Take The Psychiatric Nursing NCLEX Practice Paper Quiz!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Situation: An old woman was brought for evaluation due to the hospital for evaluation due to increasing forgetfulness and limitations in daily function. The daughter revealed that the client used her toothbrush to comb her hair. She is manifesting:
    • A. 

      Apraxia

    • B. 

      Aphasia

    • C. 

      Agnosia

    • D. 

      Amnesia

  • 2. 
    She tearfully tells the nurse “I can’t take it when she accuses me of stealing her things.” Which response by the nurse will be most therapeutic?
    • A. 

      ”Don’t take it personally. Your mother does not mean it.”

    • B. 

      “Have you tried discussing this with your mother?”

    • C. 

      “This must be difficult for you and your mother.”

    • D. 

      “Next time ask your mother where her things were last seen.”

  • 3. 
    The primary nursing intervention in working with a client with moderate stage dementia is ensuring that the client:
    • A. 

      Receives adequate nutrition and hydration

    • B. 

      Will reminisce to decrease isolation

    • C. 

      Remains in a safe and secure environment

    • D. 

      Independently performs self-care

  • 4. 
    She says to the nurse who offers her breakfast. “Oh no. I will wait for my husband. We will eat together” The therapeutic response by the nurse is:
    • A. 

      “Your husband is dead. Let me serve you your breakfast.”

    • B. 

      “I’ve told you several times that he is dead. It’s time to eat.”

    • C. 

      “You’re going to have to wait a long time.”

    • D. 

      “What made you say that your husband is alive?

  • 5. 
    Dementia. unlike delirium. is characterized by:
    • A. 

      Slurred speech

    • B. 

      Insidious onset

    • C. 

      Clouding of consciousness

    • D. 

      Sensory perceptual change

  • 6. 
    Situation: A 17-year-old gymnast is admitted to the hospital due to weight loss and dehydration secondary to starvation. Which of the following nursing diagnoses will be given priority for the client?
    • A. 

      Altered self-image

    • B. 

      Fluid volume deficit

    • C. 

      Altered nutrition less than body requirements

    • D. 

      Altered family process

  • 7. 
    What is the best intervention to teach the client when she feels the need to starve?
    • A. 

      Allow her to starve to relieve her anxiety

    • B. 

      Do a short term exercise until the urge passes

    • C. 

      Approach the nurse and talk out her feelings

    • D. 

      Call her mother on the phone and tell her how she feels

  • 8. 
    The client with anorexia nervosa is improving if:
    • A. 

      She eats meals in the dining room.

    • B. 

      Weight gain

    • C. 

      She attends ward activities.

    • D. 

      She has a more realistic self-concept.

  • 9. 
    The characteristic manifestation that will differentiate bulimia nervosa from anorexia nervosa is that bulimic individual
    • A. 

      Have episodic binge eating and purging

    • B. 

      Have repeated attempts to stabilize their weight

    • C. 

      Have peculiar food handling patterns

    • D. 

      Have threatened self-esteem

  • 10. 
    A nursing diagnosis for bulimia nervosa is powerlessness related to feeling not in control of eating habits. The goal for this problem is:
    • A. 

      Patient will learn problem-solving skills

    • B. 

      Patient will have decreased symptoms of anxiety.

    • C. 

      Patient will perform self-care activities daily.

    • D. 

      Patient will verbalize how to set limits on others.

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