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Question 1
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Multiple Choice

Preparation for the NCLEX-PN examination should include

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A

cramming difficult concepts the night before the examination.

B

rereading each textbook used in the program of study.

C

going to a party the evening before the test.

D

reviewing content summaries and focusing on identified areas of weakness.

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Question 2
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Multiple Choice

LPN/LVN licensure by endorsement in the United States and its territories is possible because

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A

English is the spoken language of each locale.

B

the NCLEX-PN examination is used by the board of nursing of each locale.

C

computer-adaptive testing maximizes testing efficiency.

D

the NCLEX-PN examination test plan reflects current practice.

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Question 3
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Multiple Choice

What advice should the testing candidate consider the best method for preparing to take the NCLEX-PN examination?

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A

"Participate in an all-night cram session the night before the test."

B

"Rely on your intuition to answer questions when you do not know the answer."

C

"Study throughout the year and review systematically before the exam."

D

"Quiz previous graduates about test content and study what they mention."

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Question 4
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Multiple Choice

The practical/vocational nursing student tells a colleague, "I know I'm going to fail the NCLEX-PN examination. I've heard that a huge amount of the examination is psychology related, and I hated psychology!" The reply that shows the best understanding of the NCLEX-PN examination is

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A

"You'd better retake the psychology course."

B

"There are equal numbers of questions related to each aspect of patient needs."

C

"Psychosocial integrity is the basis for 8% to 14% of the questions."

D

"I've heard there's more emphasis on care planning than anything else."

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Question 5
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Multiple Choice

The SP/VN reviewing for the NCLEX-PN examination should study based on an understanding that the category of patient need that is most heavily tested is

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A

the clinical problem-solving process.

B

safe, effective care environment.

C

health promotion and maintenance.

D

physiologic integrity.

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Question 6
Multiple Choice

One practical/vocational nursing student tells another student, "I'm computer phobic! I never understand what keys I'm supposed to use to get the thing to work." The reply that shows the best understanding about NCLEX-PN examination testing is:

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A
"No problem! The question comes up on the screen, and you speak the letter of the correct answer aloud to the voice-activated computer."
B
"You answer practice questions before the examination begins to get you used to using the computer."
C
"You'll be able to ask the test proctor for help if you get mixed up."
D
"If you can't get the hang of the computer, they'll let you use paper and pencil."
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Question 7
Multiple Choice

When an SP/VN asks for advice about how to "reduce anxiety before the NCLEX-PN examination," the LPN/LVN should respond, "An effective strategy for reducing test anxiety prior to the NCLEX-PN examination is to

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A
maintain a confident, positive attitude about your abilities and the outcome."
B
drink 3 ounces of an alcoholic beverage 30 minutes before the test."
C
prepare yourself for the worst by picturing yourself having to reapply."
D
use scrap paper to keep track of the number of questions you think you answered correctly and incorrectly."
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Question 8
Multiple Choice

The LPN/LVN tells a peer, "I want to be endorsed in state X. What step do you think I should take first?" The best response would be:

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A
"Ask our state board to send you a copy of your NCLEX-PN examination score."
B
"Photocopy your license and current registration."
C
"Write to the board of nursing in state X and ask for instructions."
D
"Request our state board to inactivate your license."
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Question 9
Multiple Choice

Which statement pertains to a temporary work permit?

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A
It is issued automatically upon completion of the LPN/LVN program.
B
It permits one to work as an LPN/LVN.
C
It is required to take the NCLEX-PN examination.
D
It is revoked once the NCLEX-PN examination result is reported.
E
It allows one to assume LPN/LVN charge nurse duties.
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Question 10
Multiple Choice

The fundamental difference between holding licensure as an LPN/LVN and having a temporary permit is that a temporary permit

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A
is surrendered after 2 years; a license is never surrendered.
B
requires close RN supervision; a license gives permission to practice without RN supervision.
C
certifies minimal competency in LPN/LVN skills; a license guarantees safe practice.
D
provides permission to work as a GP/VN; a license certifies minimal competence in LPN/LVN skills.
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Question 11
Multiple Choice

The requirement for taking the NCLEX-PN examination that is universal to every U.S. state and territory is

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A
the ability to pay fees using a major credit card.
B
holding a valid temporary work permit.
C
a conviction-free legal record.
D
completion of a PN/VN program.
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Question 12
Multiple Choice

Prior to taking the NCLEX-PN examination, candidates sign a confidentiality clause. A candidate would be in violation of "terms of confidentiality" when doing which of the following?

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A
The candidate asks the examination proctor a question.
B
The candidate informs others that she has taken the exam.
C
The candidate discusses the examination with his instructor.
D
The candidate refrains from discussing the examination with others.
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Question 13
Multiple Choice

Endorsement for an LPN/LVN taking the NCLEX-PN examination means that

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A
the LPN/LVN will never risk losing his or her license.
B
the LPN/LVN may apply for licensure in a different state or territory without retesting.
C
the LPN/LVN is entitled only to practice in the state in which he or she took the NCLEX-PN examination.
D
the LPN/LVN must retake the NCLEX-PN examination if wishing to practice nursing in another state or territory.
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Question 14
Multiple Choice

The content of the NCLEX-PN examination is divided into four Patient Needs categories. The Safe, Effective Care Environment category includes

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A
the aging process.
B
abuse and neglect.
C
advance directives.
D
medication administration.
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Question 15
Multiple Choice

The content of the NCLEX-PN examination is divided into four Patient Needs categories. The Health Promotion and Maintenance category includes

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A
ethical practice.
B
family planning.
C
crisis intervention.
D
basic pathophysiology.
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Question 16
Multiple Choice

The content of the NCLEX-PN examination is divided into four Patient Needs categories. The Psychosocial Integrity category includes

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A
surgical asepsis.
B
human sexuality.
C
therapeutic communication.
D
nutrition and oral hydration.
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Question 17
Multiple Choice

The content of the NCLEX-PN examination is divided into four Patient Needs categories. The Physiological Integrity category includes

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A
newborn care.
B
stress management.
C
medical emergencies.
D
accident/error prevention.
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Question 18
Multiple Choice

Which phrases describe the format of the NCLEX-PN examination? (Select all that apply.)

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A
Uses multiple choice questions exclusively
B
Includes questions of varying levels of difficulty
C
May have fill-in-the-blank questions
D
Uses charts, tables, and graphics as parts of questions
E
Requires tester to select a single best answer for every question
F
Tests the cognitive levels of knowledge, comprehension, application, and analysis
G
Integrates three of the four steps of the nursing process used by LPN/LVNs
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Question 19
Multiple Choice

Which phrases accurately describe computerized adaptive testing (CAT) as used in the NCLEX-PN examination? (Select all that apply.)

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A
Selects questions of varying difficulty, depending on previous responses
B
Provides an individualized examination for each tester
C
Requires the tester to answer a minimum of 85 questions
D
Selects an equal number of questions from the four categories of patient need
E
Ends testing when 50% of the questions have been answered correctly
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Question 20
Multiple Choice

Which statements provide accurate information about determination of pass/fail by NCLEX-PN computerized adaptive testing? (Select all that apply.)

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A
Only questions testing the application or analysis level of cognition are scored.
B
Each question that appears on the screen must be answered; none can be skipped.
C
Of the more difficult questions asked, 50% must be answered correctly to pass.
D
One's score must be at least 75% of the 205 total questions asked.
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