Professional Nursing: Concepts & Challenges, 9
th Edition Test Bank
Chapter 1.Nursing in Today’s Evolving Health Care Environment
1. Which of the following could eventually change the historical status of nursing as a femaledominated profession?
a. More men graduating from baccalaureate and higher degree programs
b. The proportion of men in nursing beginning to increase
c. More male graduates of basic nursing programs entering the workplace
d. Salary compensation increasing to attract more men
A More men graduating from baccalaureate and higher degree programs is not the
best answer because associate degree programs produce the most new graduates.
B The percentage of men in nursing has increased 50% since 2000.
C The more men who enter the workplace as nurses, the less nursing will be seen as
a female-dominated profession.
D Salary rates do not appear to relate to the recruitment of men into nursing.
DIF: Cognitive Level: Comprehension REF: MCS: 2
2. The racial and ethnic composition of the nursing profession will change to more accurately
reflect the population as a whole when
a. the increased numbers of racial and ethnic minorities enrolled in educational
programs graduate and begin to practice.
b. the number of Asians or Native Hawaiian-Pacific Islanders begins to increase.
c. the percentage of African-American and Hispanic nurses decreases more than the
percentage of white nurses.
Test Bank for Professional Nursing Concepts & Challenges, 9th Edition, Beth Black
d. the nonwhite portion of the general population decreases.
A A larger percentage of minorities are enrolled in nursing educational programs
B Asians and Native Hawaiian-Pacific Islanders are over represented in nursing
compared to their percentage of the general population.
C Not only would the percentage of African-American and Hispanic nurses need to
increase, the percentage of white nurses would have to decrease in order to more
accurately reflect the population as a whole.
D The nonwhite portion of the general population is not likely to decrease.
DIF: Cognitive Level: Comprehension REF: MCS: 3
3. Which of the following is a correct statement about the registered nurse (RN) population?
a. The racial/ethnic composition of RNs closely resembles that of the general
b. The number of men entering nursing has decreased steadily over the last decade.
c. The rate of aging of RNs has slowed for the first time in the past 30 years.
d. The majority of employed RNs working full time must work a second position.
A The racial/ethnic composition of RNs is increasing, but does not approximate
their percentage of the overall population.
B The number of men entering nursing is increasing.
C The average age of RNs in both 2004 and 2008 was 46. This is a result of the
numbers of RNs under 30 in the workforce.
D According to 2008 data, only 12% of nurses working full time hold second
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