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Midwifery & Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Guide, Fourth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Preferred Access

Author(s): Beth M. Kelsey, EdD, APRN, WHCNP, Assistant Professor, DNP Program Director, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, Board of Directors, National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health
Jamille Nagtalon-Ramos, MSN, CRNP, Associate Program Director, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • ISBN-13: 9781284118834
  • Navigate 2 Preferred Access     400 pages      © 2018
  • Will Publish: 4/17/2017
Price: $95.95 US List
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Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Preferred Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook and Navigate 2 TestPrep.

Midwifery & Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Guide, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive review designed to help midwives and women’s health nurse practitioners prepare for their certification exams. Based on the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) and the National Certification Corporation (NCC) test blueprints, it contains nearly 1,000 questions with answers and rationales representing those found on the exams. The Fourth Edition also includes a new chapter on well woman care: menopause and beyond.

Midwifery & Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Guide, Fourth Edition is published in partnership with the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) and endorsed by the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH).

Navigate 2 Preferred Access also includes Nursing Exam Review: Strategies and Skills, Second Edition, a unique eBook that presents a 5-step approach to answering nursing exam questions and essential test taking strategies. Accompanying each step in the approach are practice questions, anecdotes from nurses who’ve passed nursing exams, hints, tricks, and proven guidelines. Also provided are numerous new strategies.

Applicable Courses

Primary Care of Women, Intrapartum/Postpartum Care of Women, Standards for the Practice of Midwifery, Care of Women, Care of Expectant Families, Maternity & Women’s Health

Chapter  1  Strategies for Studying and Test Taking
Chapter  2  General Health Assessment and Health Promotion
Chapter  3  Principles of Pharmacology
Chapter  4  Normal Gynecology and Well-Woman Care: Reproductive Years
Chapter  5  Well-Woman Care: Menopause and Beyond
Chapter  6  Gynecological Disorders
Chapter  7  Prenatal Care and Fetal Assessment
Chapter  8  Intrapartum and Postpartum
Chapter  9  Midwifery Care of the Newborn
Chapter  10  Common Health Problems
Chapter  11  Professional Issues

Beth M. Kelsey, EdD, APRN, WHCNP-Assistant Professor, DNP Program Director, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, Board of Directors, National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health

Beth M. Kelsey, EdD, APRN, WHNP-BC - Assistant Professor, DNP Program Director, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, Editor in Chief, Women’s Healthcare: A Clinical Journal for NPs, the official journal of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health

Beth Kelsey, EdD, APRN, WHNP-BC has been a nationally certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner since 1980. She holds master’s degrees from Ball State University in both nursing and adult and community education. She received her doctoral degree in 2005 with a major in adult, higher and community education from Ball State University. Dr. Kelsey’s clinical practice has been in a variety of health clinics providing well woman care, family planning services, sexually transmitted infection diagnosis and treatment, and prenatal care.

Dr. Kelsey is an Assistant Professor at Ball State University School of Nursing and is the Director of the DNP Program. She teaches advanced practice role and primary care of women in the adult and family nurse practitioner tracks of the master’s program and leadership and health policy in advanced practice, population focused health care, and advanced topics in management of client health/illness status in the DNP program. She is faculty advisor for DNP capstone projects. She has presented nationally on a variety of women’s health topics including lab and diagnostic test interpretation in women’s health, intrauterine contraception, health screening recommendations for women, menopause issues, and putting evidence into practice. She has also published several articles on contraception issues.

Dr. Kelsey also serves as a board member of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health. In the past 12 years she has been the recipient of three School of Nursing Outstanding Teacher Awards, the Beta Rho Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society Excellence in Nursing Education Award, and the Ball State University Outstanding Nursing Alumnus Award.

Jamille Nagtalon-Ramos, MSN, CRNP-Associate Program Director, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jamille Nagtalon-Ramos, MSN, WHNP-BC, IBCLC – Associate Director, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program, University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA; Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; Secretary, Board of Directors, Executive Committee, National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health

Jamille Nagtalon-Ramos, MSN, WHNP-BC, IBCLC has been a board certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner for 11 years.  She obtained her bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University College of Nursing and holds a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in obstetrics and gynecology.  Upon graduation, she helped develop the first obstetric nurse practitioner hospitalist position for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  In this role, which she still currently holds, she has provided care for women in several different areas including high-risk antepartum and postpartum, and is involved in nursing and resident education.

Mrs. Nagtalon-Ramos is the Associate Director of the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.  For the past 9 years, Mrs. Nagtalon-Ramos has a cadre of teaching experience in both undergraduate and graduate nursing programs including clinical instruction in obstetric ultrasound and for the maternal-child rotation and didactic teaching in physical assessment, well-woman/gynecology, antepartum, integration/advance practice role and fetal evaluation courses. 

Mrs. Nagtalon-Ramos has presented locally, nationally and internationally on a wide array of topics that are primarily focused on women’s health, including the advanced practice nursing role, postpartum care, infectious disease in pregnancy, contraceptive counseling, breastfeeding, role of culture in providing obstetrical care and utilizing technology to improve clinical practice.

Mrs. Nagtalon-Ramos serves as the Secretary for the Board of Directors Executive Committee for the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health and has co-chaired the 2012 and 2013 annual conferences.   In 2013, she earned 3rd place in the Child Health Category in the American Journal of Nursing’s Book of the Year Awards.  In 2014, she was the recipient of the Philadelphia Tri-State Area GEM award in the Education and Mentorship category and the Rising Star award from Rutgers University School of Nursing.  She is also the recipient of several awards from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing including the 2012 Recent Alumni Award for Clinical Excellence, 2013 Department of Family and Community Health Teaching Excellence Award, and the 2014 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.   

  • “Written and reviewed by experts in the fields of midwifery and women’s health, this resource provides a comprehensive review that students will find invaluable as they prepare for the certification exam.  Students using this resource will gain a boost in knowledge and confidence, and program faculty will want to recommend this resource that is well-aligned with the standards and competencies necessary for professional practice.” – Kate Woeber, CNM, MPH, Clinical Instructor, Emory University

  • “We are excited to enter into this partnership with ACNM to create a product that will benefit the midwifery community and help students take that next step in their careers.” – Teresa Reilly, Acquisitions Editor, Jones & Bartlett Learning

  • “I worked my way through the book during my program and when it came time to take my boards I reviewed the sections and questions, completed the online question bank, and felt prepared. When I did not understand a question I would return to the review book. I used no outside study materials and felt pleasantly surprised by how prepared I felt. This book provides a systematic approach to the daunting task of multiple topics. It helped me hone in on what was important and not get lost in a study abyss. Overall, would recommend this book to anyone preparing for the WHNP/Midwifery boards. My entire cohort used this book and we all passed the boards on our first try.” - Alexis P., WHNP

  • “This book was my primary source when studying for the AMCB exam. The content accurately reflects the topics found on the certification exam. If you are looking for a study guide that has concise information and great questions...this is the book for you. Well worth the money!” - Tahara P., CNM

  • “This review guide provided a condensed, yet comprehensive review of exam topics, and made studying for my Women’s Health NP boards easy and efficient. The online assessment allowed me to take numerous practice tests that identified areas to focus my studying, and prepared me for test day.” - Liz, F., WHNP

  • "To be honest, aside from Contraceptive Technology, it was the only other reference I used to study for the Boards. I must've combed through it cover to cover 3-4 times in preparation. I also used the online access code that came with it as well to get a sense of what the question structure/set up would be like when I actually sat down to take the exam. It provided a good foundation/base content and also covered a wide range of potential topics that could be tested. I believe it's also what got me through the Primary Care portion of the exam with a passing score." - Gena W.

  • “I personally used the Kelsey/Nagtalon-Ramos book throughout my Masters education and found it to be concise where it needed to be and expansive where it needed to be. We received so much information throughout our education, and having the Red Book (3rd edition) at our side to help us organize and study effectively was incredibly valuable. I can unreservedly recommend using this book to study during school and for the certification examinations thereafter.” - Noura A.Q., MSN, CNM, WHNP-BC

  • “I used a previous version (the purple book, 2nd edition) to help myself prepare for both my midwifery and women's health NP boards. I passed both boards on the first time. I loved how focused the content of the book was and the practice questions were amazingly helpful. I recommend it to all students to use to prepare for midwifery or women's health boards, or both! If I had to pick just one book to use for studying it would hands down be this one!” - Meredith A., CNM WHNP-BC

  • “The red book (3rd edition) was the cornerstone of my success on my MSN comprehensive exams, as well as my CNM and WHNP board certification exams.  Using the questions and study outlines (in both the book and online format) as the basis for lively study group sessions, my classmates and I were not only able to become familiar with the format of the exam, but also commit the material to memory in ways that have helped us apply it in practice.  In all of my years of formal education, I have never had a resource that I have returned to time after time like this, and the evidence is found in my book's well-worn, dog-eared pages.  Thank you for the care with which this book was's been a real lifeline for me.” - Mari-Carmen F.