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NCLEX & CGFNS Practice Questions

Below are recent practice questions under UNIT V: MATERNAL AND NEWBORN CARE for Newborn Care. You can view your scores and the answers to all the questions by clicking on the SHOW RESULT red button at the end of the questions.

1. A client delivers a 7-pound, 4-ounce neonate at 38 weeks gestation. What observations, if found on initial assessment, should a nurse report to a physician? Select all that apply.


2. The nurse is caring for a newborn who has just been diagnosed with hypospadias. After discussing the defect with the parents, the nurse should expect that?


3. A newborn suspected of having Down syndrome is held in the nursery for observation. For what acute health problems should a nurse observe? Select all that apply.


4. The nurse is assessing a newborn on admission to the newborn nursery. Which of the following findings should the nurse report to the neonatalogist?


5. A nursing student is performing an initial newborn assessment. The newborn is observed to have a caput succedaneum. What are likely causes of this condition? Select all that apply.


6. A nurse notes that a 6-hour-old neonate has cyanotic hands and feet. Which of the following actions by the nurse is appropriate?


7. The nurse admitting a preterm newborn to the nursery should assess the newborn for which of the following?


8. Which of the following neonates is at highest risk for cold stress syndrome?


9. A baby is born with erythroblastosis fetalis. Which of the following signs/symptoms would the nurse expect to see?


10. The nursing history for a newborn suspected of having pyloric stenosis would MOST likely reveal?


11. A full-term newborn was just born. Which nursing intervention is important for the nurse to perform first?


12. A nursing student is preparing to administer an injection of vitamin K, 1 mg IM, to a newborn. The student asks a nurse, “Where should I give the injection?” Which is the most accurate response by the nurse?


13. A pre-term newborn is to be fed breast milk through nasogastric tube. The nurse recognizes that breast milk is preferred to formula because it?


14. The nurse is assessing the reflexes of a newborn. The nurse assesses which of the following reflexes by placing a finger in the newborn’s mouth?


15. A nurse assessing the newborn of a diabetic mother understands that hypoglycemia is related to?


16. Which assessment finding should a nurse most expect in a newborn infant with a cyanotic heart defect?


17. Four babies with the following conditions are in the well-baby nursery. The baby with which of the conditions is high risk for physiological jaundice?



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