Newborn NCLEX Questions With Answers

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Are you ready for these Newborn NCLEX questions with answers? This quiz below is for testing your knowledge of newborn nursing? Newborn nursing is one of the most difficult nursings out there. If you can pass this test with a good score, you can proudly call yourself well-prepared on this topic. Also, mention your score in the comment after you have completed this test. We wish you the best of luck with this test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    For Apgar scoring, what is the primary critical observation?
    • A. 

      Pulse rate

    • B. 

      Presence of meconium

    • C. 

      Heart rate

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 2. 
    After the birth of an infant, within 3 minutes, what is the normal heart rate?
    • A. 

      120 and 160

    • B. 

      160 and 200

    • C. 

      200 and 220

    • D. 

      All

  • 3. 
    How high can the expected respiratory rate of a neonate for the first 3 minutes after the birth be?
    • A. 

      40

    • B. 

      50

    • C. 

      60

    • D. 

      80

  • 4. 
    In what sequence should the nurse measure the vital signs when he/she is performing a newborn assessment?
    • A. 

      Pulse, respirations, temperature

    • B. 

      Respirations, pulse, temperature

    • C. 

      Temperature, pulse, respirations

    • D. 

      Any sequence is good.

  • 5. 
    A healthy newborn's respirations should be
    • A. 

      Regular, abdominal, 40-50 per minute, deep

    • B. 

      Irregular, initiated by chest wall, 30-60 per minute, deep

    • C. 

      Irregular, abdominal, 30-60 per minute, shallow

    • D. 

      All are okay

  • 6. 
    Mothers (with diabetes) of newborns are at high risk for high cholesterol.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    What should a newborn have when he has been on formula for between 36 to 48 hours?
    • A. 

      Vitamin K injection

    • B. 

      Test for necrotizing enterocolitis

    • C. 

      Heel stick for blood glucose level

    • D. 

      Screening for PKU

  • 8. 
    A newborn child's mother who has diabetes is at risk of this complication.
    • A. 

      Nitrogen loss

    • B. 

      Hypoglycemia

    • C. 

      Anemia

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 9. 
    More focus should be on the mother, while the child needs very little care.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    A newborn whose mother has diabetes is at risk for this complication following birth.
    • A. 

      Macrosomia

    • B. 

      Microcephaly

    • C. 

      Pneumothorax

    • D. 

      None of these

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