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 #2: 50 Questions
This second set of nursing pharmacology questions included nursing care management of patients taking anesthetics, ophthalmic, and otic medications.
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Question 1 of 50
The nursery nurse is putting erythromycin ointment in the newborn’s eyes to prevent infection. She places it in which of the following area of the eye:CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 50
The physician orders penicillin for a patient with streptococcal pharyngitis. The nurse administers the drug as ordered, and the patient has an allergic reaction. The nurse checks the medication order sheet and finds that the patient is allergic to penicillin. Legal responsibility for the error is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 50
James Perez, a nurse on a geriatric floor, is administering a dose of digoxin to one of his patients. The woman asks why she takes a different pill than her niece, who also has heart trouble. James replies that as people get older, liver and kidney function decline, and if the dose is as high as her niece’s, the drug will tend to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 50
The nurse is administering augmentin to her patient with a sinus infection. Which is the best way for her to ensure that she is giving it to the right patient?CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 50
The most important instructions a nurse can give a patient regarding the use of the antibiotic ampicillin prescribed for her are toCorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 50
Mr. Jessie Ray, a newly admitted patient, has a seizure disorder which is being treated with medication. Which of the following drugs would the nurse question if ordered for him?CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 50
Mrs. Jane Gately has been dealing with uterine cancer for several months. Pain management is the primary focus of her current admission to your oncology unit. Her vital signs on admission are BP 110/64, pulse 78, respirations 18, and temperature 99.2 F. Morphine sulfate 6mg IV, q 4 hours, prn has been ordered. During your assessment after lunch, your findings are BP 92/60, pulse 66, respirations 10, and temperature 98.8. Mrs. Gately is crying and tells you she is still experiencing severe pain. Your action should be toCorrectIncorrect
Question 8 of 50
When counseling a patient who is starting to take MAO (monoamine oxidase) inhibitors such as Nardil for depression, it is essential that they be warned not to eat foods containing tyramine, such as:CorrectIncorrect
Question 9 of 50
The physician orders an intramuscular injection of Demerol for the postoperativepatient’s pain. When preparing to draw up the medication, the nurse is careful to remove the correct vial from the narcotics cabinet. It is labeledCorrectIncorrect
Question 10 of 50
The nurse is administering an antibiotic to her pediatric patient. She checks the patient’s armband and verifies the correct medication by checking the physician’s order, medication Kardex, and vial. Which of the following is not considered one of the ten “rights” of drug administration?CorrectIncorrect
Question 11 of 50
A nurse is preparing the client’s morning NPH insulin dose and notices a clumpy precipitate inside the insulin vial. The nurse should:CorrectIncorrect
Question 12 of 50
A client with histoplasmosis has an order for ketoconazole (Nizoral). The nurse teaches the client to do which of the following while taking this medication?CorrectIncorrect
Question 13 of 50
A nurse has taught a client taking a xanthine bronchodilator about beverages to avoid. The nurse determines that the client understands the information if the client chooses which of the following beverages from the dietary menu?CorrectIncorrect
Question 14 of 50
A client who is taking famotidine (Pepcid) asks the home care nurse what would be the best medication to take for a headache. The nurse tells the client that it would be best to take:CorrectIncorrect
Question 15 of 50
A nurse is planning dietary counseling for the client taking triamterene (Dyrenium). The nurse plans to include which of the following in a list of foods that are acceptable?CorrectIncorrect
Question 16 of 50
A client with advanced cirrhosis of the liver is not tolerating protein well, as evidenced by abnormal laboratory values. The nurse anticipates that which of the following medications will be prescribed for the client?CorrectIncorrect
Question 17 of 50
A female client tells the clinic nurse that her skin is very dry and irritated. Which product would the nurse suggest that the client apply to the dry skin?CorrectIncorrect
Question 18 of 50
A nurse is providing instructions to a client regarding quinapril hydrochloride (Accupril). The nurse tells the client:CorrectIncorrect
Question 19 of 50
Auranofin (Ridaura) is prescribed for a client with rheumatoid arthritis, and the nurse monitors the client for signs of an adverse effect related to the medication. Which of the following indicates an adverse effect?CorrectIncorrect
Question 20 of 50
A client has been taking benzonatate (Tessalon) as ordered. The nurse tells the client that this medication should do which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 21 of 50
During surgery, there is an increased potential for arrhythmias when catecholamines are given with:CorrectIncorrect
Question 22 of 50
General anesthetics potentiate the effects of which of the following drugs?CorrectIncorrect
Question 23 of 50
The most dangerous metabolic side effect of general anesthesia that can occur during surgery is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 24 of 50
Mr. Baltazar will be undergoing surgery with general anesthesia. The client should be given which of the following instructions preoperatively?CorrectIncorrect
Question 25 of 50
Geneva is reviewing for her upcoming quiz in Pharmacology. She should be aware that local and regional anesthesia act by:CorrectIncorrect
Question 26 of 50
Which of the following statements about shivering is correct?CorrectIncorrect
Question 27 of 50
Early signs and symptoms of local anesthetic toxicity include all but one of the following. Indicate the exception:CorrectIncorrect
Question 28 of 50
A preoperative patient receives atropine before induction of anesthesia. The nurse caring for this patient understands that this agent is used to prevent:CorrectIncorrect
Question 29 of 50
The nurse teaching a client who will receive thiopental (Pentothal) as an anesthetic explains what common adverse effects might occur?CorrectIncorrect
Question 30 of 50
A client received lidocaine viscous before a gastroscopy was performed. Following the procedure, the nurse places a priority on what assessment?CorrectIncorrect
Question 31 of 50
The nurse observes a co-worker preparing to administer a solution of lidocaine and epinephrine to a client with multiple premature ventricular contractions. The appropriate action by the nurse is to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 32 of 50
During induction of anesthesia, the nurse notes the client becomes hyperactive and physically resists the treatment. The nurse concludes what interventions are needed?CorrectIncorrect
Question 33 of 50
The nurse receives the client in the postanesthesia care unit (PACU) following a procedure requiring general anesthesia. The most important assessment made by the nurse relates to the client’s:CorrectIncorrect
Question 34 of 50
Nurse Gretchen is discussing the use of cocaine as a local anesthetic with a nursing student. Which statement by the student indicates understanding of this agent?CorrectIncorrect
Question 35 of 50
The client asks the nurse to explain the action of infiltration anesthesia. The nurse’s response is based on the knowledge that infiltration anesthesia:CorrectIncorrect
Question 36 of 50
All narcotics, regardless of their origin, reduce pain by:CorrectIncorrect
Question 37 of 50
In addition to analgesia, narcotic effects include:CorrectIncorrect
Question 38 of 50
The half-life of morphine is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 39 of 50
Which of the following statements about morphine is correct?CorrectIncorrect
Question 40 of 50
When administering codeine, the nurse should be aware that:CorrectIncorrect
Question 41 of 50
A client went to a health care facility to ask for instructions regarding how to administer ophthalmic medications. The nurse correctly instructs the client to?CorrectIncorrect
Question 42 of 50
The client is receiving an eye ointment and an eye drop. The nurse instructs the client to?CorrectIncorrect
Question 43 of 50
The nurse is preparing to administer cyclopentolate (Cyclogyl) who will undergo a corneal surgery. The nurse administers the medication, knowing that the purpose of this eye drop is to?CorrectIncorrect
Question 44 of 50
A client with glaucoma is receiving betaxolol hydrochloride (Betoptic) eye drops. Which of the following interventions will the nurse likely do before the administration?CorrectIncorrect
Question 45 of 50
A miotic medication has been given to a patient with glaucoma. The nurse tells the client that the purpose of this medication is to?CorrectIncorrect
Question 46 of 50
A client went to a health care facility with a complaint of difficulty opening the eyelid because of pain. The physician diagnosed the client with keratitis and is prescribed with an eye lubricant. Which of the following medicines should the nurse expect to administer?CorrectIncorrect
Question 47 of 50
The nurse is monitoring a client with glaucoma. Which of the following drugs, if prescribed for the client, would the nurse question?CorrectIncorrect
Question 48 of 50
The nurse prepares an adult client for an ear irrigation as ordered by the physician. Which of the following procedures was correctly performed by the nurse?CorrectIncorrect
Question 49 of 50
The nurse is reviewing the drug list of an elderly client who is taking a lot of medications given by different health care provider. The client reports that “Lately, there has been roaring in my ears”. Which medication would the nurse determine could be responsible for the client’s complaint?CorrectIncorrect
Question 50 of 50
A nurse is providing instructions to a client with an impacted cerumen who is prescribed with Carbamide peroxide (Debrox). Which of the following teachings made by the nurse indicates further research?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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