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Doctors and surgeons usually get most of the credit for making people better; but arguably it's often the care that sick or injured people get from nurses that makes a real difference. Nursing as a modern profession dates from the middle of the 19th century... do you know who was its real pioneer? Hint – she was known as the Lady with the Lamp, from her habit of walking round the wards at night with a lantern. Of course it was Florence Nightingale…and to this day nurses who train at St. Thomas’s, her old hospital in London, are known affectionately as “Nightingales”.

Our quiz on nursing covers not just the history on nursing, but many facts about different aspects of this caring profession...from military nursing to how nurses are trained and certified. Take the quiz to learn lots more!
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Questions: 100  |  Attempts: 18127   |  Last updated: Sep 28, 2020
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During surgery, a surgeon would not be able to have a successful operation if it wasn’t for the perioperative nurses. To be a perioperative nurse, one must first pass their exams and get the certificate. How well prepared...

Questions: 25  |  Attempts: 11927   |  Last updated: Jun 1, 2020
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Questions: 50  |  Attempts: 17620   |  Last updated: Oct 15, 2020
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    The registered nurse is planning to delegate tasks to unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP).  Which of the following task could the registered nurse safely assigned to a UAP?

When you think about medicine, some names such as Florence Nightingale, Virginia Henderson, Dorothea Orem, Sister Callista Roy, and Betty Neuman will come to mind. How much do you know when it comes to nursing theorists and...

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This pre-course assessment is used to help measure a baseline level of the students' understanding regarding geriatric issues. Questions focus on the related challenges facing the nursing professional...

Questions: 11  |  Attempts: 6828   |  Last updated: Sep 22, 2020
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    The term geriatric refers to what type of adult patient?
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