In this NCLEX nursing test bank, test your knowledge about pediatric nursing! Enjoy learning from our reviewer and 200+ practice questions about pediatric nursing.
Pediatric Nursing NCLEX Practice Quiz
Included topics in this practice quiz for pediatric nursing are nursing care management of pediatric clients and common disorders affecting them. It covers pediatric disorders that are cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, neurologic, cognitive, endocrine, musculoskeletal, hematologic, and psychiatric. Additionally, you’ll see nursing pharmacology questions (medical administration) for pediatric clients.
Quizzes included in this guide are:
- Pediatric Nursing NCLEX Practice | Quiz #1: 50 Questions
- Pediatric Nursing NCLEX Practice | Quiz #2: 50 Questions
- Pediatric Nursing NCLEX Practice | Quiz #3: 50 Questions
- Pediatric Nursing NCLEX Practice | Quiz #4: 55 Questions
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Question 1 of 55
While examining a 2-year-old child, the nurse in charge sees that the anterior fontanel is open. The nurse should:CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 55
When developing a plan of care for a male adolescent, the nurse considers the child’s psychosocial needs. During adolescence, psychosocial development focuses on:CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 55
A mother asks the nurse how to handle her 5-year-old child, who recently started wetting the pants after being completely toilet trained. The child just started attending nursery school 2 days a week. Which principle should guide the nurse’s response?CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 55
A 1-year-and 2-month-old child weighing 26 lb (11.8 kg) is admitted for traction to treat congenital hip dislocation. When preparing the patient’s room, the nurse anticipates using which traction system?CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 55
Nurse Kim is teaching a group of parents about otitis media. When discussing why children are predisposed to this disorder, the nurse should mention the significance of which anatomical feature?CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 55
Parents bring their infant to the clinic, seeking treatment for vomiting and diarrhea that has lasted for 2 days. On assessment, the nurse in charge detects dry mucous membranes and lethargy. What other findings suggest a fluid volume deficit?CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 55
Lily , age 5, with an intelligence quotient of 65 is admitted to the hospital for evaluation. When planning care, the nurse should keep in mind that this child is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 8 of 55
When evaluating a severely depressed adolescent, the nurse knows that one indicator of a high risk for suicide is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 9 of 55
Which of the following is the best method for performing a physical examination on a toddler?CorrectIncorrect
Question 10 of 55
How does the nurse appropriately administer Mycostatin suspension in an infant?CorrectIncorrect
Question 11 of 55
Which of the following situations increase the risk of lead poisoning in children?CorrectIncorrect
Question 12 of 55
The nurse answers a call bell and finds a frightened mother whose child, the patient, is having a seizure. Which of these actions should the nurse take?CorrectIncorrect
Question 13 of 55
Cherry, the mother of an 11-month-old girl, Elizabeth, is in the clinic for her daughter’s immunizations. She expresses concern to the nurse that Elizabeth cannot yet walk. The nurse correctly replies that, according to the Denver Developmental Screen, the median age for walking is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 14 of 55
Kim is using bronchodilators for asthma. The side effects of these drugs that you need to monitor this patient for include:CorrectIncorrect
Question 15 of 55
The twelve-year-old boy has fractured his arm because of a fall from his bike. After the injury has been casted, the nurse knows it is most important to perform all of the following assessments on the area distal to the injury except:CorrectIncorrect
Question 16 of 55
A mother tells the nurse that she is very worried because her 2-year old child does not finish his meals. What should the nurse advise the mother?CorrectIncorrect
Question 17 of 55
An inborn error of metabolism that causes premature destruction of RBC?CorrectIncorrect
Question 18 of 55
At the community center, the nurse leads an adolescent health information group, which often expands into other areas of discussion. She knows that these youths are trying to find out “who they are,” and discussion often focuses on which directions they want to take in school and life, as well as peer relationships. According to Erikson, this stage is known as:CorrectIncorrect
Question 19 of 55
Sunshine, age 13, has had a lumbar puncture to examine the CSF to determine if bacterial infection exists. The best position to keep her in after the procedure is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 20 of 55
The adolescent patient has symptoms of meningitis: nuchal rigidity, fever, vomiting, and lethargy. The nurse knows to prepare for the following test:CorrectIncorrect
Question 21 of 55
The nurse is assessing a newborn who had undergone vaginal delivery. Which of the following findings is least likely to be observed in a normal newborn?CorrectIncorrect
Question 22 of 55
Which of the following blood study results would the nurse expect as most likely when caring for the child with iron deficiency anemia?CorrectIncorrect
Question 23 of 55
The nurse is assessing a 9-month-old boy for a well-baby check-up. Which of the following observations would be of most concern?CorrectIncorrect
Question 24 of 55
Buck’s traction with a 10 lb. weight is securing a patient’s leg while she is waiting for surgery to repair a hip fracture. It is important to check circulation-sensation-movement:CorrectIncorrect
Question 25 of 55
The nurse is drawing blood from the diabetic patient for a glycosylated hemoglobin test. She explains to the woman that the test is used to determine:CorrectIncorrect
Question 26 of 55
The Foley Family is caring for their youngest child, Justin, who is suffering from tetralogy of Fallot. Which of the following are defects associated with this congenital heart condition?CorrectIncorrect
Question 27 of 55
Which of the following instructions would Nurse Courtney include in a teaching plan that focuses on initial prevention for Sheri who is diagnosed with rheumatic fever?CorrectIncorrect
Question 28 of 55
Mr. and Mrs. Baker’s only daughter is diagnosed with heart failure. Which of the following interventions would be appropriate to promote optimal nutrition for the infant?CorrectIncorrect
Question 29 of 55
Which of these statements regarding the conduction system of the heart is NOT correct? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 30 of 55
The ductus arteriosus is another fetal structure that is important in the intrauterine life. It functions to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 31 of 55
Beta-adrenergic agonists such as albuterol are given to Reggie, a child with asthma. Such drugs are administered primarily to do which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 32 of 55
Fred is a 12-year-old boy diagnosed with pneumococcal pneumonia. Which of the following would Nurse Nica expect to assess?CorrectIncorrect
Question 33 of 55
The Andrews family has been taking good care of their youngest, Archie, who was diagnosed with asthma. Which of the following statements indicate a need for further home care teaching?CorrectIncorrect
Question 34 of 55
Which of the following respiratory conditions is always considered a medical emergency?CorrectIncorrect
Question 35 of 55
Nurse Veronica is teaching a group of parents about otitis media. When discussing why children are predisposed to this disorder, the nurse should mention the significance of which anatomical feature?CorrectIncorrect
Question 36 of 55
Veronica is a 14-year-old girl who wears a brace for structural scoliosis; which of the following statements indicate effective use of the brace?CorrectIncorrect
Question 37 of 55
Nurse Cheryl is assessing Fred, a 14-year-old boy who had scoliosis; besides checking neurologic status directly after Harrington rod instrumentation and spinal fusion, she should be regarded with which of the following factors?CorrectIncorrect
Question 38 of 55
Nurse Kevin is assessing a newborn for developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH); he would expect to assess which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 39 of 55
Incomplete development of teeth, bones, and ligaments is the result of:CorrectIncorrect
Question 40 of 55
Neurovascular assessment for a fracture patient includes: Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 41 of 55
Which of the following is TRUE about sickle cell disease (SCD)? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 42 of 55
Mr. and Mrs. Smith’s child has hemophilia; which of the following actions would you instruct them to avoid?CorrectIncorrect
Question 43 of 55
Nurse Olenna is performing community assessment; which of the following age-groups would be inappropriate for her to monitor iron deficiency anemia?CorrectIncorrect
Question 44 of 55
Nurse Hannah is administering a steroid to a child diagnosed with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP); which of the following should the nurse monitor?CorrectIncorrect
Question 45 of 55
It is a serious condition in which the bone marrow does not produce enough new blood cells. It may be passed down from the parents or develop sometime during childhood:CorrectIncorrect
Question 46 of 55
Nurse Daya, a school nurse, is meeting with the school and health treatment team about a child who has been receiving methylphenidate (Ritalin) for two (2) months. The meeting is to evaluate the results of the child’s medication use. Which behavior change noted by the teacher will help determine the medication’s effectiveness.CorrectIncorrect
Question 47 of 55
A 15-year-old boy was hospitalized in a psychiatric unit because he initiates frequent fights with peers. Which implementation is most appropriate?CorrectIncorrect
Question 48 of 55
The parents of Suzanne, a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, tell the nurse they have tried everything to calm their child and nothing has worked. Which action by the nurse is most appropriate initially?CorrectIncorrect
Question 49 of 55
Nurse Sophia is teaching the parents of a child with pervasive developmental disorder about how to deal with the child when his behavior escalates and he begins throwing things and screaming. Which guideline would be most helpful for the parents to deal with the situation?CorrectIncorrect
Question 50 of 55
Which of the following statements about Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children is false?CorrectIncorrect
Question 51 of 55
A nurse is providing instructions to a mother who has a child with congestive heart failure regarding Digoxin (Lanoxin). Which statement made by the mother indicates further teaching?A. “I will administer the medication 1 hour before or 2 hours after meal”.CorrectIncorrect
Question 52 of 55
A nurse is monitoring the intake and output of an infant receiving furosemide (Lasix) IV. Which of the following methods is the most appropriate in measuring the urine output?CorrectIncorrect
Question 53 of 55
A child with ?-thalassemia is undergoing a blood transfusion. To prevent organ damage from the excessive amount of iron, chelation therapy is prescribed. Which of the following medications will be added to this therapy?CorrectIncorrect
Question 54 of 55
A 4 month-year-old infant has just received diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis (DtaP). Hours later, the mother reports to the clinic because her child develops redness and swelling at the injection site. The nurse instructs the mother to do which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 55 of 55
An unconscious child is brought to the emergency room due to Tylenol poisoning. Which of the following is the most appropriate nursing action?CorrectIncorrect
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15 thoughts on “Pediatric Nursing NCLEX Practice Quiz (200+ Questions)”
Hi there and thank you for these quizzes! They are awesome :) Just a note that on Pediatric quiz #1, questions 26 and 42 both count the answer as incorrect even if answered correctly! TIA
Corrected, Meg! Thank you for letting us know.
Hi! Just want you to recheck the Pedia Quiz #2 Question#20 it seems that you can’t click more than one answer when the question is about SATA thank you so much:)
Hello, this is corrected. Thanks for letting us know! :)
Exam 3. Question 2. A child with a poor nutritional status and weight loss is at risk for a negative nitrogen balance. To help diagnose this problem, the nurse in charge anticipates that the doctor will order which laboratory test?
Even though I selected C. and the answer is correct. It shows the answer as incorrect.
Hello, I have corrected this item. Thank you for letting us know!
Set #2 question 19, the correct answer is A but it highlights D
This is corrected Emily, thank you for letting us know!
Quiz 1 #27. Moro reflex should disappear at around 6 months and if it persist, it is an indication of a neurological abnormality. It should be absent when assessing a 9-month old infant.
I was thinking the same thing ! RA Student here :)
Thank you so much for your precious course,it helps me to progress,but please let true response following our response and not at the end of Quizz,it will be more helpful.
Quiz 2 #40 shows option B as the correct answer instead of option D.
Hi Ruth, question is asking for how many milligrams the patient will receive per dose not per day. Option B is correct.
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