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.

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Your NMC Part 1 Revision Resource will include:

  • Over 315 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
  • Main domains: Professional values, communication, interpersonal skills, nursing practice, decision making, leadership management and team working

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Core Questions 

Maximise your revision time. Core Questions instantly delivers you the most important questions, ranked by our clinical tutors and your peers. Our team includes past examiners, field specialists and clinical authors; experienced in exam formats and the current expectations of what you will be tested on and why.

Feedback & Analysis

We provide intelligent and responsive feedback for you to keep track of how your revision is going. Detailed performance graphs show how you’re currently performing and benchmark you against your peers.

Mock Test

Prepare yourself with relevant mock tests. Simulate exam day with the correct format, time pressures, number of questions and topic spread. We will then generate an accurate and detailed breakdown of your results, letting you know what you need to focus on..

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Section Editor

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.

Dr Karen McCutcheon

Dr Karen McCutcheon

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

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