NCLEX Practice Exam 3 (10 Questions)

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  • 1. 
    A triage nurse has these four (4) clients arrive in the emergency department within 15 minutes. Which client should the triage nurse send back to be seen first?
    • A. 

      A 2-month-old infant with a history of rolling off the bed and has bulging fontanels with crying

    • B. 

      A teenager who got a singed beard while camping

    • C. 

      An elderly client with complaints of frequent liquid brown colored stools

    • D. 

      A middle-aged client with intermittent pain behind the right scapula

  • 2. 
    While planning care for a toddler. the nurse teaches the parents about the expected developmental changes for this age. Which statement by the mother shows that she understands the child’s developmental needs?
    • A. 

      “I want to protect my child from any falls.”

    • B. 

      “I will set limits on exploring the house.”

    • C. 

      “I understand the need to use those new skills.”

    • D. 

      “I intend to keep control over our child.”

  • 3. 
    The nurse is preparing to administer an enteral feeding to a client via a nasogastric feeding tube. The most important action of the nurse is
    • A. 

      Verify correct placement of the tube

    • B. 

      Check that the feeding solution matches the dietary order

    • C. 

      Aspirate abdominal contents to determine the amount of last feeding remaining in stomach

    • D. 

      Ensure that feeding solution is at room temperature

  • 4. 
    The nurse is caring for a client with a serum potassium level of 3.5 mEq/L. The client is placed on a cardiac monitor and receives 40 mEq KCL in 1000 ml of 5% dextrose in water IV. Which of the following EKG patterns indicates to the nurse that the infusions should be discontinued?
    • A. 

      Narrowed QRS complex

    • B. 

      Shortened “PR” interval

    • C. 

      Tall peaked “T” waves

    • D. 

      Prominent “U” waves

  • 5. 
    A nurse prepares to care for a 4-year-old newly admitted for rhabdomyosarcoma. The nurse should alert the staff to pay more attention to the function of which area of the body?
    • A. 

      All striated muscles

    • B. 

      The cerebellum

    • C. 

      The kidneys

    • D. 

      The leg bones

  • 6. 
    The nurse anticipates that for a family who practices Chinese medicine the priority goal would be to:
    • A. 

      Achieve harmony

    • B. 

      Maintain a balance of energy

    • C. 

      Respect life

    • D. 

      Restore yin and yang

  • 7. 
    During an assessment of a client with cardiomyopathy. the nurse finds that the systolic blood pressure has decreased from 145 to 110 mm Hg and the heart rate has risen from 72 to 96 beats per minute and the client complains of periodic dizzy spells. The nurse instructs the client to
    • A. 

      Increase fluids that are high in protein

    • B. 

      Restrict fluids

    • C. 

      Force fluids and reassess blood pressure

    • D. 

      Limit fluids to non-caffeine beverages

  • 8. 
     The nurse prepares the client for insertion of a pulmonary artery catheter (Swan-Ganz catheter). The nurse teaches the client that the catheter will be inserted to provide information about:
    • A. 

      Stroke volume

    • B. 

      Cardiac output

    • C. 

      Venous pressure

    • D. 

      Left ventricular functioning

  • 9. 
    A nurse enters a client’s room to discover that the client has no pulse or respirations. After calling for help. the first action the nurse should take is:
    • A. 

      Start a peripheral IV

    • B. 

      Initiate high-quality chest compressions

    • C. 

      Establish an airway

    • D. 

      Obtain the crash cart

  • 10. 
    A client is receiving digoxin (Lanoxin) 0.25 mg daily. The health care provider has written a new order to give metoprolol (Lopressor) 25 mg B.I.D. In assessing the client prior to administering the medications. which of the following should the nurse report immediately to the health care provider?
    • A. 

      Blood pressure 94/60

    • B. 

      Heart rate 76

    • C. 

      Urine output 50 ml/hour

    • D. 

      Respiratory rate 16

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