Psychiatric Nursing | NCLEX Quiz 190

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Psychiatric Nursing NCLEX Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A client tells a nurse. “Everyone would be better off if I wasn’t alive.” Which nursing diagnosis would be made based on this statement?
    • A. 

      Disturbed thought processes

    • B. 

      Ineffective coping

    • C. 

      Risk for self-directed violence

    • D. 

      Impaired social interaction

  • 2. 
    Which information is the most essential in the initial teaching session for the family of a young adult recently diagnosed with schizophrenia?
    • A. 

      Symptoms of this disease imbalance in the brain.

    • B. 

      Genetic history is an important factor related to the development of schizophrenia.

    • C. 

      Schizophrenia is a serious disease affecting every aspect of a person’s functioning.

    • D. 

      The distressing symptoms of this disorder can respond to treatment with medications.

  • 3. 
    A nurse is working with a client who has schizophrenia. paranoid type. Which of the following outcomes related to the client’s delusional perceptions would the nurse establish?
    • A. 

      The client will demonstrate realistic interpretation of daily events in the unit.

    • B. 

      The client will perform daily hygiene and grooming without assistance.

    • C. 

      The client will take prescribed medications without difficulty.

    • D. 

      The client will participate in unit activities.

  • 4. 
    A client with bipolar disorder. manic type. exhibits extreme excitement. delusional thinking. and command hallucinations. Which of the following is the priority nursing diagnosis?
    • A. 

      Anxiety

    • B. 

      Impaired social interaction

    • C. 

      Disturbed sensory-perceptual alteration (auditory)

    • D. 

      Risk for other-directed violence

  • 5. 
    A client who abuses alcohol and cocaine tells a nurse that he only uses substances because of his stressful marriage and difficult job. Which defense mechanisms is this client using?
    • A. 

      Displacement

    • B. 

      Projection

    • C. 

      Rationalization

    • D. 

      Sublimation

  • 6. 
    An 11-year-old child diagnosed with conduct disorder is admitted to the psychiatric unit for treatment. Which of the following behaviors would the nurse assess?
    • A. 

      Restlessness. short attention span. hyperactivity

    • B. 

      Physical aggressiveness. low-stress tolerance disregard for the rights of others

    • C. 

      Deterioration in social functioning. excessive anxiety. and worry. bizarre behavior

    • D. 

      Sadness. poor appetite and sleeplessness. loss of interest in activities

  • 7. 
    The nurse understands that if a client continues to be dependent on heroin throughout her pregnancy. her baby will be at high risk for:
    • A. 

      Mental retardation.

    • B. 

      Heroin dependence.

    • C. 

      Addiction in adulthood.

    • D. 

      Psychological disturbances.

  • 8. 
    The emergency department nurse is assigned to provide care for a victim of a sexual assault. When following legal and agency guidelines. which intervention is most important?
    • A. 

      Determine the assailant’s identity.

    • B. 

      Preserve the client’s privacy.

    • C. 

      Identify the extent of an injury.

    • D. 

      Ensure an unbroken chain of evidence.

  • 9. 
    Which factor is least important in the decision regarding whether a victim of family violence can safely remain in the home?
    • A. 

      The availability of appropriate community shelters

    • B. 

      The non-abusing caretaker’s ability to intervene on the client’s behalf

    • C. 

      The client’s possible response to relocation

    • D. 

      The family’s socioeconomic status

  • 10. 
    The nurse would expect a client with early Alzheimer’s disease to have problems with:
    • A. 

      Balancing a checkbook.

    • B. 

      Self-care measures.

    • C. 

      Relating to family members.

    • D. 

      Remembering his own name

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