Test Bank for Role Development in Professional Nursing Practice 3rd Ed Masters




Role Development in Professional Nursing Practice 3rd Ed Masters




Chapter 6


  1. Match the following cognitive stages for professional role development to the predominant characteristics of the stage:


[a] 1. Unilateral Dependence

[c] 2. Negative/Independence

[d] 3. Dependence/Mutuality

[b] 4. Interdependence


  1. student places complete reliance on external controls; searches for one right answer
  2. learning from others and the ability to independently problem solve are evident
  3. student begins to pull away from external control; characterized by cognitive rebellion
  4. student moves from a position of opposition toward a more realistic evaluative stance



  1. Match the following stages of clinical nurse development to the characteristics of the stage as identified by Benner:


[d] 1. Novice

[b] 2. Advanced beginner

[a] 3. Competent

[e] 4. Proficient

[c] 5. Expert


  1. characterized by the ability to analyze problems and prioritize
  2. ability to identify principles but lacks the experience to know how to prioritize in complex situations
  3. has moved beyond a fixed set of rules
  4. characterized by a lack of knowledge and skill
  5. ability to grasp the situation as a whole; begins testing the rules



  1. The student nurse assigned to a patient on a medical unit. As the student cares for the patient his focus is on facts and rules. The student nurse is displaying behavior typical of which of Benner’s stages of professional socialization?


*a. novice

  1. advanced beginner
  2. competent
  3. proficient
  4. expert



  1. Professional socialization has four goals which include which of the following?


  1. to learn the technology of the profession—the facts, skills, and theory
  2. to learn to internalize the professional culture
  3. to find a personally and professionally acceptable version of the role
  4. to integrate this professional role into all of the other life roles

*e. all of the above



  1. Which of Benner’s stages of clinical nurse development is characterized by characterized by the ability to analyze problems and prioritize?


  1. Novice
  2. Advanced Beginner

*c. Competent

  1. Proficient
  2. Expert



  1. The process that occurs over time since and denotes “the development of perceptual abilities, the ability to draw on knowledge and skilled know-how, and a way of being and acting in practice and in the world” is known as what process?


  1. Socialization

*b. Formation

  1. Education
  2. Interdependence
  3. Independence


Chapter 7

  1. Match the following characteristics to the corresponding category


[a] 1. Temporary

[a] 2. Minimal training required

[b] 3. Life-long vocation

[b] 4. University professional degree program

[a] 5. Only continuing education is what is required for job or to get raise or promotion

[a] 6. Short term commitment

[b] 7. Life-long learning

[b] 8. Long-term commitment to profession

[b] 9. Will assume additional responsibilities

[a] 10. Expectation of reasonable work, responsibility ends with shift


  1. Occupation
  2. Career



  1. Match the following actions/characteristics with corresponding concept


[b] 1. Rating based on past positive performance rather than current observations

[b] 2. Strong social skills and a pleasant personality mask poor performance

[a] 3. Positive performance interrupted by a serious error committed recently

[b] 4. History of mediocrity punctuated by a single recent stellar performance

[a] 5. Associating with substandard peers

[b] 6. Friendship or shared interests with manager

[a] 7. Consistent good work but disagrees with manager

[a] 8. Poor physical appearance in dress, manners, or hygiene


  1. Horns Effect
  2. Halo Effect



  1. You are student nurse in a leadership rotation. As a part of the experience and with permission from the employees, you observe the performance appraisal meetings with the nurse manager and employees. During the meetings you observe what can be classified as a halo effect. These observations include:


  1. Evaluation influenced by association with substandard peers
  2. Evaluation influenced by poor physical appearance

*c. Pleasant personality masking poor performance

  1. Evaluation influenced by disagreements with manager
  2. All of the above



  1. Some ways to participate in professional networking include:


  1. joining your professional organization
  2. speaking at organizational functions
  3. working on committees within the organization

*d. all of the above

  1. A and C only



  1. As a student nurse on the medical unit, a nurse tells you that ‘as a registered nurse, you will always have a job.’ You recognize that this is:


  1. True, since the shortage of nurses is projected to continue

*b. A common myth/misconception believed by many nurses

  1. True, because of the growing older population many of whom require nursing care for chronic illnesses
  2. A and C



  1. Characteristics of a career include:


*a. Life-long learning

  1. Expectation of reasonable work
  2. Responsibility ends with shift
  3. All of the above