Welcome to your nursing test bank and NCLEX practice questions for maternity and newborn nursing. This nursing test bank includes 500+ practice questions to test your competence on the concepts behind maternal and child health nursing, maternity nursing, and obstetric nursing.
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
- 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: Postpartum NCLEX Practice | Quiz #8: 55 Questions
The last set of questions for our maternity nursing NCLEX practice questions. Questions are mostly related to postpartum nursing care.
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Question 1 of 55
A postpartum nurse is preparing to care for a woman who has just delivered a healthy newborn infant. In the immediate postpartum period, the nurse plans to take the woman’s vital signs:CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 55
A postpartum nurse is taking the vital signs of a woman who delivered a healthy newborn infant 4 hours ago. The nurse notes that the mother’s temperature is 100.2°F. Which of the following actions would be most appropriate?CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 55
The nurse is assessing a client who is 6 hours PP after delivering a full-term healthy infant. The client complains to the nurse of feelings of faintness and dizziness. Which of the following nursing actions would be most appropriate?CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 55
A nurse is preparing to perform a fundal assessment on a postpartum client. The initial nursing action in performing this assessment is which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 55
The nurse is assessing the lochia on a 1 day PP patient. The nurse notes that the lochia is red and has a foul-smelling odor. The nurse determines that this assessment finding is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 55
When performing a PP assessment on a client, the nurse notes the presence of clots in the lochia. The nurse examines the clots and notes that they are larger than 1 cm. Which of the following nursing actions is most appropriate?CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 55
A nurse in a PP unit is instructing a mother regarding lochia and the amount of expected lochia drainage. The nurse instructs the mother that the normal amount of lochia may vary but should never exceed the need for:CorrectIncorrect
Question 8 of 55
A PP nurse is providing instructions to a woman after delivery of a healthy newborn infant. The nurse instructs the mother that she should expect normal bowel elimination to return:CorrectIncorrect
Question 9 of 55
The following are the physiological maternal changes that occur during the PP period. Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 10 of 55
A nurse is caring for a PP woman who has received epidural anesthesia and is monitoring the woman for the presence of a vulva hematoma. Which of the following assessment findings would best indicate the presence of a hematoma?CorrectIncorrect
Question 11 of 55
A nurse is developing a plan of care for a PP woman with a small vulvar hematoma. The nurse includes which specific intervention in the plan during the first 12 hours following the delivery of this client?CorrectIncorrect
Question 12 of 55
A new mother received epidural anesthesia during labor and had a forceps delivery after pushing 2 hours. At 6 hours PP, her systolic blood pressure has dropped 20 points, her diastolic BP has dropped 10 points, and her pulse is 120 beats per minute. The client is anxious and restless. On further assessment, a vulvar hematoma is verified. After notifying the health care provider, the nurse immediately plans to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 13 of 55
A nurse is monitoring a new mother in the PP period for signs of hemorrhage. Which of the following signs, if noted in the mother, would be an early sign of excessive blood loss?CorrectIncorrect
Question 14 of 55
A nurse is preparing to assess the uterine fundus of a client in the immediate postpartum period. When the nurse locates the fundus, she notes that the uterus feels soft and boggy. Which of the following nursing interventions would be most appropriate initially?CorrectIncorrect
Question 15 of 55
A PP nurse is assessing a mother who delivered a healthy newborn infant by C-section. The nurse is assessing for signs and symptoms of superficial venous thrombosis. Which of the following signs or symptoms would the nurse note if superficial venous thrombosis were present?CorrectIncorrect
Question 16 of 55
A nurse is providing instructions to a mother who has been diagnosed with mastitis. Which of the following statements, if made by the mother, indicates a need for further teaching?CorrectIncorrect
Question 17 of 55
A postpartum (PP) client is being treated for DVT. The nurse understands that the client’s response to treatment will be evaluated by regularly assessing the client for:CorrectIncorrect
Question 18 of 55
A nurse performs an assessment on a client who is 4 hours PP. The nurse notes that the client has cool, clammy skin and is restless and excessively thirsty. The nurse prepares immediately to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 19 of 55
A nurse is assessing a client in the 4th stage of labor and notes that the fundus is firm but that bleeding is excessive. The initial nursing action would be which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 20 of 55
A nurse is caring for a postpartum (PP) client with a diagnosis of DVT who is receiving a continuous intravenous infusion of heparin sodium. Which of the following laboratory results will the nurse specifically review to determine if an effective and appropriate dose of the heparin is being delivered?CorrectIncorrect
Question 21 of 55
A nurse is preparing a list of self-care instructions for a PP client who was diagnosed with mastitis. Which of the following instructions would be included on the list. Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 22 of 55
Methergine or Pitocin is prescribed for a woman to treat PP hemorrhage. Before administration of these medications, the priority nursing assessment is to check the:CorrectIncorrect
Question 23 of 55
Methergine or Pitocin are prescribed for a client with PP hemorrhage. Before administering the medication(s), the nurse contacts the health provider who prescribed the medication(s) in which of the following conditions is documented in the client’s medical history?CorrectIncorrect
Question 24 of 55
Which of the following factors might result in a decreased supply of breastmilk in a postpartum (PP) mother?CorrectIncorrect
Question 25 of 55
Which of the following interventions would be helpful to a breastfeeding mother who is experiencing engorged breasts?CorrectIncorrect
Question 26 of 55
On completing a fundal assessment, the nurse notes the fundus is situated on the client’s left abdomen. Which of the following actions is appropriate?CorrectIncorrect
Question 27 of 55
The nurse is about to give a Type 2 diabetic her insulin before breakfast on her first day postpartum. Which of the following answers best describes insulin requirements immediately postpartum?CorrectIncorrect
Question 28 of 55
Which of the following findings would be expected when assessing the postpartum client?CorrectIncorrect
Question 29 of 55
A client is complaining of painful contractions, or after pains, on postpartum day 2. Which of the following conditions would increase the severity of afterpains?CorrectIncorrect
Question 30 of 55
On which of the postpartum days can the client expect lochia serosa?CorrectIncorrect
Question 31 of 55
Which of the following behaviors characterizes the PP mother in the taking in phase?CorrectIncorrect
Question 32 of 55
Which of the following complications may be indicated by continuous seepage of blood from the vagina of a PP client, when palpation of the uterus reveals a firm uterus 1 cm below the umbilicus?CorrectIncorrect
Question 33 of 55
What type of milk is present in the breasts 7 to 10 days PP?CorrectIncorrect
Question 34 of 55
Which of the following complications is most likely responsible for a delayed postpartum hemorrhage?CorrectIncorrect
Question 35 of 55
Before giving a postpartum (PP) client the rubella vaccine, which of the following facts should the nurse include in client teaching?CorrectIncorrect
Question 36 of 55
Which of the following changes A. Increase described the insulin needs of a client with type 1 diabetes who has just delivered an infant vaginally without complications?CorrectIncorrect
Question 37 of 55
Which of the following responses is most appropriate for a mother with diabetes who wants to breastfeed her infant but is concerned about the effects of breastfeeding on her health?CorrectIncorrect
Question 38 of 55
On the first postpartum (PP) night, a client requests that her baby be sent back to the nursery so she can get some sleep. The client is most likely in which of the following phases?CorrectIncorrect
Question 39 of 55
Which of the following physiological responses is considered normal in the early postpartum period?CorrectIncorrect
Question 40 of 55
During the 3rd PP day, which of the following observations about the client would the nurse be most likely to make?CorrectIncorrect
Question 41 of 55
Which of the following circumstances is most likely to cause uterine atony and lead to PP hemorrhage?CorrectIncorrect
Question 42 of 55
Which type of lochia should the nurse expect to find in a client 2 days PP?CorrectIncorrect
Question 43 of 55
After the expulsion of the placenta in a client who has six living children, an infusion of lactated ringer’s solution with 10 units of Pitocin is ordered. The nurse understands that this is indicated for this client because:CorrectIncorrect
Question 44 of 55
As part of the postpartum assessment, the nurse examines the breasts of a primiparous breastfeeding woman who is one day postpartum. An expected finding would be:CorrectIncorrect
Question 45 of 55
Following the birth of her baby, a woman expresses concern about the weight she gained during pregnancy and how quickly she can lose it now that the baby is born. The nurse, in describing the expected pattern of weight loss, should begin by telling this woman that:CorrectIncorrect
Question 46 of 55
Which of the following findings would be a source of concern if noted during the assessment of a woman who is 12 hours postpartum?CorrectIncorrect
Question 47 of 55
The nurse examines a woman one hour after birth. The woman’s fundus is boggy, midline, and 1 cm below the umbilicus. Her lochial flow is profuse, with two plum-sized clots. The nurse’s initial action would be to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 48 of 55
When performing a postpartum check, the nurse should:CorrectIncorrect
Question 49 of 55
Perineal care is an important infection control measure. When evaluating a postpartum woman’s perineal care technique, the nurse would recognize the need for further instruction if the woman:CorrectIncorrect
Question 50 of 55
Which measure would be least effective in preventing postpartum hemorrhage?CorrectIncorrect
Question 51 of 55
When making a visit to the home of a postpartum woman one week after birth, the nurse should recognize that the woman would characteristically:CorrectIncorrect
Question 52 of 55
Four hours after a difficult labor and birth, a primiparous woman refuses to feed her baby, stating that she is too tired and just wants to sleep. The nurse should: Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 53 of 55
Parents can facilitate the adjustment of their other children to a new baby by:CorrectIncorrect
Question 54 of 55
A primiparous woman is in the taking-in stage of psychosocial recovery and adjustment following birth. The nurse, recognizing the needs of women during this stage, should:CorrectIncorrect
Question 55 of 55
All of the following are important in the immediate care of the premature neonate. Which nursing activity should have the highest priority?CorrectIncorrect
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