Gerontological Nurse Certification Review

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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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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, has been a nurse since she completed her BSN degree Magna Cum Laude at Boston University in 1988. Following this, she earned an MSN in medical-surgical nursing with a specialty in geriatrics from Yale University and a Ph.D. in nursing research and theory development at New York University. During her time at NYU she was awarded a predoctoral fellowship at the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing. In this capacity she became the original author and editor of "Try This: Best Practices in Geriatric Nursing" series. In 2001, she won the Springer Publishing Company Award for Applied Nursing Research. She was the Managing Editor of the "Journal of Applied Nursing Research" and is currently the research brief editor for the journal. She is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Wallace published "Prostate Cancer: Nursing Assessment Management and Care, " (Springer Publishing Company, 2002), which won the "American Journal of Nursing" Book of the Year Award. Preceding this, she was the Associate Editor of "The Geriatric Nursing Research Digest", which also won the "AJN" Book of the Year Award in 2002. She is the recent recipient of the Eastern Nursing Research Society/John A. Hartford Foundation junior investigator award. Dr. Wallace currently an Associate Professor and the Elizabeth DeCamp McInerney Chair in Health Sciences at Fairfield University School of Nursing.

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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