This is a Study Guide for the Clinical Nurse Specialist looking to take the Adult Gerontology CNS Exam. Start your career now! This CNS study guide is essential for your success. Adult/Gerontology Health CNS Exam Prep and Study Guide is wonderful resource for CNS students that want to pass the Adult/Gerontology CNS exam. It will provide you with a guide to the CNS Exam and includes practice questions.
Author: Janet S. Fulton, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, ANEF, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
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
"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!
Covering all advanced practice competencies and roles, this book offers strategies for enhancing patient care and legitimizing your role within today’s health care system. It covers the history of advanced practice nursing, the theory behind the practice, and emerging issues. Offering a comprehensive exploration of advanced practice nursing, this edition also adds a focus on topics including the APN scope of practice, certification, and the ethical and legal issues that occur in clinical practice. The development of all major competencies of advanced practice nursing is discussed: direct clinical practice, consultation, coaching/guidance, research, leadership, collaboration, and ethical decision-making. Advanced practice competencies are discussed in relation to all advanced practice nursing and blended CNS-NP roles (case manager, acute care nurse practitioner), highlighting the shared aims and distinctions of each role. In-depth discussions on educational strategies explain how competencies develop as the nurses’ practice progresses. A chapter on research competencies demonstrates how to use evidence-based research in practice, and how to promote these research competencies to other APNs. A conceptual framework shows the clear relationship between the competencies, roles, and challenges in today’s health care environment. Practical strategies are provided for business management, contracting, and marketing. Comprehensive information covers the essential competencies of the new Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. More exemplars (case studies) provide real-life scenarios showing APN competencies in action. A new chapter shows how to provide reliable and valid data to substantiate your impact and justify equitable reimbursement for APN services, also enhancing your skills in quality improvement strategies, informatics, and systems thinking. Information on telehealth considerations covers the new sources of electronic healthcare information available to patients and describes how to counsel them on using reliable resources.
Ebersole & Hess’ Gerontological Nursing and Healthy Aging is the only gerontological nursing text that follows a wellness-based, holistic approach to older adult care. Designed to facilitate healthy aging regardless of the situation or disease process, this text goes beyond simply tracking recommended treatments to address complications, alleviate discomfort, and help older adults lead healthy lives. Featuring evidence-based practice boxes, safety alerts, expanded tables, and careful attention to age, gender, and cultural differences, Ebersole & Hess’ Gerontological Nursing and Healthy Aging is the most complete text on the market. Focus on health and wellness helps you gain an understanding of the patient’s experience. AACN and the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing core competencies integrated throughout. Consistent chapter organization and pedagogy, including Learning Objectives, Glossary, and Research and Study Questions/Activities. Evidence-Based Practice boxes summarize research findings that confirm effective practices or identify practices with unknown, ineffective, or harmful effects. Careful attention to age, cultural, and gender differences helps you understand these important considerations in caring for older adults Expanded tables, boxes, and forms, including the latest scales and guidelines for proper health assessment make information easy to find and use. Activities and discussion questions at the end of every chapter equip you with the information you need to assess the patient. UPDATED! Healthy People 2020 boxes integrate information about healthy aging. NEW! Safety Alerts highlight safe practices and quality of care QSEN competencies. NEW! Chapter on Neurologic Compromise expands content on stroke and Parkinson’s disease.
Praise for the First Edition: "This is a valuable resource for new clinical nurse specialists as they begin their journey. It provides excellent guidance that will help new graduates as they negotiate new positions and develop new roles in healthcare organizations." Score: 95, 4 stars --Doody's This is a one-of-a-kind, all-inclusive reference guide for new Clinical Nurse Specialists entering the field as well as seasoned practitioners looking to update their knowledge. Disseminating a wealth of current professional practice guidance and practical information on reimbursement and certification, the second edition has been fully updated to reflect changes resulting from the Affordable Care Act and the APRN Consensus Model. Four new chapters address changes and emerging trends, expanding focus on independent practice, increasing demands on health care due to the growing population of older adults, and updated reimbursement/economic issues. This authoritative toolkit is organized in an easy-to-use, bullet-point format and includes numerous clinical examples, case scenarios, and personal anecdotes culled from the contributors' own professional experiences. New to the Second Edition: Fully revised and updated Addresses CNS practice within Affordable Care Organizations Describes CNS leadership role in system-level evidence-based practice initiatives Covers documentation and communication of CNS activities aligning with strategic initiatives and CNS practice priorities Discusses facilitating transitions of care to assure safety and quality Addresses the CNS role in interprofessional education in clinical settings Key Features: Presents crucial information on negotiating and securing a job Provides advice on establishing credibility, prioritizing, and finding a mentor Contains guidelines on mentoring staff, leading groups, and precepting students Addresses documenting and measuring clinical outcomes Describes how to network with professional organizations and community agencies Offers practical guidance on applying for reimbursement and pursuing certification and licensure
CNS Test Review for the Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Health Exam
Author: CNS Exam Secrets Test Prep Team
Publisher: Mometrix Media LLC
***Includes Practice Test Questions*** Adult Health CNS Exam Secrets helps you ace the Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Health Exam without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive Adult Health CNS 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. Adult Health CNS Exam Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to CNS 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: Nursing Process Theory, Philosophy of Human Caring, Stress Appraisal and Coping Theory, Health Belief Model, Theory of Reasoned Action, Family Systems Theory, Cardiovascular Conditioning, Endurance Training, Kegel Exercises, Hospice Care, Mental Aerobics, International Patient Safety Goals, Sun Exposure, Pain Assessment in Advanced Dementia Scale, CAGE Tool, Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale, Geriatric Depression Scale, Barthel Index of ADLS, Confusion Assessment Method, Influenza Vaccine, Herpes Zoster Vaccine, Colorectal Screening, Diabetic Foot Ulcers Screening, Prostate Cancer Screening, Cervical Cancer Screening, Emergency Contraception, Nurse Practice Act, Malpractice, Palliative Care, and much more...
Print version of the book includes free access to the app (web, iOS, and Android), which offers interactive Q&A review plus the entire text of the print book! Please note the app is included with print purchase only. The only book designed specifically to prepare students for the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP) exams, this unparalleled review details the step-by-step journey from classroom to patient room and beyond. This book begins with proven test-taking strategies for students and provides an overview of common pitfalls for exam takers. It features question styles and content material from both the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN®) and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) exams, providing an overview of the certification exams written specifically by the certification organizations themselves. With more than 630 unique questions, this review contains completely up-to-date and evidence-based exam preparation. Practice questions are organized into body system review, special populations, and legal/ethical issues, and culminate in a 175-question practice test that represents the length, variety, and complexity of board exam questions. All questions’ answers have accompanying rationales based on clinical practice guidelines. Completely unique to this publication, the last section of Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Q&A Review guides one through the next steps after the exam—how to progress into practice with your new certification. KEY FEATURES Over 630 practice questions with answers and rationales The only current book publication designed specifically to prepare students for the AG-ACNP exams Contains the most current information and practice using published guidelines Exam tips and perils/pitfalls to avoid in test-taking Includes free access to interactive ebook and Q&A app—track and sync your progress on up to three devices!