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 #3: 50 Questions
For this third set of nursing pharmacology questions, nursing considerations for patients taking musculoskeletal medications are included.
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Question 1 of 50
An infection in a central venous access device is not eliminated by giving antibiotics through the catheter. How would bacterial glycocalyx contribute to this?CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 50
Central venous access devices are beneficial in pediatric therapy because:CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 50
How can central venous access devices (CVADs) be of value in a patient receiving chemotherapy who has stomatitis and severe diarrhea?CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 50
Some central venous access devices (CVAD) have more than one lumen. These multi-lumen catheters:CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 50
Some institutions will not infuse a fat emulsion, such as Intralipid, into central venous access devices (CVAD) because:CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 50
A male patient needs a percutaneously inserted central catheter (PICC) for prolonged IV therapy. He knows it can be inserted without going to the operating room. He mentions that, “at least the doctor won’t be wearing surgical garb, will he?” How will the nurse answer the patient?CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 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 8 of 50
What volume of air can safely be infused into a patient with a central venous access device (CVAD)?CorrectIncorrect
Question 9 of 50
Kent, a new staff nurse asks her preceptor nurse how to obtain a blood sample from a patient with a portacath device. The preceptor nurse teaches the new staff nurse:CorrectIncorrect
Question 10 of 50
What is the purpose of “Tunneling” (inserting the catheter 2-4 inches under the skin) when the surgeon inserts a Hickman central catheter device?CorrectIncorrect
Question 11 of 50
The primary complication of a central venous access device (CVAD) is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 12 of 50
Nurse Blessy is doing some patient education related to a patient’s central venous access device. Which of the following statements will the nurse make to the patient?CorrectIncorrect
Question 13 of 50
The chemotherapeutic DNA alkylating agents such as nitrogen mustards are effective because they:CorrectIncorrect
Question 14 of 50
Hormonal agents are used to treat some cancers. An example would be:CorrectIncorrect
Question 15 of 50
Chemotherapeutic agents often produce a certain degree of myelosuppression including leukopenia. Leukopenia does not present immediately but is delayed several days to weeks because:CorrectIncorrect
Question 16 of 50
Currently, there is no way to prevent myelosuppression. However, there are medications available to elicit a more rapid bone marrow recovery. An example is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 17 of 50
Estrogen antagonists are used to treat estrogen hormone-dependent cancer, such as breast carcinoma. Androgen antagonists block testosterone stimulation of androgen-dependent cancers. An example of an androgen-dependent cancer would be:CorrectIncorrect
Question 18 of 50
Serotonin release stimulates vomiting following chemotherapy. Therefore, serotonin antagonists are effective in preventing and treating nausea and vomiting related to chemotherapy. An example of an effective serotonin antagonist antiemetic is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 19 of 50
Methotrexate, the most widely used antimetabolite in cancer chemotherapy does not penetrate the central nervous system (CNS). To treat CNS disease this drug must be administered:CorrectIncorrect
Question 20 of 50
Methotrexate is a folate antagonist. It inhibits enzymes required for DNA base synthesis. To prevent harm to normal cells, a fully activated form of folic acid known as leucovorin (folinic acid; citrovorum factor) can be administered. Administration of leucovorin is known as:CorrectIncorrect
Question 21 of 50
A male patient is undergoing chemotherapy may also be given the drug allopurinol (Zyloprim, Aloprim). Allopurinol inhibits the synthesis of uric acid. Concomitant administration of allopurinol prevents:CorrectIncorrect
Question 22 of 50
Superficial bladder cancer can be treated by direct instillation of the antineoplastic antibiotic agent mitomycin (Mutamycin). This process is termed:CorrectIncorrect
Question 23 of 50
The most common dose-limiting toxicity of chemotherapy is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 24 of 50
Chemotherapy induces vomiting by:CorrectIncorrect
Question 25 of 50
Myeloablation using chemotherapeutic agents is useful in cancer treatment because:CorrectIncorrect
Question 26 of 50
Anticipatory nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy occurs:CorrectIncorrect
Question 27 of 50
Medications bound to protein have the following effect:CorrectIncorrect
Question 28 of 50
Some drugs are excreted into bile and delivered to the intestines. Prior to elimination from the body, the drug may be absorbed. This process is known as:CorrectIncorrect
Question 29 of 50
An adult patient has been taking a drug (Drug A) that is highly metabolized by the cytochrome p-450 system. He has been on this medication for 6 months. At this time, he is started on a second medication (Drug B) that is an inducer of the cytochrome p-450 system. You should monitor this patient for:CorrectIncorrect
Question 30 of 50
Epinephrine is administered to a female patient. The nurse should expect this agent to rapidly affect:CorrectIncorrect
Question 31 of 50
A nurse is providing instructions to a client receiving baclofen (Lioresal). Which of the following would be included in the teaching plan?CorrectIncorrect
Question 32 of 50
A nurse is analyzing the laboratory studies on a client receiving dantrolene sodium (Dantrium). Which of the following laboratory tests would identify an adverse effect associated with the use of the medication?CorrectIncorrect
Question 33 of 50
A nurse is caring for a client who is receiving cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride (Flexeril) for the treatment of muscle spasm. Which of the following medical conditions is contraindicated with the use of the medication?CorrectIncorrect
Question 34 of 50
A client is receiving methocarbamol (Robaxin) as an adjunct to physical therapy for the relief of painful muscle discomfort. Which of the following is not true regarding the use of the medication?CorrectIncorrect
Question 35 of 50
Allopurinol (Zyloprim) is prescribed for a client for the treatment of gout. And the nurse is providing medication instructions. The nurse tells the client to?CorrectIncorrect
Question 36 of 50
A client is prescribed Colchicine. After taking three doses, the client complains of nausea, vomiting, and loose bowel stools. Which of the following should the client do?CorrectIncorrect
Question 37 of 50
Colchicine is prescribed for a client with gout. The nurse reviews the client’s record, knowing that this medication would be used in caution in which of the following medical conditions?CorrectIncorrect
Question 38 of 50
A client taking probenecid is complaining of gout pain. Which of the following medication should the nurse expect to be administered?CorrectIncorrect
Question 39 of 50
Gold sodium thiomalate is prescribed to a client with rheumatoid arthritis. Which of the following side effects indicates an overdose of the medication?CorrectIncorrect
Question 40 of 50
Gold salt toxicity can be reversed using which medication?CorrectIncorrect
Question 41 of 50
Adalimumab (Humira) is given to a client for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Which of the following side effect is associated with the medication?CorrectIncorrect
Question 42 of 50
A client receiving azathioprine (Imuran) complains of hair loss. The nurse tells the client that?CorrectIncorrect
Question 43 of 50
The client is about to start the treatment for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Before the administration of etanercept (Enbrel), it is important for the nurse to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 44 of 50
A nurse is giving medicinal instructions to a female client receiving leflunomide (Arava). Which of the following is an appropriate instruction with the use of the medication?CorrectIncorrect
Question 45 of 50
A client with rheumatoid arthritis has been receiving hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) in recent months. The nurse tells the client to visit which of the following while on the treatment?CorrectIncorrect
Question 46 of 50
A client has just been prescribed with methotrexate (Trexall) for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis who did not respond to any other treatment. An important reminder for the client is to?CorrectIncorrect
Question 47 of 50
A client who is taking Methotrexate (Trexall) asks the nurse on what is the appropriate activity while taking the medication. The nurse advised the client to play which activity?CorrectIncorrect
Question 48 of 50
The nurse is reviewing the client’s history who is about to take Methotrexate. Which of the following drugs can be safely administered together with methotrexate?CorrectIncorrect
Question 49 of 50
Alendronate (Fosamax) is given to a client with osteoporosis. The nurse advises the client to?CorrectIncorrect
Question 50 of 50
A client with osteoporosis is asking the nurse regarding the use of Salmon calcitonin (Miacalcin) nasal spray. The nurse tells the client to do the following, except?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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