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List of NMC licensing topics to master before Sitting For 2020 Nurses & Midwifery Licensing Exams. Please be informed that the Nursing and Midwifery Council is NOT limited to these topics only.

Management of emergencies
Shock (anaphylactic and hypovolaemic), blood transfusion, insulin coma and asthma

  • PUD, constipation and diarrhea 2. Liver (cirrhosis, hepatitis and hepatitc coma) & pancreatitis
    Genito-urinary and Endocrine
  • AGN, renal failure and nephrotic syndrome, UTI’s 2. DM , DKA & HHNS
    Asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis, bronchiectasis and pulmonary embolism
    Gout, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis
    Cardiovascular and haematology
  • HPT, MI, CVA, DVT and heart failure 2. Anaemia, sickle cell anaemia, leukemia and jaundiced 3. Rheumatoid fever
    Meningitis, measles, malaria, tetanus, typhoid fever and HIV/AIDs

  • Coroner’s case and last office; preparation for ward rounds 2. Dialysis and paracentesis abdominals
  • Nursing care for patients undergone procedures (LP, ECG, EEG, barium meal, etc) 4. Pharmacology of medical drugs (trade and generic names, indications, dosages, routes, side effects and contraindications) SURGERY Urology
  • Prostate hypertrophy
  • Urine retention
  • Bladder irrigation
  • Breast cancer and mastectomy

  • Cervical cancer, fibroid and hysterectomy
  • Ectopic pregnancy, dysmenorrhoea and caesarian section
  • Peritonitis, appendicitis and appendectomy
  • PUD and gastrectomy
  • Cholecystitis and cholecystectomy; inflammatory bowel disease and ileostomy
  • Intestinal obstruction, colorectal cancer and colostomy
  • Hernia and herniorrhaphy
  • Haemorrhoids and haemorrhoidectomy
  • Lobectomy and under water seal drainage
  • Empyemathoracis, haemothorax and pulmonary embolism
  • Laryngectomy and tracheostomy
  • Wound healing (factors, first and second intention)
  • Burns and skin grafting

  • Cellulitis and diabetic foot management
  • Amputation and wound debridement
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Fracture (types, healing process and mgt-internal and external fixation)
  • Craniotomy
  • Glaucoma, corneal laceration, cataract and pterygium extraction
  • Otosclerosis, quinsy and ear syringing
  • Sinusitis, tonsillitis and tonsillectomy
    Goiter and thyroidectomy
  • Blood transfusion and intravenous infusions
  • Preparation of patient for LP, EEG, ECG, Intravenous pyelography, X-ray, etc
  • Incision and drainage
  • Stages (phases) of general anaesthesia
  • Steps in scrubbing
  • Uses of surgical instruments, sterilization and storage
  • Pharmacology of surgical drugs (trade and generic names, indications, dosages, routes, side effects and contraindications)


  1. Diagram and descriptions (vulva, cervix, uterus, oviduct, placenta, breast and foetal skull)
  2. ANC (importance, components and physical examination)
  3. STI’s (Hep. B., HIV, gonorrhea, candidiasis and syphilis)
  4. Management of minor disorders during pregnancy (N & V, constipation and varicose
  5. PIH, pre-eclampsia and eclampsia
  6. Hyperemesis gravidarum and anaemia
  7. Abortion (causes, types, S & S and mgt.)
  8. Management and complications of the stages of labour, partography and APGAR score
  9. Birth injuries and asphyxia neonatorum
  10. Breastfeeding (physiology, importance, health education, care of the breast and
    management of problems of breastfeeding)
  11. Peurperium (normal and abnormal-sepsis, PPH)
  12. Pemphigus neonatorum
  13. Family planning (importance, various methods of contraception)
  14. Health education (nutrition and personal hygiene)
  15. Preterm
  16. Pharmacology of obstetric drugs (trade and generic names, indications, dosages, routes, side effects and contraindications)

Peri-operative nursing
Gastrointestinal and nutrition 1. Acute abdomen (appendicitis), gastroenteritis (acute diarrhea) 2. Intestinal obstruction and pyloric stenosis 3. Hirschsprung’s disease

  1. Protein-calorie malnutrition
  2. Enteric feeding (indications and procedure for passage and removal of NG tube)
    Asthma and pneumonia
    Infections and infestations
  3. Tetanus and meningitis
  4. Measles and scabies
  5. Malaria and febrile convulsion
  6. Worm infestations, UTI and HIV/AIDS
  7. Anaemia (sickle cell anaemia) and jaundice
  8. Nephritic syndrome and fracture
  9. Burns
  10. Repair of cleft lip and palate; inperforated anus; tonsillitis
  11. Preterm baby and accident prevention


  1. Characteristics of a mentally healthy person
  2. Promotion of mental health and prevention of mental illnesses
  3. Delirium and dementia
  4. Anxiety disorders and coping mechanisms
  5. Mood disorders
  6. Eating disorders (anorexia nervosa and bulimia)
  7. Conversion and dissociative disorders
  8. Psychosomatic disorders (definition, S & S and mgt.)
  9. Personality disorders
  10. Schizophrenia
  11. Mental retardation
  12. Substance abuse
  13. Aggression and violence
  14. Suicide
  15. Seizures and epilepsy
  16. Grieving process
  17. Psychiatric assessment (MSE)
  18. Therapies used in psychiatry (ECT, psychotherapy and social therapy)
  19. Role of CPN
  20. Patient’s bill of right and other legal aspects
  21. Pharmacology of psychotropic drugs (trade and generic names, indications, dosages, routes, side effects and contraindications)


  1. Health promotion and health education
  2. Personal and environmental hygiene
  3. Prevention and control of communicable diseases
  4. Population issues and family planning
  5. Medical statistics and disease surveillance
    Immunization and cold chain system 6. Home visiting
  6. Reproductive child health (child welfare clinic)
  7. Home (definition, types, etc)
  8. Family (definition, types, roles)
  9. School health
  10. Community assessment
  11. Primary health care and CHPS


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