Select All That Apply NCLEX Practice Questions and Tips (100 Items)

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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:

  1. Select All That Apply NCLEX Practice | Quiz #1: 50 Questions
  2. Select All That Apply NCLEX Practice | Quiz #2: 50 Questions

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Quiz guidelines:

  1. Comprehend each item. Read and understand each question before choosing the best answer. The exam has no time limit so that you can make sense of each item at your own pace.
  2. Review your answers. Once you’re done with all the questions, you’ll be redirected to the Quiz Summary table, where you’ll be able to review which questions you’ve answered or may have skipped. Review your answers once more before pressing the Finish Quiz button.
  3. Read the rationales. After you have reviewed your answers, click on the Finish Quiz button to record your answers and show your score. Click on the View Questions button to review the quiz and read through the rationales for each question.
  4. Let us know your feedback! Comment us your thoughts, scores, ratings, and questions about the quiz in the comments section below.
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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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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: 

  1. 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. 
  2. 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. 
  3. 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. 
  4. 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. 
  5. 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. 
  6. 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. 
  7. 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. 
  8. 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. 
  9. 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.
  10. 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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Originally published in October 2014.

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Gil Wayne graduated in 2008 with a bachelor of science in nursing. He earned his license to practice as a registered nurse during the same year. His drive for educating people stemmed from working as a community health nurse. He conducted first aid training and health seminars and workshops for teachers, community members, and local groups. Wanting to reach a bigger audience in teaching, he is now a writer and contributor for Nurseslabs since 2012 while working part-time as a nurse instructor. His goal is to expand his horizon in nursing-related topics. He wants to guide the next generation of nurses to achieve their goals and empower the nursing profession.
  • 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.

    For this question, option 1 says: Elevate the HOB to 90 degrees: Although elevating HOB is among the management of a patient with Authonomic Dysreflexia.

    In spinal cord injury, are we suppose to elevate HOB?

  • Thank you. Question number six of the first set of select all that apply doesn’t seem to be the right answers, the rationales indicate isolation but the isolation answer was flagged as wrong. Thank you.

  • I found your site very helpful and with detailed rationales in the different topics in Nursing. I make it a point that everyday I visited your website to answer the practice test but sometimes I could not go through with it.
    I had a hard time in the SATA questions, hence I would like to practice in the SATA questions available in this website. Thank you and more power!

  • I learned so much with these kind of SATA questions. You and your team are really amazing in creating this website and formulating questions for us who dreamed of becoming a Nurse. Really appreciated.
    God’s blessings upon you. I hope I can continue to answer more of your SATA questions. Thank you

    • Those questions are now fixed. Sorry about that and thanks for letting us know! ☺️

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