NCLEX Exam Sample Questions For Pediatric Nursing

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NCLEX Exam Sample Questions For Pediatric Nursing

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The parents of a child, age 6, who will begin school in the fall ask the nurse for anticipatory guidance. The nurse should explain that a child of this age:
    • A. 

      Still depends on the parents

    • B. 

      Rebels against scheduled activities

    • C. 

      Is highly sensitive to criticism

    • D. 

      Loves to tattle

  • 2. 
    While preparing to discharge an 8-month-old infant who is recovering from gastroenteritis and dehydration, the nurse teaches the parents about their infant’s dietary and fluid requirements. The nurse should include which other topic in the teaching session? 
    • A. 

      Nursery schools

    • B. 

      Toilet Training

    • C. 

      Safety guidelines

    • D. 

      Preparation for surgery

  • 3. 
    Nurse Betina should begin screening for lead poisoning when a child reaches which age? 
    • A. 

      6 months

    • B. 

      12 months

    • C. 

      18 months

    • D. 

      24 months

  • 4. 
    When caring for an 11-month-old infant with dehydration and metabolic acidosis, the nurse expects to see which of the following? 
    • A. 

      A reduced white blood cell count

    • B. 

      A decreased platelet count

    • C. 

      Shallow respirations

    • D. 

      Tachypnea

  • 5. 
    After the nurse provides dietary restrictions to the parents of a child with celiac disease, which statement by the parents indicates effective teaching? 
    • A. 

      Well follow these instructions until our child’s symptoms disappear.”

    • B. 

      “Our child must maintain these dietary restrictions until adulthood.”

    • C. 

      “Our child must maintain these dietary restrictions lifelong.”

    • D. 

      “We’ll follow these instructions until our child has completely grown and developed.”

  • 6. 
    A parent brings a toddler, age 19 months, to the clinic for a regular check-up. When palpating the toddler’s fontanels, what should the nurse expects to find?
    • A. 

      Closed anterior fontanel and open posterior fontanel

    • B. 

      Open anterior and fontanel and closed posterior fontanel

    • C. 

      Closed anterior and posterior fontanels

    • D. 

      Open anterior and posterior fontanels

  • 7. 
    Patrick, a healthy adolescent has meningitis and is receiving I.V. and oral fluids. The nurse should monitor this client’s fluid intake because fluid overload may cause:
    • A. 

      Cerebral edema

    • B. 

      Dehydration

    • C. 

      Heart failure

    • D. 

      Hypovolemic shock

  • 8. 
    An infant is hospitalized for treatment of nonorganic failure to thrive. Which nursing action is most appropriate for this infant?
    • A. 

      Encouraging the infant to hold a bottle

    • B. 

      Keeping the infant on bed rest to conserve energy

    • C. 

      Rotating caregivers to provide more stimulation

    • D. 

      Maintaining a consistent, structured environment

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