Gerontological Nurse Certification Review (Google eBook)

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Springer Publishing Company, Jul 2, 2008 - Medical - 296 pages
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The Gerontological Nurse Certification Review is an invaluable reference and certification test review guide for nurses preparing for RN Gerontological certification. Students studying gerontology, teachers preparing gerontology classes, and RNs working with older adults will also find this a practical and useful resource. The text presents information about preparing for the certification exam, a comprehensive compilation of content specific to gerontology, and a test bank of questions specifically developed for the RN.

Why this is the only test review you need:

  • Developed to address all aspects of ANCC exam
  • Formatted for easy review and understanding of concepts
  • Up-to-date and evidence-based
  • 500 review questions to adequately prepare future gerontological nurses
  • One of a kind--no other gerontological review books are currently available

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This Gerontology Certification Review book is excellent. Great refresher information and rationales. I would definately recommend it to anyone thinking about taking their certification exam. Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1 Information for Taking the Certification Exam
1
Chapter 2 Question Dissection and Analysis
7
Chapter 3 The Aging Population
13
Chapter 4 Assessment
29
Chapter 5 Health Promotion
43
Chapter 6 Environments of Care
59
Chapter 7 Spirituality and Death and Dying
71
Chapter 8 Acute and Chronic Physical Illnesses
83
Chapter 9 Cognitive and Psychological Disorders
111
Chapter 10 Medication
125
Chapter 11 Special Issues
131
Chapter 12 Organizational and Health Policy Issues
139
Chapter 13 Scope and Standards of Geriatric Nursing Practice
169
Posttest
177
Index
271
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About the author (2008)

Meredith Wallace PhD, APRN-BC is currently an Associate Professor at Yale School of Nursing. Dr. Wallace is the author of numerous articles, book chapters, and has authored or edited such books as Prostate Cancer: Nursing Assessment Management and Care (Springer Publishing, 2002), an AJN Book of the Year Award winner; the Encyclopedia of Nursing Research, as Associate Editor (Springer Publishing, 2006), another AJN winner; and Essentials of Gerontological Nursing (Springer Publishing, 2007). . She is an adult nurse practitioner and currently maintains a practice in primary care with a focus on chronic illness in the elderly.

Sheila Grossman, PhD, FNP-BC, APRN, is a Professor of Nursing and Coordinator of the Family Nurse Practitioner Track at Fairfield University School of Nursing. She received a BS in nursing from the University of Connecticut, her MS as a Respiratory Clinical Nurse Specialist from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, a post-masters degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Fairfield University, and her PhD from the University of Connecticut. She has worked many years as a clinician on a variety of medical, surgical, and critical care units and presently practices as a Family Nurse Practitioner in a primary care clinic. She is the coauthor of The New Leadership Challenge: Creating A Preferred Future for Nursing, which is in its third edition (2009) and received an AJN book of the Year Award and has also received an AJN Book of the Year Award for Mentoring in Nursing: A Dynamic and Collaborative Process (2007), and coauthored Gerontological Nurse Certification Review in 2008 with Dr. Meredith Wallace Kazer. She is the author of multiple chapters and journal articles on leadership, mentoring, gerontology, adult health, and palliative care. Her research interests focus on symptom management in palliative care, leadership, pedagogy, cultural competence, and adult patient outcome studies. She is active in Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty, American College of Nurse Practitioners, and is a certified End of Life Nursing Education Consortium Educator and a Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Accreditation Site Visitor. She is the winner of the 2009 Josephine Dolan Award for Outstanding Contributions to Nursing Education sponsored by the CT Nurses Association.

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