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Psychiatric Nursing Quizzes & Trivia

Are you interested in working in the health care field as a nurse? Did you know about the specialty of nursing which cares for people of all ages who have mental illnesses or mental distress? If this sounds exciting to you then you should definitely try our Psychiatric Nursing quizzes immediately! We’ll help you to see if this could be your career calling and we’ll help prepare you for future exams and tests!

Can you answer questions on the world of mental illnesses? Do you know what Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Psychosis, Depression, and Dementia are? If you do, then you’re already halfway there! Answer tricky questions such as, “What is electroconvulsive therapy?” and, “Can nurses prescribe psychiatric medication?” Good luck!
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Mark the letter of the letter of choice then click on the next button. Answer will be revealed after each question. No time limit  to finish the exam. Good luck!

Questions: 50  |  Attempts: 8142   |  Last updated: May 8, 2019
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    Marco approached Nurse Trish asking for advice on how to deal with his alcohol addiction. Nurse Trish should tell the client that the only effective treatment for alcoholism is:

A psychiatrist is tasked with diagnosing mental illness in a patient. For most cases, they usually prescribe medication and therapy and medication varies with what a client is suffering from. These medications help in relieving...

Questions: 14  |  Attempts: 5732   |  Last updated: Feb 12, 2019
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    According to the National Institute of Health, approximately what percent of people with a mental illness improve or recover with treatment?

Mark the letter of the letter of choice then click on the next button. Score will be posted as soon as the you are done with the quiz. You got 60 minutes to finish the exam. Good luck!

Questions: 50  |  Attempts: 9524   |  Last updated: Dec 19, 2018
  • Sample Question
    Marco approached Nurse Trish asking for advice on how to deal with his alcohol addiction. Nurse Trish should tell the client that the only effective treatment for alcoholism is:

Mark the letter of the letter of choice then click on the next button. Score will be posted as soon as the you are done with the quiz. You got 60 minutes to finish the exam. Good luck!

Questions: 50  |  Attempts: 5895   |  Last updated: May 8, 2019
  • Sample Question
    Marco approached Nurse Trish asking for advice on how to deal with his alcohol addiction. Nurse Trish should tell the client that the only effective treatment for alcoholism is:

Mark the letter of the letter of choice then click on the next button. Score will be posted as soon as the you are done with the quiz. You got 60 minutes to finish the exam. Good luck!

Questions: 50  |  Attempts: 3878   |  Last updated: Dec 19, 2018
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    Nurse Tony should first discuss terminating the nurse-client relationship with a client during the:
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Psychiatric Nursing Questions & Answers


What can the following criminal's history be associated with? A young man is remanded by the courts for psychiatric treatment. His police record, which dates to his early teenage years,...
1. antisocial personality disorder.-the clients history of delinquency, running away from home, vandalism, and dropping out of school are characteristic of antisocial personality disorder. this maladaptive coping pattern is manifested by a disregard
What should the nurse recommend to help the client ignore the voices? A client with schizophrenia tells the nurse he hears the voices of his dead parents.  
Option B - Listening to a personal stereo through headphones and singing along with the music will make it easy for the brain to focus more on the music rather than focusing on the auditory hallucinations. Sitting in a quiet dark room and concentrat
What is the best initial nursing intervention? A male client with delirium becomes disoriented and confused in his room at night.
Use an indirect light source and turn off the television.Provision of a consistent daily routine and a low stimulating environment is important when the client is disorientated. Noise, including radio and television, may add to the confusion and diso
What is one approach that has proven to be effective for hallucinating clients? A client with paranoid schizophrenia has been experiencing auditory hallucinations for many years.
1. practice saying \"go away\" or \"stop\" when they hear voices. -rationale: researchers have found that some clients can learn to control bothersome hallucinations by telling the voices to go away or stop. taking an as needed dose of psychotropic m
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