50 Random NCLEX Practice Questions


50 Random NCLEX Style Practice Questions

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1. A client diagnosed with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is reporting fatigue. The nurse educates the client on ways to conserve energy. Which statement indicates that the teaching was effective?

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2. The nurse provides discharge teaching to a client after a vasectomy. Which statement by the client indicates the need for further teaching?

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3. Which clinical situation should justifiably be viewed as an assault

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4. The nurse provides dietary instruction to the parents of a child with a diagnosis of cystic fibrosis. The nurse should tell the parents that which diet plan should be followed?

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5. The nurse is caring for a client with a diagnosis of terminal cancer of the throat. The family tells the nurse that they have spoken to the primary health care provider regarding taking their loved one home. The nurse plans to coordinate discharge planning. Which service would be most supportive to the client and the family?

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6. When a client’s nasogastric (NG) tube stops draining, which intervention should the nurse implement to maintain client safety?

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7. The client is prescribed sotalol 80 mg orally twice daily. Which assessment finding indicates that the client is experiencing an adverse effect of the medication?

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8. A client is scheduled to have surgery. The nurse should place priority on determining whether the surgeon wants which medications held in the preoperative period to assure client safety?

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9. A client diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease has begun therapy with levodopa. The nurse determines that the client understands the action of the medication if the client verbalizes that results may not be apparent for what period of time?

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10. The nurse provides discharge instructions to a client after implantation of a permanent pacemaker. The nurse should instruct the client to avoid exposure to which item?

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11. A client is being discharged from the hospital after a bronchoscopy that was performed a day earlier. After the discharge teaching, the client makes the following statements to the nurse. Which statement should the nurse identify as indicating a need for further teaching?

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12. The nurse is caring for an infant after a pyloromyotomy is performed to treat hypertrophic pyloric stenosis. In which position should the nurse place the infant after surgery?

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13. The nurse has finished suctioning the tracheostomy of a client. Which parameter should the nurse monitor to determine the effectiveness of the procedure?

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14. The nurse has conducted a stress management seminar for clients in an ambulatory care setting. Which statement by a client would indicate a need for further teaching?

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15. What action should the nurse take to assess the pharyngeal reflex on a child?

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16. The nurse in the newborn nursery is caring for a preterm infant. Which is the best method the nurse can implement to assist the parents with developing attachment behaviors?

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17. The nurse is going to suction an adult client with a tracheostomy who has respiratory secretions. Which intervention should the nurse implement to perform this procedure safely?

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18. A newborn infant is diagnosed with imperforate anus. Which description of this disorder should the nurse provide to the parents?

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19. A client who is to be discharged to home with a temporary colostomy states to the nurse, “I know I’ve changed this thing once, but I just don’t know how I’ll do it by myself when I’m home alone. Can’t I stay here until the surgeon puts it back?” Which therapeutic response should the nurse make to best deal with the client’s concerns?

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20. The nurse interprets that which observation is related to the dysfunction of cranial nerve III (oculomotor nerve)?

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21. The nurse receives a telephone call from a client who states that he wants to kill himself and has a loaded gun on the table. Which intervention best assures the client’s safety?

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22. A client with a known history of panic disorder comes to the emergency department and states to the nurse, “Please help me. I think I’m having a heart attack.” What is the priority nursing action?

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23. Chemical cardioversion is prescribed for the client diagnosed with atrial fibrillation. The nurse who is assisting in preparing the client should expect that which medication specific for chemical cardioversion would be prescribed?

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24. An infant diagnosed with spina bifida cystica (meningomyelocele type) has had the sac surgically removed. The nurse plans which intervention in the postoperative period to maintain the infant’s safety?

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25. The nurse is performing an otoscopic examination on a client with a suspected diagnosis of mastoiditis. Which finding should the nurse expect to note if this disorder was present?

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26. The significant other of a client diagnosed with Graves’ disease expresses concern regarding the client’s bursts of temper, nervousness, and an inability to concentrate on even trivial tasks. On the basis of this information, the nurse should identify which concern for the client?

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27. The nurse is assessing a client with a lower leg cast who has just been measured and fitted for crutches. Which observation should help the nurse determine if the client’s crutches are fitted correctly?

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28. The nurse assessing the apical heart rates of several different newborn infants notes that which heart rate is normal for this newborn population?

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29. The nurse is planning care for a suicidal client who is hallucinating and delusional. Which intervention should the nurse incorporate into the nursing care plan to best assure client safety?

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30. Skin closure with heterograft will be performed on a client with a burn injury. When the client asks the nurse where the heterograft comes from, the nurse should explain it is from which source?

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31. An older client had an open reduction with internal fixation (ORIF) for a hip fracture 4 days ago. Which measure should the nurse implement to provide safe care?

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32. A client with the diagnosis of pneumonia experiences dyspnea when engaging activities. Which action should the nurse implement to help address client safety?

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33. A client is prescribed glipizide once daily. What intended effect of this medication should the nurse observe for?

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34. A home care nurse is instructing a mother of a child diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) about the appropriate dietary measures. Which diet should the nurse tell the mother that the child needs to consume?

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35. A client is experiencing diabetes insipidus as a result of cranial surgery. Which anticipated therapy should the nurse plan to implement?

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36. The nurse is planning activities for a client diagnosed with depression who was just admitted to the hospital. Which therapeutic action should be implemented as part of the nurse’s plan?

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37. The home-care nurse visits an older client diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease who requires instillation of multiple eye drops. Which instruction for the administration of eye drops should the nurse plan to provide to this client who demonstrates signs/symptoms of this diagnosis?

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38. A client diagnosed with gastritis asks the nurse at a screening clinic about analgesics that will not cause epigastric distress. The nurse should tell the client to take which medication?

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39. A coronary care unit (CCU) nurse is caring for a client admitted with acute myocardial infarction (MI). The nurse should monitor the client for which most common complication of MI?

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40. The nurse monitors a client diagnosed with silicosis for emotional reactions related to the chronic respiratory disease. Which emotional reaction, when expressed by the client, indicates a need for immediate intervention?

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41. A client with a diagnosis of valvular heart disease is being considered for mechanical valve replacement. Which circumstance is essential to assess before the surgery is performed?

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42. A pregnant client diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse is prescribed anticoagulant therapy during pregnancy. The nurse reviews the client’s medical record, expecting to note that which medication therapy is prescribed daily?

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43. The nurse is caring for a client at risk for suicide. Which client behavior best indicates that the client may be contemplating suicide?

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44. A client diagnosed with cancer of the bladder is fearful of the potential outcomes of an upcoming cystectomy and urinary diversion. Which statement made to the nurse indicates the client’s fear?

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45. The nurse is teaching a mother diagnosed with diabetes mellitus who delivered a large-for-gestational-age (LGA) infant about the care of the infant. The nurse tells the mother that LGA infants appear to be more mature because of their large size, but that, in reality, these infants frequently need to be aroused to facilitate nutritional intake and attachment. Which statement by the mother indicates the need for additional teaching about the care of the infant?

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46. The nurse is giving medication instructions to a client who is receiving furosemide. Which client statement indicates a need for further teaching?

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47. A client has a prescription to begin short-term therapy with enoxaparin. The nurse explains to the client that this medication is being prescribed for which action?

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48. A client experiencing a mild panic attack has the following arterial blood gas (ABG) results: pH 7.49, Pco2 31 mm Hg, Pao2 97 mm Hg, HCO3 22 mEq/L. The nurse reviews the results and determines that the client has which acid- base disturbance?

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49. A child diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor is admitted for removal of the tumor. The nurse should include which action in the plan of care to ensure a safe environment for the child?

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50. Upon transfer from the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) after spinal fusion, which technique should the nurse use to transfer the client from the stretcher to the bed?

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