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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?
evaluating. “I feel pain when urinating. evaluating d. Nursing care plan d. implementing. Noisy breathing 8. What is the order of the nursing process? a. Nursing notes c. implementing 6. Yellowish sputum c. Client verbalized. “The patient will feel less nauseated in 24 hours. Assessing.” d.” 2 . Nursing diagnosis 7. Planning.a. Which expected outcome is correctly written? a. assessing. Trial and error 5. assessing. Intuition b. implementing. Assessing. planning. planning b. evaluating. Diagnosing. implementing. evaluating c. diagnosing. During the planning phase of the nursing process. Scientific method d. diagnosing. which of the following is the outcome? a. Routine c. diagnosing. Heart rate of 68 beats per minute b. What is an example of a subjective data? a. planning. Nursing history b.
” c. Patient and relatives b. She signs her charting as follow: J. Dorothea Orem b.” 9. Formulating a nursing diagnosis is a joint function of: a. Concern for privacy d. Accuracy b. Sister Callista Roy c. Legibility c. “The patient will have enough sleep. The theorist who believes that adaptation and manipulation of stressors are related to foster change is: a. d. “The patient will eat the right amount of food daily. She signs on the medication sheet after administering the medication. She noted: appetite is good this afternoon.b. Virginia Henderson 12. What is the disadvantage of computerized documentation of the nursing process? a.R 10. 2 pencil. “The patient will identify all the high-salt food from a prepared list by discharge. Nurse and patient 3 . Rapid communication 11.” d. She writes in the chart using a no. Imogene King d. c. Which of the following behaviors by Nurse Jane Robles demonstrates that she understands well th elements of effecting charting? a. b.
dry skin c. Call the attending physician 4 . low fat diet. Stop the infusion b. Disconnect the catheter from the tubing and get urine. Warm. Health belief d. Which of the following is an expected response? a.c. Since then. What nursing action is appropriate when obtaining a sterile urine specimen from an indwelling catheter to prevent infection? a. Decreased serum sodium levels d. b. Cultural belief b. Becky is on NPO since midnight as preparation for blood test. Nurse and doctor 13. she had maintained low sodium. Use sterile gloves when obtaining urine. Which of the following interventions would the nurse perform first? a. Personal belief c. Low blood pressure b. This practice is viewed as: a. A client is receiving 115 ml/hr of continuous IVF. d. Mrs. Open the drainage bag and pour out the urine. Aspirate urine from the tubing port using a sterile syringe. Caperlac has been diagnosed to have hypertension since 10 years ago. Superstitious belief 14. 16. The nurse notices that the venipuncture site is red and swollen. Doctor and family d. c. to control her blood pressure. Decreased urine output 15. Adreno-cortical response is activated.
Wait for the patient to return to bed and just leave the medication at the bedside. d. c. Clear breath sounds 5 . d. time and place b. b. The nurse is performing which professional role? a. c. Patient advocate d. b. After few minutes. Oriented to date. What should the nurse do? a. Assist the patient in fowler’s position. A female patient is being discharged after thyroidectomy. Manager b. Introduce the feeding slowly. Place a clod towel on the site 17. Slow that infusion to 20 ml/hr d. Instruct the patient to take the medication and leave it at the bedside. 19. Educator 20. 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. Caregiver c. 18. return to that patient’s room and do not leave until the patient takes the medication. The nurse asks the patient to repeat the instructions. The nurse enters the room to give a prescribed medication but the patient is inside the bathroom. Instill 60ml of water into the NGT after feeding. Which of the following is inappropriate nursing action when administering NGT feeding? a.c. Leave the medication at the bedside and leave the room. Place the feeding 20 inches above the pint if insertion of NGT. After providing the medication teaching.
Using Maslow’s hierarchy of basic human needs. “The patient will give a stool specimen for laboratory examinations. Incorporation of both nursing and medical diagnoses in patient care 24. Risk of injury related to autoimmune dysfunction 6 . which of the following nursing diagnoses has the highest priority? a. c. Patient’s family came for a visit this morning. b.” b.” c. “The patient will take anti-diarrheal medication.” b. it would be important for the nurse relinquishing responsibility for care of the patient to communicate. Which statement is the most appropriate goal for a nursing diagnosis of diarrhea? a. Which of the following facts to the nurse assuming responsibility for care of the patient? a. Making of individualized patient care d. Ineffective breathing pattern related to pain. Hemoglobin of 13 g/dl 21.” d. “My headache is gone. Anxiety related to impending surgery. Development of a standardized NCP. as evidenced by insomnia. Capillary refill greater than 3 seconds and buccal cyanosis d. Patient’s NGT was removed 2 hours ago d. b. That the patient’s barium enema performed 3 days ago was negative c. as evidenced by shortness of breath. Expansion of the current taxonomy of nursing diagnosis c. “The patient will save urine for inspection by the nurse. Which of the following is the most important purpose of planning care with this patient? a. That the patient verbalized. “The patient will experience decreased frequency of bowel elimination. 22. 23. During a change-of-shift report.c.
Your score will be posted as soon as the you are done with the quiz. Mark the letter of your choice then click on the next button. 90 degrees c. the patient should be in a supine position with the head of the bed at what position? a. Impaired verbal communication related to tracheostomy. A patient is wearing a soft wrist-safety device. 30 degrees b. as evidenced by inability to speak. get a copy of our Nursing Board Exam Reviewer v1.d. Palpable ulnar pulse c. We will be posting more of this soon. Which of the following nursing assessment is considered abnormal? a. Capillary refill within 3 seconds 7 . If you want a simulated Nursing Board Exam. 25. When performing an abdominal examination. 45 degrees d. 0 degree NURSING BOARD REVIEW: FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING PRACTICE TEST PART 2 July 2010 Nursing Board Exam Review Questions on Fundamentals of Nursing. Palpable radial pulse b. 1.0 and v2 now.
broccoli b. objective data from a secondary source b. Hypethermia b. asystematic 8 .” This statement is an example of: a. Diabetes Mellitus c. stagnant b. Which of the following is a nursing diagnosis? a. Jason. 3 years old vomited. sardines c. Which of the following food items does the nurse instruct Pia to avoid? a. “He vomited 6 ounces of his formula this morning.d. inflexible c. cabbage d. What is the characteristic of the nursing process? a. Bluish fingernails. cool and pale fingers 2. objective data from a primary source c. Pia’s serum sodium level is 150 mEq/L. subjective data from a primary source d. subjective data from a secondary source 4. His mom stated. tomatoes 3. Angina d. Chronic Renal Failure 5.
which of the following is inappropriate nursing action? a. A skin lesion which is fluid-filled. Warm the medication at room or body temperature. Tell her not to cry and it will be better. rigor mortis c. goal-oriented 6. 8. livor mortis b. c. none of the above 9 . 9. algor mortis d. In an adult. macule 7. a. less than 1 cm in size is called: a. Press the tragus of the ear a few times to assist flow of medication into the ear canal. c. d. b. Which of the following is appropriate nursing intervention for a client who is grieving over the death of her child? a. d. It is the gradual decrease of the body’s temperature after death. During application of medication into the ear. b. pull the pinna upward. Instill the medication directly into the tympanic membrane. Encourage her to accept or to replace the lost person. Provide opportunity to the client to tell their story. papule b. Discourage the client in expressing her emotions. vesicle c.d. bulla d.
Absence of family support b. Decreased sensory functions c. 4th CN (Trochlear) d. The nurse knows that resonance heard on percussion is most commonly heard over which organ? a. 3rd CN (Occulomotor) c. pellagra c. The nurse is aware that Bell’s palsy affects which cranial nerve? a. Patient has no interest on learning d.10. megaloblastic anemia d. thigh b. the nurse percusses resonance. Nurse Cherry is teaching a 72 year old patient about a newly prescribed medication. When performing an admission assessment on a newly admitted patient. lung 11. 2nd CN (Optic) b. 7th CN (Facial) 12. pernicious anemia 13. liver c. What could cause a geriatric patient to have difficulty retaining knowledge about the newly prescribed medication? a. intestine d. Prolonged deficiency of Vitamin B9 leads to: a. Decreased plasma drug levels 10 . scurvy b.
” d. Diminished breath sounds in patient with previously normal breath sounds c. b. Claire is admitted with a diagnosis of chronic shoulder pain. It focuses on the patient. Which of the following is considered significant enough to require immediate communication to another member of the health care team? a. not the nurse. 3 months b. Professional 15. 1 year 16. When assessing a patient’s level of consciousness. 6 months c. 9 months d. the nurse understands that the patient has had pain for more than: a. Patient stated. “I feel less nauseated. Which of the following statements regarding the nursing process is true? a. By definition. 17. It progresses in separate. Independent b. Collaborative d. c. Change of heart rate from 70 to 83 beats per minute. which type of nursing intervention is the nurse performing? a.14. d. Weight loss of 3 lbs in a 120 lb female patient. Dependent c. b. unrelated steps. It provides the solution to all patient health problems. It is useful on outpatient settings. 11 .
thinker d. Increased rate and depth of respiration. teacher c. usually inefficient expiration. Place the client on the left side of the bed. eating style and habits 19. b. When providing a continuous enteral feeding. 3-day diet recall d. 21. d. b. d. food preferences b. talker b. Marked rhythmic waxing and waning of respirations from very deep to very shallow breathing and temporary apnea. c. which of the following assessment parameters is best used? a. Prolonged gasping inspiration followed by a very short. doer 20. a. Elevate the head of the bed. Van Fajardo is a 55 year old who was admitted to the hospital with newly diagnosed hepatitis. The nurse is doing a patient teaching with Mr. 12 . c. Attach the feeding bag to the current tubing.18. Fajardo. Cold the formula before administering it. Kussmaul’s breathing is. regularity of meal times c. which of the following action is essential for the nurse to do? a. Shallow breaths interrupted by apnea. What kind of role does the nurse assume? a. To assess the adequacy of food intake.
acceptance 23. Immunization for healthy babies and preschool children is an example of what level of preventive health care? a. Sinus c. Secondary c. “My arms still hurt. Patient stated. Heart b. Temperature of 38 0C b. Which organ is part of the endocrine system? a. bargaining c. Vomiting for 3 days c. Tertiary d.22. depression b. Curative 24. denial d. Thyroid d.” 25. The nurse is assessing the endocrine system. Presty has terminal cancer and she refuses to believe that loss is happening ans she assumes artificial cheerfulness. Primary b. Productive cough d. Thymus NURSING BOARD REVIEW: FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING PRACTICE TEST PART 3 13 . What stage of grieving is she in? a. Which is an example of a subjective data? a.
What could cause a geriatric patient to have difficulty retaining knowledge about prescribed medications? a. 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. History of Tourette syndrome 2. pale fingers Pink nail beds 5. Which assessment finding should the nurse consider abnormal? A palpable radial pulse A palpable ulnar pulse Cool. The nurse is assessing a postoperative adult patient. Which of the following planes divides the body longitudinally into anterior and posterior regions? Frontal plane Sagittal plane Midsagittal plane Transverse plane 6. Indicators of denial include: Shock dismay Numbness Stoicism 14 . A female patient with a terminal illness is in denial. Sensory deficits c. Lack of family support d. Nurse Brenda is teaching a patient about a newly prescribed drug. A male patient has a soft wrist-safety device.1. Decreased plasma drug levels b.
Which response by the nurse is most likely to reduce the patient’s anxiety? 15 . A female patient exhibits signs of heightened anxiety.Preparatory grief 7. A female patient who speaks a little English has emergency gallbladder surgery. the nurse asks the patient to repeat the instructions. 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. 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 in charge is transferring a patient from the bed to a chair. Before administering the evening dose of a prescribed medication. 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. After providing medication teaching. 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. during discharge preparation. When administering drug therapy to a male geriatric patient. The nurse is performing which professional role? Manager Educator Caregiver Patient advocate 12. A female patient is being discharged after cataract surgery. 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. filled syringe in the patient’s medication drawer. the nurse must stay especially alert for adverse effects. the nurse on the evening shift finds an unlabeled.
to be administered subcutaneously every 6 hours.500 units. the physician is most likely to order which laboratory test? Red blood cell count Sputum culture Total hemoglobin 16 .“Everything will be fine. The nurse in charge measures a patient’s temperature at 102 degrees F. and then leave the medication at the bedside 15.” “Why don’t you listen to the radio?” “Let’s talk about what’s bothering you. Don’t worry.” “Read this manual and then ask me any questions you may have. what is the equivalent Centigrade temperature? 39 degrees C 47 degrees C 38.” 13. The vial reads 10.1 degrees C 17. The nurse should anticipate giving how much heparin for each dose? ¼ ml ½ ml ¾ ml 1 ¼ ml 16. 7.000 units per millilitre. The physician orders heparin. 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. 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. 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. A patient is in the bathroom when the nurse enters to give a prescribed medication.9 degrees C 40.
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. “This treatment is for your own good” Inform the child that the needle will be in place for 10 days 22. 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. therapy to a 2-year-old child. 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. All of the following parts of the syringe are sterile except the: Barrel Inside of the plunger Needle tip Barrel tip 23. now?” Give simple directions shortly before the I. The best way to instill eye drops is to: Instruct the patient to lock upward. therapy is to start Tell the child.V.V.Arterial blood gas (ABG) analysis 18.V. A male patient is to be discharged with a prescription for an analgesic that is a controlled substance. When explaining the initiation of I. The nurse uses a stethoscope to auscultate a male patient’s chest. the nurse should: Ask the child. During discharge teaching. and drop the medication into the center of the lower lid 17 . “Do you want me to start the I.
Instruct the patient to look ahead. A patient receiving an anticoagulant should be assessed for signs of: Hypotension Hypertension An elevated hemoglobin count An increased number of erythrocytes 18 . The difference between an 18G needle and a 25G needle is the needle’s: Length Bevel angle Thickness Sharpness 25. 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.
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