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Test Bank for Essentials of Nursing Leadership and Management 7th Edition Weiss Test Bank for Essentials of Nursing Leadership and Management 7th Edition Weiss Table of Contents Unit I: Professionalism 1. Characteristics of a Profession *NEW* 2. Professional Ethics and Values 3. Nursing Practice and the Law Unit II: Leading and Managing 4. Leadership and Followership 5. The Nurse as a Manager of Care 6. Delegation and Prioritization of Client Care Staffing 7. Communicating With Others and Working With the Interprofessional Team 8. Resolving Problems and Conflicts Unit III: Healthcare Organizations 9. Organizations, Power and Professional Empowerment 10. Organizations, People and Change 11. Quality and Safety 12. Maintaining a Safe Work Environment 13. Promoting a Healthy Work Environment Unit IV: Your Nursing Career 14. Launching your Career 15. Advancing your Career *NEW* Unit V: Looking to the Future 16. What the Future HoldsTest Bank, Chapter 1 Weiss, Essentials of Nursing Leadership and Management, 7e Page 1 of 12 Chapter 1: Characteristics of a Profession 1. Professionalism has been historically difficult to define. Early definitions of professionalism included which of the following characteristics? A. Expertise B. Empathy C. Ethical and moral values D. Honesty Answer: 2. A registered nurse (RN) who usually uses public transportation has not renewed her driver’s license. During a recent car trip with a friend, she took over driving when her friend became tired. Which of the following is true? A. She has acted in a professional manner. B. She may lose her RN license for driving without a license. C. She should renew her driver’s license as soon as possible. D. Under the circumstances, she will not be faulted for driving without a license. Answer: 3. An RN visits a middle school class to discuss the profession of nursing. Which of the following statements is true of nursing? A. Nurses must graduate from nursing school in order to obtain a license to practice. B. Nursing is a vocation that requires continuous education. C. Nurses function autonomously within their scope of practice. D. Nurses must adhere to expected professional behaviors in their lives. Answer: 4. An RN is reviewing professional behavior expectations with a group of new nurses. Which of the following statements should be included in the teaching? A. It is OK to discuss your days at work on social media. B. When you are passionate about a topic, speak up in blogs and forums. C. Your behavior outside of the practice setting is up to you and will not impact your license. D. Nurses may lose their licenses for unprofessional actions. Answer: 5. An RN is explaining to a student nurse what professionalism in nursing means. Which of the following statements, if made by the student nurse, demonstrates teaching has been successful?Test Bank, Chapter 1 Weiss, Essentials of Nursing Leadership and Management, 7e Page 1 of 12 A. “Commitment to others means I should be honest and accountable for my actions.” B. “I should encourage my fellow nurses to talk when they are having a bad day.” C. “I should be flexible with myself and my fellow nurses when it comes to the dress code.” D. “If I need a day off, I should promptly call in sick to give my manager plenty of time to find a replacement.” Answer: 6. As the definition of nursing evolved, which of the following nurse theorists focused on the uniqueness of nursing? A. Florence Nightingale B. Virginia Henderson C. Martha Rogers D. Abraham Maslow Answer: 7. Recent polls have placed nursing as one of the most trusted professions because of which of the following? A. Nurses engage in lifelong learning. B. Nurses abide by a dress code. C. Nurses have the skills needed to care for diverse populations. D. Nurses must pass the NCLEX in order to obtain a license to practice. Answer: 8. The main purpose of the NCLEX examination is which of the following? A. Ensure individuals have passed nursing classes. B. Provide assurance that the nursing schools are part of the service agency. C. Enable potential students to determine the best nursing schools. D. Ensure the safety of the public. Answer: 9. A recent nursing school graduate is preparing to take the NCLEX. The graduate knows which of the following is true? A. Upon graduation from nursing school, she can use the title RN. B. Because the NCLEX is a national examination, her RN license will allow her to practice in all states and territories of the United States.Test Bank, Chapter 1 Weiss, Essentials of Nursing Leadership and Management, 7e Page 1 of 12 C. If her home state participates in the compact agreement, she may practice in other states participating in the agreement, but should renew her license in her home state. D. The RN license is a permissive license. Answer: 10. The Social Security Act of 1935 impacted public health nursing because it contained provisions for care for which of the following vulnerable populations? A. Disabled children B. Mentally disabled C. Older adults D. Opioid addicts Answer: 11. The decades between the 1960s and 1980s brought about many changes in nursing. Which of the following is a reason for advances in nursing? A. Decreased demand for health care B. Development of specialty care disciplines C. Gender discrimination D. Advances in technology leading to more generalized care Answer: Weiss Chapter 1: Characteristics of a Profession—Answers and Rationales 1. Professionalism has been historically difficult to define. Early definitions of professionalism included which of the following characteristics? A. Expertise B. Empathy C. Ethical and moral values D. Honesty ANS: A Page: 4 Feedback A. This is correct. Older definitions of professionalism only look at knowledge and expertise. B. This is incorrect. Empathy is a modern characteristic of professional behavior. C. This is incorrect. A code of ethics and moral values are more recent characteristics of professionalism. D. This is incorrect. Honesty is a more recent characteristic of professional behavior. 2. A registered nurse (RN) who usually uses public transportation has not renewed her driver’s license. During a recent car trip with a friend, she took over driving when her friend became tired. Which of the following is true? A. She has acted in a professional manner. B. She may lose her RN license for driving without a license. C. She should renew her driver’s license as soon as possible. D. Under the circumstances, she will not be faulted for driving without a license. ANS: B Page: 5 Feedback A. This is incorrect. Professionalism requires nurses to avoid illegal behaviors. Driving without a license is illegal. B. This is correct. Driving without a license is deemed an unprofessional and illegal behavior for which a nurse may lose his or her license. C. This is incorrect. It is up to the individual to decide if she should renew her license. D. This is incorrect. Driving without a valid driver’s license is illegal, and the nurse may lose her nursing license.Test Bank, Chapter 1 Weiss, Essentials of Nursing Leadership and Management, 7e Page 1 of 12 3. An RN visits a middle school class to discuss the profession of nursing. Which of the following statements is true of nursing? A. Nurses must graduate from nursing school in order to obtain a license to practice. B. Nursing is a vocation that requires continuous education. C. Nurses function autonomously within their scope of practice. D. Nurses must adhere to expected professional behaviors in their lives. ANS: C Page: 4 Feedback A. This is incorrect. Nurses must graduate from a nursing program to be eligible to take the NCLEX examination. Nurses must pass the NCLEX examination in order to be eligible to obtain a license to practice. Passing the NCLEX examination demonstrates the nurse has received specialized education and training and enables the nurse to obtain a license to practice in the state. B. This is incorrect. Although lifelong learning is required in nursing, nursing is a profession rather than a vocation. C. This is correct. Rather than being assistants to doctors, nurses are able to function autonomously within their scope of practice. Nurses formulate and deliver a plan of care for clients, utilizing nursing judgment and critical thinking skills to make decisions in client care. D. This is incorrect. The state boards of nursing expect nurses to uphold professional standards of behavior in their practice and personal lives in order to maintain their license. 4. An RN is reviewing professional behavior expectations with a group of new nurses. Which of the following statements should be included in the teaching? A. It is OK to discuss your days at work on social media. B. When you are passionate about a topic, speak up in blogs and forums. C. Your behavior outside of the practice setting is up to you and will not impact your license. D. Nurses may lose their licenses for unprofessional actions. ANS: D Page: 5 Feedback A. This is incorrect. Inappropriate use of social media may lead to a nurse losing his or her license. B. This is incorrect. Emotionally charged blogs or forums may be deemed unprofessional behavior. C. This is incorrect. Nurses are expected to behave in a professional manner in both their personal and professional lives.Test Bank, Chapter 1 Weiss, Essentials of Nursing Leadership and Management, 7e Page 1 of 12 D. This is correct. State boards on nursing elaborate the expected professional behaviors, and nurses can lose their licenses for unprofessional or illegal behavior. 5. An RN is explaining to a student nurse what professionalism in nursing means. Which of the following statements, if made by the student nurse, demonstrates teaching has been successful? A. “Commitment to others means I should be honest and accountable for my actions.” B. “I should encourage my fellow nurses to talk when they are having a bad day.” C. “I should be flexible with myself and my fellow nurses when it comes to the dress code.” D. “If I need a day off, I should promptly call in sick to give my manager plenty of time to find a replacement.” ANS: A Page: 5 Feedback A. This is correct. Commitment to others involves accountability for one’s actions, lifelong learning, and commitment to colleagues. B. This is incorrect. Gossip and negative comments should be avoided. C. This is incorrect. Dress codes should be followed according to the employer’s expectations. D. This is incorrect. Honesty is part of commitment to others and professionalism. When a day off is needed, a personal day or vacation day should be taken. One should only call in sick when one is really sick. 6. As the definition of nursing evolved, which of the following nurse theorists focused on the uniqueness of nursing? A. Florence Nightingale B. Virginia Henderson C. Martha Rogers D. Abraham Maslow ANS: B Page: 5 Feedback A. This is incorrect. Florence Nightingale’s description of nursing involved putting the client in the best place for healing. B. This is correct. Virginia Henderson’s definition of nursing focused on its uniqueness. C. This is incorrect. Martha Rogers upheld the importance of all people, not just the

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