The National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses is more commonly known as the NCLEX-PN. This licensure exam measures the competencies for entry-level nurses to ensure that they can peform safely and effectively. Our free NCLEX-PN practice test is a great way to begin your test prep. As you study for the exam you should work through as many NCLEX-PN questions as possible.
Clean the meatus, begin voiding, then catch urine stream
Void a little, clean the meatus, then collect specimen
Clean the meatus, then urinate into container
Void continuously and catch some of the urine
a report of 10 pounds weight loss in the last month
a comment by the client "I just can't sit still"
the appearance of eyeballs that appear to "pop" out of the client's eye socket
a report of the sudden onset of irritability in the past 2 weeks
prolonged inspiration with each breath
expiratory wheezes that are suddenly absent in 1 lobe
expectoration of large amounts of purulent mucous
appearance of the use of abdominal muscles for breathing
"I will keep the cast uncovered for the next day to prevent burning of the skin.”
"I can apply an ice pack over the area to relieve itching inside the cast.”
"The cast should be propped on at least 2 pillows when my child is lying down.”
"I think I remember that my child should not stand until after 72 hours."
Client should be NPO after midnight
Client should receive a sedative medication prior to the test
Discontinue anti-coagulant therapy prior to the test
No special preparation is necessary
a tissue bank
needs client teaching at a slower pace, with visual aids and repetition
does not profit from patient teaching
learns at the same rate as young-old adults
is generally cognitively impaired and unable to learn new information
Maintaining proper body alignment
Frequent neurovascular assessments of the affected leg
Inspection of pin sites for evidence of drainage or inflammation
Applying an over-bed trapeze to assist the client with movement in bed
Daily needs and concerns
The overview of cardiac rehabilitation
Medication and diet guideline
Activity and rest guidelines
To sit quietly with the client.
“You need to talk about the accident.”
“Not sharing your loss can make you ill.”
“You’ll feel better if you talk about the accident.”
perform the Heimlich maneuver.
call the doctor to get an order for resuscitation.
call a code and perform the Heimlich maneuver.
do nothing, since the client signed a DNR order.
lie on the right side.
lie on the left side.
empty the bladder.
drink nothing by mouth 12 hours prior to the procedure.
“Why don’t you try getting a massage for your legs every now and then? It would do them good.”
“You should wear compression stockings.”
“There is no other option. You really have to elevate them, even if it’s uncomfortable at first.”
“A diuretic prescribed by the doctor can help your symptoms.”
has only modifiable risk factors.
has no identifiable cause.
is secondary to a disease or condition.
⅓ of the chest.
⅛ of the chest.
to inform the physician.
to ask why the patient will miss them.
to discharge the patient home to her dogs.
to call the patient’s husbands and find out more about the dogs.
“Do the clowns frighten you?”
“Don’t worry—I’ll get rid of them for you.”
“I don’t see anything, but that sounds scary to me.”
“There are no clowns. Take your medications now, please.”
this is the correct position after a liver biopsy.
this is an incorrect position after a liver biopsy.
there is special positioning required after a liver biopsy.
most doctors prefer patients to be supine after a liver biopsy.
History of shingles.
History of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
History of allergy to clams.
History of Guillan-Barre syndrome.
A patient with difficulty swallowing.
A patient who is also prescribed Haloperidol.
A patient who is also prescribed Risperdal.
A patient who is also prescribed Oxycodone.
during the day.
day and night.
never, because it weakens the eye muscle further.
More NCLEX Resources:
- NCLEX-PN Study Guides – An overview of the best study guides available.
- Free NCLEX Questions – This website has lots of free practice questions!
- NCLEX-RN Practice Test
- Nursing Schools
The NCLEX-PN exam is administered with computerized adaptive testing (CAT). With CAT, each test that is given is completely unique. There are a large pool of questions in the computer that are organized by category and difficulty level. After each answer the computer calculates an ability estimate of the test taker, and chooses the next question that will best measure this ability. The computer will continue to present new questions in this manner until a pass or fail decision is made.
Each practical/vocational nurse candidate will be requried to answer a minimum of 85 questions and a maximum of 205 questions. There is an alotted 5-hour test period, which includes the tutorial, the sample questions, and all breaks. Question formats will include regular multiple choice items, but may also include multiple response, fill-in-the-blank calculations, ordered response, and hot spots.
This is a very challenging exam, so you will need to be fully prepared and do plenty of NCLEX-PN review. Practice with as many NCLEX-PN questions as possible, and make sure you carefully read the explanation whenever you get a question wrong. Good luck with your exam! Becoming a licensed practical nurse is a great step forward in your career.