Welcome to your ultimate NCLEX practice questions and nursing test bank for mental health and psychiatric nursing. For this nursing test bank, test your knowledge on the concepts of mental health and psychiatric disorders. This quiz aims to help students and registered nurses grasp and master mental health and psychiatric nursing concepts.
Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing Test Banks
In this section, you’ll find the NCLEX practice questions and quizzes for mental health and psychiatric nursing. This nursing test bank set includes 700+ practice questions divided into comprehensive quizzes for mental health and psychiatric nursing and a special set of questions for common psychiatric disorders. Use these nursing test banks to augment or as an alternative to ATI and Quizlet.
Quizzes included in this guide are:
- Comprehensive Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing NCLEX Practice | Quiz #1: 75 Questions
- Comprehensive Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing NCLEX Practice | Quiz #2: 75 Questions
- Comprehensive Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing NCLEX Practice | Quiz #3: 75 Questions
- Psychiatric Assessment and Fundamentals of Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing | Quiz #4: | 50 Questions
- Psychiatric Medications NCLEX Practice | Quiz #5: 75 Questions
- Alzheimer’s, Delirium, and Dementia NCLEX Practice | Quiz #6: 65 Questions
- Anxiety Disorders NCLEX Practice | Quiz #7: 75 Questions
- Schizophrenia NCLEX Practice | Quiz #8: 65 Questions
- Substance Abuse and Abuse NCLEX Practice | Quiz #9: 55 Questions
- Personality and Mood Disorders NCLEX Practice | Quiz #10: 110 Questions
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Psychiatric Assessment and Fundamentals of Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing NCLEX | Quiz #4: 50 Questions
A special set of quizzes covering questions about mental health examination, psychiatric assessment, and fundamentals of mental health nursing.
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Question 1 of 50
Marco approached Nurse Trisha asking for advice on how to deal with his alcohol addiction. Nurse Trisha should tell the client that the only effective treatment for alcoholism is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 50
Nurse Hazel is caring for a male client who experiences false sensory perceptions with no basis in reality. This perception is known as:CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 50
Nurse Monet is caring for a female client who has suicidal tendencies. When accompanying the client to the restroom, Nurse Monet should…CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 50
Nurse Maureen is developing a plan of care for a female client with anorexia nervosa. Which action should the nurse include in the plan?CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 50
A client is experiencing an anxiety attack. The most appropriate nursing intervention should include?CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 50
A female client is admitted with a diagnosis of delusions of grandeur. This diagnosis reflects a belief that one is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 50
A 20-year-old client was diagnosed with dependent personality disorder. Which behavior is not most likely to be evidence of ineffective individual coping?CorrectIncorrect
Question 8 of 50
A male client is diagnosed with a schizotypal personality disorder. Which signs would this client exhibit during a social situation?CorrectIncorrect
Question 9 of 50
Nurse Claire is caring for a client diagnosed with bulimia. The most appropriate initial goal for a client diagnosed with bulimia is?CorrectIncorrect
Question 10 of 50
Nurse Tony was caring for a 41-year-old female client. Which behavior by the client indicates adult cognitive development?CorrectIncorrect
Question 11 of 50
A neuromuscular blocking agent is administered to a client before ECT therapy. The nurse should carefully observe the client for:CorrectIncorrect
Question 12 of 50
A 75-year-old client is admitted to the hospital with the diagnosis of dementia of the Alzheimer’s type and depression. The symptom that is unrelated to depression would be?CorrectIncorrect
Question 13 of 50
Nurse Trish is working in a mental health facility; the nurse’s priority nursing intervention for a newly admitted client with bulimia nervosa would be:CorrectIncorrect
Question 14 of 50
Nurse Patricia is aware that the major health complication associated with intractable anorexia nervosa would be:CorrectIncorrect
Question 15 of 50
Nurse Anna can minimize agitation in a disturbed client by:CorrectIncorrect
Question 16 of 50
A 39-year-old mother with obsessive-compulsive disorder has become immobilized by her elaborate hand washing and walking rituals. Nurse Trish recognizes that the basis of O.C. disorder is often:CorrectIncorrect
Question 17 of 50
Mario is complaining to other clients about not being allowed by staff to keep food in his room. Which of the following interventions would be most appropriate?CorrectIncorrect
Question 18 of 50
Conney with borderline personality disorder who is to be discharged soon threatens to “do something” to herself if discharged. Which of the following actions by the nurse would be most important?CorrectIncorrect
Question 19 of 50
Joey, a client with antisocial personality disorder belches loudly. A staff member asks Joey, “Do you know why people find you repulsive?” This statement most likely would elicit which of the following client reactions?CorrectIncorrect
Question 20 of 50
Which of the following approaches would be most appropriate to use with a client suffering from narcissistic personality disorder when discrepancies exist between what the client states and what actually exists?CorrectIncorrect
Question 21 of 50
Cely is experiencing alcohol withdrawal exhibits tremors, diaphoresis, and hyperactivity. Blood pressure is 190/87 mmHg and pulse is 92 bpm. Which of the medications would the nurse expect to administer?CorrectIncorrect
Question 22 of 50
Which of the following foods would the nurse Trish eliminate from the diet of a client in alcohol withdrawal?CorrectIncorrect
Question 23 of 50
Which of the following would Nurse Hazel expect to assess for a client who is exhibiting late signs of heroin withdrawal?CorrectIncorrect
Question 24 of 50
To establish an open and trusting relationship with a female client who has been hospitalized with severe anxiety, the nurse in charge should?CorrectIncorrect
Question 25 of 50
Nurse Monette recognizes that the focus of environmental (MILIEU) therapy is to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 26 of 50
Nurse Naomi would expect a child with a diagnosis of reactive attachment disorder to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 27 of 50
When teaching parents about childhood depression Nurse Victoria should say?CorrectIncorrect
Question 28 of 50
Nurse Perry is aware that language development in autistic child resembles:CorrectIncorrect
Question 29 of 50
A 60-year-old female client who lives alone tells the nurse at the community health center “I really don’t need anyone to talk to”. The TV is my best friend. The nurse recognizes that the client is using the defense mechanism known as?CorrectIncorrect
Question 30 of 50
When working with a male client suffering phobia about black cats, Nurse Michelle should anticipate that a problem for this client would be?CorrectIncorrect
Question 31 of 50
Linda is pacing the floor and appears extremely anxious. The duty nurse approaches in an attempt to alleviate Linda’s anxiety. The most therapeutic question by the nurse would be?CorrectIncorrect
Question 32 of 50
Nurse Penny is aware that the symptoms that distinguish post-traumatic stress disorder from other anxiety disorder would be:CorrectIncorrect
Question 33 of 50
Nurse Benjie is communicating with a male client with substance-induced persisting dementia; the client cannot remember facts and fills in the gaps with imaginary information. Nurse Benjie is aware that this is typical of?CorrectIncorrect
Question 34 of 50
Nurse Joey is aware that the signs & symptoms that would be most specific for diagnosis anorexia are?CorrectIncorrect
Question 35 of 50
A characteristic that would suggest to Nurse Anne that an adolescent may have bulimia would be:CorrectIncorrect
Question 36 of 50
Nurse Monette is aware that extremely depressed clients seem to do best in settings where they have:CorrectIncorrect
Question 37 of 50
To further assess a client’s suicidal potential. Nurse Katrina should be especially alert to the client expression of:CorrectIncorrect
Question 38 of 50
A nursing care plan for a male client with bipolar I disorder should include:CorrectIncorrect
Question 39 of 50
When planning care for a female client using ritualistic behavior, Nurse Gina must recognize that the ritual:CorrectIncorrect
Question 40 of 50
A 32-year-old male graduate student, who has become increasingly withdrawn and neglectful of his work and personal hygiene, is brought to the psychiatric hospital by his parents. After detailed assessment, a diagnosis of schizophrenia is made. It is unlikely that the client will demonstrate:CorrectIncorrect
Question 41 of 50
A 23-year-old client who has been admitted with a diagnosis of schizophrenia says to the nurse “Yes, it’s march, March is a little woman”. That’s literal you know”. These statements illustrate:CorrectIncorrect
Question 42 of 50
A long-term goal for a paranoid male client who has unjustifiably accused his wife of having many extramarital affairs would be to help the client develop:CorrectIncorrect
Question 43 of 50
A male client who is experiencing disordered thinking about food being poisoned is admitted to the mental health unit. The nurse uses which communication technique to encourage the client to eat dinner?CorrectIncorrect
Question 44 of 50
Nurse Nina is assigned to care for a client diagnosed with Catatonic Stupor. When Nurse Nina enters the client’s room, the client is found lying on the bed with a body pulled into a fetal position. Nurse Nina should:CorrectIncorrect
Question 45 of 50
Nurse Tina is caring for a client with delirium and states that “look at the spiders on the wall”. What should the nurse respond to the client?CorrectIncorrect
Question 46 of 50
Nurse Jonel is providing information to a community group about violence in the family. Which statement by a group member would indicate a need to provide additional information?CorrectIncorrect
Question 47 of 50
During electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) the client receives oxygen by mask via positive pressure ventilation. The nurse assisting with this procedure knows that positive pressure ventilation is necessary because?CorrectIncorrect
Question 48 of 50
When planning the discharge of a client with chronic anxiety, Nurse Chris evaluates achievement of the discharge maintenance goals. Which goal would be A. The client eliminates all anxiety from daily situations. appropriately having been included in the plan of care requiring evaluation?CorrectIncorrect
Question 49 of 50
Nurse Seymonne is caring for a client with depression who has not responded to antidepressant medication. The nurse anticipates what treatment procedure may be prescribed?CorrectIncorrect
Question 50 of 50
Mario is admitted to the emergency room with drug-included anxiety related to over ingestion of prescribed antipsychotic medication. The most important piece of information the nurse in charge should obtain initially is the:CorrectIncorrect
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