1. The nurse practices nursing in conformity with the code of ethics for professional registered nurses. This code:

    D) Defines the principles by which nurses' provide care to their clients
  2. An 18-year-old woman is in the emergency department with fever and cough. The physician asks the nurse to measure vital signs, auscultate lung sounds, listen to heart sounds, determine the level of comfort, and collect blood and sputum samples for analysis. The nurse is performing what aspect of practice?
    A) Diagnosis
    B) Evaluation
    C) Assessment
    D) Implementation
  3. C) Assessment
  4. A client is wheezing and short of breath. The physician orders a medicated nebulizer treatment now and in 4 hours. The nurse is providing what aspect of care?

    A) Implementation
  5. The nurse is caring for a client with end-stage lung disease. The client wants to go home on oxygen therapy and be comfortable. The family wants the client to undergo a new surgical procedure. The nurse explains the risk and benefits of the surgery to the family and discusses the client's wishes with the family. The nurse is acting as the client's:

    C) Advocate
  6. Evidence-based practice is defined as:

    B) A problem-solving approach to clinical practice based on best practices
  7. The examination for the registered nurse (RN) licensure is exactly the same in every state in the United States. This examination:

    D) Provides a minimal standard of knowledge for practice
  8. Advanced practice nurses (APNs) generally:

    D) Function independently
  9. Nursing practice in the twenty-first century is an art and science that is centered on:

    C) The client
  10. Who acted to decrease mortality by improving sanitation in the battlefields, which resulted in a decline in illness and infection?

    D) Florence Nightingale
  11. The professional nurse responsible for increasing respect for the individual and awareness of cultural diversity was:

    D) Mary Mahoney
  12. The document that developed goals and objectives to meet the health of the public is known as:

    C) Healthy People 2010
  13. A nurse who uses critical thinking in the decision-making process to provide effective quality care to individuals is known as:

    B) A clinical decision maker
  14. Which of the following assures clients that they will receive quality care from a competent nurse?

    D) Standards of care
  15. The licensure and practice of nursing is regulated by:

    A) The Nurse Practice Act
  16. A nurse who has filled a position on the same unit for 2 years understands the unit's organization and the care of the clients on that nursing unit. Benner defines this nurse as able to anticipate nursing care and to formulate long-range goals; this nurse is given the title:

    B) Competent nurse
  17. An APN is the most independently functioning of all professional nurses. All of the following are examples of a clinically focused APN except:

    B) Nurse practitioner
  18. An APN is pursuing a job change. Which of the following positions would the APN be unable to fill without meeting additional criteria?

    D) Certified registered nurse anesthetist
  19. Which of the following professional organizations was created to address concerns of members in the nursing profession?

    B) NLN
  20. Contemporary nursing requires that the nurse possess knowledge and skills to carry out a variety of professional roles and responsibilities. Examples include which of the following? (Select all that apply.)
    A) Autonomy and accountability
    B) Advocacy
    C) Provision of bedside care
    D) Health promotion and illness prevention
    • A) Autonomy and accountability
    • B) Advocacy
    • C) Provision of bedside care
    • D) Health promotion and illness prevention
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