• Hi! And welcome to my so you think you can be a nurse Test. I'll be asking a series of real questions you might see on the licensure exam someone would take to become a registered nurse. Have fun!
  • 1
    The nurse is assessing a client's extraocular eye movements as part of the neurologic examination. Which cranial nerves are the nurse assessing?

  • 2
    A client says to the nurse "I know that I'm going to die." Which response by the nurse would be best?

  • 3
    Which safeguard should the nurse take to ensure accuracy with a telephone order?

  • 4
    An adult client with cystic fibrosis is admitted to an acute care facility with an acute respiratory infection. Prescribed respiratory treatment includes chest physiotherapy. When should the nurse perform this procedure?

  • 5
    The nurse is providing postprocedure care for a client who underwent percutaneous lithotripsy. In this procedure, an ultrasonic probe inserted through a nephrostomy tube into the renal pelvis generates ultra–high-frequency sound waves to shatter renal calculi. The nurse should instruct the client to:

  • 6
    A full-term neonate is diagnosed with hydrocephalus. Nursing assessment is most likely to reveal:

  • 7
    The nurse is recording a client's complaint of painful urination. When documenting this symptom, the nurse should use which term?

  • 8
    The health care team is involved in caring for a client with advanced Alzheimer's disease. During a team conference, a newly hired nurse indicates that she's never cared for a client with advanced Alzheimer's disease. Which key point about Alzheimer's disease should the charge nurse include when teaching this nurse?

  • 9
    A client is prescribed lisinopril (Zestril) for treatment of hypertension. He asks the nurse about possible adverse effects. The nurse should teach him about which common adverse effects of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors?

  • 10
    A client is scheduled for a transsphenoidal hypophysectomy to remove a pituitary tumor. Preoperatively, the nurse should assess for potential complications by:

  • 11
    A home care nurse is making the initial home visit to a client with lung cancer who had a peripherally inserted central catheter placed during hospitalization for an upper respiratory infection. During the visit, the nurse must administer an antibiotic, teach the client how to care for the catheter, and provide information about when to notify the home care agency and physician. When the nurse arrives at the client's home, the client's face is flushed and he complains of feeling tired. Which actions should the nurse take first?

  • 12
    Which of the following nutritional deficiencies may delay wound healing?

  • 13
    A mother brings her 2-month-old infant to the clinic for a well-baby checkup. To best assess the interaction between the mother and infant, the nurse should observe them:

  • 14
    The nurse is teaching a client and his family about baclofen (Lioresal) therapy. Baclofen is an analogue of which neurotransmitter?

  • 15
    A child, age 4, is hospitalized because of alleged sexual abuse. What is the best nursing intervention for this child?

  • 16
    A preschool child is admitted to the pediatric unit with acute nephritis. Which electrolyte replacement agent is used as an adjunct to treatment for this condition?

  • 17
    A client with major depression frequently is irritable, abrasive, and uncooperative and refuses to participate in group activities. When working with this client, the nurse should use which approach?

  • 18
    The nurse has been teaching a client how to use an incentive spirometer that must be used at home for several days after discharge. Which client action indicates an accurate understanding of the technique?

  • 19
    The nurse practitioner assesses a client in the physician's office. Which assessment findings support a suspicion of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)?

  • 20
    When teaching a client with intertrigo about prescribed skin care measures, the nurse should include which important instruction to avoid Candida albicans overgrowth?

  • 21
    The nurse receives a change-of-shift report for a 76-year-old client who had a total hip replacement. The client is not oriented to time, place, or person and is attempting to get out of bed and pull out an I.V. line that's supplying hydration and antibiotics. The client has a vest restraint and bilateral soft wrist restraints. Which action by the nurse would be inappropriate?

  • 22
    A client, age 23, is diagnosed with diabetes mellitus. The physician prescribes 15 U of U-100 regular insulin and 35 U of U-100 isophane insulin suspension (NPH) to be taken before breakfast. The nurse checks the medication order, assembles equipment, washes hands, rotates the NPH insulin vial, puts on disposable gloves, and cleans the stoppers. To draw the two insulin doses into the single U-100 insulin syringe, which sequence should the nurse use?

  • 23
    A child is diagnosed with Wilms' tumor. During assessment, the nurse expects to detect:

  • 24
    A client with suspected renal insufficiency is scheduled for a comprehensive diagnostic workup. After the nurse explains the diagnostic tests, the client asks which part of the kidney "does the work." Which answer is correct?