Development of Nursing & Theoretical Foundations
Nursing Research
Mystery Category
Mystery Category 2

Florence Nightingale the founder of modern nursing focused on two things being important, what were they? 

Environment and conditions like clean air and water, would allow nature to cure naturally   


What is the purpose of Assessment with some examples?

To establish a database.

Nursing assessment such as health history and physical exam. 


What is the priority goal for nursing research?

To improve patient care outcomes.


"Did you take your medication at 8 a.m. this morning?" is this a close-ended or open-ended question?

Close-ended question


Give me an example of an expected outcome statement in measurable terms?

Patient will report pain intensity of less than 4 on a scale of 0 to 10


What institution held the first formal nursing education program?

St. Catharine's General and Marine Hospital


In the Nursing Process, crafting goals and outcome criteria are integral components of the _______________ phase.



What is the significance of nurses acquiring skills in navigating research literature?

To obtain information pertinent to evidence-informed practice.


An alert and oriented patient is admitted to the medical center for diagnostic testing. The primary source of information for completing an assessment for this patient is:

In conducting an assessment for an alert, oriented client admitted to the medical center for diagnostic testing, what would be considered the secondary source of information?

The client.

Family and significant others, Health care team and Medical records


SMART means?

Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely 


What is a theory?

A purposeful set of assumptions or propositions that identify the relationships between concepts.


Give me an example of objective and subjective data

Subjective: Client’s verbal descriptions of condition. “I have pain in my chest.”

Objective: Observations of clinical measurements or assessments. Blood pressure: 162/90 mmHg


What drives the importance of evidence-informed decision making?

Its demonstrated enhancement of patient care quality.


Definition of the concept of critical thinking?

An active cognitive process learned partly through experience.


How do nurses determine which clients are highest priority?



What is a nursing theory?

Is a way to organize knowledge about nursing to enable nurses to use it in a professional and accountable manner. 


What is the last step of the nursing process? It is important because it is used to determine?

The evaluation phase.

The effectiveness of nursing interventions, if the client’s goals have been met and if there has been any improvement in the client’s condition.


When gathering assessment data on your client, potential sources may encompass:

Family members, Medical records and Health care team members


Which stage of the nursing process encompasses the nursing assessment?



 “Impaired skin integrity related to poor mobility and inability to change body positions” is an appropriate nursing diagnosis?



What does ADPIE stand for and is applied to what

Assessment, Diagnosis, Planning, Implementation, Evaluation        

ADPIE is applied to the Nursing Process which is a framework for nurses to think critically and solve problems.


What is the principal aim of establishing a nursing diagnosis?

Definition of a nursing diagnosis?

To recognize the needs and issues of the client.

A clinical judgement about individual, family, or community responses to actual and potential health problems or life processes


What are the 7 Standards of practice and conduct?

Professional Accountability, Competent Practice, Therapeutic Relationships, Client-Centred Practice, Collaborative Care, Client Records and Documentation, Leadership


What are the five rights of delegation?

Right: task, circumstance, person, communication, and supervision


The nurse administers tablets of acetaminophen (Tylenol) instead of the Intravenous Morphine that she had previously been giving her client. Both medications have been prescribed by the Physician to give as needed at the nurse’s discretion. Which step of the Nursing process does this address?