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Maternity Nursing and Newborn Nursing Test Bank
In this section are the practice quiz and questions for maternity nursing and newborn care nursing test banks. There are 545 NCLEX-style practice questions partitioned into 8 sets. We’ve made a significant effort to provide you with the most informative rationale, so please read them.
Notable topics included in this nursing test bank include nursing care of the pregnant mother (obstetric nursing), labor and delivery, prenatal nursing care, antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum nursing care, nursing care of patients with preeclampsia, placental and cord anomalies, cesarean birth, labor complications, postpartum depression, GTPAL and more.
Quizzes included in this guide are:
- Maternity Nursing NCLEX Practice | Quiz #1: 75 Questions
- Maternity Nursing NCLEX Practice | Quiz #2: 75 Questions
- Maternity Nursing NCLEX Practice | Quiz #3: 75 Questions
- Maternity Nursing NCLEX Practice | Quiz #4: 75 Questions
- Maternity Nursing NCLEX Practice | Quiz #5: 80 Questions
- Maternity Nursing: Antepartum NCLEX Practice | Quiz #6: 55 Questions
- Maternity Nursing: Intrapartum NCLEX Practice | Quiz #7: 55 Questions
- Maternity Nursing: Postpartum NCLEX Practice | Quiz #8: 55 Questions
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Maternity Nursing (OB Maternal & Newborn) NCLEX Practice | Quiz #3: 75 Questions
The third set of practice questions for maternity nursing!
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Question 1 of 75
A newborn who has an asymmetrical Moro reflex response should be further assessed for which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 75
During the first 4 hours after a male circumcision, assessing for which of the following is the priority?CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 75
The mother asks the nurse. “What’s wrong with my son’s breasts? Why are they so enlarged?” Which of the following would be the best response by the nurse?CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 75
Immediately after birth, the nurse notes the following on a male newborn: respirations 78; apical heart rate 160 BPM, nostril-flaring; mild intercostal retractions; and grunting at the end of expiration. Which of the following should the nurse do?CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 75
The nurse hears a mother telling a friend on the telephone about umbilical cord care. Which of the following statements by the mother indicates effective teaching?CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 75
A newborn weighing 3000 grams and feeding every 4 hours needs 120 calories/kg of body weight every 24 hours for proper growth and development. How many ounces of 20 cals/oz formula should this newborn receive at each feeding to meet nutritional needs?CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 75
The post-term neonate with meconium-stained amniotic fluid needs care designed to especially monitor for which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 8 of 75
When measuring a client’s fundal height, which of the following techniques denotes the correct method of measurement used by the nurse?CorrectIncorrect
Question 9 of 75
A client with severe preeclampsia is admitted with BP 160/110, proteinuria, and severe pitting edema. Which of the following would be most important to include in the client’s plan of care?CorrectIncorrect
Question 10 of 75
A postpartum primipara asks the nurse, “When can we have sexual intercourse again?” Which of the following would be the nurse’s best response?CorrectIncorrect
Question 11 of 75
When preparing to administer the vitamin K injection to a neonate, the nurse would select which of the following sites as appropriate for the injection?CorrectIncorrect
Question 12 of 75
When performing a pelvic examination, the nurse observes a red swollen area on the right side of the vaginal orifice. The nurse would document this as enlargement of which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 13 of 75
To differentiate as a female, the hormonal stimulation of the embryo that must occur involves which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 14 of 75
A client at 8 weeks’ gestation calls complaining of slight nausea in the morning hours. Which of the following client interventions should the nurse question?CorrectIncorrect
Question 15 of 75
The nurse documents positive ballottement in the client’s prenatal record. The nurse understands that this indicates which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 16 of 75
During a pelvic exam, the nurse notes a purple-blue tinge of the cervix. The nurse documents this as which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 17 of 75
During a prenatal class, the nurse explains the rationale for breathing techniques during preparation for labor based on the understanding that breathing techniques are most important in achieving which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 18 of 75
After 4 hours of active labor, the nurse notes that the contractions of a primigravida client are not strong enough to dilate the cervix. Which of the following would the nurse anticipate doing?CorrectIncorrect
Question 19 of 75
A multigravida at 38 weeks’ gestation is admitted with painless, bright red bleeding and mild contractions every 7 to 10 minutes. Which of the following assessments should be avoided?CorrectIncorrect
Question 20 of 75
Which of the following would be the nurse’s most appropriate response to a client who asks why she must have a cesarean delivery if she has a complete placenta previa?CorrectIncorrect
Question 21 of 75
The nurse understands that the fetal head is in which of the following positions with a face presentation?CorrectIncorrect
Question 22 of 75
With a fetus in the left anterior breech presentation, the nurse would expect the fetal heart rate would be most audible in which of the following areas?CorrectIncorrect
Question 23 of 75
The amniotic fluid of a client has a greenish tint. The nurse interprets this to be the result of which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 24 of 75
A patient is in labor and has just been told she has a breech presentation. The nurse should be particularly alert for which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 25 of 75
When describing dizygotic twins to a couple, on which of the following would the nurse base the explanation?CorrectIncorrect
Question 26 of 75
Which of the following refers to the single cell that reproduces itself after conception?CorrectIncorrect
Question 27 of 75
In the late 1950s, consumers and health care professionals began challenging the routine use of analgesics and anesthetics during childbirth. Which of the following was an outgrowth of this concept?CorrectIncorrect
Question 28 of 75
A client has a mid pelvic contracture from a previous pelvic injury due to a motor vehicle accident as a teenager. The nurse is aware that this could prevent a fetus from passing through or around which structure during childbirth?CorrectIncorrect
Question 29 of 75
When teaching a group of adolescents about variations in the length of the menstrual cycle, the nurse understands that the underlying mechanism is due to variations in which of the following phases?CorrectIncorrect
Question 30 of 75
When teaching a group of adolescents about male hormone production, which of the following would the nurse include as being produced by the Leydig cells?CorrectIncorrect
Question 31 of 75
While performing a physical assessment of a 12 month-old, the nurse notes that the infant’s anterior fontanel is still slightly open. Which of the following is the nurse’s most appropriate action?CorrectIncorrect
Question 32 of 75
When teaching a mother about introducing solid foods to her child, which of the following indicates the earliest age at which this should be done?CorrectIncorrect
Question 33 of 75
The infant of a substance-abusing mother is at risk for developing a sense of which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 34 of 75
Which of the following toys should the nurse recommend for a 5-month-old?CorrectIncorrect
Question 35 of 75
The mother of a 2-month-old is concerned that she may be spoiling her baby by picking her up when she cries. Which of the following would be the nurse’s best response?CorrectIncorrect
Question 36 of 75
When assessing an 18-month-old, the nurse notes a characteristic protruding abdomen. Which of the following would explain the rationale for this finding?CorrectIncorrect
Question 37 of 75
If parents keep a toddler dependent in areas where he is capable of using skills, the toddler will develop a sense of which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 38 of 75
Which of the following is an appropriate toy for an 18-month-old?CorrectIncorrect
Question 39 of 75
When teaching parents about the child’s readiness for toilet training, which of the following signs should the nurse instruct them to watch for in the toddler?CorrectIncorrect
Question 40 of 75
When teaching parents about typical toddler eating patterns, which of the following should be included?CorrectIncorrect
Question 41 of 75
Which of the following suggestions should the nurse offer the parents of a 4-year-old boy who resists going to bed at night?CorrectIncorrect
Question 42 of 75
When providing therapeutic play, which of the following toys would best promote imaginative play in a 4-year-old?CorrectIncorrect
Question 43 of 75
Which of the following activities, when voiced by the parents following a teaching session about the characteristics of school-age cognitive development would indicate the need for additional teaching?CorrectIncorrect
Question 44 of 75
A hospitalized school age child states: “I’m not afraid of this place, I’m not afraid of anything.” This statement is most likely an example of which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 45 of 75
After teaching a group of parents about accident prevention for school agers, which of the following statements by the group would indicate the need for more teaching?CorrectIncorrect
Question 46 of 75
Which of the following skills is the most significant one learned during the school-age period?CorrectIncorrect
Question 47 of 75
A child age 7 was unable to receive the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine at the recommended scheduled time. When would the nurse expect to administer the MMR vaccine?CorrectIncorrect
Question 48 of 75
The adolescent’s inability to develop a sense of who he is and what he can become results in the sense of which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 49 of 75
Which of the following would be most appropriate for a nurse to use when describing menarche to a 13-year-old?CorrectIncorrect
Question 50 of 75
A 14-year-old boy has acne and according to his parents, dominates the bathroom by using the mirror all the time. Which of the following remarks by the nurse would be least helpful in talking to the boy and his parents?CorrectIncorrect
Question 51 of 75
Which of the following should the nurse suspect when noting that a 3-year-old is engaging in explicit sexual behavior during doll play?CorrectIncorrect
Question 52 of 75
Which of the following statements by the parents of a child with school phobia would indicate the need for further teaching?CorrectIncorrect
Question 53 of 75
When developing a teaching plan for a group of high school students about teenage pregnancy, the nurse would keep in mind which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 54 of 75
When assessing a child with a cleft palate, the nurse is aware that the child is at risk for more frequent episodes of otitis media due to which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 55 of 75
While performing a neurodevelopmental assessment on a 3-month-old infant, which of the following characteristics would be expected?CorrectIncorrect
Question 56 of 75
By the end of which of the following would the nurse most commonly expect a child’s birth weight to triple?CorrectIncorrect
Question 57 of 75
Which of the following best describes parallel play between two toddlers?CorrectIncorrect
Question 58 of 75
Which of the following would the nurse identify as the initial priority for a child with acute lymphocytic leukemia?CorrectIncorrect
Question 59 of 75
Which of the following information, when voiced by the mother, would indicate to the nurse that she understands home care instructions following the administration of diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis injection?CorrectIncorrect
Question 60 of 75
Which of the following actions by a community health nurse is most appropriate when noting multiple bruises and burns on the posterior trunk of an 18-month-old child during a home visit?CorrectIncorrect
Question 61 of 75
Which of the following is being used when the mother of a hospitalized child calls the student nurse and states, “You idiot, you have no idea how to care for my sick child”?CorrectIncorrect
Question 62 of 75
Which of the following should the nurse expect to note as a frequent complication for a child with congenital heart disease?CorrectIncorrect
Question 63 of 75
Which of the following would the nurse do first for a 3-year-old boy who arrives in the emergency room with a temperature of 105 degrees, inspiratory stridor, and restlessness, who is leaning forward and drooling?CorrectIncorrect
Question 64 of 75
Which of the following would the nurse need to keep in mind as a predisposing factor when formulating a teaching plan for a child with a urinary tract infection?CorrectIncorrect
Question 65 of 75
Which of the following should the nurse do first for a 15-year-old boy with a full leg cast who is screaming in unrelenting pain and exhibiting right foot pallor signifying compartment syndrome?CorrectIncorrect
Question 66 of 75
At which of the following ages would the nurse expect to administer the varicella zoster vaccine to a child?CorrectIncorrect
Question 67 of 75
When discussing normal infant growth and development with parents, which of the following toys would the nurse suggest as most appropriate for an 8-month-old?CorrectIncorrect
Question 68 of 75
Which of the following aspects of psychosocial development is necessary for the nurse to keep in mind when providing care for the preschool child?CorrectIncorrect
Question 69 of 75
Which of the following is characteristic of a preschooler with mild-mental retardation?CorrectIncorrect
Question 70 of 75
Which of the following assessment findings would lead the nurse to suspect Down syndrome in an infant?CorrectIncorrect
Question 71 of 75
While assessing a newborn with cleft lip, the nurse would be alert that which of the following will most likely be compromised?CorrectIncorrect
Question 72 of 75
When providing postoperative care for the child with a cleft palate, the nurse should position the child in which of the following positions?CorrectIncorrect
Question 73 of 75
While assessing a child with pyloric stenosis, the nurse is likely to note which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 74 of 75
Which of the following nursing diagnoses would be inappropriate for the infant with gastroesophageal reflux (GER)?CorrectIncorrect
Question 75 of 75
Which of the following parameters would the nurse monitor to evaluate the effectiveness of thickened feedings for an infant with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)?CorrectIncorrect
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36 thoughts on “Maternity Nursing NCLEX Practice Quiz and Test Bank (500+ Questions)”
love you guys
Thank you professor 😊
Thank you for all of your hard work in putting these tests together!! Just a couple of notes:
on maternal quiz #2:
questions 1,7 and 24 said my answer was incorrect even though I chose the correct answer
rationale on #21 includes rationale from #20
rationale on #51 for C is labeled D
Corrected! Thank you for letting us know.
Thank you Matt. Godspeed!
thank you for all of your hard work to create all of these practice tests!! I just have a couple of questions re: quiz #4 from the Maternal Nursing Section:
#18.) the correct answer states that from 33 weeks on, a mother would be seen q week, but then in the rationale below it states that from 28-36 weeks the mother is seen q 2 weeks…so there appears to be a bit of overlap there? just a bit confused :(
#61.) the correct answer is shown as D but seems to contradict rationale…if those meds should be given when delivery is imminent (per rationale) does that contradict what answer D says about the baby won’t be delivered for at least 3 more hours? also, answer B rationale doesn’t really explain why B is wrong, from what I could understand.
I want to learned more
Hi and thank you again for all of these awesome practice tests!! I appreciate them so much!
Just very confused on quiz #7 question #38:
it shows the correct answer as a pudendal block may inhibit the ability to push…but in the rationale it states that the pudendal block provides anesthesia to the perineum, so wouldn’t that provide numbing for an episiotomy and isn’t that a common reason this type of block is used? I was unable to find info anywhere saying that pudendal blocks might inhibit ability to push. help? :) thanks in advance!
Thank you so much, I learned a lot 🙏
Hi I found these very helpful. I wished there was a way for me to have a pdf copy of these so can keep on reviewing the questions offline
Hi..thanks for your hard and generous work…actually am referring s many people to use this site for revision.
Although I have a question,how can I save my unfinished work and come later to finish instead of it vanishing away and start all over again?.
Again how can one monitor the progress?
Note: Uterine enlargement is indicated as a presumptive sign in several textbooks. Obviously, this is unfair in how this inconsistency can cost losing a point!
presumptives u feel like n/v, no period, fatigue, breast change…..before going to the doctor or taking a pregnancy test. Just go with what is in your textbook.
Much respect to you, for creating this web which really helps students ( Midwife) in their Examination prepation. God glorify you👏👏👏👏
please fix number 23. you can’t get the correct answer. Thanks for this.
Maternal test 2 Question 62 is wrong , thank you!
Hello. It is right. To find the due date you had to add 7 days to January 14, then -3 months. It is October 21.
Maternity test 3 question 14 is wrong. please revisit
It’s correct because the question is asking for the wrong statement among the choices.
Thank you so much Professor for creating this website.
This helped me hone my skills in Maternity Nursing. However, I need to learn other topics in Maternity Nursing as I am not satisfied with the results of my previous practice test.
How can I open the other set of test. Please help. Thanks.
There is a navigation bar before each quiz. Please use that to navigate through the other tests.
Thank you Matt! May your tribe increase! keep up the good work!
The first half of this quiz was great, but then around question 35 it got to more pediatric stuff and I had to quit since I am doing OB and Newborn right now in class.
Please check out the other parts. :)
How can I download the questions
First off, your practice tests are truly wonderful. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
I wanted to ask a question about question #6 in maternal nursing quiz#4. I chose answer D right upper quadrant, and the correct answer says B right lower quadrant. The rationale states the landmark to look for when looking for PMI is the location of the fetal back in relation to the right or left side of the mother and the presentation, whether cephalic or breech. The best site is the fetal back nearest the head.
My question is, if the baby is breech (as noted in the question) and the best site to hear the HR is the fetal back nearest the head (as noted in rationale), then wouldn’t the upper quadrant be a better site given this baby’s presentation, since the head would be nearest to the fundus?
Thank you again.
Thank you so much! I learned a lot of things did know before.
thank you soo much!
52 Quiz8 and 54 Quiz7. Two sentences with the same question but different answers
Hi! Quiz 8 #52 has been updated.
Thank you Nurseslabs!
Very informative. Thank you so much.
Thank you for sharing
Have learn alot
Hello! Thank you for your contributions to nursing.
Regarding Maternity Quizi #6, the answer to the fifth question confuses me. I think its correct answer should be G2T1P0A0L1 (G is twice pregnant, T is full term, and its definition should be 37-40 weeks of birth; P is preterm, which is defined as birth at less than 37 weeks; A is abortion or miscarriage, and L is a live child) and its interpretation also conflicts with the contents of the systematic NCLEX-RN.
Thanks, I just hope it gets better!
Hi Alice, you’re right, the question is now updated. Thanks for letting us know! :)