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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 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 NEW!
- Maternity Nursing NCLEX Practice Quiz #5 | 80 Questions NEW!
- Maternity Nursing: Antepartum NCLEX Practice Questions #6 | 55 Questions NEW!
- Maternity Nursing: Intrapartum NCLEX Practice Questions #7 | 55 Questions NEW!
- Maternity Nursing: Postpartum NCLEX Practice Questions #8 | 55 Questions NEW!
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Maternity Nursing: Antepartum NCLEX Practice Questions #6 | 55 Questions
A new set of maternity nursing questions about antepartum (before birth) nursing care.
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Question 1 of 55
A nursing instructor is conducting a lecture and is reviewing the functions of the female reproductive system. She asks the student nurse to describe the follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and the luteinizing hormone (LH). The student nurse accurately responds by stating that:CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 55
A nurse is describing the process of fetal circulation to a client during a prenatal visit. The nurse accurately tells the client that fetal circulation consists of:CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 55
During a prenatal visit at 38 weeks, a nurse assesses the fetal heart rate. The nurse determines that the fetal heart rate is normal if which of the following is noted?CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 55
A client arrives at a prenatal clinic for the first prenatal assessment. The client tells a nurse that the first day of her last menstrual period was September 19th, 2013. Using Naegele’s rule, the nurse determines the estimated date of confinement as:CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 55
A nurse is collecting data during an admission assessment of a client who is pregnant with twins. The client has a healthy 5-year-old child that was delivered at 37 weeks and tells the nurse that she doesn’t have any history of abortion or fetal demise. The nurse would document the GTPAL for this client as:CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 55
A nurse is performing an assessment of a primipara who is being evaluated in a clinic during her second trimester of pregnancy. Which of the following indicates an abnormal physical finding necessitating further testing?CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 55
A nurse is reviewing the record of a client who has just been told that a pregnancy test is positive. The physician has documented the presence of a Goodell’s sign. The nurse determines this sign indicates:CorrectIncorrect
Question 8 of 55
A nursing instructor asks a nursing student who is preparing to assist with the assessment of a pregnant client to describe the process of quickening. Which of the following statements if made by the student indicates an understanding of this term?CorrectIncorrect
Question 9 of 55
A nurse-midwife is performing an assessment of a pregnant client and is assessing the client for the presence of ballottement. Which of the following would the nurse implement to test for the presence of ballottement?CorrectIncorrect
Question 10 of 55
A nurse is assisting in performing an assessment on a client who suspects that she is pregnant and is checking the client for probable signs of pregnancy. Which of the following signs indicates a probable sign of pregnancy? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 11 of 55
A pregnant client calls the clinic and tells a nurse that she is experiencing leg cramps and is awakened by the cramps at night. To provide relief from the leg cramps, the nurse tells the client to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 12 of 55
A nurse is providing instructions to a client in the first trimester of pregnancy regarding measures to assist in reducing breast tenderness. The nurse tells the client to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 13 of 55
A pregnant client in the last trimester has been admitted to the hospital with a diagnosis of severe preeclampsia. A nurse monitors for complications associated with the diagnosis and assesses the client for:CorrectIncorrect
Question 14 of 55
A client in the first trimester of pregnancy arrives at a health care clinic and reports that she has been experiencing vaginal bleeding. A threatened abortion is suspected, and the nurse instructs the client regarding management of care. Which statement, if made by the client, indicates a need for further education?CorrectIncorrect
Question 15 of 55
A prenatal nurse is providing instructions to a group of pregnant clients regarding measures to prevent toxoplasmosis. Which statement if made by one of the clients indicates a need for further instructions?CorrectIncorrect
Question 16 of 55
A homecare nurse visits a pregnant client who has a diagnosis of mild Preeclampsia and who is being monitored for pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH). Which assessment finding indicates a worsening of the preeclampsia and the need to notify the physician?CorrectIncorrect
Question 17 of 55
A nurse implements a teaching plan for a pregnant client who is newly diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Which statement if made by the client indicates a need for further education?CorrectIncorrect
Question 18 of 55
A primigravida is receiving magnesium sulfate for the treatment of pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH). The nurse who is caring for the client is performing assessments every 30 minutes. Which assessment finding would be of most concern to the nurse?CorrectIncorrect
Question 19 of 55
A nurse is caring for a pregnant client with preeclampsia. The nurse prepares a plan of care for the client and documents in the plan that if the client progresses from preeclampsia to eclampsia, the nurse’s first action is to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 20 of 55
A nurse is monitoring a pregnant client with pregnancy induced hypertension who is at risk for preeclampsia. The nurse checks the client for which specific signs of preeclampsia? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 21 of 55
Rho (D) immune globulin (RhoGAM) is prescribed for a woman following delivery of a newborn infant and the nurse provides information to the woman about the purpose of the medication. The nurse determines that the woman understands the purpose of the medication if the woman states that it will protect her next baby from which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 22 of 55
A pregnant client is receiving magnesium sulfate for the management of preeclampsia. A nurse determines the client is experiencing toxicity from the medication if which of the following is noted on assessment?CorrectIncorrect
Question 23 of 55
A woman with preeclampsia is receiving magnesium sulfate. The nurse assigned to care for the client determines that the magnesium therapy is effective if:CorrectIncorrect
Question 24 of 55
A nurse is caring for a pregnant client with severe preeclampsia who is receiving IV magnesium sulfate. Select all nursing interventions that apply in the care for the client.CorrectIncorrect
Question 25 of 55
In the 12th week of gestation, a client completely expels the products of conception. Because the client is Rh-negative, the nurse must:CorrectIncorrect
Question 26 of 55
In a lecture on sexual functioning, the nurse plans to include the fact that ovulation occurs when the:CorrectIncorrect
Question 27 of 55
The chief function of progesterone is the:CorrectIncorrect
Question 28 of 55
The developing cells are called a fetus from the:CorrectIncorrect
Question 29 of 55
After the first four months of pregnancy, the chief source of estrogen and progesterone is the:CorrectIncorrect
Question 30 of 55
The nurse recognizes that an expected change in the hematologic system that occurs during the 2nd trimester of pregnancy is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 31 of 55
The nurse is aware that an adaptation of pregnancy is an increased blood supply to the pelvic region that results in a purplish discoloration of the vaginal mucosa, which is known as:CorrectIncorrect
Question 32 of 55
A pregnant client is making her first antepartum visit. She has a 2-year-old son born at 40 weeks, a 5-year-old daughter born at 38 weeks, and 7-year-old twin daughters born at 35 weeks. She had a spontaneous abortion 3 years ago at 10 weeks. Using the GTPAL format, the nurse should identify that the client is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 33 of 55
An expected cardiopulmonary adaptation experienced by most pregnant women is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 34 of 55
Nutritional planning for a newly pregnant woman of average height and weighing 145 pounds should include:CorrectIncorrect
Question 35 of 55
During a prenatal examination, the nurse draws blood from a young Rh-negative client and explain that an indirect Coombs test will be performed to predict whether the fetus is at risk for:CorrectIncorrect
Question 36 of 55
When involved in prenatal teaching, the nurse should advise the clients that an increase in vaginal secretions during pregnancy is called leukorrhea and is caused by increased:CorrectIncorrect
Question 37 of 55
A 26-year old multigravida is 14 weeks pregnant and is scheduled for an alpha-fetoprotein test. She asks the nurse, “What does the alpha-fetoprotein test indicate?” The nurse bases a response on the knowledge that this test can detect:CorrectIncorrect
Question 38 of 55
At a prenatal visit at 36 weeks’ gestation, a client complains of discomfort with irregularly occurring contractions. The nurse instructs the client to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 39 of 55
The nurse teaches a pregnant woman to avoid lying on her back. The nurse has based this statement on the knowledge that the supine position can:CorrectIncorrect
Question 40 of 55
The pituitary hormone that stimulates the secretion of milk from the mammary glands is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 41 of 55
Which of the following symptoms occurs with a hydatidiform mole?CorrectIncorrect
Question 42 of 55
Which of the following terms applies to the tiny, blanched, slightly raised end arterioles found on the face, neck, arms, and chest during pregnancy?CorrectIncorrect
Question 43 of 55
Which of the following conditions is common in pregnant women in the 2nd trimester of pregnancy?CorrectIncorrect
Question 44 of 55
A 21-year old client, 6 weeks pregnant is diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum. This excessive vomiting during pregnancy will often result in which of the following conditions?CorrectIncorrect
Question 45 of 55
Clients with gestational diabetes are usually managed by which of the following therapies?CorrectIncorrect
Question 46 of 55
The antagonist for magnesium sulfate should be readily available to any client receiving IV magnesium. Which of the following drugs is the antidote for magnesium toxicity?CorrectIncorrect
Question 47 of 55
Which of the following answers best describes the stage of pregnancy in which maternal and fetal blood are exchanged?CorrectIncorrect
Question 48 of 55
Gravida refers to which of the following descriptions?CorrectIncorrect
Question 49 of 55
A pregnant woman at 32 weeks’ gestation complains of feeling dizzy and lightheaded while her fundal height is being measured. Her skin is pale and moist. The nurse’s initial response would be to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 50 of 55
A pregnant woman’s last menstrual period began on April 8, 2020, and ended on April 13. Using Naegele’s rule her estimated date of birth would be:CorrectIncorrect
Question 51 of 55
A nurse is caring for a client in labor. The nurse determines that the client is beginning in the second stage of labor when which of the following assessments is noted?CorrectIncorrect
Question 52 of 55
A nurse in the labor room is caring for a client in the active phases of labor. The nurse is assessing the fetal patterns and notes a late deceleration on the monitor strip. The most appropriate nursing action is to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 53 of 55
A nurse is performing an assessment of a client who is scheduled for cesarean delivery. Which assessment finding would indicate a need to contact the physician?CorrectIncorrect
Question 54 of 55
A client in labor is transported to the delivery room and is prepared for cesarean delivery. The client is transferred to the delivery room table, and the nurse places the client in the:CorrectIncorrect
Question 55 of 55
A nurse is caring for a client in labor and prepares to auscultate the fetal heart rate by using a Doppler ultrasound device. The nurse most accurately determines that the fetal heart sounds are heard by:CorrectIncorrect
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