Nursing Licensure And Certification

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Question 1
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The advanced practice nurse who is seeking information about requirements for practice in a specialized area should contact the:

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A

American Nurses Association (ANA).

B

National League for Nursing (NLN).

C

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

D

National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).

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Question 2
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The primary purpose of licensure for RNs is to:

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A

prevent others from using the title nurse.

B

demonstrate a specialized body of knowledge.

C

protect the public.

D

enhance recognition for the profession.

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Question 3
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Nurse practice acts:

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A

are written and passed by legislators.

B

cannot be influenced by special interest groups.

C

reflect only the concerns of RNs.

D

are affected by the practice of dentists.

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Question 4
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To ensure that nursing legislation is current and is reviewed by specific dates, if a nurse practice act fails to be reviewed, it is automatically rescinded under which law?

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A

Nurse review act

B

Sunset legislation

C

Mandatory revocation

D

Grandfathering

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Question 5
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Current trends in telecommunications and increased mobility of nurses have led to the approval of a mutual recognition model of nursing regulation, in which nurses are allowed to practice in states that are compact states without obtaining a license in each state. On which website would a nurse find a list of current compact states?

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A

National League for Nursing (NLN)

B

National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)

C

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

D

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

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Question 6
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The first field of nursing to certify advanced practitioners was the field of:

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A
adult nurse practitioners.
B
nurse-midwifery.
C
clinical nurse specialist.
D
nurse anesthesia.
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Question 7
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A graduate of a nursing school in the United States plans to practice nursing in Paris, France. To request licensure to practice in Paris, the nurse:

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A
must contact the Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools to complete a special examination.
B
realizes that education in the United States is so generalized that he or she is eligible to practice in other countries without additional licensure.
C
is required to take a language proficiency examination for the primary language of that particular country, as well as a cultural assessment test, prior to licensure.
D
should contact the International Council of Nurses or the nursing regulatory board of that country.
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Question 8
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A nurse who is licensed in Georgia and moves to Oregon:

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A
must check Oregon's nurse practice act related to licensure for endorsement.
B
will automatically be grandfathered in as a licensed registered nurse.
C
may request certification in Oregon rather than licensure, so as not to have to retake the NCLEX-RN®.
D
should contact the American Nurses Credentialing Center to determine whether he or she is eligible to practice in an another state.
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Question 9
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When practicing in a compact state:

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A
the nurse must abide solely by the practice act of the largest state.
B
patients' rights in relation to the nurse practice act are protected by the mutual recognition model.
C
the nurse must pay for a license in all states that participate in the mutual recognition model.
D
the nurse must refer to the nurse practice act for the list of skills that can be performed.
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Question 10
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When participating in a nurse licensure compact, the nurse:

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A
is held responsible for complying with the nursing practice laws in the state where practicing at the time care is rendered.
B
must purchase a license in each state but does not retake the licensure examination.
C
determines residency based on the state where educated as registered nurse.
D
may practice using one license in any state or territory in the United States that recognizes the NCLEX as the source of licensure.
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Question 11
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A new graduate from a master's entry program in nursing announces, "I just passed my clinical nurse leader certification examination." Certification as a clinical nurse leader:

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A
is granted by the state board of nursing.
B
denotes minimum level of knowledge and skills to practice safely.
C
allows independent nursing practice, often in primary care.
D
recognizes achievement of advanced skills and knowledge.
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Question 12
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A nurse holds a license in one state but wishes to practice in a second state that is not participating in a nurse licensure compact agreement. The nurse is granted licensure on payment of a fee but does not retake the licensure examination. The nurse obtains licensure in the second state:

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A
by licensure and by endorsement.
B
through mandatory continuing education.
C
by the statutory process known as being grandfathered.
D
through sunset legislation.
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Question 13
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A nurse practicing in the early 1900s was awarded a permissive license. These licenses:

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A
were voluntary; however, a nurse who failed the examination could not use the title RN.
B
required a maximum of 1 year of formalized nurse training.
C
allowed nurses who did not pass the licensure examination to still practice.
D
allowed nurses the choice of taking a written or oral licensure examination.
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Question 14
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A group of registered nurses with ADN degrees are concerned that the minimum educational standard for licensure as a registered nurse is being raised to the bachelor's (BSN) level. After contacting the American Nurses Association, they learn they will be "grandfathered" in. Under the "grandfather clause," nurses with associate degrees will:

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be required to complete a bridge program to earn a BSN and then be tested only on material that was not part of the ASN curriculum.
B
continue to use the title "registered nurse."
C
have 10 years to obtain a BSN or the license will be revoked.
D
use whatever title is established for associate degree nurses.
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Question 15
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Who establishes the "rules" for nursing practice?

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A
Individual state boards of nursing
B
Employer, based on area of practice
C
United States Department of Health and Human Services
D
Local health officials
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Question 16
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A nurse is completing the degree requirements for an advanced practice role as a nurse practitioner and is concerned about certification requirements. Which statement concerning certification for advanced practice is true?

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A
All states require certification for all specialty roles that are identified as advanced practice.
B
Nurse anesthetists and nurse-midwives are the only advanced practice role that require certification in the state nurse practice acts.
C
Scope of practice remains unclear in state nurse practice acts due to the increasing number of new advanced practice roles.
D
Certification is automatic when the nurse applies for an advanced practice license.
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Question 17
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Nurses in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas gather for a conference related to improving quality and safety in practice and nursing education. They are awarded continuing education (CE) credit for participation and evaluation of the conference. One nurse from California states, "I need these CEs to renew my license." The nurse from Mississippi replies, "You do not need CEs for license renewal or advance practice certification renewal." Which statement about CEs would help these nurses?

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A
All states require proof of continuing education for renewal of license with the number of hours varying.
B
The purpose of continuing education is to ensure competence of the workforce after graduation, but each state determines if CEs are required.
C
Continuing education is required if nurses work across state lines.
D
Initial licensure provides evidence of a minimum safety and competence, so it is illegal for states to require continuing education for renewal of license.
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Question 18
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A nurse who wishes to practice in another state: (select all that apply)

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A
must retake the NCLEX-RN for that state.
B
should determine whether the state is a compact state.
C
may obtain licensure by endorsement.
D
must revoke licensure in the current state because nurses cannot be licensed in more than one state concurrently.
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Question 19
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Which statements concerning licensure as a registered nurse are correct? (select all that apply)

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A
Nurses who graduate from different types of nursing education programs are granted different types of licenses, those with a baccalaureate degree having the most expanded role.
B
A nursing license cannot be revoked, only suspended.
C
Each nurse practice act describes requirements for initial licensure.
D
It is illegal for states to ask about the mental or physical status of an applicant.
E
Students who graduate in the top 10% of their class are exempt from taking the NCLEX-RN for licensure.
F
Candidates for licensure must present proof of graduation as required by the state.
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Question 20
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A group of graduates were just notified that they had successfully passed the licensure examination. During the orientation process at the hospital, one asks, "I am looking at my license, but I don't really know the duties performed by the board of nursing." The staff development nurse explains that the board of nursing: (select all that apply)

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A
grants nursing licensure.
B
constructs the licensure examination.
C
assigns disciplinary action when the nurse acts in a manner that results in harm to a patient.
D
members are appointed.
E
conducts certification examinations for advanced practice nurses.
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