Here is a free UK NMC CBT for overseas Nurses practice questions which will come into effect from August 2021. The right answers are bolded
- Which of the following describes a quantitative method of research? Choose the correct answer.
Exploring a phenomenon by interviewing participants
Collating people’s views and opinions
Collection of numerical data
Reviewing published research
2. Choose the four themes of NMC’s ‘The Code’. Choose the correct answer.
Prioritise patients, practise within your limits, preserve others, promote wellbeing
Prioritise people, practise effectively, preserve safety, promote professionalism and trust
Prioritise staff, practise safely, preserve wellbeing, promote health
Prioritise yourself, practise with pride, preserve health, promote the NHS
3. When caring for a patient who is Jehovah’s Witness (JW), suffering a severe haemorrhage, what do you consider? Choose the correct answer.
They are not to receive blood or blood products
They are to be cared for by professionals who are JW
They are not to be sedated
They are not to be resuscitated
4. When caring for a patient who does not speak English, how do you obtain information from the patient? Choose the correct answer.
Ask a family member to translate
Use a face-to-face or online translator
Find the information you need from medical notes
Ask the patient to draw pictures
5. When a drug error occurs and the patient has been assessed for any harm, what is the next priority? Choose the correct answer.
Inform the patient of what has happened
Continue your drug round
Continue to administer the next dose
Call the patient’s family
6. The HPV (Human papillomavirus) vaccination prevents which disease? Choose the correct answer.
7. Which of the following professions are specifically trained in smoking cessation? Choose the correct answer.
8. Which of the following diseases is notifiable to Public Health England? Choose the correct answer.
9. Which of the following is a health visitor’s responsibility? Choose the correct answer.
Giving emergency first aid and treatment in a crisis
Supporting the physical and emotional growth of a child
Assessing speech and language development
10. What are the common complications of uncontrolled blood sugar levels in diabetic patients? Choose the correct answer.
Renal failure, joint pain, urinary incontinence
Retinopathy, peripheral vascular disease, renal failure
Peripheral vascular disease, irritable bowels, liver failure
Retinopathy, memory loss, joint pain
11. A doctor requests a lactate test to be taken from a very unwell patient. What type of sample is taken? Choose the correct answer.
Full blood count
12. Scale 2 on the NEWS 2 chart is used for which patient group? Choose the correct answer.
Those receiving intravenous therapy
Carbon dioxide retaining patients
Those with a urinary catheter
Those who have been exposed to carbon monoxide
13. Patients with chronic pain conditions are screened for which of the following? Choose the correct answer.
Low mood and depression
Coronary heart disease
14. Which of the following groups has the highest rates of suicide? Choose the correct answer.
Elderly over 75
Children under 18
15. A patient presents with a productive cough, low saturations, high respiration rate, raised lactate with NEWS2 of 9. Which of the following does this indicate? Choose the correct answer.
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
16. Prior to surgery how long are oral fluids withheld? Choose the correct answer.
17. What group of drugs are used in patient-controlled analgesia? Choose the correct answer.
18. Patients who are put on furosemide are warned of which common side effect? Choose the correct answer.
19. You have a patient who is choking. You have administered 5 back slaps with no success. What is the next step? Choose the correct answer.
Start basic life support
Give 5 abdominal thrusts
Give 5 more back slaps
Monitor the patient
20. You are caring for a patient who has a stoma formation and they are ready for discharge. What advice do you give the patient? Choose the correct answer.
Wait until the bag is full before changing it and clean with soapy water
Use perfumed soaps to aid odour control
Clean with water, trying to keep faecal fluid away from skin to minimise irritation
21. Keep the area moist when changing the bag, advocating the use of oils to help the surrounding skin
What is the responsibility of an occupational therapist? Choose the correct answer.
Supporting people whose health may prevent them from completing their normal activity
Assessing someone’s ability to see
Reviewing and adjusting prescribed medication
Assessing injury or damage in a patient
22. Whose role is it to lobby the government to support nurses and make positive change to the profession and working conditions? Choose the correct answer.
The individual teams of nurses
Chief executive of the trust
The human resources department
23. What does it mean to ‘performance manage’ an employee? Choose the correct answer.
When a person is promoted
When performance is exceeding the expected level
When someone is being dismissed from their work place
Developing a person to fulfil the expectations of their role
24. When running a ward or unit, which of the following is the priority at the start of the shift? Choose the correct answer.
To give out the breakfasts
Check the staff numbers match patient acuity
Calling and updating family/carers on patients’ conditions
Make sure a doctor is on the ward
25. When supervising a student nurse, when do you deliver feedback? Choose the correct answer.
Feedback is provided by the university so you do not need to deliver this
At the end of the placement
At the midpoint and end of a placement
Continuously throughout the placement
26. What is a ‘whistle blowing policy’? Choose the correct answer.
A policy that guides staff on raising concerns about safety and practice
A government-led policy that advises trusts on care
A policy that helps employers manage staff
A major incident policy
27. When undertaking research, what is the first step? Choose the correct answer.
Applying for ethical approval
Recruiting a team of people to help you
Selecting a topic
Collecting the data
28. What is the main purpose of a root cause analysis? Choose the correct answer.
To ensure that reoccurrence is avoided
To identify who was responsible for the incident and performance manage them
To provide data of the incident to the Department of Health
To assess if those involved require compensation
29. Who will notify an emergency department that a major external incident has occurred? Choose the correct answer.
The ambulance service lead
The nurse in charge of the department
The hospital press lead
The reception lead
30. When noticing that a colleague is suffering from low mood and depression, what actions should be taken? Choose the correct answer.
Provide support and guide them to wellbeing services
Contact their next of kin and discuss
Inform their manager, without telling the colleague
Refer them to occupational health without discussion
31. What has been implemented to ensure that nurses are fit to care holistically for patients with a variety of conditions? Choose the correct answer.
New pre-registration education standards
Ensuring students have maths and English GSCE
Royal College of Nursing online modules
32. Who is in attendance at a child protection case conference? Choose the correct answer.
Health services only
The team supporting the parent or carer only
All those who are involved with the family from health, education and social services
Social services only
33. What document could help a nurse understand the preferences of a patient with dementia? Choose the correct answer.
A handover sheet
The patient’s drug chart
A ‘This is Me’ document
The most recent discharge summary
34. Who should be notified when attending hospital with a school child aged 8? Choose the correct answer.
Local children’s centre
School nurse/public health community nurse team
35. There is a requirement to increase nursing staff on a ward due to an increase in patient demand, what steps are taken? Choose the correct answer.
Reduce the number of patients admitted to the ward
A business case is written to increase nursing staff numbers
Go directly to Human Resources (HR) and ask them to recruit
Ask the team to increase their working hours
36. When failing a student nurse for professional values, what steps are taken before the end of the placement? Choose the correct answer.
Inform your line manager so they can inform the student
Contact the university and get them to inform the student they have failed the placement
A midpoint interview where you are able to give feedback and allow the student to develop an action plan to achieve
No steps required as long as the fail is documented clearly in the assessment document
37. Which of the following is a framework used to identify areas for development? Choose the correct answer.
38. According to Rogers’ Theory of Nursing, which of the following are described as ‘core conditions’ to effective communication? Choose the correct answer.
Spiritual understanding, sympathy, congruence
Sympathy, respect, regard
Empathy, respect, honesty
Congruence, empathy, respect
39. Motivational interviewing is best described as… Choose the correct answer to complete the sentence.
a method of assisting people with health behaviour change.
a tool used in peer supervision.
a tool used in appraising staff for development.
a method used to encourage people to adhere to discharge advice.
40. What is the best method of delivering advice to patients with a new diagnosis of a long-term condition? Choose the correct answer.
Advise the patients to look up any questions about the diagnosis on the internet
Ensure there is a range of materials available and present for the patient to take home after the consultation
Information and diagnosis is given by a consultant so questions can be answered effectively
Give all the information all at once
41. ANTT refers to… Choose the correct answer to complete the sentence.
Aseptic Non Transmission Technique.
ANtiseptic Touch Technique.
Aseptic Non Touch Technique.
ANtiseptic Treatment Technique.
42. Which of the following is considered an aerosol generating procedure? Choose the correct answer.
Assisting with oral medication
Performing oral hygiene, teeth brushing
43. A wheeze is commonly heard on auscultation in which of the following conditions? Choose the correct answer.
44. Haematemesis refers to what condition? Choose the correct answer.
Blood in the stool
Blood in the sputum
Blood in the urine
Blood in the vomit
45. When caring for patients at the end of life, a family reports that they are concerned that the patient is suffering from dehydration. What action is taken? Choose the correct answer.
Ask the family to encourage oral fluids more regularly
Start measuring the urine output to diagnose dehydration
Ensure subcutaneous fluids are commenced
Advise the family this is a common symptom that is unable to be resolved
46. A person over the age of 70 with a respiratory disease is encouraged to obtain which of the following immunisations? Choose the correct answer.
47. What medication is given to someone to prevent the long term disabling effects of an acute ischaemic stroke? Choose the correct answer.
48. When discharging an adult with an acute wound, who is the patient referred to for wound care in the community? Choose the correct answer.
The local emergency department
The General Practitioner
Local community hospital
District nursing team
49. Research suggested that the majority of in hospital cardiac arrests were avoidable. This led to the introduction of what? Choose the correct answer.
Liverpool Care Pathway
National Early Warning Score
50. A ‘This is Me’ document is implemented to aid in care for which patient group? Choose the correct answer.
Patients undergoing routine surgery
Patients with dementia
Patients with diabetes