Practice answering select all that apply (SATA) questions for your NCLEX! Included in this free nursing test bank are 100 questions that are all multiple-response types covering different topics in nursing. Also in this article are tips on how to answer SATA questions.
Select All That Apply Practice Questions
This NCLEX nursing test bank for select all that apply includes 100 questions divided into two parts with 50 items each. Be sure to read the SATA tips below first to learn the techniques on how to answer them.
Quizzes included in this guide are:
- Select All That Apply NCLEX Practice | Quiz #1: 50 Questions
- Select All That Apply NCLEX Practice | Quiz #2: 50 Questions
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Select All That Apply NCLEX Practice | Quiz #1: 50 Questions
This is the first part of your Select All That Apply review for NCLEX! Remember to read the tips below on how to answer SATA!
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Question 1 of 50
A patient is admitted to the same-day surgery unit for liver biopsy. Which of the following laboratory tests assesses coagulation? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 50
A patient is admitted to the hospital with suspected polycythemia vera. Which of the following symptoms is consistent with the diagnosis? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 50
The nurse is teaching the client how to use a metered-dose inhaler (MDI) to administer a Corticosteroid drug. Which of the following client actions indicates that he is using the MDI correctly? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 50
The nurse is teaching a client with polycythemia vera about potential complications from this disease. Which manifestations would the nurse include in the client’s teaching plan? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 50
Which of the following would be priority assessment data to gather from a client who has been diagnosed with pneumonia? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 50
The nurse is teaching a client who has been diagnosed with TB how to avoid spreading the disease to family members. Which statement(s) by the client indicate(s) that he has understood the nurse’s instructions? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 50
The nurse is admitting a client with hypoglycemia. Identify the signs and symptoms the nurse should expect. Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 8 of 50
Which adaptations should the nurse caring for a client with diabetic ketoacidosis expect the client to exhibit? Select all that apply:CorrectIncorrect
Question 9 of 50
When planning care for a client with ulcerative colitis who is experiencing symptoms, which client care activities can the nurse appropriately delegate to an unlicensed assistant? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 10 of 50
Which of the following nursing diagnoses would be appropriate for a client with heart failure? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 11 of 50
When caring for a client with a central venous line, which of the following nursing actions should be implemented in the plan of care for chemotherapy administration? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 12 of 50
A 20-year old college student has been brought to the psychiatric hospital by her parents. Her admitting diagnosis is borderline personality disorder. When talking with the parents, which information would the nurse expect to be included in the client’s history? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 13 of 50
When assessing a client diagnosed with impulse control disorder, the nurse observes violent, aggressive, and assaultive behavior. Which of the following assessment data is the nurse also likely to find? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 14 of 50
A nurse is caring for a middle-aged client who has undergone hemicolectomy for colon cancer. The client has two children. Which concepts about families should the nurse consider when providing care for this client? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 15 of 50
The nurse is monitoring a client receiving peritoneal dialysis and the nurse notes that a client’s outflow is less than the inflow. Select actions that the nurse should take.CorrectIncorrect
Question 16 of 50
The nurse is caring for a hospitalized client who has chronic renal failure. Which of the following nursing diagnoses are most appropriate for this client? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 17 of 50
The nurse is assessing a child diagnosed with a brain tumor. Which of the following signs and symptoms would the nurse expect the child to demonstrate? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 18 of 50
The nurse is caring for a client with a T5 complete spinal cord injury. Upon assessment, the nurse notes flushed skin, diaphoresis above the T5, and blood pressure of 162/96. The client reports a severe, pounding headache. Which of the following nursing interventions would be appropriate for this client? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 19 of 50
The nurse is evaluating the discharge teaching for a client who has an ileal conduit. Which of the following statements indicates that the client has correctly understood the teaching? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 20 of 50
A nurse is assisting in performing an assessment on a client who suspects that she is pregnant and is checking the client for probable signs of pregnancy. Select all probable signs of pregnancy.CorrectIncorrect
Question 21 of 50
A nurse is monitoring a pregnant client with pregnancy induced hypertension who is at risk for Preeclampsia. The nurse checks the client for which specific signs of Preeclampsia? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 22 of 50
A nurse is caring for a pregnant client with severe preeclampsia who is receiving IV magnesium sulfate. Select all nursing interventions that apply in the care for the client.CorrectIncorrect
Question 23 of 50
When interpreting an ECG, the nurse would keep in mind which of the following about the P wave? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 24 of 50
When caring for a client with a central venous line, which of the following nursing actions should be implemented in the plan of care for chemotherapy administration? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 25 of 50
A nurse is assessing a newly admitted client. In the family assessment, who should be considered as part of the client’s family? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 26 of 50
The nurse recognizes that a client is experiencing insomnia when the client reports: Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 27 of 50
The nurse teaches the mother of a newborn that in order to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) the best position to place the baby after nursing is? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 28 of 50
A client has a diagnosis of primary insomnia. Before assessing this client, the nurse recalls the numerous causes of this disorder. Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 29 of 50
The use of barbiturates in treating insomnia include which of the following? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 30 of 50
Which of the following is appropriate when there is a benzodiazepine overdose? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 31 of 50
A 6-year-old child with leukemia is hospitalized and is receiving combination chemotherapy. Laboratory results indicate that the child is neutropenic, and the nurse prepares to implement protective isolation procedures. Which interventions would the nurse initiate? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 32 of 50
A 16-year-old child is brought to the emergency department by his mother with a complaint that the child just experienced a tonic-clonic seizure. On arrival in the emergency department, no apparent seizures were occurring. The mother states that her son is taking medication for the seizure disorder. The nurse plans care, knowing that which of the following medications are used for long-term control of tonic-clonic seizures? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 33 of 50
A child has been diagnosed with meningococcal meningitis. Which of the following isolation techniques is appropriate? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 34 of 50
A client enters the emergency department confused, twitching, and having seizures. His family states he recently was placed on corticosteroids for arthritis and was feeling better and exercising daily. On data collection, he has flushed skin, dry mucous membranes, an elevated temperature, and poor skin turgor. His serum sodium level is 172 mEq/L. Choose the interventions that the health care provider would likely prescribe. Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 35 of 50
A client has died, and a nurse asks a family member about the funeral arrangements. The family member refuses to discuss the issue. The nurse’s appropriate action is to: Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 36 of 50
A client is scheduled for a myelogram, and the nurse provides a list of instructions to the client regarding preparation for the procedure. Which instructions should the nurse place on the list? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 37 of 50
A client with a closed head injury is receiving phenytoin (Dilantin), an anticonvulsant medication. Which of the following would indicate that the client is experiencing side effects related to this medication? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 38 of 50
A client with carcinoma of the lung develops the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (SIADH) as a complication of the cancer. The nurse anticipates that which of the following may be prescribed? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 39 of 50
The nurse is preparing to teach a client about the prescribed spironolactone (Aldactone) to monitor for adverse effects of the drug. The nurse should instruct the client about which adverse effects? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 40 of 50
The clinic nurse is assisting to perform a focused data collection process on a client who is complaining of symptoms of a cold, a cough, and lung congestion. Which of the following would the nurse include for this type of data collection? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 41 of 50
A community health nurse is conducting a teaching session about terrorism with members of the community and discussing information regarding anthrax. The nurse tells those attending that anthrax can be transmitted via which route(s)? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 42 of 50
The emergency room nurse is providing discharge teaching to the parents of a 2-year-old child who sustained burns from a hot cup of coffee that had been left on the kitchen counter. The nurse evaluates that the parents have correctly understood the teaching when they state which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 43 of 50
A licensed practical nurse is attending an agency orientation meeting about the nursing model of practice implemented in the facility. The nurse is told that the nursing model is a team nursing approach. The nurse understands that which of the following is a characteristic of this type of nursing model of practice? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 44 of 50
A licensed practical nurse is planning the client assignments for the day. Which of the following is the most appropriate assignment for the nursing assistant? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 45 of 50
A male client who has heart failure receives an additional dose of bumetanide as prescribed 4 hours after the daily dose. The nurse assesses him 15 minutes after administering the medication and reminds him to save all urine in the bathroom. Thirty minutes later the nurse finds the client on the floor, unresponsive, and bleeding from a laceration. Determine the issues that support the client’s malpractice claim. Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 46 of 50
A nurse develops a plan of care for a client following a lumbar puncture. Which interventions should be included in the plan? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 47 of 50
A nurse is assisting a gastroenterologist in caring for a client with complaints of epigastric pain. The nurse is explaining the role of the gastric glands in the fundus and body of the stomach which secrete intrinsic factor and hydrochloric acid. The nurse is correct when stating which of these substances as those needed in the GI tract. Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 48 of 50
A nurse is developing a care plan for a client with an injury to the frontal lobe of the brain. Which nursing interventions should be included as part of the care plan? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 49 of 50
A nurse has reinforced instructions to the client with hyperparathyroidism regarding home care measures related to exercise. Which statement by the client indicates a need for further instruction? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 50 of 50
A nurse in a medical unit is caring for a client with heart failure. The client suddenly develops extreme dyspnea, tachycardia, and lung crackles, and the nurse suspects pulmonary edema. The nurse immediately notifies the registered nurse and expects which interventions to be prescribed? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Tips When Answering Select All That Apply
In multiple-response or select all that apply (SATA) questions, you will be required to select or check all the options that pertain to the question. No partial credit is given in the scoring of items, so you must select all correct answers for the item to be considered correct.
Test-taking tips when answering select all that apply questions:
- Get to know as much nursing content as possible. Do your homework and build up your nursing knowledge and note that there are no shortcuts in preparing for SATA questions.
- Expect SATA questions. You will encounter several questions using the multiple response format on your NCLEX. Anticipate that this will happen to help you minimize your anxiety as these questions in SATA format shows up.
- Take SATA positively. Select all that apply questions reflect the quantity and quality of your knowledge about nursing. These questions are added to the NCLEX test bank because, in one item, it can evaluate how well the candidate is knowledgeable about the topic. In NCLEX’s computer adaptive testing, if a difficult question shows up (like SATA), it means your higher level of cognitive ability is being tested and you’re on the right track.
- Completely understand what the question is asking. Just like with any other questions in the NCLEX, carefully understand what the question is asking first. Train yourself to actually spend more time looking and processing the question than looking over the options or choices. A mindset like this will help you have a clear goal in mind before you proceed with comparing each option against your goal.
- The secret to select all that apply questions. Here’s the secret, SATA questions are actually a form of “true or false” questions! Therefore, you proceed to answer each option by responding with either a “yes” or a “no”, or if it “applies” or “does not apply” to what the question is asking. Go down the list of options one by one and ask yourself if it applies to what the question is asking, then look at the next choices and do the same thing.
- Don’t group or associate choices. Treat each choice or option as a possible answer separate to other choices. Don’t group or link the choices to one another and should not be answered as a group.
- Pay attention to the wording of the options. Watch out for absolutes or extremes (e.g, at all times, all the time, complete restriction) as these are probably wrong choices. If you cannot recall the information or if it doesn’t make sense, it’s probably wrong.
- Don’t overthink and move on. After you’ve chosen your answers by following step #5, do not go back and change your answer. Most SATA questions are not on the application or analysis level so it usually doesn’t need you to factor in anything and modify your response. Do not change your answer unless there is something really obvious that you have overlooked or if you did not follow step #4. Also, if you feel you’re wasting time for one question, move on and do not let it ruin your momentum.
- Minimum of two correct answers. According to the NCSBN site, there will always be more than one correct answer so a “minimum of two correct options.” It’s also rare to have all choices correct but it can technically happen. NCSBN requires the candidate to utilize their comprehensive knowledge to determine the appropriate amount of applicable maximum correct answers to each item.
- Practice. To widen your nursing knowledge and help you remove the anxiety in answering select all that apply questions, you need to get your hands dirty and try out our SATA NCLEX practice questions above.
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- Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-PN Examination (8th Edition)
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Originally published in October 2014.