NCLEX Practice Test For The Neurological System

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NCLEX Practice Test For The Neurological System

The human brain is made up of more nerve cells than there are stars in the Milky Way. The nervous system is in control of all the parts of the body. It is charged with receiving and interpreting messages from the body and sending instructions. Take the NCLEX Practice test for the neurological system below by marking the letter of choice, and the score will be posted as soon as you are done with the quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The nurse is teaching a female client with multiple sclerosis. When teaching the client how to reduce fatigue, the nurse should tell the client to:
    • A. 

      Take a hot bath.

    • B. 

      Rest in an air-conditioned room

    • C. 

      Increase the dose of muscle relaxants

    • D. 

      Avoid naps during the day

  • 2. 
    A male client is having a tonic-clonic seizures. What should the nurse do first?
    • A. 

      Elevate the head of the bed.

    • B. 

      Restrain the client’s arms and legs

    • C. 

      Place a tongue blade in the client’s mouth

    • D. 

      Take measures to prevent injury

  • 3. 
    A female client with Guillain-Barré syndrome has paralysis affecting the respiratory muscles and requires mechanical ventilation. When the client asks the nurse about the paralysis, how should the nurse respond?
    • A. 

      “You may have difficulty believing this, but the paralysis caused by this disease is temporary.”

    • B. 

      “You’ll have to accept the fact that you’re permanently paralyzed. However, you won’t have any sensory loss.”

    • C. 

      “It must be hard to accept the permanency of your paralysis.”

    • D. 

      “You’ll first regain use of your legs and then your arms.”

  • 4. 
    The nurse is working on a surgical floor. The nurse must logroll a male client following a:
    • A. 

      Laminectomy

    • B. 

      Thoracotomy

    • C. 

      Hemorrhoidectomy

    • D. 

      Cystectomy

  • 5. 
    A female client with a suspected brain tumor is scheduled for computed tomography (CT). What should the nurse do when preparing the client for this test?
    • A. 

      Immobilize the neck before the client is moved onto a stretcher.

    • B. 

      Determine whether the client is allergic to iodine, contrast dyes, or shellfish.

    • C. 

      Place a cap over the client’s head.

    • D. 

      Administer a sedative as ordered

  • 6. 
    During a routine physical examination to assess a male client’s deep tendon reflexes, the nurse should make sure to:
    • A. 

      Use the pointed end of the reflex hammer when striking the Achilles tendon.

    • B. 

      Support the joint where the tendon is being tested.

    • C. 

      Tap the tendon slowly and softly

    • D. 

      Hold the reflex hammer tightly.

  • 7. 
    A female client is admitted in a disoriented and restless state after sustaining a concussion during a car accident. Which nursing diagnosis takes highest priority in this client’s plan of care?
    • A. 

      Disturbed sensory perception (visual)

    • B. 

      Self-care deficient: Dressing/grooming

    • C. 

      Impaired verbal communication

    • D. 

      Risk for injury

  • 8. 
    A white female client is admitted to an acute care facility with a diagnosis of cerebrovascular accident (CVA). Her history reveals bronchial asthma, exogenous obesity, and iron deficiency anemia. Which history finding is a risk factor for CVA? 
    • A. 

      Caucasian race

    • B. 

      Female sex

    • C. 

      Obesity

    • D. 

      Bronchial asthma

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