Welcome to your ultimate set of nursing pharmacology questions for the NCLEX! In this nursing test bank, test your competence in nursing pharmacology with these 500+ practice NCLEX questions. This quiz aims to help nursing students review concepts of nursing pharmacology and provide an alternative to Quizlet or ATI.
Nursing Pharmacology Questions and Test Banks
In this section are the practice problems and questions for nursing pharmacology. There are 530+ nursing pharmacology practice questions in this nursing test bank partitioned into 11 parts. Nursing topics include medication administration, dosage calculations, general concepts about nursing pharmacology, cardiovascular drugs, antibiotics and anti-infectives, neurological medications, psychiatric medications, drugs for the respiratory system, gastrointestinal system, and endocrine system.
All questions on this set are updated to give you the most challenging questions, along with insightful rationales to reinforce learning.
Quizzes included in this guide are:
- Comprehensive Nursing Pharmacology Practice | Quiz #1: 50 Questions
- Comprehensive Nursing Pharmacology Practice | Quiz #2: 50 Questions
- Comprehensive Nursing Pharmacology Practice | Quiz #3: 50 Questions
- Comprehensive Nursing Pharmacology Practice | Quiz #4: 50 Questions
- Comprehensive Nursing Pharmacology Practice | Quiz #5: 50 Questions
- Comprehensive Nursing Pharmacology Practice | Quiz #6: 50 Questions
- Cardiovascular Drugs and Medications | Quiz #7: 80 Questions
- Psychiatric Drugs and Medications | Quiz #8: 50 Questions
- Respiratory Drugs and Medications | Quiz #9: 30 Questions
- Gastrointestinal Drugs and Medications | Quiz #10: 30 Questions
- Endocrine Drugs and Medications | Quiz #11: 40 Questions
- See also: Drug Dosage Calculations Nursing Test Bank
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Comprehensive Nursing Pharmacology NCLEX Practice | Quiz #1: 50 Questions
Welcome to your first set of nursing pharmacology practice questions. This 50-question NCLEX practice quiz covers different nursing pharmacology topics but mostly anti-infectives, antibiotics, and topical agents.
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Question 1 of 50
A 2-year-old child is receiving temporary total parenteral nutrition (TPN) through a central venous line. This is the first day of TPN therapy. Although all of the following nursing actions must be included in the plan of care of this child, which one would be a priority at this time?CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 50
Nurse Jamie is administering the initial total parenteral nutrition solution to a client. Which of the following assessments requires the nurse’s immediate attention?CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 50
Nurse Susan administered intravenous gamma globulin to an 18 month-old child with AIDS. The parent asks why this medication is being given. What is the nurse’s best response?CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 50
When caring for a client with total parenteral nutrition (TPN), what is the most important action on the part of the nurse?CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 50
The nurse is administering an intravenous vesicant chemotherapeutic agent to a client. Which assessment would require the nurse’s immediate action?CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 50
Nurse Celine is caring for a client with clinical depression who is receiving an MAO inhibitor. When providing instructions about precautions with this medication, the nurse should instruct the client to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 50
While providing home care to a client with congestive heart failure, the nurse is asked how long diuretics must be taken. The best response to this client should be:CorrectIncorrect
Question 8 of 50
George, age 8, is admitted with rheumatic fever. Which clinical finding indicates to the nurse that George needs to continue taking the salicylates he had received at home?CorrectIncorrect
Question 9 of 50
An order is written to start an IV on a 74-year-old client who is getting ready to go to the operating room for a total hip replacement. What gauge of catheter would best meet the needs of this client?CorrectIncorrect
Question 10 of 50
A client with an acute exacerbation of rheumatoid arthritis is admitted to the hospital for treatment. Which drug, used to treat clients with rheumatoid arthritis, has both an anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive effect?CorrectIncorrect
Question 11 of 50
Which of the following is least likely to influence the potential for a client to comply with lithium therapy after discharge?CorrectIncorrect
Question 12 of 50
A male patient is to receive a percutaneously inserted central catheter (PICC). He asks the nurse whether the insertion will hurt. How will the nurse reply?CorrectIncorrect
Question 13 of 50
The nurse is caring for an elderly client who has been diagnosed as having sundown syndrome. He is alert and oriented during the day but becomes disoriented and disruptive around dinnertime. He is hospitalized for evaluation. The nurse asks the client and his family to list all of the medications, prescription and nonprescription, he is currently taking. What is the primary reason for this action?CorrectIncorrect
Question 14 of 50
A 25-year-old woman is in her fifth month of pregnancy. She has been taking 20 units of NPH insulin for diabetes mellitus daily for six years. Her diabetes has been well controlled with this dosage. She has been coming for routine prenatal visits, during which diabetic teaching has been implemented. Which of the following statements indicates that the woman understands the teaching regarding her insulin needs during her pregnancy?CorrectIncorrect
Question 15 of 50
Mrs. Johanson’s physician has prescribed tetracycline 500 mg PO q6h. While assessing Mrs. Johanson’s nursing history for allergies, the nurse notes that Mrs. Johanson is also taking oral contraceptives. What is the most appropriate initial nursing intervention?CorrectIncorrect
Question 16 of 50
An adult client’s insulin dosage is 10 units of regular insulin and 15 units of NPH insulin in the morning. The client should be taught to expect the first insulin peak:CorrectIncorrect
Question 17 of 50
An adult is hospitalized for treatment of deep electrical burns. Burn wound sepsis develops and mafenide acetate 10% (Sulfamylon) is ordered BID. While applying the Sulfamylon to the wound, it is important for the nurse to prepare the client for expected responses to the topical application, which include:CorrectIncorrect
Question 18 of 50
Ms.Clark has hyperthyroidism and is scheduled for a thyroidectomy. The physician has ordered Lugol’s solution for the client. The nurse understands that the primary reason for giving Lugol’s solution preoperatively is to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 19 of 50
A two-year-old child with congestive heart failure has been receiving digoxin for one week. The nurse needs to recognize that an early sign of digitalis toxicity is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 20 of 50
Mr. Bates is admitted to the surgical ICU following left adrenalectomy. He is sleepy but easily aroused. An IV containing hydrocortisone is running. The nurse planning care for Mr. Bates knows it is essential to include which of the following nursing interventions at this time?CorrectIncorrect
Question 21 of 50
Corinne is experiencing diarrhea after consuming her prescribed antibiotics for the whole week. This is because:CorrectIncorrect
Question 22 of 50
When a client with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is taking theophylline also receives ciprofloxacin (Cipro), which of the following interactions would occur?CorrectIncorrect
Question 23 of 50
The client at highest risk for nephrotoxicity with aminoglycoside use is a:CorrectIncorrect
Question 24 of 50
When assessing clients for evidence of a penicillin allergy, which of the following symptoms may not be considered to be a true hypersensitivity reaction?CorrectIncorrect
Question 25 of 50
All of the following symptoms are evidence of a superinfection except:CorrectIncorrect
Question 26 of 50
Which of the following statements is true when educating clients about penicillin therapy?CorrectIncorrect
Question 27 of 50
Antonietta is taking antitubercular, the most common adverse effect she may be experiencing is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 28 of 50
In the treatment of tuberculosis, the therapeutic rationale for combination drug therapy is to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 29 of 50
Changes in visual acuity and color perception are associated with treatment by which of the following agents?CorrectIncorrect
Question 30 of 50
Which of the following groups of antitubercular agents includes first-line agents?CorrectIncorrect
Question 31 of 50
Antitubercular therapy may be determined ineffective when:CorrectIncorrect
Question 32 of 50
Fluconazole (Diflucan) can be administered to a client with:CorrectIncorrect
Question 33 of 50
When administering amphotericin B, which of the following must be used?CorrectIncorrect
Question 34 of 50
Which of the following nursing diagnoses might occur when administering large parenteral doses of amphotericin B with vancomycin (Vancocin)?CorrectIncorrect
Question 35 of 50
Arvic, a 16-year-old student, has acquired systemic fungal infection, he should be treated with:CorrectIncorrect
Question 36 of 50
Which of the following must always be present before beginning antifungal therapy?CorrectIncorrect
Question 37 of 50
Which choice describes the action of nucleoside analogs?CorrectIncorrect
Question 38 of 50
Which of the following is true about protease inhibitors?CorrectIncorrect
Question 39 of 50
The human cells specifically affected by HIV are:CorrectIncorrect
Question 40 of 50
Which of the following statements is true about monotherapy for treatment of HIV disease?CorrectIncorrect
Question 41 of 50
Which of the following statements is true about combination therapy for the treatment of HIV disease?CorrectIncorrect
Question 42 of 50
When administering topical ophthalmic preparations, the nurse must assess:CorrectIncorrect
Question 43 of 50
Which of the following drugs might be given to relieve pain from corneal abrasions?CorrectIncorrect
Question 44 of 50
Drugs that lower intraocular pressure work by increasing:CorrectIncorrect
Question 45 of 50
When administering otic preparations, the nurse should observe the tympanic membrane for:CorrectIncorrect
Question 46 of 50
Mara Francesca has been diagnosed with scabies. His physician has ordered crotamiton (Eurax). After 1 week of treatment, the client reports that the pruritus has not stopped. You would advise the client to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 47 of 50
Jake has psoriasis of the scalp. The physician has ordered Zetar shampoo. You would advise the client to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 48 of 50
Topical antibiotics work by:CorrectIncorrect
Question 49 of 50
Pediculicides are used to treat which of the following disorders?CorrectIncorrect
Question 50 of 50
Alice is using antiviral creams for her genital herpes. Which of the following is a potential side effect of the medication?CorrectIncorrect
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Nursing Pharmacology Review
Here are some study guides to help you review concepts about nursing pharmacology:
Gastrointestinal System Drugs
Respiratory System Drugs
- Bronchodilators and Antiasthmatics
- Expectorants and Mucolytics
- Inhaled Steroids
- Lung Surfactants
Endocrine System Drugs
- Adrenocortical Agents
- Antidiabetic Agents
- Glucose-Elevating Agents
- Hypothalamic Agents
- Parathyroid Agents: Bisphosphonates, Calcitonins
- Pituitary Drugs
- Thyroid Agents
Autonomic Nervous System Drugs
- Adrenergic Agonists (Sympathomimetics)
- Adrenergic Antagonists (Sympatholytics)
- Anticholinergics (Parasympatholytics)
- Cholinergic Agonists (Parasympathomimetics)
Immune System Drugs
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