Gerontological Nurse Certification Review, Third Edition

Author: Alison E. Kris, RN, PhD,Deanna Gray-Miceli, PhD, GNP-BC, FGSA, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826181643

Category: Medical

Page: 372

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Note to Readers: Publisher does not guarantee quality or access to any included digital components if book is purchased through a third-party seller. Praise for the second edition: “In this book, the tools and clear presentation of information related to the actual testing process provide the learner with a framework for confidence as he or she prepares for the exam. More important, however, is the elaborate presentation of the certification content and the attention to the important physical and psychosocial elements of the human aging process.” -Geraldine Bednash, PhD, RN, FAAN Executive Director American Association of Colleges of Nursing Includes 6 months’ free ExamPrepConnect Digital Access with print purchase! This unrivalled resource contains all of the information every RN needs to successfully prepare for the Gerontological Nurse Certification Exam (GNCE). It provides a thorough review of key content that reflects the exam blueprint, proven test-taking strategies, and over 500 examination-style Q&As with in-depth rationales. The third edition is completely updated to reflect the most current clinical information. It includes new and expanded information on standardized patients and assessments, safety and security issues, hospice and palliative care, updated drug data, and test-taking and exam preparation tips. With everything you need to pass the GNCE in one place, this resource promotes success through clear and concise content summaries and bulleted information, abundant tables and charts that reinforce knowledge, and more Q&As than any other GNCE resource. With the increasing elder population, the GNCE certification is essential to the availability of a nursing workforce educated in assessing and meeting the needs of older adults. New to the Third Edition: New and updated information in every chapter! Demographics; population trends; and safety, security, and ethical issues Developmental stages including Maslow, Erickson and Kubler Ross New standardized patient assessments Physical, psychological, and spiritual principles of end-of-life care Major acute and chronic illnesses by body system All new drug information Time-tested exam strategies for success Critical thinking strategies and helpful memorization aids Content available digitally via ExamPrepConnect for study on the go ExamPrepConnect Features: All the high-quality content from the book Personalized study plan based on exam date 500 questions and answers with rationales—study by topic to identify your strengths and weaknesses Lessons on key information and updated medications Discussion board to connect with the gerontological nursing exam-prep community Games to make studying fun See access details inside book.
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Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review

Fast Facts and Practice Questions, Second Edition

Author: Maria T. Codina Leik, MSN, APN, BC, FNP-C

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826134270

Category: Medical

Page: 696

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"I found this book extremely helpful and loved the Fast Facts, Notes, Exam Tips and Clinical Tips. While other exam prep courses had great content, your book helped me to think more like a NP, and "pull it all together." I would highly recommend your book to any Adult-Gero NP student or graduate. It deserves 5 stars." T. Maria Jones, MS, AGPCNP-BC, CWOCN, DAPWCA, FMNLI Praise for the First Edition: This is a well written, comprehensive review aimed at preparing readers for successfully completing a board certification exam...This is a wonderful comprehensive review in a concise study guide format.--Doody's Medical Reviews The second edition of this acclaimed ANP review continues to promote efficient, time-saving study by synthesizing the key content needed to pass the NP Certification Exam into a concise, well-organized format. Using test-taking strategies meticulously developed by the author, the Review provides unique "question dissection techniques," targeted key content review, 600 extensive practice questions, and detailed, current exam information in a fast facts style. This second edition includes an extensive new section on geriatrics that encompasses body/metabolic changes, common disorders, and hospice/ethical considerations. The book also presents an expanded, intensive pharmacology review, 100 new exam questions, and is the only review to offer a new research chapter providing elements of research needed for E-B practice. The book reviews the complete adult lifespan from adolescence on, and covers non-clinical content including ethics, medico-legal issues, advanced practice law, and reimbursement guidelines. The review of primary care disorders is organized by body system. The content is applicable for certification exams for both the ANCC and the AANP. This book is also a great companion to the ANP Certification Review app, coming soon for your iPhone or iPad! New to this edition: Reorganized for greater ease of use Provides extensive new section on geriatrics covering body/metabolic changes, common disorders, and hospice/ethical considerations Contains expanded intensive-style pharmacology review Presents elements of research needed for E-B practice Includes 100 new questions for a total of 600 'high-yield' questions Why use this review? Delineates strategic "question dissection techniques" for test success, developed by the author, a leading provider of exam preparation education for over 20 years Provides precisely targeted content review Offers 600 extensive practice questions and detailed exam information Includes Exam Tips and Clinical Tips help to prioritize The author's company, ARNP Services, Inc. has helped thousands of nurses pass their certification exams nationwide It's the only book to present elements of research needed for E-B practice It's a great companion to the forthcoming ANP Certification Review app!
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Gerontological Nurse Certification Review

Author: Meredith Wallace, PhD, APRN-BC,Sheila C. Grossman, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826101150

Category: Medical

Page: 296

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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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Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Certification Review

Author: Sheila C. Grossman, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826106447

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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"[This book] is an important reference for nurses seeking to take the certification exam to validate their own practice. The practice of nursing over the next decades will demand age-specific knowledge for people across the life span. Nurses need to develop expertise in the area of geriatrics and have that expertise validated through certification." Tara A. Cortes, PhD, RN, FAAN The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing (From the Foreword) Nurse practitioners have long required a comprehensive certification review book for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (GNP) certification examinations. Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Certification Review is the first book to provide a thorough review of test content to effectively prepare nurses to successfully pass the GNP certification exam. With over 200 practice questions culled from the real ANCC test outline, this is the only book nurse practitioners need to pass the ANCC exam. Challenging and reflective questions and answers are provided at the end of each chapter for topic review, with a final test offered at the end of the book. By providing students the ability to take the "mock test," this book instills confidence, preparing students for the actual certification exam. Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Certification Review contains: Guidelines on question dissection and analysis, as well as over 200 questions culled from the real ANCC test outline A comprehensive review of health promotion and disease prevention, assessment of acute and chronic illness, clinical management and pharmacological/nonpharmacological interventions, professional role and policy issues, and more An examination of the nurse practitioner and patient relationship Additionally, this book helps students in gerontological nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner, and adult nurse practitioner programs with course program examinations that refer to older adults.
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Clinical Nurse Leader Certification Review, Second Edition

Author: Cynthia R. King, PhD, MSN, NP, RN, CNL, FAAN,Sally Gerard, DNP, RN, CDE, CNL

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826137636

Category: Medical

Page: 472

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" Drs. King and Gerard continue to provide an in-depth review that reinforces major skills and responsibilities of this advanced nursing practice role ... This revision provides excellent illustrations and examples of the Clinical Nurse Leader role throughout. Competencies and Curricular Expectations for Clinical Nurse Leader Education and Practice (2013) are integrated in the presentation of key areas of focus. I know that students and faculty will appreciate the authors' attention to detail.." -Linda Roussel, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CNL Co-Author, Initiating and Sustaining the Clinical Nurse Leader Role: A Practical Guide From the Foreword Now in its second edition, this book remains the only comprehensive resource for clinical nurse leaders preparing for certification. The guide stems directly from Dr. King' s acclaimed exam preparation course, which resulted in a 100% pass rate among students who took the course. The second edition reflects the new requirements of Competencies and Curricular Expectations for Clinical Nurse Leader Education and Practice (2013), featuring new and updated chapters with information about risk mitigation, lateral integration, interprofessional skills, care coordination, and evidence-based practice; an updated glossary of key terms; and new multiple choice questions and case studies. The resource mirrors the format of the AACN exam, and continues to cover all aspects of the current test, providing detailed information on taking the exam, how to analyze and interpret exam questions, basic test-taking skills, questions to stimulate critical thinking, a sample exam with answers and rationales, and content review of everything you need to know to succeed on the exam. The review not only helps individuals preparing for the exam, but also provides strategies to help groups make the best use of the book. It offers direction for faculty who are designing review courses and serves as a valuable resource during the CNL program itself. New to the Second Edition: Reflects new competencies Presents new and updated chapters Includes a new glossary of terms Provides new multiple choice questions and case studies Addresses risk mitigation, lateral integration, interprofessional skills, care coordination, and evidence-based practice Key Features: Delivers top-notch, comprehensive test preparation assistance Presents guidelines on question dissection and analysis Includes new competencies Facilitates critical thinking with unfolding case studies Presents multiple choice questions written by certified CNLs
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Gerontology Nursing Case Studies, Second Edition

100+ Narratives for Learning

Author: Donna J. Bowles

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826194044

Category: Medical

Page: 290

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This highly praised text for nursing students, now in its second edition, presents nearly 110 interactive geriatric health case studies depicting a vast range of realistic scenarios—physical, mental, and psychosocial--that may present to nurses who work with aging adults. With exercises that reinforce learning, each case study reflects a holistic approach, encompassing mind, body, and spirit, to the presented problem. The second edition features several new cases and thoroughly updated cases from the first edition that include new health guidelines, new health promotion criteria, web links, references, and additional resources. Also provided are additional video clips and animations embedded throughout the text, Quality for Safety in Nursing Education (QSEN) Initiatives, a greater focus on prioritization and delegation, new cases covering Healthcare Disparities, Aging in Place, and Prevention of Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection, and a completely new section about Aging Issues Affecting the Family.
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Gerontological Nursing Certification Review Guide for the Generalist, Clinical Specialist, Nurse Practitioner

Author: Catharine A. Kopac,Virginia Layng Millonig

Publisher: Health Leadership Assoc Incorporated

ISBN: 9781878028150

Category: Medical

Page: 563

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A new and updated version of this best-selling resource! Jones and Bartlett Publisher's 2011 Nurse's Drug Handbook is the most up-to-date, practical, and easy-to-use nursing drug reference! It provides: Accurate, timely facts on hundreds of drugs from abacavir sulfate to Zyvox; Concise, consistently formatted drug entries organized alphabetically; No-nonsense writing style that speaks your language in terms you use everyday; Index of all generic, trade, and alternate drug names for quick reference. It has all the vital information you need at your fingertips: Chemical and therapeutic classes, FDA pregnancy risk category and controlled substance schedule; Indications and dosages, as well as route, onset, peak, and duration information; Incompatibilities, contraindications; interactions with drugs, food, and activities, and adverse reactions; Nursing considerations, including key patient-teaching points; Vital features include mechanism-of-action illustrations showing how drugs at the cellular, tissue, or organ levels and dosage adjustments help individualize care for elderly patients, patients with renal impairment, and others with special needs; Warnings and precautions that keep you informed and alert.
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NGNA Core Curriculum for Gerontological Nursing

Author: N.A

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 344

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CORE CURRICULUM FOR GERONTOLOGICAL NURSING helps nurses prepare for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) examination for the gerontologic nurse. Content is based on the format of the certification exam, and this new, revised edition closely matches the new test plan. Each topic includes learning objectives, outline discussion, study questions, answers with rationales and references. A new sample exam is located in the back of the book.
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997 Practice Questions with Rationale for Gerontological Nurse Certification

2nd Edition

Author: Solomon Barroa

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546844617

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Page: 298

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One of the indispensable member of the healthcare team is the nurse. Compassion and caring attitude are some of the good qualities of the nurse as well as the other members of the healthcare team. The nurse who specializes in geriatric care and management is called a Gerontological Nurse (GN). Such a nurse have undergone specialized training in the field of geriatric care and management as a nurse practitioner, a specialist or a generalist. A certification examination is then required for the nurse to practice and earn the title of Gerontological Nurse. The Gerontological Nurse certification requires passing a test administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Depending on the type of examination, there is a prerequisite, otherwise known as eligibility criteria. For a GN nurse practitioner and CNS (Clinical Nurse Specialist), an active RN license; postgraduate, masters or doctoral degree with advance courses in pathophysiology, health assessment, differential diagnosis, disease management, health promotion, and pharmacology is required. A GN generalist is required to have 2,000 practice hours in geriatric care and an active RN license. The examination contains 175 questions, of which 150 are scored and 25 are considered pre test. The policies and rules may change from time to time. The requirement stated in this book are true at the time of the author's research. This 2nd edition contains revised practice questions with rationale covering the different components of Gerontological Nursing. It is not intended to reflect the exact questions of the board examination. The author's intention is to provide effective review material for the reader. Various levels of difficulty are reflected in this book. There are easy and difficult questions. Sample Questions: *The nurse is explaining the coverage of Medicare part A to a 72 year old client with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Which of the following is included in the Medicare program? (a.medications b.inpatient psychiatric services c.speech therapy d.none of the above) *During an assessment, the nurse found raised skin tags for an 85 year old man. Which of the following identifies this finding? (a.acrochordon b.actinic keratosis c.cutaneous horn d.senile lentigine) *A 78 year old client with Alzheimer's disease demonstrated spatial disorientation. Irritability and agitation were also observed. What will be the best intervention for this type of client? (a.show family pictures b.administer Aricept c.provide a safe place to wander d.none of the above) *The nurse is assigned to a 90 year female old client with acute renal failure. Her serum creatinine is 0.9 mg/dl and weighs 40 kilograms. What would be the client's creatinine clearance? (a.28 ml/minute b.26 ml/minute c.24 ml/minute d.22 ml/minute) *A female client with substance abuse disorder is undergoing assessment. She told the nurse "I got some reefer inside my bra." Which of the following is being implied by the client? (a. marijuana b. cocaine c. heroin d. none of the above) *A 75 year old client with delirium is undergoing assessment. The other clients feel threatened by the client's behavior. Which of the following caused the client's condition? (a. dehydration b. psychiatric comorbidity c. functional dependence d. all of the above)
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