Clinical Nurse Leader Certification Review Second Edition

Clinical Nurse Leader Certification Review  Second Edition Author Cynthia R. King, PhD, MSN, NP, RN, CNL, FAAN
ISBN-10 9780826137630
Release 2016-03-08
Pages 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



Clinical Nurse Leader Certification Review

Clinical Nurse Leader Certification Review Author Cynthia R. King, PhD, MSN, NP, RN, CNL, FAAN
ISBN-10 9780826171184
Release 2012-12-10
Pages 368
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ìThe authors have done excellent work, reinforcing major skills and responsibilities of this advanced generalist role. This book will be most useful for students as they prepare for certification.î óFrom the Foreword by Linda Roussel, DSN, RN, NEA-BC, CNL Co-Author, Initiating and Sustaining the Clinical Nurse Leader Role: A Practical Guide The first and only resource of its kind, this review guide to the CNL certification exam stems directly from Dr. Kingís classroom, where she proposes students to take the exam and has achieved a 100% pass rate. The guide covers all aspects of the test, including basic test-taking skills, how to understand exam questions, multiple exam questions with answers and rationales, and content review of information derived from the AACN exam guide. The authors, who are noted CNL educators and practitioners, cover concepts of horizontal leadership, interdisciplinary communication and collaboration skills, and health care advocacy. They address care management, team coordination, illness/disease management, health promotion and disease prevention management, and advanced clinical assessment. The differences between health systems and the specific microsystems in which CNLs work are explored. The book also encompasses health care finance, economics, policy, informatics, ethics, and evidence-based practice as it is covered on the test. The material is presented in easily digestible sections that correspond to specific areas of the AACN exam guide. Multiple vignettes and unfolding case studies reinforce concepts. Also included is a sample test . Key Features: The first and only comprehensive review guide to the CNL certification exam Presents guidelines on question dissection and analysis Reflects changes and additions to new topics in the exam Presented in easily digestible sections that correspond to AACN exam guide



Clinical Nurse Leader Certification Review

Clinical Nurse Leader Certification Review Author Cynthia R. King
ISBN-10 9780826171177
Release 2012-12-10
Pages 368
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Initiating and Sustaining the Clinical Nurse Leader Role

Initiating and Sustaining the Clinical Nurse Leader Role Author James L. Harris
ISBN-10 9781284113662
Release 2016-12-14
Pages 412
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Initiating and Sustaining the Clinical Nurse Leader Role, Third Edition illustrates the influence of clinical nurse leaders on care coordination, health promotion, and high-performance inter-professional care teams. The Third Edition will move beyond the 2007 American Association of Colleges of Nursing CNL White Paper and incorporate the CNL Competencies introduced in October 2013. This text presents a bold agenda for CNL practice, one that promotes value in the transformation of clinical care redesign. The Third Edition will cover the following: • Moving beyond the triple aim toward the quadruple aim • Increased emphasis on a new healthcare environment where CNLs practice • The clinical value compass for improving care • Care transitions and the CNL • Health policy engagement and advocacy • Population health and management • Inter-professional collaboration • Resource mindfulness • Project management tools, scope, design, and evaluation • Incorporating the 5Ps and models for improvement • Exemplars of CNL impacts across care settings • CNL certification, professional membership, and residency programs value • Vision for CNLs in 2020



Clinical Nurse Leader Exam Secrets Study Guide

Clinical Nurse Leader Exam Secrets Study Guide Author Cnl Exam Secrets Test Prep
ISBN-10 1627337113
Release 2014-03-31
Pages 132
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***Includes Practice Test Questions*** Clinical Nurse Leader Exam Secrets helps you ace the Clinical Nurse Leader Certification Exam without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive Clinical Nurse Leader Exam Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. Clinical Nurse Leader Exam Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to CNL Exam Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; A comprehensive Content review including: Clinical Nursing, Team Nursing, Total Patient Care, Hildegard E. Peplau's Theory of Interpersonal Relations, Restraining Forces, Driving Forces, Equilibrium, Evidence-Based Practice, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Model, Clinical Microsystem, Patient Care, Safe Harbor, Peer-Review Process, Observation, Feedback, Lateral Integrators, Patient-Care Objectives, Communication, Nursing Staff, Performance-Improvement Measures, Quality Improvement, Interdisciplinary Teams, Advocacy, Shared Decision-Making, Positive Therapeutic Alliance, Problem-Setting, Emotional Conflict, Qualitative Data, Dialogue, Intellectual Integrity, Language Barriers, Magico-Religious, Biomedical, and much more...



Foundations of Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice Second Edition

Foundations of Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice  Second Edition Author Janet S. Fulton, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, ANEF, FAAN
ISBN-10 9780826129673
Release 2014-04-17
Pages 512
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2014 AJN Book of the Year Award Winner in Advanced Practice Nursing, First Place Designated a Doody's Core Title! "This widely acclaimed resource has been improved with this update. It is an excellent addition to the library of clinical nurse specialist students, faculty, and current practitioners. The release of the second edition ensures that the information is current for the ever-changing healthcare environment." Score: 100, 5 stars Now in its second edition, this highly acclaimed text remains the only cohesive, comprehensive textbook and professional reference for CNS education and practice. Supported by theory, research, and current literature, the text focuses on CNS roles and scope of practice, expanding opportunities in primary and home care settings, and on outcomes of CNS practice across the care continuum. This second edition reflects two emerging trends affecting CNS practice: an increased focus on transitional care (continuity across the care setting continuum) and new Centers for Medicare Services reimbursement rules related to pressure ulcers, fall and infection prevention, and pain management. Additionally, the second edition places increased emphasis on CNS practice outcomes and newly emerging roles in chronic illness management in primary and home care settings. Contributors to this edition represent the ìWhoís Whoî of CNS Nursing. Outstanding features include text boxes throughout that highlight core competencies and practice outcomes identified in NACNSís Statement on Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice and Education. Additional chapter features include discussion questions, analysis and synthesis exercises, and clinical application considerations. The text also contains four models of CNS specialty care, and 10 exemplars of CNS practice, all including outcomes. New to the Second Edition: Increased focus on transitional care, primary care, program evaluation, and opportunities for CNS within the ACO and Medicare Emphasis on CNS role and practice outcomes pertaining to care of pressure ulcers, fall and infection prevention, and pain management New chapter on Program Evaluation New chapter on Affordable Care Organizations: New Horizons for CNS Practice New chapter on economics of CNS practice New chapter on CNS in primary care



The Doctor of Nursing Practice and Clinical Nurse Leader

The Doctor of Nursing Practice and Clinical Nurse Leader Author Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN
ISBN-10 0826138292
Release 2008-09-22
Pages 304
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Designated a Doody's Core Title! "The construction of the doctor of nursing practice (DNP) and the clinical nurse leader (CNL) set in motion a sea change in graduate nursing education. In this book, Fitzpatrick and Wallace document the history, the driving forces, and the expectations for these new roles while providing a starting point for capacity building for the development of DNP and CNL educational programs." --Nursing Education Perspectives The Research Journal of the National League for Nursing "This [book] is essential reading for graduate nursing students who are considering pursuing an advanced degree in nursing." Score: 100, 5 stars - -Doody's This is the first book to document and analyze the development and integration of the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) and Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs in graduate nursing institutions. Editors Fitzpatrick and Wallace, established authorities in nursing education, present this text as an introduction to these exciting new degrees. The contributors, ranging from architects of the programs to graduates from the programs, offer valuable information on the objectives, curricula, and expected outcomes of these two educational tracks. Ultimately, the book explores how the development of these new degrees has influenced health care delivery at large. Highlights of this book: Delineates core program requirements and outlines what is expected of students in both clinical and academic arenas Provides guidance to students making the transition from masters level nursing programs to doctoral level programs Includes two chapters written by the AACN Taskforce on the new degrees, with essential information on how to gain and sustain accreditation Identifies critical issues underpinning future DNP and CNL program development, and discusses the impact of the new degrees on nursing education, patient outcome, and health care Offering comprehensive coverage of the DNP and CNL development, this book is required reading for students considering doctorates in nursing, as well as nurse educators and administrators working within the programs.



Leadership Competencies for Clinical Managers The Renaissance of Transformational Leadership

Leadership Competencies for Clinical Managers  The Renaissance of Transformational Leadership Author Anne M. Barker
ISBN-10 0763747416
Release 2006
Pages 322
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This is a pragmatic, competency based, hands-on leadership text for nurse managers, that carefully integrates theory, research, and practice to address management issues in the inpatient and outpatient settings, community nursing and homecare, and skilled nursing facilities. Part I presents the Leadership Practice Model, Part II presents the application of the model to the role of clinical manager, and Part III presents real life models of leadership in practice.



Economics and Financial Management for Nurses and Nurse Leaders Third Edition

Economics and Financial Management for Nurses and Nurse Leaders  Third Edition Author Susan J. Penner, RN, MN, MPA, DrPH, CNL
ISBN-10 9780826160027
Release 2016-08-28
Pages 446
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Written by and for nurses, this key foundational text helps to build the fundamental economics and financial management skills nurses and nurse leaders need for daily use. This third edition delivers several new features, adding to its value as the only timely and relevant text written for the full spectrum of RN-to-BSN, BSN, and MSN students. It has been significantly revised to simplify content, to address the vast changes in and increasing complexity of U.S. health care financing, and to be useful in both traditional in-class format and hybrid and online programs. Two new and refocused chapters address assessing financial health and nurse entrepreneurship and practice management, and new material illuminates recent research findings and statistics. Chapters feature worksheets such as business plan checklists and text boxes expanding on key chapter content. The book is distinguished by its provision of case examples based on nurse-run clinic and inpatient nursing unit financial issues. It provides multiple opportunities for experiential learning, such as writing business plans and health program grant proposals. It delivers cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analyses, discusses budget preparation, offers strategies for controlling budget costs, and updates relevant health policies and statistics. The text’s engaging format promotes the synthesis of economics and finance across the nursing curriculum through the use of end-of-chapter exercises, discussion questions, and games based on concepts within the text. Additionally, tips throughout the book alert students about the need to apply concepts from other aspects of their education to economic and financial situations. Also included are online supplemental materials for teachers and students, including Excel spreadsheets, grant proposals, a test bank, and PowerPoint slides. New to the Third Edition: Updates health reform, health care spending, and other relevant policies and statistics Includes two new and refocused chapters that address assessing the financial health of a business and nurse entrepreneurship and practice management Highlights recent research findings and key concepts in text boxes Provides blank and completed worksheets, such as business plan checklists, so nurses can apply financial concepts in their clinical settings Fosters understanding of key concepts with enhanced explanations and samples of business plans and other reports Key Features: Aligned with AACN and AONE guidelines, the CNL certification exam, and QSEN competencies Serves as a primary financial management text for multiple nursing academic programs Facilitates experiential learning through end-of-chapter exercises, games, tips for synthesizing knowledge, worksheets, and case examples Designed for use in traditional classrooms and in hybrid and online learning programs Includes a chapter on measuring nursing care with indicators for capacity, staffing, patient acuity, performance, and patient flow NEW! a FREE Q&A App is availabel (see inside front cover)



Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review

Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review Author Maria T. Codina Leik, MSN, APN, BC, FNP-C
ISBN-10 9780826134271
Release 2013-08-12
Pages 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!



Expertise in Nursing Practice Second Edition

Expertise in Nursing Practice  Second Edition Author Patricia Benner RN, PhD, FAAN
ISBN-10 082618703X
Release 2009-03-16
Pages 528
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Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title! Nursing practice is a complex and varied field that requires precision, dedication, care, and expertise. Clinicians must have both the skills and the tools to attend to changes in patients' responses, recognize trends, and understand the nature of their patients' conditions over time. This book clearly delineates the skills needed to become an expert nurse. In this new edition, the editors present a report of a six-year study of over 130 hospital nurses working in critical care. Expanding upon the study conducted in the previous edition, this new book documents and analyzes hundreds of new clinical narratives that track the development of clinical skill acquisition, including caring, clinical judgment, workplace ethics, and more. Highlights of this book: Includes transitional guidance for nurses new to the field Discusses the primacy of caring and the importance of good clinical judgment Includes new practice models, including the Dreyfus Model of Skill Acquisition Provides guidelines for strengthening the nurse-patient relationship Presents implications for nursing education and patient safety Ultimately, this work defines expertise in nursing practice. The book serves as a valuable resource that will enable nurses to expand their knowledge base, cultivate their clinical skills, and become successful experts in nursing practice.



Transformational Leadership in Nursing Second Edition

Transformational Leadership in Nursing  Second Edition Author Elaine Sorensen Marshall, PhD, RN, FAAN
ISBN-10 9780826193995
Release 2016-09-28
Pages 407
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This award-winning text guides nursing graduate students in developing the key skills they need to fulfill emerging leadership roles as our health care system experiences profound change and increasing complexity. The book provides a wealth of critical information, practical tools, creative vision, and inspiration that will help to facilitate leadership at the highest level of clinical practice. This second edition is expanded and updated to incorporate leadership challenges resulting from health care reform, changes in the current vision of health care, and innovations that foster leadership development. Two completely new chapters address transformational leadership regarding changing health care perspectives and emerging contexts for health care. The text helps graduate students to master the skills they need to work effectively with interdisciplinary colleagues, address challenges within the confines of budget constraints, and resolve health care disparities and improve outcomes in all settings. With contributions from expert scholars and clinicians in the humanities, natural and social sciences, organizational studies, business, nursing, and other health care sciences, this inspirational text fulfills the DNP core competencies as described in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of DNP Education. New to the Second Edition: Updated and expanded to incorporate new leadership challenges resulting from health care reform Expands the scope of leadership to encompass emerging health care contexts, transformation of vision, and practice innovations Includes a new chapter addressing transformative leadership vis-à-vis changing health care perspectives Presents a new chapter describing emerging contexts for health care and how to build a respectful culture in which emerging leaders can thrive Includes updated tools, health care paradigms, and leadership inspiration Presents cases and reflective questions that help students apply the theoretical content to their own situations and generate discussion across cohorts of students Key Features: Written expressly for APRNs transitioning into leadership roles Grounded in competencies and essentials of doctorate education for advanced nursing practice Traces the trajectory from expert clinician to role of leader of complex organizations and patient populations Draws from experts in the humanities, natural and social sciences, business, nursing, and health care



Quality By Design

Quality By Design Author Eugene C. Nelson
ISBN-10 1118046838
Release 2011-01-14
Pages 512
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Quality by Design reflects the research and applied training conducted at Dartmouth Medical School under the leadership of Gene Nelson, Paul Batalden, and Marjorie Godfrey. The book includes the research results of high-performing clinical microsystems, illustrative case studies that highlight individual clinical programs, guiding principles that are easily applied, and tools, techniques, and methods that can be adapted by clinical practices and interdisciplinary clinical teams. The authors describe how to develop microsystems that can attain peak performance through active engagement of interdisciplinary teams in learning and applying improvement science and measurement; explore the essence of leadership for clinical Microsystems; show what mid-level leaders can do to enable peak performance at the front lines of care; outline the design and redesign of services and planning care to match patient needs with services offered; examine the issue of safety; describe the vital role of data in creating a rich and useful information environment; provide a core curriculum that can build microsystems’ capability, provide excellent care, promote a positive work environment, and contribute to the larger organization. Ancillary materials for use in classroom teaching, training, or coaching are available at https://clinicalmicrosystem.org/



The Clinical Nurse Specialist Handbook

The Clinical Nurse Specialist Handbook Author Patti Rager Zuzelo
ISBN-10 0763761141
Release 2010-10-15
Pages 382
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Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition. The Clinical Nurse Specialist Handbook, Second Edition is a comprehensive resource designed exclusively for clinical nurse specialists. Completely revised and updated, it delves more deeply into topics covered in the first edition, winner of the 2007 AJN Book of the Year award. As the CNS role continues to evolve, opportunities and challenges will emerge. Readers gain valuable insight and learn effective strategies to manage the day-to-day responsibilities and complexities associated with continuous quality improvement, patient safety initiatives, chairing meetings, and teaching. The text provides practical advice using real-world CNS scenarios to facilitate learning and positively influence care outcomes. It also contains information and tools to help students expand their knowledge and succeed professionally. Chapters address issues such as workplace violence



Quality Caring in Nursing and Health Systems

Quality Caring in Nursing and Health Systems Author Joanne R. Duffy, PhD, RN, FAAN
ISBN-10 9780826110152
Release 2013-04-23
Pages 328
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First Edition named an AJN Book of the Year! ìJoanne Duffy makes a compelling argument in this book that relationships have been marginalized and no longer serve as the central organizing principle of health servicesÖThis book resonates with a virtual groundswell of findings regarding the importance of relationships for organizational performance and for human wellbeing.î -Jody Hoffer Gittell Professor of Management, Brandeis University This edition stresses the proven need for a return to the patient-centered care neglected through our health systemís emphasis on procedures, protocols, diagnostic testing, technology, and costs. It addresses the significant challenges to quality care posed by the upcoming changes in our health care system, and focuses on health systems, the role of nursing within them, and the interprofessional health team as the key to change ensuring high quality care. The book responds to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Actís focus on accountable care organizations, the recent IOMís Future of Nursing Report, the call for radical transformation of nursing education, and current evidence on patient safety and quality of care. This text explores the Quality-Caring Model©, which honors nursingís most deeply felt value, and can be applied to clinical, educational, and leadership practice to advance our nationís health system. Among the bookís strengths are its translation of theoretical knowledge to practical applications that can be used for clinical interventions and resolution of professional issues. Chapters include key terms, case studies along with practical exercises and references, and ìCalls to Actionî offering inspiration and guidance for implementing change. New to the Second Edition: Focuses on current challenges to quality care posed by upcoming changes to our health system Addresses health systems, the interprofessional health team, and the role of nursing within them Combines theoretical foundations for practice with clinical, leadership, and educational applications Examines the powerful role of relationships in promoting nursing excellence, improving patient satisfaction, and patient outcomes Serves as a key guide for graduate nurse educators and students, nurse leaders, and hospital leadership seeking Magnet certification Incorporates recommendations of the Affordable Care Actís focus on accountable care organizations, the IOMís Future of Nursing Report, educational transformation, and current research on safety and quality of care



Midwifery Women s Health Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Guide

Midwifery   Women s Health Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Guide Author Beth M. Kelsey
ISBN-10 9781284048957
Release 2014-09-30
Pages 500
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Midwifery & Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Guide, Third Edition is a comprehensive review designed to help midwives and women’s health nurse practitioners prepare for certification exams. Based on the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) and the National Certification Corporation (NCC) test blueprints, it contains nearly 1,000 questions and comprehensive rationales representing those found on the exams. Completely updated and revised with the most current evidence and practice standards, the new edition incorporates expanded content on pharmacology, pathophysiology, and diagnostic tools.Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the print edition. Please note Navigate Test Prep is not included with the eBook and must be purchased separately.



Advanced Oncology Nursing Certification Review and Resource Manual

Advanced Oncology Nursing Certification Review and Resource Manual Author Barbara Holmes Gobel
ISBN-10 1890504750
Release 2008-11-01
Pages 872
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Both a study guide and a clinical resource, this new manual offers oncology advanced practice nurses a comprehensive review in preparation for advanced oncology certification tests and a valuable reference guide that can be used in everyday practice. Each chapter in this new resource addresses a topic important to advanced oncology nursing. Key points in each chapter emphasize concepts for readers to review while a case study raises relevant questions. In keeping with the manual's role as a study guide for certification, chapter content is correlated to the weight the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) has assigned to a specific topic on the certification examination. Topics in this new manual are representative of the ONCC blueprints for the advanced oncology nursing certification tests so readers can feel confident that they are studying pertinent material. In addition, to further prepare students, practice test questions are offered in the final chapter in the same format as the ONCC advanced practice certification exams. Editors Barbara Holmes Gobel, Shirley Triest-Robertson, and Wendy H. Vogel are experienced oncology clinicians. Each has also served as faculty for the advanced oncology nursing certification review course at ONS national conferences and for a future online review course, providing you with best possible insight for test preparation. Yet, Advanced Oncology Nursing Certification Review and Resource Manual offers readers more than just a study guide for test preparation. Using the most current clinical evidence and literature available at the time of publication, the topics presented have been expanded and represent a valuable resource for oncology advanced practice nurses, graduate nursing students, oncology nurses in clinical practice, and other healthcare professionals. Whether you are preparing to sit for an advanced oncology nursing certification test or simply are looking for a comprehensiv