Welcome to your NCLEX reviewer and practice questions quiz for neurological disorders. This nursing test bank will test your competence in the nursing care of patients with neurological disorders such as cerebrovascular accident (stroke), seizures, spinal cord injuries, and more! This quiz aims to help students and registered nurses alike grasp and master the concepts of neurological disorders.
Neurological Disorders Nursing Test Banks
This section is the practice questions for neurological disorders. This nursing test bank set includes 150 NCLEX-style practice questions divided into three parts. Question content of these nursing test banks includes nursing care management of patients with neurological disorders such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, seizures, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, and more. Get a deep dive understanding of each question by reading our comprehensive rationale. Use these questions as an alternative to Quizlet or ATI.
Quizzes included in this guide are:
- Neurological Disorders NCLEX Practice | Quiz #1: 50 Questions
- Neurological Disorders NCLEX Practice | Quiz #2: 50 Questions
- Neurological Disorders NCLEX Practice | Quiz #3: 50 Questions
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Neurological Disorders NCLEX Practice | Quiz #2: 50 Questions
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Question 1 of 50
To encourage adequate nutritional intake for a female client with Alzheimer’s disease, the nurse should:CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 50
The nurse is performing a mental status examination on a male client diagnosed with a subdural hematoma. This test assesses which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 50
Shortly after admission to an acute care facility, a male client with a seizure disorder develops status epilepticus. The physician orders diazepam (Valium) 10 mg I.V. stat. How soon can the nurse administer the second dose of diazepam, if needed and prescribed?CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 50
A female client complains of periorbital aching, tearing, blurred vision, and photophobia in her right eye. Ophthalmologic examination reveals a small, irregular, nonreactive pupil — a condition resulting from acute iris inflammation (iritis). As part of the client’s therapeutic regimen, the physician prescribes atropine sulfate (Atropisol), two drops of 0.5% solution in the right eye twice daily. Atropine sulfate belongs to which drug classification?CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 50
Emergency medical technicians transport a 27-year-old ironworker to the emergency department. They tell the nurse, “He fell from a two-story building. He has a large contusion on his left chest and a hematoma in the left parietal area. He has a compound fracture of his left femur and he’s comatose. We intubated him and he’s maintaining an arterial oxygen saturation of 92% by pulse oximeter with a manual resuscitation bag.” Which intervention by the nurse has the highest priority?CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 50
An auto mechanic accidentally has battery acid splashed in his eyes. His coworkers irrigate his eyes with water for 20 minutes, and then take him to the emergency department of a nearby hospital, where he receives emergency care for the corneal injury. The physician prescribes dexamethasone (Maxidex Ophthalmic Suspension), two drops of 0.1% solution to be instilled initially into the conjunctival sacs of both eyes every hour; and polymyxin B sulfate (Neosporin Ophthalmic), 0.5% ointment to be placed in the conjunctival sacs of both eyes every 3 hours. Dexamethasone exerts its therapeutic effect by:CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 50
Nurse Amber is caring for a client who underwent a lumbar laminectomy two (2) days ago. Which of the following findings should the nurse consider abnormal?CorrectIncorrect
Question 8 of 50
After an eye examination, a male client is diagnosed with open-angle glaucoma. The physician prescribes Pilocarpine ophthalmic solution (Pilocar), 0.25% gtt i, OU q.i.D. Based on this prescription, the nurse should teach the client or a family member to administer the drug by:CorrectIncorrect
Question 9 of 50
A female client who’s paralyzed on the left side has been receiving physical therapy and attending teaching sessions about safety. Which behavior indicates that the client accurately understands safety measures related to paralysis?CorrectIncorrect
Question 10 of 50
A male client in the emergency department has a suspected neurologic disorder. To assess gait, the nurse asks the client to take a few steps; with each step, the client’s feet make a half-circle. To document the client’s gait, the nurse should use which term?CorrectIncorrect
Question 11 of 50
A client, age 22, is admitted with bacterial meningitis. Which hospital room would be the best choice for this client?CorrectIncorrect
Question 12 of 50
A physician diagnoses a client with myasthenia gravis, prescribing pyridostigmine (Mestinon), 60 mg P.O. every 3 hours. Before administering this anticholinesterase agent, the nurse reviews the client’s history. Which preexisting condition would contraindicate the use of pyridostigmine?CorrectIncorrect
Question 13 of 50
A female client is admitted to the facility for investigation of balance and coordination problems, including possible Ménière’s disease. When assessing this client, the nurse expects to note:CorrectIncorrect
Question 14 of 50
A male client with a conductive hearing disorder caused by ankylosis of the stapes in the oval window undergoes a stapedectomy to remove the stapes and replace the impaired bone with a prosthesis. After the stapedectomy, the nurse should provide which client instruction?CorrectIncorrect
Question 15 of 50
Nurse Marty is monitoring a client for adverse reactions to dantrolene (Dantrium). Which adverse reaction is most common?CorrectIncorrect
Question 16 of 50
The nurse is monitoring a male client for adverse reactions to atropine sulfate (Atropine Care) eyedrops. Systemic absorption of atropine sulfate through the conjunctiva can cause which adverse reaction?CorrectIncorrect
Question 17 of 50
A male client is admitted with a cervical spine injury sustained during a diving accident. When planning this client’s care, the nurse should assign the highest priority to which nursing diagnosis?CorrectIncorrect
Question 18 of 50
A male client has a history of painful, continuous muscle spasms. He has taken several skeletal muscle relaxants without experiencing relief. His physician prescribes diazepam (Valium), two (2) mg P.O. twice daily. In addition to being used to relieve painful muscle spasms, Diazepam also is recommended for:CorrectIncorrect
Question 19 of 50
A female client who was found unconscious at home is brought to the hospital by a rescue squad. In the intensive care unit, the nurse checks the client’s oculocephalic (doll’s eye) response by:CorrectIncorrect
Question 20 of 50
While reviewing a client’s chart, the nurse notices that the female client has myasthenia gravis. Which of the following statements about neuromuscular blocking agents is true for a client with this condition?CorrectIncorrect
Question 21 of 50
A male client is color blind. The nurse understands that this client has a problem with:CorrectIncorrect
Question 22 of 50
A female client who was trapped inside a car for hours after a head-on collision is rushed to the emergency department with multiple injuries. During the neurologic examination, the client responds to painful stimuli with decerebrate posturing. This finding indicates damage to which part of the brain?CorrectIncorrect
Question 23 of 50
The nurse is assessing a 37-year-old client diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Which of the following symptoms would the nurse expect to find?CorrectIncorrect
Question 24 of 50
The nurse is caring for a male client diagnosed with a cerebral aneurysm who reports a severe headache. Which action should the nurse perform?CorrectIncorrect
Question 25 of 50
During recovery from a cerebrovascular accident (CVA), a female client is given nothing by mouth, to help prevent aspiration. To determine when the client is ready for a liquid diet, the nurse assesses the client’s swallowing ability once each shift. This assessment evaluates:CorrectIncorrect
Question 26 of 50
A white female client is admitted to an acute care facility with a diagnosis of cerebrovascular accident (CVA). Her history reveals bronchial asthma, exogenous obesity, and iron deficiency anemia. Which history finding is a risk factor for CVA?CorrectIncorrect
Question 27 of 50
The nurse is teaching a female client with multiple sclerosis. When teaching the client how to reduce fatigue, the nurse should tell the client to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 28 of 50
A male client is having tonic-clonic seizures. What should the nurse do first?CorrectIncorrect
Question 29 of 50
A female client with Guillain-Barré syndrome has paralysis affecting the respiratory muscles and requires mechanical ventilation. When the client asks the nurse about the paralysis, how should the nurse respond?CorrectIncorrect
Question 30 of 50
The nurse is working on a surgical floor. The nurse must log roll a male client following a:CorrectIncorrect
Question 31 of 50
A female client with a suspected brain tumor is scheduled for computed tomography (CT). What should the nurse do when preparing the client for this test?CorrectIncorrect
Question 32 of 50
During a routine physical examination to assess a male client’s deep tendon reflexes, the nurse should make sure to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 33 of 50
A female client is admitted in a disoriented and restless state after sustaining a concussion during a car accident. Which nursing diagnosis takes highest priority for this client’s plan of care?CorrectIncorrect
Question 34 of 50
A female client with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) tells the nurse, “Sometimes I feel so frustrated. I can’t do anything without help!” This comment best supports which nursing diagnosis?CorrectIncorrect
Question 35 of 50
For a male client with suspected increased intracranial pressure (ICP), a most appropriate respiratory goal is to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 36 of 50
Nurse Mary witnesses a neighbor’s husband sustain a fall from the roof of his house. The nurse rushes to the victim and determines the need to open the airway in this victim by using which method?CorrectIncorrect
Question 37 of 50
The nurse is assessing the motor function of an unconscious male client. The nurse would plan to use which of the following to test the client’s peripheral response to pain?CorrectIncorrect
Question 38 of 50
A female client admitted to the hospital with a neurological problem asks the nurse whether magnetic resonance imaging may be done. The nurse interprets that the client may be ineligible for this diagnostic procedure based on the client’s history of:CorrectIncorrect
Question 39 of 50
A male client is having a lumbar puncture performed. The nurse would plan to place the client in which position?CorrectIncorrect
Question 40 of 50
The nurse is positioning the female client with increased intracranial pressure. Which of the following positions would the nurse avoid?CorrectIncorrect
Question 41 of 50
A female client has clear fluid leaking from the nose following a basilar skull fracture. The nurse assesses that this is cerebrospinal fluid if the fluid:CorrectIncorrect
Question 42 of 50
A male client with a spinal cord injury is prone to experiencing autonomic dysreflexia. The nurse would avoid which of the following measures to minimize the risk of recurrence?CorrectIncorrect
Question 43 of 50
The nurse is caring for the male client who begins to experience seizure activity while in bed. Which of the following actions by the nurse would be contraindicated?CorrectIncorrect
Question 44 of 50
The nurse is assigned to care for a female client with complete right-sided hemiparesis. The nurse plans care knowing that this condition:CorrectIncorrect
Question 45 of 50
The client with a brain attack (stroke) has residual dysphagia. When a diet order is initiated, the nurse avoids doing which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 46 of 50
The nurse is assessing the adaptation of the female client to changes in functional status after a brain attack (stroke). The nurse assesses that the client is adapting most successfully if the client:CorrectIncorrect
Question 47 of 50
Nurse Kristine is trying to communicate with a client with brain attack (stroke) and aphasia. Which of the following actions by the nurse would be least helpful to the client?CorrectIncorrect
Question 48 of 50
A female client has experienced an episode of myasthenic crisis. The nurse would assess whether the client has precipitating factors such as:CorrectIncorrect
Question 49 of 50
The nurse is teaching the female client with myasthenia gravis about the prevention of myasthenic and cholinergic crisis. The nurse tells the client that this is most effectively done by:CorrectIncorrect
Question 50 of 50
A male client with Bell’s Palsy asks the nurse what has caused this problem. The nurse’s response is based on an understanding that the cause is:CorrectIncorrect
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