Study Tips for BOARDS Exam for Nursing Students

Cardiac
  • Know … what does it mean.
  • Know … it is a sign of what?
  • A murmur that is loud and heard with your scope plus … A loud murmur that you …
  • They tell you a … murmur one that radiates to the neck and one the radiates to the axilla
  • How do you rule out AAA
  • You have a pt with HTN and osteoporosis what medication do you put them on for …
  • HTN drug for … neuropathy
  • You have a patient that on eye exam you notice copper and … what else do you assess them for
  • You have an elderly patient with ISH BP log what medication do you start?
  • PAD pt what is the treatment
  • PAD what test
  • Know chronic venous insuff
  • Test you do for stable angina
  • Know Systolic and Diastolic Murmur … other one is mid systolic.
  • Question about Grade III/VI Murmur:
  • Know the difference between … Insufficiency.
  • Question about JVD causes?
  • Know Bacterial endocarditis …. Osler’s nodes
  • Questions about carotid bruit signs can signify what

GI
  • High triglycerides increase the risk of …
  • You have a pt with chronic Hep C what will be high the AST or … or Both
  • First line tx GERD …
  • Hep serology you have … see Hollier notes
  • You have a positive … and it is positive. What does this mean?
  • Rovsing sign
  • with GERD and Barrett’s esophagus:
  • Question about Hepatitis B active Immunology.
  • Question about pyloric stenosis
  • Common causes of GERD.
  • Increase in triglyceride can cause …
  • First line treatment for Zollinger is PPI

Skin
  • What is honey crusted lesions how do you treat
  • Actinic keratosis … Leik how it presents
  • Rosacea tx with
  • How do you treat shingles
  • Older induration that has been there a while what do you do?
  • Basal Cell Cancer:
  • Actinic Keratosis:
  • Melanoma question:
  • Subungal Hematoma tx:
  • Tx for moderate acne
  • Review your skin issues for adults and kids.
  • How do you treat a skin fungal infection

Peds
  • What puts a new born at high risk for hyperbilirubinemia the answer is …
  • Tanner stage III female …
  • 14 yo boy cc of bony mass on anterior tibial tubercle …
  • They describe a weak baby, doesn’t feed well sleeps a lot- it has …
  • Least likely signs of child abuse, bruise in buttocks, retinal hemorrhage or …
  • ADHA question …
  • First line tx of ADHD
  • … : Know that systolic BP on lower extremities is supposed to be higher compare to upper extremities.
  • ADHD is a behavior disease …
  • Most common cause of death in children …
  • Question about molliscum …
  • Peds pt has sausage like mass this is what …
  • If you have a both parents with a genetic defect what is the percentage the child will have it …
  • Baby is 6 days old. Has eye discharge. What is it …

Psy
  • Know how an anorexia presents
  • Antipsychotics lead to risk of obesity, DM2 hyperlipidemia
  • You put a patient on zyrexa what do you monitor- BMI
  • The most common side effect of Paxil
  • You will get a young female with depression what med do you start?
  • You have an elderly female with depression what med do you start SSRI if they list … chose it. Has the shortest list of interactions
  • Kava Kave question …
  • Which medication causes low sperm count for a patient …
  • Question about grandiosity …
  • They will ask you what is MME and then they will give you a question like you are asking an elderly patient to repeat three words. What test are you doing? …
  • A patient 77 yo is on benzo’s how do you get them off …
  • Zeprexa (What lab and intervention to put in place) …
  • Question about what’s the common bug in children with diarrhea.
  • What drug do you give in an ACUTE anxiety attack

Gero
  • You have an elderly patient that has new rapid onset of confusion … for reversible causes? …
  • Sensorineural …
  • Know types of Alzheimer’s: Question about a pt. experiencing memory loss, and an increase in confusion and she has a history of stroke, HTN, What type of Alzheimer. Options include …

Neuro
  • Your patient has essential/famililal tremor what is first line treatment …
  • How do abort migraines drug?
  • Prophylactic tx migraines?
  • They describe a pt with Trigemial … ?
  • Treatment of cluster HA …
  • Teen with dizziness and lateral gaze and returns to normal- this means what? …
  • Pappiledema is a SS of …
  • Question about Pt. complaining of headache after trauma: …
  • Question about Migraine headache: Know the description and duration of headaches as well
  • Question about …
  • Question about Romberg test and how its done
  • Question about a pt … hereditary. What’s the treatment? options include …

Legal
  • I did have a question about HIPPA …

Heme
  • Your pt has as big beefy tongue they have …
  • You have a pt on coumadin INR is 1.4 hx of DVT what do you do? …
  • Your pt t-score is 1.5. what does that mean …
  • How do pt present for temporal arteritis and they ask for the gold …
  • Anemia question, Vitamin B12 deficiency, Folate.

Men’s Health
  • What is the first line treatment in BPH …
  • Look up how acute prostatitis presents they ask you how to treat it …

STD
  • If the patient is older than 35 its not likely STD but LUTS cipro BID or Levo 4 …
  • They describe a patient with BV “look it up” treat with …
  • They tell you your patient has strawberry cervix with green discharge. How do you treat? It …
  • If you treat gonorrhea you also treat …
  • If you have an HIV pt with a TB test that reads 5mm …
  • They describe a pt with sypillis what lab do you …
  • How to genital warts TCA …
  • Question about chlamydia …
  • Question about genital …
  • Question about treating HIV pt …

Women’s Health
  • Know the difference between probable, possible and positive signs of pregnancy. …
  • Naegeles rule
  • I had a pregnant patient in her 3rd trimester painless vaginal bleeding …
  • Same as above but painful dark red blood …
  • What abx do you give a preg pt for UTI answer …
  • Question about … mini pill is ok for smoker???
  • Question about a … Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions and High Grade Squamous Epithelia Lesion noted on the report, what should NP do? referring for …
  • Question about NP palpating right ovaries on a 1-year postmenopausal woman. Answer is …
  • Another question about who is at high risk for ovarian cancer …
  • High risk for ectopic pregnancy: …
  • Preeclampsia tx …
  • Question about a pregnant female at slightly above symphysis pubic and Fundal height is 23cm (above the umbilical …
  • Coombs test= Detects  …
  • Ovarian CA risk. options are (multipara, … and can’t remember the rest).
  • What test needed to differentiate lesion/cyst found on a breast …

Pulm
  • Asthma first-line treatment.
  • They describe a pt with TB- fatigue fever … on Xray
  • What causes the greatest increase in RR …
  • You suspect sleep apnea which includes everything but -obesity, enlarge tonsils, macrognathia or …
  • RML CXR
  • Chronic bronchitis description and treatment
  • Croup/Epiglottitis: Question about what condition would make you order … Options include: …
  • Question about CURBS: Which of the options does not require hospitalization for pneumonia Review CURBS: …
  • Which among the list can cause increase in respiration. …

HEENT
  • What is the most common pathogen of otitis externa and how to treat
  • Webber test- lateralization to only one ear is abnormal
  • They describe a bilateral allergic conjunctivas
  • Retinoblastoma …
  • Question about AV nicking (Arterioles pressing on vein of the eye): …
  • Question causes of …
  • Question about horizontal nystagmus that stops when eye is close to midline in a college student …
  • Weber/Rhinne Test
  • Question about someone eating, painful lump noted on the jaw that comes and go. Options include …

Orthopedic
  • Treatment for mild ankle sprain …
  • Treatment for medial tibial stress syndrome- shin splint …
  • A lot of Musculoskeletal questions: …
  • lateral epicondylitis …
  • Morton’s Neuroma description as someone has a mass or nodule on the …
  • Question about an 88/yr. old patient in for follow-up secondary …
  • Question about medial …
  • Question about osteoporosis risk factors. Options include …
  • Tx to prevent fracture in a pt. with low vitamin d hydroxyl, high TSH, and low Hct ….
  • Navicular fx don’t show up on Xray right away they will in 2 weeks Leik 251 second add…
  • Pageants disease first-line treatment …

Renal
  • How do you dx a kidney stone…
  • Old lady with new onset of incontinence- you do what. …
  • Know your urinalysis result

ENDO
  • Hyper and Hypothyroidism
  • Question about FRUCTOSESAMINE TEST. Test for how long sugar storage in the system. Options include …

Cancer
  • Question about pencil-like stool …

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