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10 Stroke NCLEX® Questions

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  • Question 1 of 10

The nurse is caring for a client who has been admitted for a femoral-popliteal bypass graft, scheduled for the following morning. The nurse answers the call light and the client informs the nurse with clearly formed speech that the left side of his face feels numb, and his left arm and leg are really weak. What is the nurse’s next priority?

  • Question 2 of 10

A nurse assessing a client who has a new onset of stroke-like symptoms. The nurse assesses the “S” in “FAST”. This stands for which of the following?

  • Question 3 of 10

The nurse is recieving report on a client who had a stroke. The outgoing nurse states, “Keep your eye on them, they keep trying to get up out of the bed and making really poor, impulsive decisions.” The recieving nurse recognizes this as what kind of stroke?

  • Question 4 of 10

When assessing a client for signs of stroke, which of the following are priority assessments? Select all that apply.

  • Question 5 of 10

Which of the following is the greatest risk factor for stroke?

  • Question 6 of 10

A home health nurse suspects that the client has had a stroke. The nurse assesses the client using the mnemonic “FAST”. Which of the following correctly represents the “T” in this mnemonic?

  • Question 7 of 10

A client who has had a stroke is suffering from expressive aphasia. Which interventions would most likely improve communication with this client?

  • Question 8 of 10

A nurse is becoming certified in stroke care. The nurse understands that in the “FAST” mnemonic for stroke, the “F” stands for which of the following?

  • Question 9 of 10

The nurse is caring for a client whose visiting spouse suddenly becomes confused and is noted to have aphasia. What is the priority concern for this person?

  • Question 10 of 10

The nurse is caring for a client who had a hemorrhagic stroke. The nurse should question which of the following orders?

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