Had this question on a nursing practice test

  1. I had this question on a practice test on Quizlet. If this question was found on the NCLEX would it be above the passing line?

    A client with a headache arrives in the emergency department and is staggering, confused, smells of alcohol, and is verbally abusive. The nurse explains to the client that the health care provider will need to perform an assessment before the administration of medication. When the client becomes verbally abusive, the nurse threatens to place the client in restraints. With what can the client legally charge the nurse as a result of this nursing action?

    Assault ----
    battery
    negligence
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  3. by   Sour Lemon
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    If this question was found on the NCLEX would it be above the passing line?
    What does that even mean??
  4. by   Fo1112394
    The question means what can the patient charge the nurse with legally due to threatening the patient
  5. by   ItsThatJenGirl
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    The question means what can the patient charge the nurse with legally due to threatening the patient
    She knows what the question is asking, she just has no idea what you're asking about the question. Neither do I.
  6. by   Fo1112394
    Would this question be above the passing line on the actual NCLEX exam?
  7. by   brownbook
    If you answered correctly it would be above the passing line. If you answered incorrectly it would not be above the passing line? 🤔
  8. by   Fo1112394
    Are you saying you think it would be on the line?
  9. by   meanmaryjean
    WHAT LINE??????

    You haven't answered the question.
  10. by   Fo1112394
    Is this a passing level question that someone would see on the NCLEX
  11. by   Purple_roses
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    Is this a passing level question that someone would see on the NCLEX
    I literally laughed out loud at this OP and responses. It is kind of funny and I can totally see why people are confused about the mythical line you're referring to.

    I think I know what you're asking. Are you wondering if this is a "higher level/critical thinking question" as opposed to a simple content based question? Or are you asking if this is the type of question that NCLEX considers "high level thinking"?

    My answer is that I don't know. There's not really a way to know.
  12. by   That Guy
    Every question is a passing level question if you get it right. And the same is said for the opposite as well.
  13. by   Simplistic
    The answer is assault.
  14. by   tampanurse2000
    Your question could be above the passing line or if you answered it incorrectly it may be grouped below the line---all of which is based on your competency level. As you probably know, the NCLEX exam has statistical methods to determine your competency level. For each question you answer correctly, the next question becomes progressively more difficult. This is CAT-computerized adaptive testing.

    When you answer a more difficult question incorrectly, the questions start to become easier again. When you teeter on the line (meaning your competency level NOT YET DETERMINED BY CAT METRICS) , you will continue to get questions from the NCLEX pool--you keep going.

    When CAT analyzes your results and determines 50% above or 50% below the line of competency is achieved or not achieved---you have passed or you have failed. I don't think the NCLEX competency components have changed very much over the last couple of years.

    Also, your question would be coming from Legal & Ethical Issues in Nursing--see Ginny Wacker Guido, sixth edition (2014). Depending on your competency level, this may be a more difficult question, or it may be among your easier questions. Hope this helps to clarify your question.

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