NCLEX Practice Questions On Psychiatric Nursing

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  • 1. 
    Flumazenil (Romazicon) has been ordered for a male client who has overdosed on oxazepam (Serax). Before administering the medication. nurse Gina should be prepared for which common adverse effect?
    • A. 

      Seizures

    • B. 

      Shivering

    • C. 

      Anxiety

    • D. 

      Chest pain

  • 2. 
    Nurse Tamara is caring for a client diagnosed with bulimia. The most appropriate initial goal for a client diagnosed with bulimia is to:
    • A. 

      Avoid shopping for large amounts of food

    • B. 

      Control eating impulses

    • C. 

      Identify anxiety-causing situations

    • D. 

      Eat only three meals per day

  • 3. 
    A female client who’s at high risk for suicide needs close supervision. To best ensure the client’s safety. Nurse Mary should:
    • A. 

      Check the client frequently at irregular intervals throughout the night

    • B. 

      Assure the client that the nurse will hold in confidence anything the client says

    • C. 

      Repeatedly discuss previous suicide attempts with the client

    • D. 

      Disregard decreased communication by the client because this is common with suicidal clients

  • 4. 
    Which of the following drugs should Nurse Mary prepare to administer to a client with a toxic acetaminophen (Tylenol) level?
    • A. 

      Deferoxamine mesylate (Desferal)

    • B. 

      Succimer (Chemet)

    • C. 

      Flumazenil (Romazicon)

    • D. 

      Acetylcysteine (Mucomyst)

  • 5. 
    A male client is admitted to the substance abuse unit for alcohol detoxification. Which of the following medications is Nurse Alice most likely to administer to reduce the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal?
    • A. 

      Naloxone (Narcan)

    • B. 

      Haloperidol (Haldol)

    • C. 

      Magnesium sulfate

    • D. 

      Chlordiazepoxide (Librium)

  • 6. 
    During postprandial monitoring. a female client with bulimia nervosa tells the nurse. “You can sit with me. but you’re just wasting your time. After you had sat with me yesterday. I was still able to purge. Today. my goal is to do it twice.” What is the nurse’s best response?
    • A. 

      “I trust you not to purge.”

    • B. 

      “How are you purging and when do you do it?”

    • C. 

      “Don’t worry. I won’t allow you to purge today.”

    • D. 

      “I know it’s important for you to feel in control. but I’ll monitor you for 90 minutes after you eat.”

  • 7. 
    A male client admitted to the psychiatric unit for treatment of substance abuse says to the nurse. “It felt so wonderful to get high.” Which of the following is the most appropriate response?
    • A. 

      “If you continue to talk like that. I’m going to stop speaking to you.”

    • B. 

      “You told me you got fired from your last job for missing too many days after taking drugs all night.”

    • C. 

      “Tell me more about how it felt to get high.”

    • D. 

      “Don’t you know it’s illegal to use drugs?”

  • 8. 
    For a female client with anorexia nervosa. Nurse Jimmy is aware that which goal takes the highest priority?
    • A. 

      The client will establish adequate daily nutritional intake

    • B. 

      The client will make a contract with the nurse that sets a target weight

    • C. 

      The client will identify self-perceptions about body size as unrealistic

    • D. 

      The client will verbalize the possible physiological consequences of self-starvation

  • 9. 
    When interviewing the parents of an injured child. which of the following is the strongest indicator that child abuse may be a problem?
    • A. 

      The injury isn’t consistent with the history or the child’s age

    • B. 

      The mother and father tell different stories regarding what happened

    • C. 

      The family is poor

    • D. 

      The parents are argumentative and demanding with emergency department personnel

  • 10. 
    For a female client with anorexia nervosa. nurse Rose plans to include the parents in therapy sessions along with the client. What fact should the nurse remember to be typical of parents of clients with anorexia nervosa?
    • A. 

      They tend to overprotect their children

    • B. 

      They usually have a history of substance abuse

    • C. 

      They maintain emotional distance from their children

    • D. 

      They alternate between loving and rejecting their children

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