Must Know NCLEX Lab Values 2019

Sitting for NCLEX Exam soon? The following are a list of lab values you must know before you sit for the exam

Albumin: 3.5-5.0 g/dL

Ammonia: 15-45 mcg/dL

Bilirubin: 0.2-1.2 mg/dL

Blood glucose for infants: 40-60 mg/dL in the 1st 24 hours

BMI: 18.5-24.9

BNP >100 pg/mL: Heart Failure

BUN: 6-20 mg/dL

Calcium: 8.6-10.2 mg/dL

CD4 count: 500-1200/mm3

Creatinine 0.6-1.3 mg/dL

Cushings syndrome: Free cortisol of >80-120 mcg/24 hours urine collection

CVP: 2-8 mm Hg (Right ventriclar preload)

Digoxin: 0.5-2.0 ng/mL

Endotracheal cuff pressure: 25 cm H2O

Gastric aspirate: <500 mL

HBA1C: < or = 6%

HDL: >40 mg/dL for men, >50 mg/dLfor women

Hemoglobin: 13-17 g/dL (male), 11-15 g/dL (female)

Hematocrit: 39-50% (male), 35-47% (female)

INR: 0.7-1.2 (2-3 if on warfarin therapy, 2.5-3.5 if on warfarin for mechanical heart valve)

LDL: <100 mg/dL

Lead poisoning: >= 5 mcg/dL

Lithium: 0.6-1.2 meq/L

MAP: 70-105 mm hg (SBP + 2X Diastolic ÷ 3)

Magnesium: 1.5-2.5 mEq/L (>7 causes CNS depression and blocks neuromuscular transmission)

PAWP: 6-12 mm Hg (Left ventricular preload)

Phenytoin: 10-20 mcg/mLPhosphate/Phosphorus: 2.4-4.4 mg/dLPT: 11-16 secs

APTT: 25-35 secs (46-70 secs if on heparin therapy)

Pulse pressure: difference of 30-50 mm hg, narrowed PP means volume deficit

Neutrophil (Absolute): 2200-7700 cells/mm3

Serum osmolality: 275-295 mosm/kg

SVR: 800-1200 dynes/sec/cm-5

Total cholesterol (fasting): <200 mg/dL

Triglycerides: <160 mg/dL

Trop I: <0.5 ng/mL

Trop T: <0.1 ng/mL

Uric acid: 4.4-7.6 mg/dL

Urine output: 0.5-1 mL/kg/hr

Urine osmolality: 300-900 mosm/kg

Urine culture: >10,000 organisms/mL indicate UTI

Urine specific gravity: 1.003-1.030

Urine residual volume: <100 mL

Vancomycin trough: 10-20 mg/L

WBC: 4,000-11,000/mm3

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NANDA International (NMCN) 1st South-West Workshop Lagos 2019

The NANDA International in collaboration with Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) present the 1st South-West Workshop Lagos, 2019.

Date: 28th July – 1st August, 2019

Venue: Malaria Research Conference Hall (MRC) LASUCOM/LASUTH 1-5, Oba Akinjobi Street, Ikeja, Lagos.

Time: 9:00am Daily

Registration: Early Birds – N20,000 (May –  15th June, 2019)

Late Registration N25,000 (16th June – 27th July, 2019) on – site Registration N30,000

1st South-West Workshop Lagos 2019

Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital 2019/2020 School of Nursing Form On Sale

Applications are now available for the above named school for the 2019/2020 Academic Session

Entry Requirement

Applicants must possess Five Credits at not more than two (2) sittings, in the followings subjects, English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology from NECO, WAEC or NABTEB.

Method of Application:

    Visit and select “Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital Sokoto” from the “Remita Payment” Menu.
    Under “Services” select “UDUTH School of Nursing”. Fill in N5,000 under Service amount while filling in all other correct information then click “General Payment Instruction”.
    Using the generated Remita (RRR number), go to any bank to make a payment.
    Bring the generated teller of payment with Remita Slip to UDUTH cashier and collect receipt.
    Bring the copy of Remita slip and receipt collected from UDUTH cashier to School of Nursing UDUTH Sokoto to get your serial Number and pin.
    Visit online form 2 php and insert the pin and serial number given to you.
    Fill your information accurately and submit after acknowledge
    Please come along with a printed copy of your application from on the date of entrance exam.

School of Nursing Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital Sokoto

Closing Date: 31st July, 2019

Entrance Exam (Written): 10th August, 2019

Oral Interview: 19th August, 2019

Time: 8:00am

Venue: SON UDUTH Sokoto

For further enquires please contact/call: 08038724963, 08034361144



Invitation to join the HIFA Access to Health Research working group

Dear HIFA colleagues,

I would like to invite expressions of interest to join the HIFA Access to Health Research working group.

We are delighted to be supported by Elsevier and The Lancet through 2019 and 2020. Our first aim is to hold a major HIFA thematic discussion, starting late July 2019, around one of the following four themes that have been identified as priorities by HIFA members:

A. Perceptions and misconceptions around Open Access
B. What more can be done to address predatory journals?
C. The role of access initiatives (eg Hinari, EIFL)
D. The ethics of access to health research.

If you have a preference for any of the above, or would like to suggest a new topic, do let us know:

The working group will meet by skype (max 1 hour) in the second week of July to plan the discussion. We welcome HIFA members with an interest in access to health research to join us!

If you are interested to join the group, or would like to find out more, please send an expression of interest, together with a brief CV or profile, to:

Learn more about the group and current members here:

Best wishes, Neil

Let’s build a future where people are no longer dying for lack of healthcare information – Join HIFA: 

How To Pay NMC CBT Fees With Voucher From Pearson Vue

Below is the step by step guide to pay NMC CBT fees for Nurses using Voucher. This is applicable to candidates from Nigeria, Ghana, Pakistan and other countries where credit and debit cards are not acceptable for online payment on Pearson website

First go to and purchase the voucher

To redeem your exam vouchers online, please follow the steps below:

  1. Go to
    ATTN: US Service Members: Schedule Here
  2. Select the certification program for which you purchased an exam voucher
  3. Choose the “Schedule a Test” button on the right side of your screen
  4. Once on the payment screen, click the “Add Discount” button beneath total due

  5. Enter your voucher number in the “Voucher/Promotion Code:” field and click “Apply Discount”
  6. Finally, click the “Next” button

If you wish to schedule your exam at a test center or through the Pearson VUE call center, please provide the test center agent or call center agent your voucher number when paying for your exam.

Exams must be scheduled and taken at a Pearson VUE test center on or before the expiration date of the vouchers.

If you have questions or are experiencing issues redeeming your access codes, please email us at for assistance.

Kaoma College of Nursing And Midwifery June 2019 Admission Form on Sale

FROM: The School Management Kaoma College of Nursing And Midwifery Kaoma – Western Province31st July,2019

This message serves to inform the general public that Kaoma College of Nursing And Midwifery will be conducting the first enrollment open interviews for direct registered midwifery for July 2019 intake, which is a three (3) years program.

Selling of application forms and interviews shall be done at the same time from 26th to 28th June, 2019.

Opening date: 14th July,2019 ( intially all shall be day scholars .

However, accommdation arrangements can be made for few students)

Application forms fee: K100


Eligible candidates must come with the following;- Original copy and certified photocopies of grade 12 results with a minimum of credit in the following subjects

English, Mathematics and any Science subject ( Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science or Agric Science)Plus any other subjects.- Original National Registration Card and a certified photocopy.- Nonrefundable interview handling fee of K50. (All monies should be deposited in the school account;- ACC NAME: KAOMA NURSING SCHOOL – BASKET- BANK: ATLAS MARA BANK – KAOMA BRANCH- ACCOUNT NO. 0300031744015For further inquires contact;The school principal on0217 360108

Nurses Must Cease Every Opportunity To Learn So They Can Take Leadership Role by Heinz Mwaipopo

Did you know that Melu Mizinga the former Managing Director for Stanchart in Zambia was once a Nurse? She is currently the Director and CEO for Barclays group Southern regional representative.

Did you know that Samora Marchel former president of Mozambique was a Nurse before he became the president? Did you know that Jean Kapata Mandevu constituency MP is a Nurse by proffession.

In fact, I have known a good number of people that have risen up from being a simple Enrolled Nurse to the level of being tutors/doctors/lawyers. Don’t give an excuse that there are no positions for degree holders in institutions . Have a degree in Paediatrics, education Critical Care Nursing and any course in line with your career . You don’t know what the future holds. Prepare for the future, dynamically systems of employment are changing. Age is no longer a factor. Your highest qualification speaks volumes. If you don’t want to be frustrated, go back to school. Otherwise get ready to be supervised by the young guys who are the age mates of your children. You will be saluting them like in military and security wings. What are the things to do?

(1).Stop giving excuses and procrastinations.
(2).Rewrite your high school examinations like George Weah president of Liberia.
(3). Change your mindset and routine activity that are not giving favourable results.
(4). Stop spending the whole week at church or on television shouting “I receive”. Start working on something. God rewards the labour of your hands.
(5).Be determined and be focussed. These people that are making it in life, have been working bit by bit. Most ACC holders did not achieve it in one day.
(6). Never ever despise the small beginnings, the latter might be greater than what you think.
(7). You are growing old now, stop playing games of young ones in the name of having fan. Build your destiny . Yes you can make it.
See you at the top the bottom is too congested. Have a lovely week and take care.72

Nurses in Politics: Nigerian Nurse Wins Senatorial Seat

The wave of the media has taken a new turn in the nursing community today with the news of a nurse senator elect (Hassan Nasiha) whose victory came after the shocking zamfara supreme court judgement today.

In an unprecedented judicial pronouncement, Nigeria’s Supreme Court awarded governorship, National Assembly and state Assembly elective posts to the the runner up in to the Zamfara. This is owing to the fact that the 2019 All progressive Party primary election was not properly conducted (court findings) in accordance with the Constitution of the party.

Gusau, who has contested under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party in the 2019 senatorial election lost the election to Aliyu Ikra Bilbis (APC) – Zamfara Central.

Community Health Extension Workers in Nigeria Want to Be Granted Autonomy to Open Clinics

Community Health Extension Workers (CHEW) and Community officers in Lagos State, on Friday advocated a review to the extant Health Service Reform Law 2016, to legally authorise practitioners to own and operate private healthcare clinic.

Members of the CHEW, operating under the aegis of Association of Private Community Health Practitioners, made the proposition at a stakeholders parley organised by the Lagos State House of Assembly Committee on Health Service. Speaking for the group, Mr Wole Jonathan, a licensed Community Health Officer in private practice, argued that most of CHEW members possessed required skills, experience on the job. Jonathan said that community health workers were certified to operate community-based Public Health Care centres as afforded in the national health policy. He said: “We should be allowed to use our certificates and license to own and operate private health care facilities. “We are here on account of the state health reform law which allows other health care providers in the state – nurse, medical laboratory technician, pharmacy technician and others, that were trained by state government owned institutions, to work in government establishments and to use their license if they like to operate in the private sector.

“In the law, we observed that it is only the community health group – community health officers and the community extension health workers – that are not given any opportunity to operate; that was why we petitioned the House of Assembly to look into it.

“So, we are here today to plead that the Lagos Health Service Law be reviewed to allow us to own and operate private clinic and serve as operation officer because we have vital license to that effect.

“We have cited that even the law that affords for Primary Health Care centre, a law of Lagos State, recognize that the community health officer be in charge of government clinic.

“So, if one have the qualification which makes one able to be in charge of PHC, is the same qualification not liable to operate private clinic effectively?”

Also speaking, Dr Lateef Lawal, the Permanent Secretary, Primary Health Care Board, however, asked the body to rather go through their regulatory body and pressurise them for the desired inclusion to be effected at the National Assembly.

He said that this would make their demand seamlessly adhered to at the state level. “There are no fears, the only reason for the agitation is because we have unemployment in the market and that is affecting everybody.

“If the government is able to absorb all the community health officers, there won’t be any call for this; they have their members who are out and unemployed who have to be catered for, so they have to think out of the box and say how can we actualise this?

“Our position is that we cannot be singing different tunes, we have the national body, the Federal Government, National Council of Health; they need to harmonize all the contending issues and it becomes a national act.

“If you have any opinion at all, it is easier to go to that council, argue your case out, they look at the merits and once it becomes a national law, it becomes easier for people like me to say okay this is the standard.

“Then we key into it, or else we would have a snowball effect where they will be agitating repeatedly,” he said. Lawal called for increased funding to the health sector from the national budget as a way out of the unemployment problem. “Nigeria is a signatory to the 2015 declaration, which makes it mandatory that 15 per cent of our national budget should be dedicated for health, but as at now the maximum you can probably get is between five and eight per cent. “We say that health is wealth, education is also important, you can’t joke with the two, they may look intangible but they form the bedrock of any progress in the every society.

According to Mrs Abiola Idowu, Acting Executive Secretary of Health Facilities Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA), the bone of contention was not the issue of ownership but operation.

Idowu said that care givers needed to be equipped with standard practice because of the importance attached to the life saving business. “Currently, the law recognises their (CHEW) practice under the standing order under the auspices of a supervising physician that is what gives them the authority to use that order.

“Their cadre (community health practitioners) is not recognized under the health sector reform law of 2006 which establishes HEFAMAA, to operate centres.

“Each cadre is trained for specific purposes, doctors, nurses respectively, while the community health practitioners are trained to act as a linkage between the community and the health facilities.

“For them now to say they want to operate a facility, I don’t think their training qualifies them for that.

“We are saying they cannot work alone without supervision. We agree that they can work in private establishment due to dearth of nurses. “Anyone can own a health facility but to run it we have a minimum standard in terms of basic amenities necessary to provide health care services,” she said. Olusola Sokunle, Chairman, House Committee on Health, who summoned the stakeholders to the meeting, said that it was premised on a petition the group wrote to the Assembly for prompt intervention. Sokunle and another member of the committee, Mr Noheem Adams, informed the stakeholders that the House would look at the matter critically and get back to the concerned group.