Nursing Quiz - Want To Be A Nurse?

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Nursing Quiz - Want To Be A Nurse?

Nursing is a profession within the health care sector focused on the care of individuals, families, and communities so they are required to attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and quality of life. This is a work of huge responsibility. Want to be a nurse? Take this quiz about nursing and test your knowledge.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The nurse is caring for a client who is experiencing status epilepticus. Which of the following medications should the nurse anticipate the primary health care provider (PHCP) will prescribe?
    • A. 

      Lorazepam

    • B. 

      Alprazolam

    • C. 

      Phenytoin

    • D. 

      Valproic-acid

  • 2. 
    The nurse working on a medical-surgical unit is caring for the following clients.  Which of the following clients should the nurse refer for an interdisciplinary conference?  
    • A. 

      47-year-old who was recently diagnosed with an ischemic stroke and has left-sided weakness.

    • B. 

      56-year-old who has severe migraine headaches and has been prescribed a beta blocker and a triptan medication.

    • C. 

      67-year-old who was recently diagnosed with pneumonia and will be discharged home with oxygen.

    • D. 

      73-year-old who was recently diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) and will be discharged home with several medication prescriptions.

  • 3. 
    The nurse is teaching a client who has multiple sclerosis (MS) about interferon injections the client will be taking at home.  Which of the following client statements would indicate a correct understanding of interferon therapy?  
    • A. 

      "The injections are only given in my stomach."

    • B. 

      "I should notify my physician if I develop a sore throat."

    • C. 

      "I will notice facial flushing while receiving this medication."

    • D. 

      "I will need to log my daily weight."

  • 4. 
    The nurse is talking with a client who has multiple sclerosis (MS).  Which of the following statements by the client would indicate a correct understanding of self-care activities?
    • A. 

      "I should limit my fluid intake to one liter per day."

    • B. 

      "I will need to schedule my activities during the middle of the day."

    • C. 

      "I will need to inspect my feet weekly for any sores."

    • D. 

      "Activities such as yoga may help."

  • 5. 
    The nurse is preparing a client for a lumbar puncture.  Which of the following actions would be necessary for the nurse to take?  
    • A. 

      Assess the client for an allergy to intravenous (IV) contrast dye.

    • B. 

      Notify the primary healthcare provider (PHCP) of the baseline creatinine 1.2 mg/dl.

    • C. 

      Ensure that consent has been obtained by the primary healthcare provider (PHCP).

    • D. 

      Keep the client nothing by mouth (NPO). 

  • 6. 
    The nurse is caring for a client experiencing a tonic-clonic seizure.  Which of the following interventions should the nurse take?  Select all that apply.
    • A. 

      Place the client on their side.

    • B. 

      Obtain a prescription for diazepam.

    • C. 

      Complete an incident report. 

    • D. 

      Restrain the client using soft wrist restraints.

    • E. 

      Loosen any restrictive clothing.

    • F. 

      Initiate intravenous (IV) access.

  • 7. 
    The nurse is caring for a client who was admitted for observation following a traumatic brain injury (TBI). It would require immediate intervention by the nurse if the unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP) is
    • A. 

      Applying anti-embolism stockings after giving a bed bath.

    • B. 

      Repositioning the client's head-of-bed to 30 degrees.

    • C. 

      Encouraging the client to cough and deep breathe.

    • D. 

      Placing the indwelling catheter on the frame of the bed.

  • 8. 
    The nurse is caring for a client who is experiencing suicidal ideations.  Which of the following actions should the nurse take first?
    • A. 

      Search the client's belongings.

    • B. 

      Obtain a prescription for a psychiatry consultation.

    • C. 

      Administer prescribed citalopram.

    • D. 

      Develop a therapeutic rapport. 

  • 9. 
    A nurse is caring for a client newly prescribed fluoxetine.  It would be the highest priority to monitor the client for
    • A. 

      Sexual dysfunction

    • B. 

      Weight gain

    • C. 

      Suicidal ideations

    • D. 

      Nausea and vomiting

  • 10. 
    The nurse is caring for a client experiencing bipolar mania.  Which of the following actions should the nurse take?  Select all that apply.
    • A. 

      Place the client in group therapy.

    • B. 

      Redirect the client's fragmented thoughts.

    • C. 

      Offer small, frequent meals.

    • D. 

      Encourage the client to attend group exercise.

    • E. 

      Explore previous coping strategies.

  • 11. 
    The nurse is reviewing prescriptions for assigned clients.  It would require follow-up if the client is prescribed
    • A. 

      Fluoxetine for major depressive disorder.

    • B. 

      Olanzapine for schizophrenia.

    • C. 

      Alprazolam for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

    • D. 

      Paroxetine for generalized anxiety disorder.

  • 12. 
    The nurse is caring for the following assigned clients.  It would be a priority to assess the client with
    • A. 

      Alcohol withdrawal who has a pulse (P) of 112 and diaphoresis.

    • B. 

      Obsessive compulsion disorder and is folding the linens in the same direction.

    • C. 

      Bipolar depression who is refusing to get out of bed and is crying.

    • D. 

      Schizophrenia who is refusing prescribed quetiapine.

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