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  1. Test your nursing history knowledge. I received this from a friend and I was kinda shocked when I didn't know many of these questions from the top of my head. Let's see if anyone else will have the same experience, post your answers here in within a few days I will post the answers. Have fun!!!

    1. The earliest advanced specialty practice nurses were
    a. Pediatric nurse practitioners
    b. Nurse anesthetists
    c. Hospice nurses
    d. Nurse midwives

    2. Mobile Army Surgical Hospitals (MASH) were first used during
    a. The Vietnam War
    b. The Korean War
    c. World War II
    d. World War I

    3. A nurse whose work reflected the need for political astuteness was
    a. Margaret Sanger
    b. Mary Breckinridge
    c. Lillian Wald
    d. Hildegard Peplau

    4. The person credited with developing associate degree nursing programs was
    a. Virginia Henderson
    b. Ernestine Wiedenbach
    c. Louise McManus
    d. Mildred Montag

    5. The American nurse best known for establishing the hospice movement in
    the United States is
    a. Cecily Saunders
    b. Lillian Wald
    c. Florence Wald
    d. Virginia Henderson

    6. A document that provoked long lasting debate about minimum educational
    requirements for registered nurses was
    a. The Goldmark Report
    b. The 1965 ANA Position Paper
    c. The Brown Report
    d. The Lysaught Report

    7. A nurse whose career was dedicated to improving practice through nursing
    research was
    a. Annie Goodrich
    b. Jane Delano
    c. Hildegard Peplau
    d. Virginia Henderson

    8. The first nurse practitioner program was started at
    a. Yale University
    b. Duke University
    c. The University of Colorado
    d. The University of Connecticut

    9. An early and outstanding example of holistic care of a community was
    established by
    a. Lillian Wald
    b. Mary Sewall Gardner
    c. Edith Cavell
    d. Mary Breckinridge

    10. An early model of a rural health care system was introduced by
    a. Lavinia Dock
    b. Mary Breckinridge
    c. Florence Wald
    d. Florence Nightingale

    11. The first intensive or critical care units were for
    a. coronary care
    b. post-operative recovery
    c. surgical patients
    d. medical patients

    12. The reason nurse practice acts were revised in the 1970s was
    a. nursing roles were expanding
    b. they were needed to distinguish medicine from nursing
    c. the number of nurses with graduate degrees was increasing
    d. to be sure that every state had a Nurse Practice Act

    13. In 1946, the ANA adopted an economic and general welfare program. The
    nurse credited with the most successful effort at obtaining economic
    security for nurses was
    a. Shirley Titus
    b. Anne Zimmerman
    c. Adelaide Nutting
    d. Lavinia Dock

    14. The National Labor Relations Act of 1935
    a. forbade nurses to strike
    b. allowed employers to forbid union activity
    c. mandated a 40 hour work week
    d. established collective bargaining as the foundation of
    employee/management relations

    15. According to the CT Nurse Practice Act, which of the following best
    describes the difference between the practice of RNs and LPNs?
    a. there is no difference in the practice
    b. LPNs cannot pass medications
    c. LPNs may do everything that RNs can do, provided they are supervised by RNs
    d. LPNs do not diagnose


    16. According the CT Nurse Practice Act, which of the following must
    maintain professional liability insurance?
    a. APRNs
    b. RNs
    c. LPNs
    d. all of the above

    TRUE/FALSE

    17. According to the CT Nurse Practice Act, only nurse anesthetist must
    have a collaborative agreement with a physician in order to prescribe and
    dispense drugs.
    a. T
    b. F

    18. According the CT Nurse Practice Act, all nursing practice by an RN must
    be performed under the direction of a licensed physician or dentist.
    a. T
    b. F

    19. According the CT Nurse Practice Act, nursing practice by an APRN must
    be performed under the direction of a licensed physician or dentist.
    a. T
    b. F

    20. According the CT Nurse Practice Act, RNs may treat alterations in
    health status.
    a. T
    b. F

    21. According the CT Nurse Practice Act, an APRN may practice in
    collaboration with any physician.
    a. T
    b. F

    22. According the CT Nurse Practice Act, an APRN must hold and maintain a
    current RN license.
    a. T
    b. F

    23. According the CT Nurse Practice Act, all APRNs must hold a master's
    degree in nursing.
    a. T
    b. F

    24. According to the CT Nurse Practice Act, a physician must be physically
    present in the institution, clinic, or setting when an APRN is prescribing
    and administering medical therapeutics.
    a. T
    b. F

    25. According to the CT Nurse Practice Act, an RN or LPN may execute the
    medical regimen under the direction of a physician licensed in a state
    bordering Connecticut.
    a. T
    b. F
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   RNforLongTime
    Okay, where are the answers?
  4. by   RNforLongTime
    Most of these questions I have no idea as to the answers. I don't remember covering this in nursing 101.
  5. by   nightingale
    Are these tests in graduate school?
  6. by   CATHYW
    Uh-oh! I failed the course! I must have slept through this part of Nursing History.
  7. by   Jenny P
    I thought I knew a fair amount of nursing history, but I'm stumped by a number of your questions. I'm anxiously awaiting the info! Thanks; this is very interesting.
  8. by   NRSKarenRN
    Know thy history:

    1. b. Nurse anesthetists ---over 100 years.
    2. c. World War II or b. Korean War
    3. a. Margaret Sanger
    4. d. Mildred Montag
    5. c. Florence Wald
    6. a. The Goldmark Report
    7. d. Virgina Henderson
    8. c. The University of Colorado
    9. a. Lillian Wald- Visitng Nurses Of NY
    10. b. Mary Breckinridge -Frontier Nurses Service, KY
    11. b. post-operative recovery
    12. a. nursing roles were expanding
    13. a. Shirley Titus
    14. c. mandated a 40 hour work week
    15. LPN's do not diagnose
    16. a. APRN's
    17. b. F
    18. a. T
    19. a. T
    20. b. F
    21. a. T
    22. a. T
    23. b. F ; Presence is required for Nurse Anesthetists
    24. b. F
    25. a.. T---RN or LPN but only in home Health

    New most of early history from years of ANA involement and actually meeting some leaders at convention--Shirley Titus.

    Here are history resources I've visited over the past year that hold some answers----checked out CT nurse practice act tonight for answers....interested in seeing final results.

    Always loved history...by knowing our past we can prevent repeating same mistakes in the future.


    Great site---
    Significant Events in the History of Nursing:
    www4.allencol.edu/~sey0/hist1a.html

    Voices from the Past, Visions of the Future:
    a summary of selected benchmarks in the history of the American Nurses Association
    http://nursingworld.org/centenn/index.htm

    A History of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps:
    Mary T. Sarnecky
    http://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/13343.html

    CT Practice act:
    http://www.nursingworld.org/snas/ct/npa.htm

    Corrected links
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on May 10, '02
  9. by   judy ann
    Thanks, that was great! I surprised myself by knowing most of the answers. We had nursing history in school, and some of them I was around for. How about some more quizes? :hatparty:
  10. by   Girleen
    Hey Hey NRSKarenRN,

    Thumbs up, I'm pretty surprise you got quiet a few of them correct, I myself had to look basically all these answers up but my friend who sent them to me said that these were typical questions a nursing student should know off the top of her head....makes one wonder doesn't it. I listen during class, I really do.....hehe Tis Tis to all the others who viewed yet were not brave enough to make a fool of themselves. j/k Well here are the answers because it doesn't seem like anyone else is going to answer them.



    1. b. Nurse anesthetists

    2. b. Korean War

    3. a. Margaret Sanger

    4. d. Mildred Montag

    5. c. Florence Wald

    6. b. The 1965 ANA Position Paper

    7. d. Virgina Henderson

    8. c. The University of Colorado
    9. a. Lillian Wald

    10. b. Mary Breckinridge

    11. b. post-operative recovery

    12. a. nursing roles were expanding

    13. a. Shirley Titus

    14. d. established collective bargaining as the foundation of
    employee/management relations

    15. c. LPNs may do everything that RNs can do, provided they are supervised by RNs

    16. a. APRNs

    17. b. F, not only nurse anesthetist

    18. a. T

    19. a. T

    20. b. F, advanced pactioners

    21. a. T

    22. a. T

    23. b. F, only those after 1994

    24. a. T "medical therapeutics during surgery may only do so if the physician who is medically directing the prescriptive activity is physically present in the institution, clinic, or other setting where such surgery is being performed" other than that they can only hand out samples

    25. a. T

    Always Girleen~
  11. by   SKM-NURSIEPOOH
    there were some i :hatparty: knew off the top of my head ...others i guessed the correct answer...& many more i didn't even have a clue :imbar .

    bravo for bringing our nursing history subject up...i think your friend is right when they say that nursing students & ultimately nurses should learn & know their future/present profession's history. nursing is so much more than the how & why we do our job.

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