Clinical Nurse Leader Certification Review

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

 

Pub. Date: 12/2012

368 pp., Softcover

ISBN-13: 9780826171177

$49.00

 

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Description

"The 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."

-From 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. King's 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 and eBook for test-taking practice.

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
  • Includes eBook for test-taking practice