### Butabika Psychiatric Nursing School Aptitude Test

**Butabika Psychiatric Nursing School Aptitude Test – Read details below:**

Nursing profession has been an attraction for many young adults, however, this attraction has become a passion for some, while for a few others, it is still an occupation. The transformation into an effective nurse demands special psychomotor abilities.

The transformation is easier and can happen at a faster pace if one possesses an aptitude for nursing. The Aptitude test is a valid and reliable measure to form a strong base for selecting students for admission to the nursing division level.

### What does the nursing aptitude test consist of?

It is composed of a combination of three tests, namely:

(1)Nursing attitudinal inventory (earlier known as the Nursing Quality Scale) which assesses the traits that are essential in contributing to one’s success in the nursing profession;

(2) Aptitude test that measures the “innate-based” learned abilities; and

(3) Achievement test measuring what has been learnt in the lower nursing division level.

## Aptitude Tests: Preparation and Practice

### Preparation Before the Test

Treat aptitude tests like an interview: get a good night’s sleep, plan your journey to the test site, and arrive on time and appropriately dressed.

Listen to the instructions you are given and follow them precisely.

Before the actual aptitude test itself, you will almost certainly be given practice examples to try. Make sure you ask questions if anything is unclear at this stage.

You will normally be given some paper on which to make rough workings. Often you can be asked to hand these in with the test, but typically they do not form part of the assessment.

### LIKELY NURSING/MIDWIFERY APTITUDE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

**Nursing Assessment – Sample Question #1**

Select the word that is spelled incorrectly.

A) conscious

B) wierd

C) metaphor

D) pastime

**Answer**

The answer is (B) – the correct spelling is ‘weird’.

**Nursing Assessment – Sample Question #2**

______ is to CLEANING as MEDICINE is to CURING

A) Chore

B) Dirt

C) Soap

D) Germs

E) Shiny

Answer

The correct answer is **Soap**.

**Nursing Assessment – Sample Question #3**

Fire-fighters are held in great ______ by society for saving the lives and ______ of others.

A) esteem, properties

B) esteem, property

C) esteem proprietary

D) esteem, properly

E) None of the above

Answer

The correct answer is: **esteem, property.**

**Nursing Assessment – Sample Question #4**

Susan ______ already run the London Marathon three times.

A) have

B) will have

C) has

D) will

Answer

The correct answer is: **has**.

**Nursing Assessment – Sample Question #5**

13/7 is equal to:

A) 26/49

B) 1^{18}⁄_{49}

C) 1^{42}⁄_{49}

D) 2^{7}⁄_{49}

Answer

The correct answer is: 1^{42}⁄_{49}

**Nursing Assessment – Sample Question #6**

How is 5/8 expressed as a decimal?

A) 0.5

B) 0.65

C) 0.47

D) 0.75

E) 0.625

Answer

The correct answer is **0.625**

**Nursing Assessment – Sample Question #7**

How much is 25% of 400?

A) 250

B) 100

C) 150

D) 200

E) 75

Answer

The correct answer is **100**.

**Nursing Assessment – Sample Question #8**

The Tube travels 100 meters every 2 seconds. How far will it travel in 36 seconds?

A) 1,670 m

B) 1,836 m

C) 200 m

D) 286 m

E) 11,480 m

F) None of the above

Answer

The correct answer is **None of the above**.

**Nursing Assessment – Sample Question #9**

If a patient is prescribed 25 ml of amoxicillin 5 times a day, for a 10-week course, but only takes 8.5 weeks of it. How many doses does he have left over?

Answer & Explanation

The correct answer is **52.5 doses**.

**Method 1**: To begin with we need to work out the numbers of days of the course. So 10 weeks with 7 days per week gives us 70 days.

The proportion used was over 8.5 weeks. Knowing that there are 7 days in a week, we multiply the number of days per week by the number of weeks, meaning 8.5 x 7 = 59.5 days.

Given that we want to know how many doses our patient has left, we must subtract the number of days used from the total number of days.

70-59.5 = 10.5 days

Now that we know the number of days left over and we know the number of doses per day, we simply take the number of doses and multiply them by the number of days: 5×10.5 = 52.5 dosages.

**Method 2**: Knowing that the total number of days equates to 70 days (10×7), we multiply the number of days by the dosage per day. This gives us 70×5 = 350 doses.

Taking the number of days that were used, we have 59.5 (8.5×7) and multiplying them by the number of doses per day, we get 297.5 dosages. (59.5×5).

Then for the final answer, we subtract the total number of doses, from the number that was used, and we get 52.5 dosages left over, (350-297.5).

## Tips for Success

**Treat the test like you would any other exam****Work swiftly and accurately through any test****Work out the maximum time you can spend on any question and stick to it religiously**. You can return to questions at the end. Never get stuck on any particular question, even if you think you nearly have it.**If you are going to an assessment centre, take a calculator you understand with you**. If you do not, you will be forced to use whatever they might provide you with.**Answer as many questions as possible in the time given**. But be wary of negative marking.