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Pharmacology and the Nursing Process-Pharmacology Test Bank for NCLEX _RN

The Nursing Process and Drug Therapy
1. The nurse is writing a nursing diagnosis for a plan of care for a patient who has been newly
diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Which statement reflects the correct format for a nursing
A. Anxiety
B. Anxiety related to new drug therapy
C. Anxiety related to feelings about drug therapy as evidenced by statements such as
―I’m upset about having to give myself shots‖
D. Anxiety related to new drug therapy as evidenced by statements such as ―I’m upset
about having to give myself shots‖
2. A patient is to receive oral digoxin (Lanoxin) daily; however, because he is unable to swallow,
he cannot take it orally, as ordered. What type of problem does this represent?
A. ―Right time‖ problem
B. ―Right dose‖ problem
C. ―Right route‖ problem
D. ―Right medication‖ problem
3. The nurse has been monitoring a patient’s progress on a new drug regimen since the first
dose and documenting signs of possible adverse effects. This example illustrates which
phase of the nursing process?
A. Planning
B. Evaluation
C. Implementation
D. Nursing diagnosis
4. The nurse is assigned to a patient who is newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
Which statement best illustrates an outcome criterion for this patient?
A. The patient will follow instructions.
B. The patient will not experience complications.
C. The patient will adhere to the new insulin treatment regimen.
D. The patient will demonstrate safe insulin self-administration technique.
5. Which activity best reflects the implementation phase of the nursing process for a patient who
is newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes mellitus?
A. Providing education regarding self-injection technique
B. Setting goals and outcome criteria with the patient’s input
Recording a drug history regarding over-the-counter medications used at home
Formulating nursing diagnoses regarding knowledge deficit related to new
treatment regimen
6. The medication order reads, ―Give ondansetron 24 mg, 30 minutes before beginning
chemotherapy to prevent nausea.‖ The nurse notes that the route is missing from the order.
What is the nurse’s best action?
A. Giving the medication intravenously because it is for nausea prevention
B. Giving the medication orally because the tablets are available in 24 mg doses
C. Contacting the prescriber to clarify the route of the medication ordered
D. Holding the medication until the prescriber returns to clarify the order
7. When the nurse considers the timing of a drug dose, which of the factors listed below is
appropriate to consider when deciding when to give a drug?
A. The patient’s ability to swallow
B. The patient’s weight
C. The patient’s last meal
D. The patient’s allergies
1. When giving medications, the nurse will follow the rights of medication administration, which
include what rights? Select all that apply.
A. Right drug
B. Right route
C. Right dose
D. Right time
E. Right patient
F. Right documentation
ANS: A, B, C, D, E, F
1. Place the phases of the nursing process in the correct order, with 1 as the first phase and 5
as the last phase.
1. Evaluation
2. Nursing Diagnoses
3. Assessment
4. Implementation
5. Planning
ANS: 3, 2, 5, 4,

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