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Management of Care

The Management of Care section of the NCLEX-RN assesses a nurse’s ability to properly manage a patient’s care while still complying within all necessary regulations. Exam takers should err on the safe side and ensure that their answers do not compromise the patient’s safety. Below is a list of terms and concepts that are covered on the exam.

Advance Directives


Case Management

  • client diagnosis
  • self-care ability
  • prescribed treatments

Client Rights

Collaboration with Interdisciplinary Team

Concepts of Management

Confidentiality/Information Security

  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)


Continuity of Care

  • medical record
  • referral/transfer form


  • five “rights” of delegation (right task, right circumstances, right person, right direction or communication, right supervision or feedback)

Establishing Priorities

  • pathophysiology

Ethical Practice

Informed Consent

  • purpose of procedure
  • risks of procedure

Information Technology

Legal Rights and Responsibilities

  • refusing treatment

Performance Improvement

  • quality improvement


Resource Management

Staff Education

  • in-service
  • staff orientation


  • job description
  • scope of practice

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