NURS 138 Quiz – Nursing Today, Roles, History – Chapters 1 & 2

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One important advantage of the evolution of nursing informatics is that
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informatics nurses are best able to design systems with the needs and skills of nurses who use them in mind
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The major benefit of serving as a military nurse is
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the financial support to seek advanced degrees.
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The clinical nurse leader (CNL) is a recently proposed role. The responsibilities of the person in this role include which of the following?
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Oversee and manage care delivery in specific settings.
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Which of the following statements explains why the school nurse of today is truly a community health nurse?
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The school nurse may be called on to care for a student’s family membrs in underserved areas.
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Hospice and palliative care nursing is a rapidly developing specialty in nursing. Which facts have contributed to this growth? (Select all that apply)
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End-of-life needs are expected to increase with the aging population. Hospice and palliative care nurses work in a variety of settings. End-of-life care is largely the responsibility of nurses.
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One important advantage of clinical ladder programs for hospital-based RNs is that they
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allow career advancement for nurses who choose to remain at the bedside
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The racial and ethnic composition of the nursing profession will change to more accurately reflect the population as a whole when
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the increased numbers of racial and ethnic minorities enrolled in educational programs graduate and begin to practice
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NP’s are advanced practice nurses who
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can diagnose and treat common and chronic conditions.
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Which of the following nursing roles is not considered an advanced practice role?
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Community health nurse
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Which one of the following statements is true about community health nursing (CHN)?
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Prevention and community education are the cornerstones of CHN.
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To which early nursing leader is attributed the founding of the American Red Cross?
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Clara Barton
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Margaret Sanger, as a nurse and activist, worked on the Lower East Side of New York City in the early 1900s with immigrant women. What was the focus of her work?
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Safe contraception and family planning for women
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What were some of the application requirements of nursing education programs in the 1900’s?
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Female, sensitive, subservient
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At all times, the number one obligation and responsibility of the professional Registered Nurse is to
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be an advocate for quality care for the patient, especially when they can’t speak for themselves
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Which early nursing leader founded the first training school for nurses that would later become a model for early nursing education?
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Florence Nightingale
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Who was the first educated African-American professional nurse?
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Mary Eliza Mahoney
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Historically, one solution that attempted to correct the shortage of RN’s was to increase the supply of nurses. Means of increasing the supply of nurses included (Select all that apply).
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importation of nurses from English-speaking countries development of associate degree programs use of “traveling nurses”
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Nursing practices during the Civil War advanced the cause of professional nursing. The move toward formal education and training was supported by (select all that apply).
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the appointment of Dorothea Dix as Superintendent of Women Nurses of the (Union) Army. lobbing by the United States Sanitary Commission for the creation of nursing schools. reports of inadequate conditions in hospitals reported by social reformers after the Civil War.
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What was the most important influence of war, as exemplified by the Vietnam War, on the practice of nursing?
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Nurses were able to preform medical procedures during war.
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During the Great Depression, staffing of hospitals changed with an impact lasting to the current day. What was this change?
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The employment of graduate nurses in hospitals.

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