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Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review

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Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review

SKU# 9780826134240

Fast Facts and Practice Questions, Second Edition

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


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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 FNP 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 in-depth practice questions, and detailed, current exam information in a fast facts style. This second edition includes new chapters on pediatrics and adolescence and 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 lifespan from pediatrics to geriatrics and including pregnancy, 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 FNP 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
  • Contains expanded coverage of pediatrics and adolescence
  • Offers expanded intensive-style pharmacology review
  • Presents elements of research needed for E-B practice
  • Includes 100 new questions for a title of 600 high-yield questions

Why use this review?

  • Delineates strategic question dissection techniques for study success developed by the author, a leading provider of exam preparation education for over 20 years
  • Provides precisely targeted content review
  • Offers 600 in-depth practice questions and detailed exam information
  • Includes Exam Tips and Clinical Tips to help prioritize test content.
  • It is the only book to present elements of research needed for E-B practice
  • Outlines normal findings and benign variants in physical assessment of each body system
  • Includes succinct review of diseases commonly seen in primary care
  • It's a great companion to the forthcoming FNP Certification Review app!

Product Details 

  • Publication Date August 12, 2013
  • Page Count 672
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826134240
  • EISBN 9780826134257

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. Women’s Health: Pregnancy and Childbirth Review 321


20. Pediatrics Review: Newborns 343

21. Pediatrics Review: Toddlers (Ages 2 to 3 Years) 361

22. Pediatrics Review: School-Aged (Including Preschool) 367

23. Adolescents Review 373


24. Body and Metabolic Changes in the Older Adult 385

25. Common Disorders in Geriatrics 389

26. Hospice 409


27. Medico-Legal, Ethical Guidelines, and Advanced Practice Law 413

28. Nursing Research Review 427


29. Practice Questions 435

30. Answers With Rationale 545

References 609

Abbreviations 615

Index 625