New Edition: Midwifery & Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Guide

Midwifery & Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Guide, Third EditionAre you or your students preparing for the midwifery or women’s health nurse practitioner certification exams? We just published exactly what you need.

Based on the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) and the National Certification Corporation (NCC) test blueprints, Midwifery & Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Guide, Third Edition by Beth M. Kelsey and Jamille Nagtalon-Ramos contains nearly 1,000 questions and comprehensive rationales representing those found on the exams.

Completely updated and revised with the most current evidence and practice standards, it also incorporates expanded content on pharmacology, pathophysiology, and diagnostic tools.

Included with each new print book is an online Access Code for Navigate TestPrep, a dynamic and fully hosted online assessment tool offering the book’s questions, hundreds of bonus questions, detailed rationales, and reporting. Digital-only access to Navigate TestPrep is also sold separately.

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Clinical Nursing Pocket Guide, Third Edition “never gets left on the shelf”

Clinical Nursing Pocket Guide, Third EditionWe recently asked some nursing instructors what they thought of Clinical Nursing Pocket Guide, Third Edition by Marilynn Jackson and Lee Jackson. Take a look at what they said!

“This is the type book that NEVER gets left on the shelf– it is always in my clinical bag! I also love the fact that it is rugged and holds up to constant use! This is a great pocket review, very user-friendly, concise and to the point!” – Mary Beth Wall, RN, BSN, Anderson University & Greenville Technical College

“Tools such as this pocket guide are invaluable to a nurse on the floor.” – Shirley B. MacNeill, MSN, RN, CNE, Lamar State College – Port Arthur Nursing Department

“I really like this guide. [It's] a wonderful reference to carry to the hospital.” – Ronda Yode, PhD, Nursing Faculty, Pensacola Christian College

Clinical Nursing Pocket Guide, Third Edition is an ideal quick reference for nurses in the clinical setting. It includes detailed instructions, basic conversion charts, assessment checklists, scales, tables, anatomies, lab tests, charting, medication indications, administration, and other basic information that nurses can refer to quickly.

  • Completely updated an revised
  • Provides the latest CPR recommendations according to American Heart Association Guidelines, updated documentation, and abbreviation guidelines
  • Includes additional anatomical features separated into body systems

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Instructors Praise Recently Published Advanced Practice Nursing: Contexts of Care

Advanced Practice Nursing Contexts of CareNursing faculty are already raving about our recently published Advanced Practice Nursing: Contexts of Care by Lynette Hamlin. According to one nursing instructor, “it’s refreshing to see a text that is written from the perspective of a nurse practitioner for nurse practitioners.” Another nursing faculty member praises its, “details, objectives, true-to-life scenarios, and motivational messages [that] get readers involved in deductive solutions to the problems.”

Featuring a collection of case studies for the advanced practice nurse, the text examines both the regulatory and legal environment surrounding nursing practice and its influence on health care. Used throughout are actual case studies that illustrate and analyze practice context, including organizational structure, managed care, inter- and intra-professional issues, politics, power, finance, planning, regulation, ethics, law, quality, and patient safety.

What else makes this text special?

  • Cases integrate the history and development of trends and issues into contemporary practice
  • Analyzes the influences of the working and regulatory contracts upon nursing practice
  • Provides a differential diagnosis among political, policy, regulatory, legal, and professional causes of contextual problems

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Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning, Second Edition Chosen as Doody’s Core Title

Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning, Second EditionThe praise continues for Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning, Second Edition by Jacqueline Rhoads and Sandra Wiggins Petersen. In addition to receiving 5 stars and a perfect score of 100 from Doody’s Review Service earlier this year, it just became a 2014 Doody’s Core Title.

Read an excerpt from the 5-star review by Kathleen M. Woodruff, DNP, from Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing:

[This text] helps readers to link the pieces of the process and begin to understand how diagnostic reasoning is accomplished in a patient care setting. The case reviews are a wonderful mechanism to create the linkage. The [new] edition is more than justified since healthcare is constantly evolving.”

While many texts address the physical examination component of health assessment, none cover the diagnostic reasoning process that a health care provider must go through when assessing an actual case. Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning, Second Edition includes each step of health assessment and demonstrates the links between health history and physical examination to help the healthcare provider formulate a diagnosis and treatment plan.

Key Features & Benefits

  • “Differential Diagnosis of Common Disorders” tables summarize significant findings in the history and physical exam and give pertinent diagnostic tests for common disorders
  • “Assessment of Special Populations” sections highlight important information on assessing pregnant, neonatal, pediatric, and geriatric patients
  • Case studies recount a patient’s history and provide sample documentation of the history and physical examination

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New Review: 2014 Nurse’s Drug Handbook

2014 Nurse's Drug HandbookThe Midwest Book Review recently published a review of 2014 Nurse’s Drug Handbook, calling it “perfect” for busy nurses.

Read more excerpts from the review:

“…provides a newly expanded, updated version of a best-selling classic that’s updated annually to retain accuracy, and packs in an index of generic and trade drug names, discussions of interactions and adverse reactions, warnings, dosages, and much more. Nurses will find this easy to use for daily reference, and will find the small-size photos and insights perfect for quick, authoritative reference.”

Interested in learning more? Visit our website. While you’re there, check out our new apps for Android and iPhone and iPad.

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Recently Published: Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses: Appraisal and Application of Research, Third Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access

Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses, Third Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage AccessDo you want a fresh approach to teaching nursing research using evidence-based practice? Check out the recently published Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses: Appraisal and Application of Research, Third Edition by Nola A. Schmidt and Janet M. Brown. What’s more, each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.

“This is the best textbook I’ve used for undergraduate research in a long time! I love the evidence-based focus.”  Nursing Research Instructor

For evidence-based practice to be successful, nurses need ready access to research and other evidence for critical appraisal, decision-making, and implementing practice changes. The Third Edition meets these needs through its thoughtful approach to understanding evidence-based practice, condensed chapters for easy reading, real-world case studies, and critical thinking exercises.

What else make the Third Edition unique?

  • New chapter on epidemiological designs
  • Updated and expanded “Apply What You Have Learned” feature prompts students to find, read, and evaluate current research
  • “Keeping It Ethical” section ties relevant ethical issues into each chapter
  • Practice questions in every chapter help students test their knowledge as they work through the material
  • Chapter objectives, key terms, and critical thinking exercises help guide and focus study

Can’t wait to learn more? Preview a sample chapter now or visit our website.

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New Edition: Clinical Research for the Doctor of Nursing Practice

Clinical Research for the Doctor of Nursing Practice, Second EditionHave you been looking for a must-have text focused on teaching nursing students how to conduct research needed for their capstone project? We just published it.

Clinical Research for the Doctor of Nursing Practice, Second Edition by Allison J. Terry features sample research studies that offer students a hands-on approach to the analysis and understanding of nursing research. In addition, a toolbox feature throughout each chapter makes research data more accessible while reinforcing the content.

New to the Second Edition:

  • New, current research studies
  • Motivational interviewing as a data collection technique
  • Conducting an organizational assessment
  • Collaborating with a committee and developing a research proposal

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Just Published: Nursing Theories: A Framework for Professional Practice, Second Edition

Nursing Theories: A Framework for Professional Practice, Second EditionTheoretical content can be difficult to understand. Our recently published Nursing Theories: A Framework for Professional Practice, Second Edition by Kathleen Masters approaches theory in language that’s familiar to students and practicing nurses while focusing on how to apply nursing practice in the context of the nursing process.

Completely updated and revised, it includes a new chapter that explains many of the non-nursing theories that have been foundational in the development of nursing theory.

What else makes this text special?

  • Illustrations in each chapter demonstrate how theory relates to the nursing process
  • Includes three additional theories: Transitions Theory (Meleis), Uncertainty in Illness (Mischel), and Postpartum Depression Theory (Beck)
  • Examples of each theory in research or practice from current literature

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New Edition: Curriculum Development in Nursing Education

Curriculum Development in Nursing Education, Third EditionAre you looking for a text designed for every faculty member who is developing curricula for nursing education programs? We recently published Curriculum Development in Nursing Education, Third Edition by Carroll L. Iwasiw and Dolly Goldenberg.

The text focuses on presenting theory and practical ideas for developing an evidence-informed, context-relevant, and unified curriculum. With a concept-based curriculum approach and an expanded concept of faculty development, it introduces two new concepts– ongoing appraisal and scholarship in nursing education literature.

The Third Edition has been significantly expanded with new chapters incorporating updated approaches, references, and realignment of previous content for in-depth clarity around the curriculum development process. Topics include faculty development, ongoing appraisal and scholarship, and suggestions for processes around each aspect of the curriculum.

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Rave Review for Communication for Nurses: Talking with Patients, Third Edition

Communication for Nurses: Talking with Patients, Third EditionTerrific news– Communication for Nurses: Talking with Patients, Third Edition by Lisa Kennedy Sheldon and Janice Foust earned 5 stars and a perfect score of 100 from Doody’s Review Service. Reviewer, Debra E. Stieve, DNP, MSN, RN, from the Michigan State University College of Nursing, writes that it has a “refreshing style that provides a bridge from content to practice.”

Read more excerpts from the review:

“The book covers a broad spectrum of communication. As a guide, it provides excellent background, examples, and exercises for readers to complete. This is a refreshing style that provides a bridge from content to practice. Every chapter begins with a scenario, then it proceeds with details, reviews how the scenario ends, and ends with exercises and evidence-based research and current references. Some of the chapters have sections that discuss the role of the student nurse in specific situations. This is a great reminder of the unique role of students, who sometimes find themselves in awkward situations which require confidence to communicate their abilities and notify the nurse.

This book provides clear direction regarding appropriate communication in professional nursing. It articulates the unique roles of the professional nurse and the student nurse. It easily links the content to practice by providing scenarios, exercises for readers to reflect on their own biases, and covers not only communication with patients, but also with other healthcare providers. It covers areas that are often viewed as difficult to communicate (end of life, lateral violence), but are necessary for nurses to know.”

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