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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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  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 1 year ago


    Access to health care varies across countries, groups and individuals, largely influenced by social and economic conditions as well as the health policies in place. Countries and jurisdictions have different policies and plans in relation to the personal and population-based health care goals within their societies. Thank you.
    Reinventing Aging

  • Michelle_max50


    over 3 years ago


    I wonder what kind of brain effect does studying have on people who want to become nurses? You have so much information to cover and that is very hard unless you have very good memory. Maybe there should be some scientific studies done on nurses to see the level of memory performance.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 3 years ago


    I am currently in a review course and intend to sit my exam in June. This is very helpful in getting rid of the stuff that is not important.

  • Black_white_max50


    over 4 years ago


    I just found this list. I think I'll give it a try. Took the NCLEX once and I know I need to review again. Thanks

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    almost 6 years ago


    I do not believe in the use of contraceptives, or abortion. According to the original physicians oath, and the code of ethics, abortive medicines were not to be given. Good teaching and abstinence is the best medicine.

  • Dsc01211_max50


    about 6 years ago


    im currently reviewing..thanks for the list

  • Cartoon_nurse_dancing_max50


    over 7 years ago


    Great list of terms. I'm not taking the NCLEX yet, but maybe next year this could be really helpful! Thanks.

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