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Clinical Skills - Nursing Flashcards

The Clinical Nursing Skills Flashcards provide step-by-step instructions along with best practices for most skills used by practicing nurses and for the skills tested by most nursing schools during the laboratory portion of fundamentals. This one-of-a-kind resource supplements the skills portion of nursing school, and provides chronological instructions using the most current evidence-based practice to allow students to continue studying and practicing at home. The Clinical Nursing Skills Flashcards cover 10 topic areas:

  • Infection Control
  • Basic Care & Comfort
  • Activity & Immobility
  • Skin Integrity
  • Nutrition & Metabolism
  • Urinary Elimination
  • Bowel Elimination
  • Oxygenation
  • Intravenous Therapy
  • Medication Administration

What’s included?

  • Ninety (90) durable 3” x 5” flashcards. A cover card and index is also provided.
  • A glossy front and a matte back for easy note-taking.
  • Important terms or facts called out in bolded, red text.
  • Cool Chicken Helpful, silly hints highlighted with a Cool Chicken icon.
  • Magnifying Glass Key nursing considerations indicated with a magnifying glass.
  • Searchable Clinical Nursing Skills Index including a detailed list of topics for easy reference

Clinical Nursing Skills Flashcards Topics

Infection Control

  • Hand Hygiene (Soap and Water)
  • Donning and Doffing PPE
  • Sterile Field: Best Practices
  • Sterile Gloving
  • Preparing a Sterile Field
  • Adding Items to a Sterile Field: Best Practices

Basic Care & Comfort

  • Vital Signs: Temperature (Oral, Temporal, Tympanic, Axillary, Rectal)
  • Vital Signs: Pulse (Radial, Apical)
  • Vital Signs: Respirations
  • Vital Signs: Blood Pressure
  • Vital Signs: Assessment of Orthostatics
  • Occupied Bed Making
  • Bed Bath
  • Oral Care and Denture Care

Activity & Immobility

  • Safe Patient Movement: Best Practices
  • Controlled Patient Fall
  • Moving Patient Up in Bed
  • Lateral Transfer
  • Standing Transfer: Bed to Chair/Wheelchair

Skin Integrity

  • Sterile Wound Dressing Change
  • Wound Irrigation
  • Wound Culture
  • Removing Sutures/Staples
  • Emptying Closed Drain (JP Drain, Hemovac)
  • Site Care of Closed Drain (JP Drain, Hemovac)

Nutrition & Metabolism

  • Capillary Blood Glucose Sampling
  • NG Tube Insertion
  • NG Tube Care: Best Practices
  • NG Tube Removal
  • Enteral (Tube) Feedings: Best Practices
  • Enteral (Tube) Feedings: Closed System/Feeding Pump
  • Enteral (Tube) Feedings: Open System/Gravity Feed

Urinary Elimination

  • Bladder Scanner
  • Midstream Clean Catch
  • External Catheters: Condom Cath
  • Straight Catheter Insertion (Female)
  • Straight Catheter Insertion (Male)
  • Indwelling Urinary Catheter Insertion (Female)
  • Indwelling Urinary Catheter Insertion (Male)
  • Collecting Sterile Urine Specimen from an Indwelling Catheter
  • Closed Continuous Catheter Irrigation
  • Indwelling Urinary Catheter Care: Best Practices
  • Indwelling Catheter Removal

Bowel Elimination

  • Large Volume Cleansing Enema Administration
  • Fecal Occult Blood (FOB) Test
  • Emptying an Ostomy Bag
  • Changing an Ostomy Appliance


  • Incentive Spirometer: Patient Education
  • Respiratory Specimen Collection: Oropharyngeal, Nasopharyngeal, Sputum
  • Inserting Adjunct Airways: Oropharyngeal, Nasopharyngeal
  • Tracheal Suctioning
  • Tracheostomy Care: Cleaning Reusable Inner Cannula
  • Tracheostomy Care: Cleaning Tracheostomy Site
  • 12 Lead EKG: Electrode Placement (with illustration)
  • Defibrillation

Intravenous Therapy

  • IV Start
  • Peripheral IV Care: Best Practices
  • Primary Line: IV Fluids/Bolus
  • Peripheral IV Removal
  • PICC Line: Blood Draw
  • Central Line Dressing Change
  • Central Line Removal
  • Blood Transfusion
  • Blood Transfusion: Best Practices

Medication Administration

  • Safe Medication Administration: Best Practices
  • Oral Route: Best Practices
  • Sublingual/Buccal Route: Best Practices
  • Optic Route
  • Otic Route
  • Nasal Route
  • Inhalation Route: Metered-Dose Inhaler (MDI), Dry-Powder Inhaler (DPI)
  • Transdermal Route
  • NG/PEG Tube Route
  • Glass Ampules and Multidose Vials
  • Mixing Insulin
  • Intradermal Injections
  • Subcutaneous Injections
  • Intramuscular Injections
  • Landmarking Sites for Intramuscular Injections (with illustration)
  • Needle Insertion Angles (with illustration)
  • IV Push with Continuous IV Running
  • IV Push through Saline Lock
  • IV Piggyback
For more detail, check out the searchable, interactive index of Clinical Nursing Skills Topics.

Which Nursing Exams Do These Flashcards Help With?

  • Skills check-offs
  • NCLEX and comprehensive predictor exams (e.g., ATI, HESI)
  • Fundamentals of Nursing exams

Who will level up their learning using These Flashcards?

  • Nursing students
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Patient Care Assistant (PCA)
  • Respiratory Therapy (RT)
  • Lab Tech
  • Pharmacy Tech

Shipping & Returns

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Betsy D.
United States United States

Clinical flash cards

I was/am having a bad time in nursing school and mistakenly wrote out a email and she so very kindly responded back. I spent 400 dollars for the all inclusive flash card sets. Good box, sturdy and easy set up. I enjoy the clinical skills flash cards that I had to purchase separately. I unfortunately had to repeat a couple of my classes but from what I can tell the clinical cards are good and straight to the point. I think maybe having options where they can be hole punched or not with a ring binder could be nice and perhaps with pictures for visual learners. They helped me study for skills check offs for concepts the professor wont explain well.

Heidy L.
United States United States

Love this flashcards!!!!

I use them for sims and clinicals!!!! Straight to the point and what I need to know! Time saver!

United States United States


I’ve been using these flash cards since nursing school. They really help me Increase my mastery levels. I love the flash cards but I wish all the videos were on YouTube. The main reason why I bought them was because of the YouTube videos. Not all the systems are uploaded so I’m a little disappointed.

Renae R.
United States United States

Clinical Saver


Courtney F.
United States United States

A must-have

Just the essentials! This is what you need! After all the things us nursing students have to remember, this makes it easier to organize my thoughts when it comes to check offs!

Tershawn R.
United States United States

No physical assessment

Really disappointed that there’s no health assessment skill card. Definitely have to do that as a nursing student


Level Up RN

Hi Tershawn, You are correct that we did not include a health assessment skill card. This is because we feel that health assessment is so important that we have a whole deck dedicated to health assessment and did not feel we could accurately sum up this skill in just one card. We will share this feedback with our team to consider for future updates, though, and thank you for sharing your thoughts with us! Here is a link: bit.ly/HealthAssessmentCards Hope this helps!

Kaylee K.
United States United States


I love these cards! It makes the information so much easier to comprehend. It also decreases the time I spend studying because I don’t have to take notes on 5 chapters in the book anymore. I love using them with the videos too! I highly recommend these flashcards. I am passing school with an A at the moment!

Traci K.
United States United States

Clinical Nursing Skills Flashcards

This is not my first purchase with Level Up RN. I was excited when I saw the new Clinical Nursing Skills pack and had to purchase. As a nursing student trying to save time any way possible, these flashcards have been extremely helpful along with the other Level Up RN videos for extra help/explanation on those more difficult subjects. This has been a great resource for nursing school.

Maria A.
United States United States

Basic pharmacology

I love all the flashcards I have bought. I just passed my first exam in my 2nd quarter of nursing. I have been sharing the Level Up RN website with my friends, and telling them how helpful the flashcards are. Four of my friends also bought flashcards and they love them. They are great studying tools and they point out the most needed information to get a good score on any nursing exam.

Kimberly J.
United States United States

Awesome learning tools!

This product is awesome. It lays the foundation for such complex and important health topics.

Crystal C.
United States United States

Nursing school

This is the best tool for nursing school.

Kerry B.
United States United States

Great buy

These cards are so helpful and are loaded with info!

Devin W.
United States United States

Clinical Nursing Skills

As always, Level Up RN flashcards are making a huge difference. These are a great supplemental resource for another topic! I use each subject for every corresponding class and this pack helps condense the steps for different skills. These are really helpful for skills check-offs!

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