NCLEX Practice Exam 38 (10 Questions)

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A client with diabetes has an order for ultrasonography. Preparation for an ultrasound includes:
    • A. 

      Increasing fluid intake

    • B. 

      Limiting ambulation

    • C. 

      Administering an enema

    • D. 

      Withholding food for 8 hours

  • 2. 
    An infant who weighs 8 pounds at birth would be expected to weigh how many pounds at 1 year?
    • A. 

      14 pounds

    • B. 

      16 pounds

    • C. 

      18 pounds

    • D. 

      24 pounds

  • 3. 
    A pregnant client with a history of alcohol addiction is scheduled for a nonstress test. The nonstress test:
    • A. 

      Determines the lung maturity of the fetus

    • B. 

      Measures the activity of the fetus

    • C. 

      Shows the effect of contractions on the fetal heart rate

    • D. 

      Measures the neurological well-being of the fetus

  • 4. 
    A full-term male has hypospadias. Which statement describes hypospadias?
    • A. 

      The urethral opening is absent.

    • B. 

      The urethra opens on the dorsal side of the penis.

    • C. 

      The penis is shorter than usual.

    • D. 

      The urethral meatus opens on the underside of the penis.

  • 5. 
    A gravida 3 para 2 is admitted to the labor unit. Vaginal exam reveals that the client’s cervix is 8 cm dilated. with complete effacement. The priority nursing diagnosis at this time is:
    • A. 

      Alteration in coping related to pain

    • B. 

      Potential for injury related to precipitate delivery

    • C. 

      Alteration in elimination related to anesthesia

    • D. 

      Potential for fluid volume deficit related to NPO status

  • 6. 
    The client with varicella will most likely have an order for which category of medication?
    • A. 

      Antibiotics

    • B. 

      Antipyretics

    • C. 

      Antivirals

    • D. 

      Anticoagulants

  • 7. 
    A client is admitted complaining of chest pain. Which of the following drug orders should the nurse question?
    • A. 

      Nitroglycerin

    • B. 

      Ampicillin

    • C. 

      Propranolol

    • D. 

      Verapamil

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Avoid exercise because it fatigues the joints.

    • B. 

      Take prescribed anti-inflammatory medications with meals.

    • C. 

      Alternate hot and cold packs to affected joints.

    • D. 

      Avoid weight-bearing activity.

  • 9. 
    A client with acute pancreatitis is experiencing severe abdominal pain. Which of the following orders should be questioned by the nurse?
    • A. 

      Meperidine 100 mg IM q 4 hours PRN pain

    • B. 

      Mylanta 30 ccs q 4 hours via NG

    • C. 

      Cimetidine 300 mg PO q.i.d.

    • D. 

      Morphine 8 mg IM q 4 hours PRN pain

  • 10. 
    The client is admitted to the chemical dependence unit with an order for continuous observation. The nurse is aware that the doctor has ordered continuous observation because:
    • A. 

      Hallucinogenic drugs create both stimulant and depressant effects.

    • B. 

      Hallucinogenic drugs induce a state of altered perception.

    • C. 

      Hallucinogenic drugs produce severe respiratory depression.

    • D. 

      Hallucinogenic drugs induce rapid physical dependence.