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Maternal-Child Nursing Test Success

SKU# 9780826141569

An Unfolding Case Study Review

Author: Ruth A. Wittmann-Price PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE, ANEF


  • Frances H. Cornelius PhD, MSN, RN-BC, CNE

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Based on a philosophy of active learning, this innovative and refreshing study aid is designed to help students learn the fundamentals of maternal-child nursing through unfolding case studies. Nursing content is woven into vivid case vignettes that evolve over time, thus engaging students and helping them develop critical thinking and clinical decision-making skills. The text also serves as a comprehensive workbook for students preparing for the NCLEX-RNÆ. It is the only maternal-child nursing review text to integrate content with practice and professional responsibilities to foster an engrossing real-world learning experience.

The case vignettes are based on actual cases and incorporate all core content topics (assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation of patient care) for maternal-child nursing and NCLEX-RNÆ success. The book includes multiple choice, matching, true/false and calculation questions, each related to the unfolding clinical situation. Exercise answers with rationale appear at the end of each chapter. References at the end of the book facilitate self-remediation. Nurse-educators will also find this resource helpful for simulation experiences, classroom cases, group projects, and clinical conferences.

Key Features:

  • Reviews maternal-child nursing core content for course learning and test review prep, as well as for NCLEX-RN√Ü success
  • Uses unfolding, real-life case vignettes to integrate core content with practice and professional responsibilities
  • Covers all types of NCLEX-style questions for greater test familiarity
  • Incorporates online resources for use in clinical settings
  • Develops critical thinking skills to help students "think like a nurse"

Product Details 

  • Publication Date June 24, 2011
  • Page Count 394
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826141569
  • EISBN 9780826141576

About The Author(s) 

Ruth A. Wittmann-Price, PhD, RN, CNS, CNE, CHSE, ANEF, FAAN, is dean of the School of Health Sciences and professor of nursing at Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina. She has been an obstetrical/women's health nurse for 38 years. Dr. Wittmann-Price received her AAS and BSN degrees from Felician College, Lodi, New Jersey, and her MS as a perinatal clinical nurse specialist (CNS) from Columbia University, New York, New York. She completed her PhD in nursing at Widener University, Chester, Pennsylvania, and received the Dean's Award for Excellence. She developed a mid-range nursing theory, "Emancipated Decision-Making in Women's Health Care." and has tested her theory in four research studies. International researchers are currently using her theory as the foundation for their studies. Her theory is being used by researchers at the University of Limpopo, South Africa, in their campaign, "Finding Solutions for Africa," which helps women and children. Dr. Wittmann-Price was also the appointed research coordinator for Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and oversaw the evidence-based practice projects for nursing (2007-2010). Hahnemann University Hospital was granted initial Magnet designation in December 2009. Dr. Wittmann-Price has taught all levels of nursing students over the past 16 years and has completed an international service-learning trip. Currently, she teaches women's health to baccalaureate students and to students on the MSN nurse educator track. Dr. Wittmann-Price mentors DNP and PhD students and is on several committees at both Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Widener University. She has coedited or authored 14 books, contributed chapters to two books, and written over 20 articles. She has presented her research regionally, nationally, and internationally. Dr. Wittmann-Price was inducted into the National League for Nursing Academy of Nurse Educator Fellows in 2013 and became a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in October 2015.

Frances H. Cornelius, PhD, MSN, RN-BC, CNE, is a clinical professor and department chair for advanced role master of science in nursing and complementary and integrative health programs at Drexel University in Philadelphia. She is a board-certified nurse educator and has taught at the college and university level since 1990. She has an extensive clinical background in medical–surgical, psychiatric, oncology, and community health nursing. In addition, Dr. Cornelius has substantial experience in the design, development, and delivery of online, hybrid, and traditional course content as well as the integration of learning technologies into the classroom. Her area of research involves student learning, development of clinical decision-making skills, and clinical competency using handheld mobile devices.

In 2010, Dr. Cornelius was the recipient of the Outstanding Educator in Online Learning Award from Drexel University Online. She is currently a master reviewer for Quality MattersTM, a faculty-centered peer-review process that is designed to certify the quality of online and blended courses. She is a National League for Nursing (NLN) Certified Nurse Informaticist and a National Library of Medicine Medical Informatics fellow. Dr. Cornelius is the coeditor of PDA Connections: Mobile Technology for Health Care Professionals (2007), an innovative textbook designed to teach health care professionals how to use mobile devices for "point-of-care" access of information. She is the coeditor and author of Ethical Health Informatics: Challenges and Opportunities (2016). She is also a coauthor of an innovative series of six National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) review books, published by Springer Publishing Company, designed to support development of critical thinking among nursing students using unfolding case studies infused with mobile decision support resources to replicate realistic clinical experiences.

Table of Contents 


    1. NCLEX-RN®: Preparation Tips and How We Really Feel
    A Guide FOR Students BY Students
    2. Newborn Nursing Care
    3. Postpartum Care
    4. Infertility, Preconception, Conception, and Preterm Labor
    5. Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG)
    6. Sexually Transmitted Infections
    7. Labor and Delivery
    8. First Trimester Bleeding and Previa
    9. Ectopic Pregnancy
    10. Hydatidiform Mole (Gestational Trophoblastic Disease or GTD)
    11. Incompetent Cervix, Abruption, and DIC
    12. Gestational Hypertension and HELLP
    13. Gestational Diabetes (GD)
    14. ABO Incompatibility
    15. Rupture of the Membranes (ROM)
    16. Preterm Labor (PTL)
    17. Cardiac Disease
    18. Asthma
    19. Sickle Cell Anemia
    20. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
    21. Preterm Infant Care
    22. Retinopathy of Prematurity and Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)
    23. Anemia and Polycythemia
    24. Transient Tachypnea of the Newborn (TTN)
    25. Meconium Aspiration Syndrome (MAS)
    26. Periventricular-Interventicular Hemorrhage
    27. Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)
    28. Inborn Errors of Metabolism