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Health Promotion and Maintenance

The Health Promotion and Maintenance section of the NCLEX-RN assesses a nurse’s ability to oversee the prevention and detection of patient health problems. Below is a list of terms and concepts that are covered on the exam.

Aging Process

Ante/Intra/Postpartum and Newborn Care

  • support systems
  • perception of pregnancy
  • coping mechanisms
  • desire for female
  • caregiver
  • toilet training methods
  • peri-natal education
  • performing/learning newborn care
  • providing post-partum care
  • providing newborn care

Developmental Stages and Transitions

  • attachment to newborn
  • parenting
  • puberty
  • retirement

Disease Prevention

Expected Body Image Changes

Family Planning

  • contraceptive methods

Family Systems

Growth and Development

Health and Wellness

  • smoking cessation
  • stress management

Health Promotion Programs

  • health fairs
  • school health education
  • drug education
  • sexually transmitted diseases

Health Screening

High-Risk Behaviors

  • excessive sun exposure
  • lack of regular exercise
  • fatigue
  • calcium deficiency
  • needle sharing
  • smoking cessation
  • safe sexual practices

Human Sexuality


Lifestyle Choices

Principles of Teaching/Learning


Techniques of Physical Assessment

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