Davis’s Comprehensive Handbook of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests With Nursing Implications 6th Edition

Nursing-focused and easy-to-read, this handbook delivers all of the information you need to understand how tests work, interpret their results, and provide quality patient care—pre-test, intra-test, and post-test.
Tests and procedures are listed in alphabetical order by their complete name for quick reference. The integrated index allows fast searches by abbreviation, synonym, disease/disorder, specimen type, or test classification. Plus, a Body Systems Appendix includes a list of common laboratory and diagnostic tests for each body system as well as nutrition-related lab tests.
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Encyclopedia of Nursing Research 4th Edition

This award-winning nursing reference, meticulously researched by luminaries in the field, represents the state of the art in nursing science. Comprehensive and concise, entries provide the most relevant and current research perspectives and demonstrate the depth and breadth of nursing research today. This one-stop reference presents key terms and concepts and clarifies their application to practice.

The fourth edition has been substantially updated to contain the latest research for nurse scientists, educators, and students in all clinical specialties. With new information from the National Institute of Nursing Research, this reference is an essential compendium of nursing research for nursing students at any level and researchers in all clinical specialities.

New to the Fourth Edition:

  • Extensively revised and updated
  • Provides new information emphasized by the National Institute of Nursing Research on wellness, end-of-life and palliative care, and health technology
  • New entries, including Symptom Management Theory and Self-Management

Key Features:

  • Provides the most relevant and current research perspectives
  • Written by over 200 experts in the field
  • Clarifies research applications in practice



Clinical Teaching Strategies in Nursing, Fifth Edition 5th Edition

This highly acclaimed text provides a comprehensive framework for planning, guiding, and evaluating learning activities for undergraduate and graduate nursing students in a wide variety of clinical settings. The fifth edition updates this unequalled source of essential information for all faculty members―full time, part time, adjunct, and preceptors―responsible for clinical teaching. It encompasses current trends in health care and nursing education with expanded content on ways to maximize the clinical learning experiences of nursing students, use new technologies in clinical teaching, teach and evaluate student performance, and address ethical and legal issues in clinical teaching.


New content covers topics such as establishing and using dedicated education units, integrating simulation with clinical education, using new technologies for clinical learning, teaching and evaluating performance in distance education, promoting interprofessional education in clinical settings, integrating Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) in clinical courses, using standardized patients, and developing partnerships with clinical sites. Special features include guidelines for developing clinical sites, planning learning activities and assignments, observing and evaluating students in clinical practice, and using preceptors. With an arsenal of practical and creative tools to help both experienced and novice nurse educators, the text is also a valuable resource for individuals preparing to take the Certified Nurse Educator exam.


  • Updated with current trends in health care and nursing education
  • New chapter on interprofessional education and clinical teaching from a noted expert
  • Expanded content on maximizing the clinical learning experiences of nursing students
  • Clinical teaching and evaluating students at a distance
  • Use of social media and new technologies for clinical teaching
  • Ethical and legal issues in clinical teaching
  • New content on using dedicated education units
  • Developing partnerships with clinical staff and sites
  • Challenges of student access to electronic health records and electronic documentation of care
  • Strategies to promote student learning about QSEN
  • Use of simulations and integration of simulation with clinical education
  • Latest revisions of the CNE test plan
  • Recommendations for service learning and international clinical learning sites


  • Delivers a scholarly, in-depth examination of current trends and issues in clinical education
  • Provides evidence-based methods for clinical teaching in nursing education
  • Includes practical exhibits illustrating best practices in clinical teaching and evaluation
  • Highlights content in each chapter related to CNE exam blueprint
  • Offers a vast toolkit for teaching and learning including Instructor’s Manual and PowerPoint presentations



Juta’s Manual Of Nursing

Completely updated to include the latest developments in the field of Nursing Science, this second edition covers the topics required for both Fundamental and General Nursing Science; this makes it suitable for the categories of Nursing Auxiliary, Staff Nurse and for the fundamentals of nursing for Professional Nurses. The manual has a strong community-based focus. It introduces the nurse to the fundamentals of nursing and is extremely practical, encouraging problem solving both in the clinic and in the community. Each chapter has tutorial-type questions to stimulate discussion and personal research. This updated edition includes a chapter on the important topic of Informatics. The text is outcomes-based so that students understand the focus of each chapter. It includes numerous line drawings that expand on difficult concepts. It covers the new curriculum, therefore lecturers can be assured the book will meet their needs. Its summaries of key ethical and legal considerations in each chapter highlight these important aspects. The content encourages the development of problem-solving skills so that the nurse can deal with problems as they arise in the community/clinic environment. It features self-assessment and discussion topics throughout the text that test what has been learnt.



Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review, Third Edition: Fast Facts and Practice Questions

The third edition of this highly acclaimed review continues to promote efficient, time-saving study by synthesizing the complex knowledge needed to pass the exam into a concise, well-organized format. It is updated with key information about the new ANCC and AANPCB certification exams, including new test format questions featuring photos of skin and eye conditions and EKGs, and more challenging drag and-drop and multiple-choice questions. Also new to the third edition is more detailed information about nonclinical topics on the exam, including research, ethics, medico-legal issues, advanced practice law, health practices of major cultures, and reimbursement guidelines. One hundred new review questions throughout the book and on the practice exam―including answer key and rationale―increase the total number of questions to more than 700.

Designed to help FNP students boost their confidence through intensive review and high-quality questions, the third edition features succinct, precisely targeted “need-to-know” details of diseases commonly seen in primary care. It covers the entire life span from pediatrics through geriatrics, and offers extensive test-taking techniques and question dissection and analysis sections that provide strategies for identifying the best clues during the problem-solving process. Organized by body system, sections are consistently formatted and encompass Danger Signals, Normal Findings, Lab Findings, Benign Variants, and individual Disease Review topics for each system. Additional outstanding features include Exam Tips and Clinical Pearls that help to focus system study on key information.


  • Updated information reflecting the new FNP certification exam
  • New test format questions used by the AANC, including photos of skin and eye conditions, EKGs, and more complex drag-and-drop and multiple-choice questions
  • 100 new in-depth review questions for a total of more than 700
  • Differential Diagnosis in table format
  • Additional information about nonclinical topics including culture, spirituality, and health practices; evidence-based medicine; and more



Math for Nurses: A Pocket Guide to Dosage Calculation and Drug Preparation Eighth Edition

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Compact and easy-to-use, Math for Nurses is a pocket-sized guide/reference to dosage calculation and drug administration. It includes a review of basic math skills, measurement systems, and drug calculations/preparations. Math for Nurses helps students to calculate dosages accurately and improve the accuracy of drug delivery. The author uses a step-by-step approach with frequent examples to illustrate problem-solving and practical applications. Readers will find it great for use in the clinical setting or as a study aid. Practice problems throughout the text and end-of-chapter and end-of-unit review questions will aid students’ application and recall of material. A handy pull-out card contains basic equivalents, conversion factors, and math formulas.



NCLEX-RN Content Review Guide (Kaplan Test Prep) 5th Edition

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Kaplan’s NCLEX-RN Content Review Guide provides comprehensive review of the essential content for the NCLEX-RN to help you face the exam with confidence.

The Best Review

  • Covers all the must-know nursing content required to pass the NCLEX-RN
  • Content is organized in outline format and easy-access tables for efficient review
  • Chapters follow the NCLEX’s Client Need Categories so you know you have complete content coverage
  • Kaplan’s acclaimed Decision Tree and expert strategies help you master critical reasoning
  • Used by thousands of students each year to succeed on the NCLEX-RN

Expert Guidance

  • Kaplan’s expert nursing faculty reviews and updates content annually.
  • We invented test prep—Kaplan (www.kaptest.com) has been helping students for almost 80 years. Our proven strategies have helped legions of students achieve their dreams.



Essentials of Nursing Research: Appraising Evidence for Nursing Practice 8th Edition

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This eighth edition of Essentials of Nursing Research, written by AJN award-winning authors, along with its accompanying Study Guide for Essentials of Nursing Research, student learning ancillaries, and instructor teaching materials present a unique learning-teaching package that is designed to teach students how to read and critique research reports, and to appreciate the application of research findings to nursing practice.
New to this edition:
– New text organization with separate sections on quantitative and qualitative research offer greater continuity of ideas to better meet the needs of students and faculty.
– New online chapter supplements for every chapter expand student’s knowledge of research topics.
– New chapter on mixed methods research, which involves the blending of qualitative and quantitative data in a single inquiry, responds to the surge of interest in this type of research
–  Increased emphasis on evidence-based practice (EBP) especially in the areas of asking well-worded questions for EBP and searching for such evidence guides the reader from theory to application.
 – Enhanced assistance for instructors with numerous suggestions on how to make learning about—and teaching—research methods more rewarding.
-New interactive critiquing activity, available on thePoint website, brings the Critical Thinking Exercises from the textbook to an interactive tool. The new format makes it easy for students to respond to the series of targeted questions about the Research Examples. Responses can be printed or e-mailed directly to instructors for homework or testing.



The Doctor of Nursing Practice and Clinical Nurse Leader: Essentials of Program Development and Implementation for Clinical Practice 1st Edition

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The construction of the doctor of nursing practice (DNP) and the clinical nurse leader (CNL) set in motion a sea change in graduate nursing education. In this book, Fitzpatrick and Wallace document the history, the driving forces, and the expectations for these new roles while providing a starting point for capacity  building for the development of DNP and CNL educational programs.

Nursing Education Perspectives
The Research Journal of the National League for Nursing

This [book] is essential reading for graduate nursing students who are considering pursuing an advanced degree in nursing. Score: 100, 5 stars

– –Doody’s

This is the first book to document and analyze the development and integration of the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) and Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs in graduate nursing institutions. Editors Fitzpatrick and Wallace, established authorities in nursing education, present this text as an introduction to these exciting new degrees.

The contributors, ranging from architects of the programs to graduates from the programs, offer valuable information on the objectives, curricula, and expected outcomes of these two educational tracks. Ultimately, the book explores how the development of these new degrees has influenced health care delivery at large. Highlights of this book:

  • Delineates core program requirements and outlines what is expected of students in both clinical and academic arenas
  • Provides guidance to students making the transition from masters level nursing programs to doctoral level programs
  • Includes two chapters written by the AACN Taskforce on the new degrees, with essential information on how to gain and sustain accreditation
  • Identifies critical issues underpinning future DNP and CNL program development, and discusses the impact of the new degrees on nursing education, patient outcome, and health care

Offering comprehensive coverage of the DNP and CNL development, this book is required reading for students considering doctorates in nursing, as well as nurse educators and administrators working within the programs.



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