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NCLEX practice exam – 2013 series part 3


Take this quiz with these sample exam questions and see how you score!



[10 questions]

A client arrives at the emergency room with an HR of 120, an RR of 48, and hemoptysis. The nurse should give priority to:

The nurse is performing a post-op assessment of an elderly client with a total hip repair. Although he has not requested medication for pain, the nurse suspects that the client’s discomfort is severe and prepares to administer pain medication. Which of the following signs would not support the nurse’s assessment of acute post-op pain?

An obstetrical client elects to have epidural anesthesia with Marcaine. After the epidural anesthesia is given, the nurse should monitor the client for signs of:

A client in the intensive care unit is overheard telling his wife, “It’s impossible to get any sleep in this place with all the noise and lights on all the time.” After talking with the client, the nurse determines that the client is bothered by sensory disturbance related to being in the ICU. Which laboratory finding would confirm the nurse’s assessment of sensory disturbance?

Immediately after surgery the client with an above-the-knee amputation of the right leg refuses to look at the operative site. The most immediate diagnosis that can be made is:

Which of the following describes the proximodistal development in the infant?

The RN is preparing to administer a transfusion of whole blood. Which action by the nurse predisposes the client to the development of hyperkalemia?

A client with abdominal surgery is admitted to the recovery room with an NG tube to low suction. Which of the following lab values indicates a complication of NG suction?

Which of the following statements regarding wound healing is correct?

The nurse is teaching bladder management to a client with paraplegia. Which of the following statements indicates the client needs further teaching on dietary modifications to accommodate bladder changes?

Study material provided by NCLEX-RN Exam Cram, published by Pearson IT Certification. Part of the Exam Cram series.

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Textbook info: 

NCLEX-RN Practice Questions Exam Cram, 3rd Edition 

By Wilda Rinehart, Diann Sloan, Clara Hurd, Rinehart & Associates

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