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NCLEX-RN Alternate Format Questions: Drag and Drop

NCLEX-RN® Drag and Drop or Ordered Response questions are one of the newer alternate format question types introduced by the NCSBN. These questions ask you to place answers in a specific order. Like select all that applyhot spot, and fill-in-the-blank questions, these types of questions are called alternate format questions and are part of the test pool of questions for the NCLEX-RN exam.

Take a look at the following question.

 

NCLEX-RN Alternate Format Practice Question

The nurse prepares to insert an indwelling Foley catheter in an elderly female client. Arrange the following steps in the order the nurse should perform them. All options must be used. 

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Strategies for Alternate Format Questions: Drag and Drop

The strategy to use in answering this kind of question is to picture yourself performing the procedure. First, prepare the client. Next, prepare the equipment in the correct order, using sterile technique. Open the sterile pack between the client’s legs. Next, put on the sterile gloves. Inflate the balloon of the catheter to check for leaks. Lubricate the tip of the catheter. Once the equipment is ready, prepare the client for the insertion of the catheter. The last step from those provided is to wipe the urinary meatus with a cotton ball saturated with cleansing solution.

To place the options in the correct order, click on an option and drag it to the box on the right. You can also move an answer from the left column to the right column by highlighting the option and clicking the arrow key that points to the column on the right. You may also rearrange the order of the options in the right column using the arrow keys pointing up and down.

Here’s the answer to this question.

The nurse prepares to insert an indwelling Foley catheter in an elderly female client. Arrange the following steps in the order the nurse should perform them. All options must be used. 

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