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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Substance Abuse and Abuse NCLEX Practice Quiz: 55 Questions
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Question 1 of 75
Nurse Rob has observed a co-worker arriving to work drunk at least three times in the past month. Which action by Nurse Rob would best ensure client safety and obtain necessary assistance for the co-worker?CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 75
Elsa is being treated in a chemical dependency unit. She tells the nurse that she only uses drugs when under stress and therefore does not have a substance problem. Which defense mechanism is the client using?CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 75
Nurse Tara is teaching a community group about substance abuse. She explains that a genetic component has been implicated in which of the following commonly abused substances?CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 75
Nurse Julie recommends that the family of a client with substance-related disorder attend a support group, such as Al-Anon and Alateen. The purpose of these groups is to help family members understand the problem and to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 75
Ryan who is a chronic alcohol abuser is being assessed by Nurse Gina. Which problems are related to thiamine deficiency?CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 75
Nurse Wilma is teaching a client about disulfiram (Antabuse), which the client is taking to deter his use of alcohol. She explains that using alcohol when taking this medication can result in:CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 75
The nurse administers bromocriptine (Parlodel) to Bryan who is undergoing detoxification for amphetamine abuse. The rationale for this medication is to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 8 of 75
Which medication is commonly used in treatment programs for heroin abusers to produce a non-euphoric state and to replace heroin use?CorrectIncorrect
Question 9 of 75
Nurse Christine is teaching an adolescent health class about the dangers of inhalant abuse; the nurse warns about the possibility of:CorrectIncorrect
Question 10 of 75
The newly hired nurse at Nurseslabs Medical Center is assessing a client who abuses barbiturates and benzodiazepine. The nurse would observe for evidence of which withdrawal symptoms?CorrectIncorrect
Question 11 of 75
The community nurse practicing primary prevention of alcohol abuse would target which groups for educational efforts?CorrectIncorrect
Question 12 of 75
Johnette is reviewing her lessons in Pharmacology. She is aware that the general classification of drugs belonging to the opioid category is analgesic and:CorrectIncorrect
Question 13 of 75
When a client abuses a CNS depressant, withdrawal symptoms will be caused by which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 14 of 75
Kendall, the sister of a client with a substance-related disorder, tells the nurse she calls out sick for her sister Kylie occasionally when the latter has too much to drink and cannot work. This behavior can be described as:CorrectIncorrect
Question 15 of 75
During an initial assessment of a client admitted to a substance abuse unit for detoxification and treatment, the nurse asks questions to determine patterns of use of substances. Which of the following questions are most appropriate at this time? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 16 of 75
The nurse is planning activities for a client who has bipolar disorder with aggressive social behavior. Which of the following activities would be most appropriate for this client?CorrectIncorrect
Question 17 of 75
A client is admitted to the hospital with a diagnosis of major depression, severe, single episode. The nurse assesses the client and identifies a nursing diagnosis of imbalanced nutrition related to poor nutritional intake. The most appropriate nursing intervention related to this diagnosis is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 18 of 75
In planning activities for the depressed client, especially during the early stages of hospitalization, which of the following plans is best?CorrectIncorrect
Question 19 of 75
The depressed client verbalizes feelings of low self-esteem and self-worth typified by statements such as “I’m such a failure… I can’t do anything right!” The best nursing response would be:CorrectIncorrect
Question 20 of 75
A client with a diagnosis of major depression, recurrent with psychotic features is admitted to the mental health unit. To create a safe environment for the client, the nurse most importantly devises a plan of care that deals specifically with the client’s:CorrectIncorrect
Question 21 of 75
A depressed client is ready for discharge. The nurse feels comfortable that the client has a good understanding of the disease process when the client states:CorrectIncorrect
Question 22 of 75
The nurse assesses a client with the admitting diagnosis of bipolar affective disorder, mania. The symptom presented by the client that requires the nurse’s immediate intervention is the client’s:CorrectIncorrect
Question 23 of 75
The nurse reviews the activity schedule for the day and plans which activity for the manic client?CorrectIncorrect
Question 24 of 75
A hospitalized client is being considered for ECT. The client appears calm, but the family is anxious. The client’s mother begins to cry and states “My son’s brain will be destroyed. How can the doctor do this to him?” The nurse’s best response is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 25 of 75
The manic client announces to everyone in the dayroom that a stripper is coming to perform this evening. When the nurse firmly states that this will not happen, the manic client becomes verbally abusive and threatens physical violence to the nurse. Based on the analysis of this situation, the nurse determines that the most appropriate action would be to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 26 of 75
Which of the following nursing interventions is applicable for a hospitalized client with mania who is exhibiting manipulative behavior. Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 27 of 75
A woman comes into the ER in a severe state of anxiety following a car accident. The most appropriate nursing intervention is to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 28 of 75
When planning the discharge of a client with chronic anxiety, the nurse directs the goals at promoting a safe environment at home. The most appropriate maintenance goal should focus on which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 29 of 75
The nurse is monitoring a client who abuses alcohol for signs of alcohol withdrawal. Which of the following would alert the nurse to the potential for delirium tremens?CorrectIncorrect
Question 30 of 75
The spouse of a client admitted to the mental health unit for alcohol withdrawal says to the nurse “I should get out of this bad situation.” The most helpful response by the nurse would be:CorrectIncorrect
Question 31 of 75
The nurse determines that the wife of an alcoholic client is benefiting from attending Al-Anon group when she hears the wife say:CorrectIncorrect
Question 32 of 75
The client has been hospitalized and is participating in a substance abuse therapy group sessions. On discharge, the client has consented to participate in AA community groups. The nurse is monitoring the client’s response to the substance abuse sessions. Which statement by the client best indicates that the client has developed effective coping response styles and has processed information effectively for self use?CorrectIncorrect
Question 33 of 75
A hospitalized client with a history of alcohol abuse tells the nurse, “I am leaving now. I have to go. I don’t want any more treatment. I have things that I have to do right away.” The client has not been discharged. In fact, the client is scheduled for an important diagnostic test to be performed in 1 hour. After the nurse discusses the client’s concerns with the client, the client dresses and begins to walk out of the hospital room. The most important nursing action is to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 34 of 75
What are the appropriate interventions for caring for the client in alcohol withdrawal. Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 35 of 75
Which of the following nursing actions would be included in a care plan for a client with PTSD who states the experience was “bad luck”?CorrectIncorrect
Question 36 of 75
Which of the following psychological symptoms would the nurse expect to find in a hospitalized client who is the only survivor of a train accident?CorrectIncorrect
Question 37 of 75
Which of the following communication guidelines should the nurse use when talking with a client experiencing mania?CorrectIncorrect
Question 38 of 75
What information is important to include in the nutritional counseling of a family with a member who has bipolar disorder?CorrectIncorrect
Question 39 of 75
In conferring with the treatment team, the nurse should make which of the following recommendations for a client who tells the nurse that everyday thoughts of suicide are present?CorrectIncorrect
Question 40 of 75
Which of the following short-term goals is most appropriate for a client with bipolar disorder who is having difficulty sleeping?CorrectIncorrect
Question 41 of 75
Nurse Sharie is assessing a parent who abused her child. Which of the following risk factors would the nurse expect to find in this case?CorrectIncorrect
Question 42 of 75
A group of nursing students at Nurseslabs University is currently learning about family violence. Which of the following is true about the topic mentioned?CorrectIncorrect
Question 43 of 75
During a well-child checkup, a mother tells Nurse Rio about a recent situation in which her child needed to be disciplined by her husband. The child was slapped in the face for not getting her husband breakfast on Saturday, despite being told on Thursday never to prepare food for him. Nurse Rio analyzes the family system and concludes it is dysfunctional. All of the following factors contribute to this dysfunction except:CorrectIncorrect
Question 44 of 75
During a home visit to a family of three: a mother, father, and their child, The mother tells the community nurse that the father (who is not present) had hit the child on several occasions when he was drinking. The mother further explains that she has talked her husband into going to Alcoholics Anonymous and asks the nurse not to interfere, so her husband won’t get angry and refuse treatment. Which of the following is the best response of the nurse?CorrectIncorrect
Question 45 of 75
Joseph, a 12-year-old child, complains to the school nurse about nausea and dizziness. While assessing the child, the nurse notices a black eye that looks like an injury. This is the third time in 1 month that the child has visited the nurse. Each time, the child provides vague explanations for various injuries. Which of the following is the school nurse’s priority intervention?CorrectIncorrect
Question 46 of 75
Nurse Meredith is observing 8-year-old Anna during a community visit. Which of the following findings would lead the nurse to suspect that Anna is a victim of sexual abuse?CorrectIncorrect
Question 47 of 75
Nurse Angela is working in the emergency department of Nurseslabs Medical Center. She is conducting an interview with a victim of spousal abuse. Which step should the nurse take first?CorrectIncorrect
Question 48 of 75
Mariefer is studying about abuse for the upcoming exam. For her to fully instill the topic, she should know that the priority nursing intervention for a child or elder victim of abuse is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 49 of 75
A community nurse conducts a primary prevention, home-visit assessment for a newborn and mother. Mrs. Smith has three other children, the oldest of whom is age 12. She tells the nurse that her 12-year-old daughter is expected to prepare family meals, to look after the young children, and to clean the house once a week. Which of the following is the most appropriate nursing diagnosis for this family situation?CorrectIncorrect
Question 50 of 75
Mrs. Smith was admitted to the emergency department of Nurseslabs Medical Center with a fractured arm. She explains to the nurse that her injury resulted when she provoked her drunken husband, Mr. Smith, who then pushed her. Which of the following best describes the nurse’s understanding of the wife’s explanation?CorrectIncorrect
Question 51 of 75
Sheila tells the community nurse that her boyfriend has been abusive and she is afraid of him, but she doesn’t want to leave. The client asks the nurse for assistance. Which nursing interventions are appropriate in this situation? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 52 of 75
Which nursing assessment findings are physical signs of sexual abuse of a female child? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 53 of 75
During a prenatal assessment, the clinic nurse suspects that her client was abused. Which of the following questions would be most appropriate?CorrectIncorrect
Question 54 of 75
Which situation would Nurse Sally identify as placing a client at high risk for caregiver abuse?CorrectIncorrect
Question 55 of 75
The interventions common to treatment plans for survivors include which of the following? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 56 of 75
A man is admitted to the nursing care unit with a diagnosis of cirrhosis. He has a long history of alcohol dependence. During the late evening following his admission, he becomes increasingly disoriented and agitated. Which of the following would the client be least likely to experience?CorrectIncorrect
Question 57 of 75
Mr. Peterson, 35, is admitted for bipolar illness, manic phase, after assaulting his landlord in an argument over Mr. Peterson is staying up all night playing loud music. Mr. Peterson is hyperactive, intrusive, and has rapid, pressured speech. He has not slept in three days and appears thin and disheveled. Which of the following is the most essential nursing action at this time?CorrectIncorrect
Question 58 of 75
Which of the following would best indicate to the nurse that a depressed client is improving?CorrectIncorrect
Question 59 of 75
An elderly man is admitted to the hospital. He was alert and oriented during the admission interview. However, his family states that he becomes disruptive and disoriented around dinnertime. One night he was shouting furiously and didn’t know where he was. He was sedated and the next morning he was fine. At dinnertime, the disruptive behavior returned. The client is diagnosed as having sundown syndrome. The client’s son asks the nurse what causes sundown syndrome. The nurse’s best response is that it is attributed toCorrectIncorrect
Question 60 of 75
The nurse is discussing electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) with a client who asks how long it will be before she feels better. The nurse explains that the beneficial effects of ECT usually occur within:CorrectIncorrect
Question 61 of 75
The nurse is assessing a 17-year-old female who is admitted to the eating disorders unit with a history of weight fluctuation, abdominal pain, teeth erosion, receding gums, and bad breath. She states that her health has been a problem but there are no other concerns in her life. Which of the following assessments will be the least useful as the nurse develops the care plan?CorrectIncorrect
Question 62 of 75
A 34-year-old woman is admitted for treatment of depression. Which of these symptoms would the nurse be least likely to find in the initial assessment?CorrectIncorrect
Question 63 of 75
The nurse is planning care for a client who has a phobic disorder manifested by a fear of elevators. Which goal would need to be accomplished first?CorrectIncorrect
Question 64 of 75
A teenage female is admitted with the diagnosis of anorexia nervosa. Upon admission, the nurse finds a bottle of assorted pills in the client’s drawer. The client tells the nurse that they are antacids for stomach pains. The best response by the nurse would be:CorrectIncorrect
Question 65 of 75
A mother with a Roman Catholic belief has given birth in an ambulance on the way to the hospital. The neonate is in very critical condition with little expectation of surviving the trip to the hospital. Which of these requests should the nurse in the ambulance anticipate and be prepared to do?CorrectIncorrect
Question 66 of 75
Which statement by the client during the initial assessment in the emergency department is most indicative of suspected domestic violence?CorrectIncorrect
Question 67 of 75
Which of these statements by the nurse reflects the best use of therapeutic interaction techniques?CorrectIncorrect
Question 68 of 75
When planning the therapeutic milieu, it is most important to select group activities which:CorrectIncorrect
Question 69 of 75
A client was admitted to the psychiatric unit for severe depression. After several days, the client continues to withdraw from other clients. Which of the following would be the most appropriate statement by the nurse to promote interaction with other clients?CorrectIncorrect
Question 70 of 75
The nurse can best ensure the safety of a demented client who wanders from the room by:CorrectIncorrect
Question 71 of 75
A client with paranoid thoughts refuses to eat because he believes the food has poisoned. The most appropriate initial action is toCorrectIncorrect
Question 72 of 75
The nurse is caring for a severely depressed client who has just been admitted to the in-client psychiatric unit. Which of the following is a priority of care?CorrectIncorrect
Question 73 of 75
A nurse is teaching a stress-management program for a client. Which of the following beliefs will the nurse advocate as a method of coping with stressful life events?CorrectIncorrect
Question 74 of 75
A student nurse is caring for a 75-year-old client who is very confused. The student’s communication tools should include:CorrectIncorrect
Question 75 of 75
When a husband takes out his work frustrations and anger by abusing his wife at home, the nurse will identify this crisis as which type?CorrectIncorrect
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