Practice Questions for NCLEX Exam with Answers 3

  1. A 65 year old man has been admitted to the hospital for spinal stenosis surgery. When does the discharge training and planning begin for this patient?

    1. Following surgery

    2. Upon admit

    3. Within 48 hours of discharge

    4. Preoperative discussion

  2. A child is 5 years old and has been recently admitted into the hospital. According to Erickson which of the following stages is the child in?

    1. Trust vs. mistrust

    2. Initiative vs. guilt

    3. Autonomy vs. shame

    4. Intimacy vs. isolation

  3. A toddler is 16 months old and has been recently admitted into the hospital. According to Erickson which of the following stages is the toddler in?

    1. Trust vs. mistrust

    2. Initiative vs. guilt

    3. Autonomy vs. shame

    4. Intimacy vs. isolation

  4. A young adult is 20 years old and has been recently admitted into the hospital. According to Erickson which of the following stages is the adult in?

    1. Trust vs. mistrust

    2. Initiative vs. guilt

    3. Autonomy vs. shame

    4. Intimacy vs. isolation

  5. A nurse is making rounds taking vital signs. Which of the following vital signs is abnormal?

    1. 11 year old male – 90 b.p.m, 22 resp/min. , 100/70 mm Hg

    2. 13 year old female – 105 b.p.m., 22 resp/min., 105/60 mm Hg

    3. 5 year old male- 102 b.p.m, 24 resp/min., 90/65 mm Hg

    4. 6 year old female- 100 b.p.m., 26 resp/min., 90/70mm Hg

  6. When you are taking a patient’s history, she tells you she has been depressed and is dealing with an anxiety disorder. Which of the following medications would the patient most likely be taking?

    1. Elavil

    2. Calcitonin

    3. Pergolide

    4. Verapamil

  7. Which of the following conditions would a nurse not administer erythromycin?

    1. Campylobacterial infection

    2. Legionnaire’s disease

    3. Pneumonia

    4. Multiple Sclerosis

  8. A patient’s chart indicates a history of hyperkalemia. Which of the following would you not expect to see with this patient if this condition were acute?

    1. Decreased HR

    2. Paresthesias

    3. Muscle weakness of the extremities

    4. Migranes

  9. A patient’s chart indicates a history of ketoacidosis. Which of the following would you not expect to see with this patient if this condition were acute?

    1. Vomiting

    2. Extreme Thirst

    3. C: Weight gain

    4. D: Acetone breath smell

  10. A patient’s chart indicates a history of meningitis. Which of the following would you not expect to see with this patient if this condition were acute?

    1. Increased appetite

    2. Vomiting

    3. Fever

    4. Poor tolerance of light

NCLEX Practice Question Answer Keys

  1. B Discharge education begins upon admit.

  2. B Initiative vs. guilt- 3-6 years old

  3. A Trust vs. Mistrust- 12-18 months old

  4. D Intimacy vs. isolation- 18-35 years old

  5. B HR and Respirations are slightly increased. BP is down.

  6. A Elavil is a tricyclic antidepressant.

  7. D Erythromycin is used to treat conditions A-C.

  8. D Answer choices A-C were symptoms of acute hyperkalemia.

  9. C Weight loss would be expected.

  10. A Loss of appetite would be expected.

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