Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review

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Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review

SKU# 9780826134264

Fast Facts and Practice Questions, Second Edition

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


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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.


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!

Product Details 

  • Publication Date August 12, 2013
  • Page Count 696
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826134264
  • EISBN 9780826134271

About The Author(s) 

Maria T. Codina Leik, MSN, APRN, BC, FNP-C is the President and Principal Lecturer at National ARNP Services, Inc., her own company. Well-known for her ability to simplify complex concepts for her students, she is a popular speaker and educator. Ms. Leik taught previously in the NP program at Florida International University Graduate School of Nursing. She is Board Certified in two specialties: Family NP and Adult Gerontology Primary Care NP by the AANP and ANCC. Her research findings have been presented at an international HIV conference as well as at nursing conferences. In addition to her two NP certification review books published by Springer Publishing, she is the author of book chapters in two NP textbooks. Ms. Leik is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society.

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Table of Contents 

Preface ix

Contributors and Reviewers xi


1. Certifi cation Exam Information 3

2. Question Dissection and Analysis 27

3. Pharmacology Review 71


4. Health Screening and Health Promotion Review 97

5. Head, Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat Review 107

6. Skin and Integumentary System Review 123

7. Cardiovascular System Review 145

8. Pulmonary System Review 173

9. Endocrine System Review 191

10. Gastrointestinal System Review 207

11. Renal System Review 219

12. Nervous System Review 227

13. Hematological System Review 241

14. Musculoskeletal System Review 251

15. Psychosocial Mental Health Review 267


16. Men’s Health Review 283

17. Women’s Health Review 291

18. Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

or Infections (STIs) Review 307

19. Adolescents Review 321


20. Hospice 333

21. Medico-Legal, Ethical Guidelines, and Advanced

Practice Law 335

22. Nursing Research Review 349


23. Professional, Medico-Legal, Support Services, and Reimbursement

Considerations 357

24. Theory and Conceptual Models Applied to Gerontology 371

25. Body and Metabolic Changes in the Older Adult 375

26. Health Screening and Health and Safety Promotion 379

27. Common Disorders in Geriatrics 397

28. Pressure Ulcers, Wounds, Wound Treatment, and Advanced Practice

Procedures 417


29. Practice Questions 429

30. Answers With Rationale 541

References 629

Abbreviations 635

Index 645