Can You Pass This Nursing 101 Course Test?

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Nursing Quizzes & Trivia

Nurses play a vital role in the healthcare sector as they are especially focussed on patient care. They interact with doctors, pharmacies and family members on behalf of their patients. There is a list of 10 nursing questions to test your knowledge and prepare you for your nursing exam. So, let's try out the Nursing 101 quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A nurse gives a double dose of acetaminophen (Tylenol) to a client who only requires a single dose. What, if anything, must the nurse do?
    • A. 

      Ask a colleague to help assess the client

    • B. 

      Withhold the client’s next dose of Tylenol

    • C. 

      Report the error as soon as possible

    • D. 

      Nothing, because this is an over-the-counter medication

  • 2. 
    A client writes to the College of Nurses stating that a nurse assaulted him during care. What action may the College take in this situation?
    • A. 

      Report the nurse to the employer

    • B. 

      Investigate the allegation

    • C. 

      Request that the nurse's employment be terminated

    • D. 

      Refer the complaint to local law enforcement

  • 3. 
    When you are caring for a patient, you must also care for the patient's friends and family, for example, by taking an interest in them.
    • A. 

      That doesn't even make sense

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Yes

    • D. 

      Maybe

  • 4. 
    In all patient interactions, we must use ________ communication.
    • A. 

      Inappropriate

    • B. 

      Therapeutic

    • C. 

      Kind and courteous

    • D. 

      Tough love

  • 5. 
    You are administering medication to your patient. Which of these should you NOT do?
    • A. 

      Explain to the patient which medication they are receiving

    • B. 

      Check patient's wristband and taking notes of their allergies

    • C. 

      Give a medication that you, yourself , did not check for accuracy

    • D. 

      Confirm right route, medication, and dose

  • 6. 
    Using the number pain scale, where 0 is no pain and 10 is the worst pain imaginable, the patient describes their pain as a 6. As the nurse, what should you do?
    • A. 

      Nothing- you only give meds for level 7 or higher

    • B. 

      Reposition the patient, start an PCA pump and give tylenol

    • C. 

      Tell the patient to 'man up'

    • D. 

      Check to see if they can have something for pain and if so administer meds and reassess for a decreased pain level about 30 mins later

  • 7. 
    Your patient has just learned that she has breast cancer. She is crushed. What is your best response to the situation?
    • A. 

      Leave her alone to grieve

    • B. 

      Ask if she would like you to sit with her during this difficult time, and tell her you are available if she has questions or needs to talk

    • C. 

      Give informative pamplets, express sympathy, and excuse yourself so you can care for your other patients

    • D. 

      Tell her "don't worry, everything with be ok, you have a great oncologist."

  • 8. 
     An advanced practice nurse (APN) is the nurse most independently functioning of all professional nurses. All of the following are examples of clinically focused APNs except:
    • A. 

      Nurse specialist

    • B. 

      Nurse practitioner 

    • C. 

      Case manager 

    • D. 

      Care provider

  • 9. 
    An APN is pursuing a job change. Which of the following positions would the APN be unable to pursue without meeting additional criteria?
    • A. 

      Nurse educator 

    • B. 

      Certified registered nurse anesthetist 

    • C. 

      Nurse manager 

    • D. 

      Case manager

  • 10. 
    The regulation of licensure and practice of nursing is accomplished by the:
    • A. 

      NCLEX-RN 

    • B. 

      Certification examination 

    • C. 

      Nurse Practice Act 

    • D. 

      ANA Congress for Nursing