Crne Exam Prep

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Crne Exam Prep

The Canadian Registered Nurse Examination (CRNE) is a standardised test for becoming a registered and certified nurse in Canada. It is administered to Diploma/ BSc nurses who come from overseas and want to start a nursing profession in Canada. The CRNE is a theory-based exam that consists of about 200 multiple-choice questions and takes about 4 hours to complete. Take this review quiz to prepare for the exam.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the subsequent options should signal the labour nurse that her patient has commenced the second stage of labour?
    • A. 

      The presenting part is below the ischial spines

    • B. 

      The woman tells you she needs to push.

    • C. 

      The amniotic membranes have ruptured.

    • D. 

      The cervix is thin and fully dilated.

  • 2. 
    A nurse is caring Kenny, an alcoholic for more than 15 years, who is due for a liver biopsy. Which of the following positions should the nurse place the Kenny after the procedure?
    • A. 

      Right lateral side-lying position

    • B. 

      Sitting on the edge of bed and leaning over the bedside table, with the feet supported on a stool

    • C. 

      High-Fowler’s position

    • D. 

      Supine, with the right side of the right upper abdomen exposed

  • 3. 
    A nurse is taking care of a two-month-old baby boy who has myelomeningocele. Initial findings reveal that the infant boy has a temperature of 36.9°C. What should be the initial action of the nurse?
    • A. 

      Decrease the infant’s temperature by sponge bath.

    • B. 

      Report the finding to the physician.

    • C. 

      Record the infant’s temperature.

    • D. 

      Assess the sac for feces or urine contamination.

  • 4. 
    Which of the following hypotonic solutions does a physician order to a client with a fluid volume deficit?
    • A. 

      5% dextrose in 0.9% saline

    • B. 

      0.45% saline

    • C. 

      5% dextrose in water

    • D. 

      5% dextrose in lactated Ringer’s solution

  • 5. 
    Which of the subsequent assessment findings is most likely noted in the patient chart of the man named Ben who has been on steroid therapy but has been recently diagnosed with a duodenal ulcer?
    • A. 

      Pain in the abdomen, relieved by eating

    • B. 

      Gnawing pain in the midepigastric area one hour after eating

    • C. 

      Sour taste in the mouth

    • D. 

      Vomiting

  • 6. 
    Cecelia, a 47-year-old patient, complains of sense of a veil covering her vision. She experiences flashes of floaters, light and a blurry vision. Based on the stated sypmtoms, what is the patient most likely diagnosed with?
    • A. 

      Glaucoma

    • B. 

      Retinal detachment

    • C. 

      Cataract

    • D. 

      Hyphema

  • 7. 
    Which should be the initial action of a nurse, if the nurse suspects air embolism for a client with complete parenteral nutrition, who complains of pains in the chest and difficulty breathing?
    • A. 

      Place the client in left-side lying position.

    • B. 

      Administer oxygen.

    • C. 

      Notify the physician.

    • D. 

      Clamp the intravenous catheter.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following should be the next action of a nurse whose client’s venipuncture site has a low temperature and is swollen, the the vein proximal is occluded to the intravenous site by the nurse and the intravenous fluid continues to flow? 
    • A. 

      Rub the infiltrated area.

    • B. 

      Apply compress.

    • C. 

      Remove the intravenous device.

    • D. 

      Elevate the extremity.

  • 9. 
    Which of the following clients in an hospital unit is a physician most likely to order a therapeutic diet which is a low-residue diet that consists of foods low in residue and high in carbohydrates?
    • A. 

      A client with dysphasia

    • B. 

      A client with an inflammatory bowel disease

    • C. 

      A client with reflux esophagitis

    • D. 

      A client ordered for an initial feeding after a complete bowel rest

  • 10. 
    A client with symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis is diagnosed with metabolic acidosis after the results of the arterial blood gas test were reviewed. Which of the following laboratory results in the client’s chart is a nurse expected to note?
    • A. 

      High pH; high bicarbonate concentration

    • B. 

      Low pH; high PCO2

    • C. 

      High pH; low PCO2

    • D. 

      Low pH; low bicarbonate concentration