What is the most appropriate response to a high school student who asks about the education needed to become a family nurse practitioner? A. "You can get your certificate once you have your associate degree in nursing." B. "A baccalaureate degree will permit you to work as a family nurse practitioner." C. "To become a family nurse practitioner, you must earn a master's degree in nursing." D. "You are going to have to get a doctorate if you want to be a family nurse practitioner."
C. "To become a family nurse practitioner, you must earn a master's degree in nursing."
Which contribution to the nursing profession is credited to Mildred Montag? A. Founded public health nursing in New York City B. Established the Frontier Nursing Service C. Developed the American Red Cross while a Civil War nurse D. Developed the model of associate degree nursing programs
Which of the following areas have served as the primary practice setting for nurses? A. Health maintenance organizations B. Home care settings C. Hospitals D. Outpatient services
Which of the following is the best example of the role of nurse as client advocate? A. Informing the physician of the results of a client's lab work B. Talking with the client while changing a dressing C. Telling a client about the adverse effects of a medication D. Reviewing information so that the client can make a decision about treatment
D. Reviewing information so that the client can make a decision about treatment
Which of the following represents an entry-level educational program in nursing? A. Baccalaureate degree B. Continuing education C. Nursing doctorate degree D. Nurse practitioner program
Which of the following statements about contemporary developments in nursing practice is correct? A. Middle management positions have dramatically expanded. B. Opportunities for home care nursing have declined steadily. C. The role of nurse as case manager has developed. D. Third-party payment for advanced practice nursing has been eliminated.
Which of the following statements about social conditions and nursing is true? A. Demographic factors have remained relatively stable in the past few decades. B. Nursing has incorporated new technologies into practice while keeping client needs as its primary focus. C. Consumers have been less critical of the health care delivery system in recent years. D. The women's rights movement has had little impact on the nursing profession.
B. Nursing has incorporated new technologies into practice while keeping client needs as its primary focus.
Which of the following statements about the early development of nursing is correct? A. The recorded history of nursing began with Florence Nightingale. B. During prehistoric times, men were the caregivers and nurturers. C. The lowest point in nursing history occurred during the Reformation. D. Female nurses in colonial hospitals received formal nursing training.
Which of the following statements identifies the purpose of standards of clinical nursing practice? A. Mandate continuing education for nurses B. Serve as a basis of practice for all nurses C. Determine the legal guidelines for nursing practice D. Oversee accreditation of nursing programs
Who is the woman credited as the founder of modern nursing? A. Florence Nightingale B. Linda Richards C. Lillian Wald D. Isabel Hampton Robb
A nurse is a devout Catholic and has been offered a job at a prestigious city hospital on the maternity floor. The job has an excellent salary and benefit package, but the nurse is concerned because the hospital performs abortions. She questions whether she should take the job because abortion is against her religious beliefs. The nurse's best action to help make this decision would be to: A. use of the ethical principle of veracity. B. use the process of values clarification. C. be beneficent. D. abandon her ethical principles.
A nurse is teaching a client about his disease and explaining what nursing actions will help. The nurse knows this will help the client select the best course of action. The nurse's approach shows a respect for the client's: A. beneficence. B. fidelity. C. autonomy. D. justice.
A nursing student is taking an examination on ethics in nursing practice. The nursing student defines ethics as: A. philosophy that evaluates the criteria of right and wrong in human behavior. B. the only guideline to direct nursing practice. C. the ideals, beliefs, and patterns of behaviors. D. the standards of conduct.
A. philosophy that evaluates the criteria of right and wrong in human behavior.
In which of the following situations does the nurse exhibit fidelity toward the client? A. The nurse gives an injection using sterile technique to a client who has allergies. B. The nurse tells a client with cancer that he or she will bring pain medication at noon. C. The nurse conducts TB screenings at a homeless shelter. D. The nurse spends time with two children who have cystic fibrosis.
B. The nurse tells a client with cancer that he or she will bring pain medication at noon.
James K. is to have emergency surgery for appendicitis. The physician asks a nurse to come into James' room and witness the informed consent. The nurse is there to: A. correct any misrepresentations given by the physician. B. answer questions for the physician regarding the surgical procedure. C. offer the client health care advice. D. witness the client's signature.
Nursing education programs are accredited by: A. the State Board of Nursing. B. Sigma Theta Tau International. C. the National League for Nursing. D. the Centers for Disease Control.
The client has just been informed that in six weeks he needs to have surgery for a growth. The client asks the nurse, "What is an advance directive?" The nurse's best response is: A. "An advance directive permits the physician to perform the needed surgery." B. "An advance directive is a written document that informs health care personnel of a client's treatment choices when a client is not able to do so for himself or herself." C. "An advance directive illustrates medical procedures." D. "An advance directive permits a family member or friend to make health care decisions on a client's behalf."
B. "An advance directive is a written document that informs health care personnel of a client's treatment choices when a client is not able to do so for himself or herself."
The nurse is applying for a job at a prestigious heart institution and includes on her résumé professional activities in which she is not involved. The nurse may have: A. committed fraud. B. committed libel. C. committed slander. D. declared defamatory remarks.
The nurse is responsible for providing safe nursing care to all clients. The nurse's behavior is guided by which one of the following professional standards? A. A Nurse Practice Act B. The Hippocratic Oath C. The values clarification process D. The American Nurses' Association Code for Nurses
The nurse knows that negligence is a type of: A. fraud. B. tort. C. assault. D. battery.
The nurse knows that not turning the client who has pain prevents immediate discomfort but turning the client prevents skin breakdown. The nurse places the client on a 2-hour turning schedule. The nurse is practicing which ethical principle? A. Autonomy B. Confidentiality C. Beneficence D. Values clarification
The nurse understands that the best way to prevent a breach in confidentiality is to: A. never discuss clients' medical information. B. give health care information only to a secretary of the third-party payer with whom you are familiar. C. exercise discretion when sharing information. D. discuss clients and their situations without using names.
The nursing instructor is teaching an introduction to nursing practice, and a student asks, "Who grants licenses to professional nurses?" The instructor should reply: A. "The city government in which you reside." B. "The state government in which you reside." C. "The federal government." D. "The school of nursing from which you graduated."
The nursing risk manager is conducting an in-service on documentation. The best advice she can offer her listeners is to: A. chart all procedures when all care is complete. B. document every conversation with a client. C. document all relevant information related to the client's condition. D. document, on a daily basis, all family visiting patterns.