit in your revision wherever you are, on your commute, in between patients, having a coffee break, whenever it suits you best.

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Section Editor

Dr Karen McCutcheon

Dr Karen McCutcheon

Speciality: RGN, PGCHE, M.Sc. Nursing, DNP

Karen has been a registered nurse for 30 years and is currently a senior lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast. She has published widely in the field of healthcare and education and is the editor of the Journal of Perioperative Practice and Nurse section editor for BMJ OnExamination. She has served as a committee member for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence for over nine years.

Karen leads a team of nursing question writers that are experts in their specialty and have extensive knowledge of the exam structure, difficulty and curriculum. Karen reviews all the questions and leads on all new questions written for the NMC Part 1 revision resource. Karen will also answer your queries on questions and respond to the feedback you give us on our questions.

Dr McCutcheon’s Top NMC part 1 Exam Tip: Be honest with yourself about the areas that you are weak in and do not avoid those areas tackle them with lots of revision before taking the test.

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