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 the concepts of mental health and psychiatric nursing.
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 NEW!
- Comprehensive Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing NCLEX Practice Quiz #2 | 75 Questions NEW!
- Comprehensive Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing NCLEX Practice Quiz #3 | 75 Questions NEW!
- Psychiatric Assessment and Fundamentals of Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing NCLEX Quiz | 50 Questions NEW!
- Psychiatric Medications NCLEX Practice Quiz | 75 Questions NEW!
- Alzheimer’s, Delirium, and Dementia NCLEX Practice Quiz | 65 Questions NEW!
- Anxiety Disorders NCLEX Practice Quiz | 75 Questions NEW!
- Schizophrenia NCLEX Practice Quiz | 65 Questions NEW!
- Substance Abuse and Abuse NCLEX Practice Quiz | 55 Questions NEW!
- Personality and Mood Disorders NCLEX Practice Quiz | 110 Questions NEW!
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Psychiatric Medications NCLEX Practice Quiz: 75 Questions
A 75-item NCLEX practice quiz covering psychiatric medications and a bit of nursing pharmacology.
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Question 1 of 75
Jose is diagnosed with amphetamine psychosis and was admitted to the emergency room. Nurse Ronald would most likely prepare to administer which of the following medication?CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 75
Which of the following liquids would nurse Leng administer to a female client who is intoxicated with phencyclidine (PCP) to hasten excretion of the chemical?CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 75
When developing a plan of care for a female client with acute stress disorder who lost her sister in a car accident. Which of the following would the nurse expect to initiate?CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 75
The nursing assistant tells nurse Ronald that the client is not in the dining room for lunch. Nurse Ronald would direct the nursing assistant to do which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 75
The initial nursing intervention for the significant-others during shock phase of a grief reaction should be focused on:CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 75
Joy’s stream of consciousness is occupied exclusively with thoughts of her father’s death. Nurse Ronald should plan to help Joy through this stage of grieving, which is known as:CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 75
When taking a health history from a female client who has a moderate level of cognitive impairment due to dementia, the nurse would expect to note the presence of:CorrectIncorrect
Question 8 of 75
What is the priority care for a client with dementia resulting from AIDS?CorrectIncorrect
Question 9 of 75
Jerome who has an eating disorder often exhibits similar symptoms. Nurse Lhey would expect an adolescent client with anorexia to exhibit:CorrectIncorrect
Question 10 of 75
The primary nursing diagnosis for a female client with a medical diagnosis of major depression would be:CorrectIncorrect
Question 11 of 75
When developing an initial nursing care plan for a male client with a Bipolar I disorder (manic episode) nurse Ron should plan to?CorrectIncorrect
Question 12 of 75
Grace is exhibiting withdrawn patterns of behavior. Nurse Johnny is aware that this type of behavior eventually produces a feeling of:CorrectIncorrect
Question 13 of 75
One morning a female client on the inpatient psychiatric service complains to nurse Hazel that she has been waiting for over an hour for someone to accompany her to activities. Nurse Hazel replies to the client “We’re doing the best we can. There are a lot of other people in the unit who need attention too.” This statement shows that the nurse’s use of:CorrectIncorrect
Question 14 of 75
A nursing diagnosis for a male client with a diagnosed multiple personality disorder is chronic low self-esteem probably related to childhood abuse. The most appropriate short-term client outcome would be:CorrectIncorrect
Question 15 of 75
A 25-year-old male is admitted to a mental health facility because of inappropriate behavior. The client has been hearing voices, responding to imaginary companions, and withdrawing to his room for several days at a time. Nurse Monette understands that the withdrawal is a defense against the client’s fear of:CorrectIncorrect
Question 16 of 75
When asking the parents about the onset of problems in young client with the diagnosis of schizophrenia, Nurse Linda would expect that they would relate the client’s difficulties began in:CorrectIncorrect
Question 17 of 75
Jose, who has been hospitalized with schizophrenia tells Nurse Ron, “My heart has stopped and my veins have turned to glass!” Nurse Ron is aware that this is an example of:CorrectIncorrect
Question 18 of 75
In recognizing common behaviors exhibited by a male client who has a diagnosis of schizophrenia, nurse Josie can anticipate:CorrectIncorrect
Question 19 of 75
One morning, nurse Diane finds a disturbed client curled up in the fetal position in the corner of the dayroom. The most accurate initial evaluation of the behavior would be that the client is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 20 of 75
Nurse Bea notices a female client sitting alone in the corner smiling and talking to herself. Realizing that the client is hallucinating. Nurse Bea should:CorrectIncorrect
Question 21 of 75
When being admitted to a mental health facility, a young female adult tells Nurse Mylene that the voices she hears frighten her. Nurse Mylene understands that the client tends to hallucinate more vividly:CorrectIncorrect
Question 22 of 75
Nurse John recognizes that paranoid delusions usually are related to the defense mechanism of:CorrectIncorrect
Question 23 of 75
When planning care for a male client using paranoid ideation, nurse Jasmin should realize the importance of:CorrectIncorrect
Question 24 of 75
Nurse Gerry is aware that the defense mechanism commonly used by clients who are alcoholics is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 25 of 75
Within a few hours of alcohol withdrawal, nurse John should assess the male client for the presence of:CorrectIncorrect
Question 26 of 75
Mr. Marquez reports losing his job, not being able to sleep at night, and feeling upset with his wife. Nurse John responds to the client, “You may want to talk about your employment situation in group today.” The Nurse is using which therapeutic technique?CorrectIncorrect
Question 27 of 75
Tony refuses his evening dose of Haloperidol (Haldol), then becomes extremely agitated in the dayroom while other clients are watching television. He begins cursing and throwing furniture. Nurse Oliver first action is to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 28 of 75
Junnel, who is manic, but not yet on medication, comes to the drug treatment center. The nurse would not let this client join the group session because:CorrectIncorrect
Question 29 of 75
Dervid, an adolescent boy, was admitted for substance abuse and hallucinations. The client’s mother asks Nurse Armando to talk with his husband when he arrives at the hospital. The mother says that she is afraid of what the father might say to the boy. The most appropriate nursing intervention would be to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 30 of 75
What is Nurse John likely to note in a male client being admitted for alcohol withdrawal?CorrectIncorrect
Question 31 of 75
Aira has taken amitriptyline HCL (Elavil) for 3 days, but now complains that it “doesn’t help” and refuses to take it. What should the nurse say or do?CorrectIncorrect
Question 32 of 75
Dervid, an adolescent has a history of truancy from school, running away from home and “borrowing” other people’s things without their permission. The adolescent denies stealing, rationalizing instead that as long as no one was using the items, it was all right to borrow them. It is important for the nurse to understand the psychodynamically, this behavior may be largely attributed to a developmental defect related to the:CorrectIncorrect
Question 33 of 75
In preparing a female client for electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), Nurse Michelle knows that succinylcholine (Anectine) will be administered for which therapeutic effect?CorrectIncorrect
Question 34 of 75
Nurse Gina is aware that the dietary implications for a client in manic phase of bipolar disorder is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 35 of 75
What parental behavior toward a child during an admission procedure should cause Nurse Ron to suspect child abuse?CorrectIncorrect
Question 36 of 75
Nurse Lynnette notices that a female client with obsessive-compulsive disorder washes her hands for long periods each day. How should the nurse respond to this compulsive behavior?CorrectIncorrect
Question 37 of 75
After seeking help at an outpatient mental health clinic, Ruby who was raped while walking her dog is diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Three months later, Ruby returns to the clinic, complaining of fear, loss of control, and helpless feelings. Which nursing intervention is most appropriate for Ruby?CorrectIncorrect
Question 38 of 75
Meryl, age 19, is highly dependent on her parents and fears leaving home to go away to college. Shortly before the semester starts, she complains that her legs are paralyzed and is rushed to the emergency department. When physical examination rules out a physical cause for her paralysis, the physician admits her to the psychiatric unit where she is diagnosed with conversion disorder. Meryl asks the nurse, “Why has this happened to me?” What is the nurse’s best response?CorrectIncorrect
Question 39 of 75
Nurse Krina knows that the following drugs have been known to be effective in treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD):CorrectIncorrect
Question 40 of 75
Alfred was newly diagnosed with anxiety disorder. The physician prescribed buspirone (BuSpar). The nurse is aware that the teaching instructions for newly prescribed buspirone should include which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 41 of 75
Richard with agoraphobia has been symptom-free for 4 months. Classic signs and symptoms of phobias include:CorrectIncorrect
Question 42 of 75
Which medications have been found to help reduce or eliminate panic attacks?CorrectIncorrect
Question 43 of 75
A client seeks care because she feels depressed and has gained weight. To treat her atypical depression, the physician prescribes tranylcypromine sulfate (Parnate), 10 mg by mouth twice per day. When this drug is used to treat atypical depression, what is its onset of action?CorrectIncorrect
Question 44 of 75
A 65 years old client is in the first stage of Alzheimer’s disease. Nurse Patricia should plan to focus this client’s care on:CorrectIncorrect
Question 45 of 75
The nurse is assessing a client who has just been admitted to the emergency department. Which signs would suggest an overdose of an antianxiety agent?CorrectIncorrect
Question 46 of 75
The nurse is caring for a client diagnosed with an antisocial personality disorder. The client has a history of fighting, cruelty to animals, and stealing. Which of the following traits would the nurse be most likely to uncover during the assessment?CorrectIncorrect
Question 47 of 75
Nurse Amy is providing care for a male client undergoing opiate withdrawal. Opiate withdrawal causes severe physical discomfort and can be life-threatening. To minimize these effects, opiate users are commonly detoxified with:CorrectIncorrect
Question 48 of 75
Nurse Cristina is caring for a client who experiences false sensory perceptions with no basis in reality. These perceptions are known as:CorrectIncorrect
Question 49 of 75
Nurse Marco is developing a plan of care for a client with anorexia nervosa. Which action should the nurse include in the plan?CorrectIncorrect
Question 50 of 75
Tim is admitted with a diagnosis of delusions of grandeur. The nurse is aware that this diagnosis reflects a belief that one is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 51 of 75
Nurse Jen is caring for a male client with manic depression. The plan of care for a client in a manic state would include:CorrectIncorrect
Question 52 of 75
Ramon is admitted for detoxification after a cocaine overdose. The client tells the nurse that he frequently uses cocaine but that he can control his use if he chooses. Which coping mechanism is he using?CorrectIncorrect
Question 53 of 75
Richard is admitted with a diagnosis of schizotypal personality disorder. Which signs would this client exhibit during social situations?CorrectIncorrect
Question 54 of 75
Nurse Mickey is caring for a client diagnosed with bulimia. The most appropriate initial goal for a client diagnosed with bulimia is to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 55 of 75
Rudolf is admitted for an overdose of amphetamines. When assessing the client, the nurse should expect to see:CorrectIncorrect
Question 56 of 75
Nicolas is experiencing hallucinations and tells the nurse, “The voices are telling me I’m no good.” The client asks if the nurse hears the voices. The most appropriate response by the nurse would be:CorrectIncorrect
Question 57 of 75
The nurse is aware that the side effect of electroconvulsive therapy that a client may experience:CorrectIncorrect
Question 58 of 75
A dying male client gradually moves toward resolution of feelings regarding impending death. Basing care on the theory of Kubler-Ross, Nurse Trish plans to use nonverbal interventions when assessment reveals that the client is in the:CorrectIncorrect
Question 59 of 75
The outcome that is unrelated to a crisis state is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 60 of 75
Miranda, a psychiatric client is to be discharged with orders for haloperidol (Haldol) therapy. When developing a teaching plan for discharge, the nurse should include cautioning the client against:CorrectIncorrect
Question 61 of 75
Jen, a nursing student is anxious about the upcoming board examination but is able to study intently and does not become distracted by a roommate’s talking and loud music. The student’s ability to ignore distractions and to focus on studying demonstrates:CorrectIncorrect
Question 62 of 75
When assessing a premorbid personality characteristics of a client with a major depression, it would be unusual for the nurse to find that this client demonstrated:CorrectIncorrect
Question 63 of 75
Nurse Krina recognizes that the suicidal risk for depressed client is greatest:CorrectIncorrect
Question 64 of 75
Nurse Kate would expect that a client with vascular dementia would experience:CorrectIncorrect
Question 65 of 75
Josefina is to be discharged on a regimen of lithium carbonate. In the teaching plan for discharge the nurse should include:CorrectIncorrect
Question 66 of 75
The psychiatrist orders lithium carbonate 600 mg p.o t.i.d for a female client. Nurse Katrina would be aware that the teaching about the side effects of this drug were understood when the client state, “I will call my doctor immediately if I notice any:CorrectIncorrect
Question 67 of 75
Nurse Mylene recognizes that the most important factor necessary for the establishment of trust in a critical care area is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 68 of 75
When establishing an initial nurse-client relationship, Nurse Hazel should explore with the client the:CorrectIncorrect
Question 69 of 75
Tranylcypromine sulfate (Parnate) is prescribed for a depressed client who has not responded to the tricyclic antidepressants. After teaching the client about the medication, Nurse Marian evaluates that learning has occurred when the client states, “I will avoid:CorrectIncorrect
Question 70 of 75
Nurse John is aware that most crisis situations should resolve in about:CorrectIncorrect
Question 71 of 75
Nurse Judy knows that statistics show that in adolescent suicidal behavior:CorrectIncorrect
Question 72 of 75
David with paranoid schizophrenia repeatedly uses profanity during an activity therapy session. Which response by the nurse would be most appropriate?CorrectIncorrect
Question 73 of 75
Nurse Maureen knows that the non-antipsychotic medication used to treat some clients with schizoaffective disorder is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 74 of 75
Which information is most important for the nurse Trinity to include in a teaching plan for a male schizophrenic client taking clozapine (Clozaril)?CorrectIncorrect
Question 75 of 75
Ricky with chronic schizophrenia takes neuroleptic medication and is admitted to the psychiatric unit. Nursing assessment reveals rigidity, fever, hypertension, and diaphoresis. These findings suggest which life-threatening reaction:CorrectIncorrect
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