Nursing Practice Tests

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One of the ways through which you can beat a challenging exam is by ensuring you cover everything you have learned and test out what you can remember. Below are some questions in a thread of nursing practice tests designed to help you understand all that you have covered. Give it a try and be on the lookout for more like it.


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  • 1. 
    An infants Apgar score is 9 at 5minutes. The nurse realized the most likely reason is:
    • A. 

      The baby is lethargic

    • B. 

      The baby's hands and feet are blue

    • C. 

      The baby is bradycardic

    • D. 

      The baby is cold

  • 2. 
    The client with schizophrenia should be told to return in how many weeks for his Haldol deconate depot injection:
    • A. 

      1 week

    • B. 

      2 weeks

    • C. 

      4 weeks

    • D. 

      3 weeks

  • 3. 
    To prevent the occurence of SIDS, the nurse tell the parents to place the infant:
    • A. 

      Side lying while he is awake

    • B. 

      Prone while he is awake

    • C. 

      On his back while he is asleep

    • D. 

      Prone while he is asleep

  • 4. 
    The client with myastenia gravis is having difficulty breathing. What position would help the client.
    • A. 

      Supine with no pillow, to maintain a patent airway

    • B. 

      Prone with head turned to the side

    • C. 

      Side lying

    • D. 

      High fowlers

  • 5. 
    The client is returning from surgery of internal fixation of a fractured hip. What should the nurse give priority to:
    • A. 

      Pain

    • B. 

      Hypovolemia

    • C. 

      Nutritional status

    • D. 

      Immobilization

  • 6. 
    The MD has ordered Nardil, an MAO inhibitor for a client taking Paxil, the nurse should
    • A. 

      Give the medications together

    • B. 

      Give medication at different times

    • C. 

      Notify the MD for clarification

    • D. 

      .Request cogentin be ordered

  • 7. 
    A 25 year old is taking tetracycline and learns that she is taking Ortho Nova. The nurse should:
    • A. 

      Teach the client that antibiotics decreased the effectiveness of oral contraceptives and should also use another form of birth control

    • B. 

      Inform that nausea can happen if taking oral contraceptives with antibiotics

    • C. 

      Teach tthat oral contraceptive will decrease the effect of tetracycline

    • D. 

      Report to the MD if any rash appears

  • 8. 
    The cleint is first day postpartum, the uterus is firm, level of the umbilicus and right of the midline, the nurse should check next:
    • A. 

      Assess the blood pressure for hypotension

    • B. 

      The amount of lochia and color

    • C. 

      Determine whether oxytocin was given

    • D. 

      .Assess the bladder for distention

  • 9. 
    Which food is the best source of potassium and calcium:
    • A. 

      Sweet potato

    • B. 

      Broccoli

    • C. 

      Spinach

    • D. 

      Banana