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Posted: 06 Jun 2010 11:31 PM PDT July 2010 Nursing Board Exam Review Questions on Fundamentals of Nursing. Mark the letter of your choice then click on the next button. Your score will be posted as soon as the you are done with the quiz. We will be posting more if this soon. If you want a simulated Nursing Board Exam, get a copy of our Nursing Board Exam Reviewer v1.0 and v2 now. 1. Jake is complaining of shortness of breath. The nurse assesses his respiratory rate to be 30 breaths per minute and documents that Jake is tachypneic. The nurse understands that tachypnea means:
a. Pulse rate greater than 100 beats per minute b. Blood pressure of 140/90 c. Respiratory rate greater than 20 breaths per minute d. Frequent bowel sounds
The nurse listens to Mrs. Sullen’s lungs and notes a hissing sound or musical sound. The nurse
documents this as:
a. Wheezes b. Rhonchi c. Gurgles d. Vesicular
The nurse in charge measures a patient’s temperature at 101 degrees F. What is the equivalent
a. 36.3 degrees C b. 37.95 degrees C c. 40.03 degrees C d. 38.01 degrees C
Which approach to problem solving tests any number of solutions until one is found that works for
that particular problem?
Assessing. implementing. “The patient will feel less nauseated in 24 hours. diagnosing. implementing. Client verbalized. Diagnosing. Nursing notes c.” d. evaluating c. implementing 6. What is an example of a subjective data? a. Nursing care plan d. implementing. assessing. Scientific method d. planning b. Noisy breathing 8. diagnosing. Nursing history b. Nursing diagnosis 7. Trial and error 5. Planning. Routine c. Assessing.a. planning. assessing.” 2 . During the planning phase of the nursing process. diagnosing. evaluating. Intuition b. “I feel pain when urinating. What is the order of the nursing process? a. Heart rate of 68 beats per minute b. Yellowish sputum c. evaluating. planning. Which expected outcome is correctly written? a. which of the following is the outcome? a. evaluating d.
b. Patient and relatives b. “The patient will have enough sleep. Concern for privacy d.” d. Formulating a nursing diagnosis is a joint function of: a. Dorothea Orem b. She noted: appetite is good this afternoon. She signs her charting as follow: J.” 9. What is the disadvantage of computerized documentation of the nursing process? a. The theorist who believes that adaptation and manipulation of stressors are related to foster change is: a. 2 pencil.R 10. Accuracy b. Nurse and patient 3 . d. c. “The patient will identify all the high-salt food from a prepared list by discharge. “The patient will eat the right amount of food daily. Which of the following behaviors by Nurse Jane Robles demonstrates that she understands well th elements of effecting charting? a.” c. Sister Callista Roy c. Rapid communication 11. She signs on the medication sheet after administering the medication. Legibility c. Virginia Henderson 12.b. She writes in the chart using a no. Imogene King d.
Becky is on NPO since midnight as preparation for blood test. 16. Decreased urine output 15. c. b. low fat diet. Warm. dry skin c. Stop the infusion b. Caperlac has been diagnosed to have hypertension since 10 years ago. Aspirate urine from the tubing port using a sterile syringe. Doctor and family d. Nurse and doctor 13. Since then. Disconnect the catheter from the tubing and get urine. Which of the following is an expected response? a. to control her blood pressure. d. Low blood pressure b. Open the drainage bag and pour out the urine. Adreno-cortical response is activated. Decreased serum sodium levels d. Personal belief c. she had maintained low sodium. A client is receiving 115 ml/hr of continuous IVF. Call the attending physician 4 . Mrs. This practice is viewed as: a. Use sterile gloves when obtaining urine. What nursing action is appropriate when obtaining a sterile urine specimen from an indwelling catheter to prevent infection? a. Cultural belief b. The nurse notices that the venipuncture site is red and swollen. Superstitious belief 14. Health belief d.c. Which of the following interventions would the nurse perform first? a.
The nurse enters the room to give a prescribed medication but the patient is inside the bathroom. return to that patient’s room and do not leave until the patient takes the medication. Oriented to date. Wait for the patient to return to bed and just leave the medication at the bedside. Which of the following is inappropriate nursing action when administering NGT feeding? a. c. Place a clod towel on the site 17. Slow that infusion to 20 ml/hr d. Educator 20. After providing the medication teaching.c. A female patient is being discharged after thyroidectomy. d. Instill 60ml of water into the NGT after feeding. d. c. Place the feeding 20 inches above the pint if insertion of NGT. b. Assist the patient in fowler’s position. Leave the medication at the bedside and leave the room. b. Clear breath sounds 5 . 18. After few minutes. The nurse asks the patient to repeat the instructions. Introduce the feeding slowly. 19. Manager b. Which data would be of greatest concern to the nurse when completing the nursing assessment of a 68-year-old woman hospitalized due to Pneumonia? a. Patient advocate d. Caregiver c. What should the nurse do? a. time and place b. Instruct the patient to take the medication and leave it at the bedside. The nurse is performing which professional role? a.
Risk of injury related to autoimmune dysfunction 6 . Which statement is the most appropriate goal for a nursing diagnosis of diarrhea? a. Capillary refill greater than 3 seconds and buccal cyanosis d. “The patient will experience decreased frequency of bowel elimination. Expansion of the current taxonomy of nursing diagnosis c. Using Maslow’s hierarchy of basic human needs. b. During a change-of-shift report.” b. which of the following nursing diagnoses has the highest priority? a.c. Development of a standardized NCP. That the patient’s barium enema performed 3 days ago was negative c. as evidenced by shortness of breath. as evidenced by insomnia. Patient’s NGT was removed 2 hours ago d. Anxiety related to impending surgery. Incorporation of both nursing and medical diagnoses in patient care 24.” b. it would be important for the nurse relinquishing responsibility for care of the patient to communicate. Ineffective breathing pattern related to pain. b. Making of individualized patient care d. “My headache is gone. Patient’s family came for a visit this morning. “The patient will save urine for inspection by the nurse. Which of the following facts to the nurse assuming responsibility for care of the patient? a. “The patient will give a stool specimen for laboratory examinations. 23.” c. Hemoglobin of 13 g/dl 21.” d. c. “The patient will take anti-diarrheal medication. 22. That the patient verbalized. Which of the following is the most important purpose of planning care with this patient? a.
90 degrees c. get a copy of our Nursing Board Exam Reviewer v1.0 and v2 now. the patient should be in a supine position with the head of the bed at what position? a. Mark the letter of your choice then click on the next button. as evidenced by inability to speak. A patient is wearing a soft wrist-safety device. 45 degrees d. If you want a simulated Nursing Board Exam. 25. 30 degrees b. Capillary refill within 3 seconds 7 .d. When performing an abdominal examination. Which of the following nursing assessment is considered abnormal? a. Palpable radial pulse b. 1. 0 degree NURSING BOARD REVIEW: FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING PRACTICE TEST PART 2 July 2010 Nursing Board Exam Review Questions on Fundamentals of Nursing. Impaired verbal communication related to tracheostomy. Your score will be posted as soon as the you are done with the quiz. Palpable ulnar pulse c. We will be posting more of this soon.
What is the characteristic of the nursing process? a. cabbage d. asystematic 8 . Diabetes Mellitus c. Jason. objective data from a primary source c. subjective data from a secondary source 4. sardines c.” This statement is an example of: a. His mom stated. inflexible c. broccoli b. Angina d. “He vomited 6 ounces of his formula this morning. Which of the following is a nursing diagnosis? a. stagnant b. tomatoes 3. Bluish fingernails. Chronic Renal Failure 5. Which of the following food items does the nurse instruct Pia to avoid? a. Pia’s serum sodium level is 150 mEq/L. subjective data from a primary source d. Hypethermia b.d. objective data from a secondary source b. cool and pale fingers 2. 3 years old vomited.
papule b. b. c. a. 8. livor mortis b. Encourage her to accept or to replace the lost person. Tell her not to cry and it will be better. During application of medication into the ear. Press the tragus of the ear a few times to assist flow of medication into the ear canal. rigor mortis c. Provide opportunity to the client to tell their story. less than 1 cm in size is called: a. which of the following is inappropriate nursing action? a.d. It is the gradual decrease of the body’s temperature after death. macule 7. d. Warm the medication at room or body temperature. d. vesicle c. Which of the following is appropriate nursing intervention for a client who is grieving over the death of her child? a. algor mortis d. c. Instill the medication directly into the tympanic membrane. bulla d. none of the above 9 . b. In an adult. pull the pinna upward. 9. Discourage the client in expressing her emotions. A skin lesion which is fluid-filled. goal-oriented 6.
Decreased sensory functions c. thigh b.10. pellagra c. When performing an admission assessment on a newly admitted patient. liver c. scurvy b. intestine d. 4th CN (Trochlear) d. megaloblastic anemia d. Absence of family support b. Patient has no interest on learning d. Decreased plasma drug levels 10 . pernicious anemia 13. lung 11. Nurse Cherry is teaching a 72 year old patient about a newly prescribed medication. 7th CN (Facial) 12. the nurse percusses resonance. 2nd CN (Optic) b. The nurse knows that resonance heard on percussion is most commonly heard over which organ? a. 3rd CN (Occulomotor) c. Prolonged deficiency of Vitamin B9 leads to: a. What could cause a geriatric patient to have difficulty retaining knowledge about the newly prescribed medication? a. The nurse is aware that Bell’s palsy affects which cranial nerve? a.
c. It provides the solution to all patient health problems. b.14. By definition.” d. not the nurse. 17. the nurse understands that the patient has had pain for more than: a. Dependent c. Collaborative d. When assessing a patient’s level of consciousness. Professional 15. Which of the following is considered significant enough to require immediate communication to another member of the health care team? a. “I feel less nauseated. 11 . 9 months d. Claire is admitted with a diagnosis of chronic shoulder pain. Weight loss of 3 lbs in a 120 lb female patient. It progresses in separate. 6 months c. Which of the following statements regarding the nursing process is true? a. It focuses on the patient. 3 months b. unrelated steps. Diminished breath sounds in patient with previously normal breath sounds c. Patient stated. d. 1 year 16. which type of nursing intervention is the nurse performing? a. b. Independent b. Change of heart rate from 70 to 83 beats per minute. It is useful on outpatient settings.
Van Fajardo is a 55 year old who was admitted to the hospital with newly diagnosed hepatitis. thinker d. c. Prolonged gasping inspiration followed by a very short. doer 20. Fajardo. 12 . What kind of role does the nurse assume? a. b. usually inefficient expiration. b. which of the following assessment parameters is best used? a. Cold the formula before administering it.18. teacher c. Increased rate and depth of respiration. talker b. Shallow breaths interrupted by apnea. Attach the feeding bag to the current tubing. d. Marked rhythmic waxing and waning of respirations from very deep to very shallow breathing and temporary apnea. food preferences b. a. d. which of the following action is essential for the nurse to do? a. Place the client on the left side of the bed. Kussmaul’s breathing is. When providing a continuous enteral feeding. 3-day diet recall d. To assess the adequacy of food intake. c. 21. The nurse is doing a patient teaching with Mr. Elevate the head of the bed. regularity of meal times c. eating style and habits 19.
Productive cough d. Presty has terminal cancer and she refuses to believe that loss is happening ans she assumes artificial cheerfulness. Which organ is part of the endocrine system? a. Thymus NURSING BOARD REVIEW: FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING PRACTICE TEST PART 3 13 . Immunization for healthy babies and preschool children is an example of what level of preventive health care? a. Curative 24. depression b. “My arms still hurt. Which is an example of a subjective data? a. Temperature of 38 0C b. The nurse is assessing the endocrine system. Patient stated. bargaining c. Vomiting for 3 days c. denial d. Thyroid d. Tertiary d. Sinus c. What stage of grieving is she in? a. Secondary c. acceptance 23. Primary b. Heart b.22.” 25.
A male patient has a soft wrist-safety device. Decreased plasma drug levels b. Sensory deficits c. pale fingers Pink nail beds 5. Which of the following should the nurse document as subjective data? Vital signs Laboratory test result Patient’s description of pain Electrocardiographic (ECG) waveforms 4. When examining a patient with abdominal pain the nurse in charge should assess: Any quadrant first The symptomatic quadrant first The symptomatic quadrant last The symptomatic quadrant either second or third 3.1. Which assessment finding should the nurse consider abnormal? A palpable radial pulse A palpable ulnar pulse Cool. Nurse Brenda is teaching a patient about a newly prescribed drug. What could cause a geriatric patient to have difficulty retaining knowledge about prescribed medications? a. History of Tourette syndrome 2. Lack of family support d. Indicators of denial include: Shock dismay Numbness Stoicism 14 . A female patient with a terminal illness is in denial. Which of the following planes divides the body longitudinally into anterior and posterior regions? Frontal plane Sagittal plane Midsagittal plane Transverse plane 6. The nurse is assessing a postoperative adult patient.
When administering drug therapy to a male geriatric patient. A female patient who speaks a little English has emergency gallbladder surgery. Which factor makes geriatric patients to adverse drug effects? Faster drug clearance Aging-related physiological changes Increased amount of neurons Enhanced blood flow to the GI tract 11. What should the nurse in charge do? Discard the syringe to avoid a medication error Obtain a label for the syringe from the pharmacy Use the syringe because it looks like it contains the same medication the nurse was prepared to give Call the day nurse to verify the contents of the syringe 10. filled syringe in the patient’s medication drawer. the nurse on the evening shift finds an unlabeled. Before administering the evening dose of a prescribed medication. After providing medication teaching. Which action does the nurse take during this patient transfer? Position the head of the bed flat Helps the patient dangle the legs Stands behind the patient Places the chair facing away from the bed 8. the nurse asks the patient to repeat the instructions. The nurse in charge is transferring a patient from the bed to a chair. The nurse is performing which professional role? Manager Educator Caregiver Patient advocate 12. Writing out the instructions and having a family member read them to the patient Demonstrating the procedure and having the patient return the demonstration 9. Which response by the nurse is most likely to reduce the patient’s anxiety? 15 . which nursing action would best help this patient understand wound care instruction? Asking frequently if the patient understands the instruction Asking an interpreter to replay the instructions to the patient. the nurse must stay especially alert for adverse effects.Preparatory grief 7. A female patient is being discharged after cataract surgery. A female patient exhibits signs of heightened anxiety. during discharge preparation.
” “Read this manual and then ask me any questions you may have.” 13. Don’t worry.000 units per millilitre. and then leave the medication at the bedside 15. A patient is in the bathroom when the nurse enters to give a prescribed medication. The nurse in charge measures a patient’s temperature at 102 degrees F. The nurse should anticipate giving how much heparin for each dose? ¼ ml ½ ml ¾ ml 1 ¼ ml 16. The vial reads 10. what is the equivalent Centigrade temperature? 39 degrees C 47 degrees C 38. A scrub nurse in the operating room has which responsibility? Positioning the patient Assisting with gowning and gloving Handling surgical instruments to the surgeon Applying surgical drapes 14.“Everything will be fine. To evaluate a patient for hypoxia. What should the nurse in charge do? Leave the medication at the patient’s bedside Tell the patient to be sure to take the medication.” “Why don’t you listen to the radio?” “Let’s talk about what’s bothering you.500 units. to be administered subcutaneously every 6 hours. And then leave it at the bedside Return shortly to the patient’s room and remain there until the patient takes the medication Wait for the patient to return to bed. the physician is most likely to order which laboratory test? Red blood cell count Sputum culture Total hemoglobin 16 .9 degrees C 40.1 degrees C 17. The physician orders heparin. 7.
V. Which human element considered by the nurse in charge during assessment can affect drug administration? The patient’s ability to recover The patient’s occupational hazards The patient’s socioeconomic status The patient’s cognitive abilities 21. therapy is to start Tell the child. the nurse should: Ask the child. When explaining the initiation of I. During discharge teaching.V. All of the following parts of the syringe are sterile except the: Barrel Inside of the plunger Needle tip Barrel tip 23. therapy to a 2-year-old child. A male patient is to be discharged with a prescription for an analgesic that is a controlled substance. The nurse uses a stethoscope to auscultate a male patient’s chest. Which statement about a stethoscope with a bell and diaphragm is true? The bell detects high-pitched sounds best The diaphragm detects high-pitched sounds best The bell detects thrills best The diaphragm detects low-pitched sounds best 19. The best way to instill eye drops is to: Instruct the patient to lock upward. the nurse should explain that the patient must fill this prescription how soon after the date on which it was written? Within 1 month Within 3 months Within 6 months Within 12 months 20. “Do you want me to start the I. “This treatment is for your own good” Inform the child that the needle will be in place for 10 days 22.Arterial blood gas (ABG) analysis 18. and drop the medication into the center of the lower lid 17 .V. now?” Give simple directions shortly before the I.
and drop the medication into the center of the lower lid Drop the medication into the inner canthus regardless of eye position Drop the medication into the center of the canthus regardless of eye position 24.Instruct the patient to look ahead. The difference between an 18G needle and a 25G needle is the needle’s: Length Bevel angle Thickness Sharpness 25. A patient receiving an anticoagulant should be assessed for signs of: Hypotension Hypertension An elevated hemoglobin count An increased number of erythrocytes 18 .
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