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Of these, 22 (41.5%) were modified to better reflect Medical-Surgical nursing.Modifications included changes in stems, answers, and/or distractors.
The MED-SURG BKAT can be used prior to orientation classes in Medical-Surgical nursing to identify needed content for the classes, and as a pretest and/or a posttest to measure learning in groups of nurses.
A payment of .00 is requested to cover photocopying, postage, handling, and continued updating and validity and reliability testing.
Permission to use the MED-SURG BKAT and to photocopy it can be obtained by writing to: The initial version of the BKAT (BKAT-1) was developed for use in the adult intensive care unit and was co-authored by Jean C Toth, RN, MSN, CNS, Ph D, BCCC, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, and Kathleen Ritchey, RN, MSN, CNS, formerly of the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Washington, DC.
The MED-SURG BKAT takes approximately 40 minutes to complete. Items on the test contain multiple choice and fill-in-the-blank questions that measure both the recall of basic information and the application of basic knowledge in practice situations.
Psychosocial aspects of nursing practice are integrated into specific questions in the MED-SURG BKAT.