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Gerontological Nursing Certification Review Guide for the Generalist, Clinical Specialist, Nurse Practitioner

Author(s): Catharine A. Kopac, PhD, RN, CS, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Georgetown University
Virginia Layng Millonig, PhD, RN, CPN
  • ISBN-13: 9781878028150
  • ISBN-10:1878028154
  • Paperback    563 pages      © 1996
Price: $119.95 US List
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Developed especially for practicing nurses preparing for the certification examination offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), this Gerontological Review provides a succinct, yet comprehensive review of the core material.  This book has been organized to give the reviewer test taking strategies and techniques and sample test questions, which are intended to serve as an introduction to the testing arena.  In additon, a bibliography is included for those who need a more in depth discussion of the subject matter in each chapter.


Key Features Include:

  • A comprehensive outline format—for fast overview and reference 
  • All the information you’ll need for your certification exam—complementing the study question books which provide additional practice questions 
  • Emphasis on major theories, diagnoses, treatment modalities, and nursing interventions 
  • Sample test questions and a comprehensive bibliography after each chapter  

Features & Benefits

  • Prepare you for certification success; students have a first-time pass rate of 96 - 98 percent 
  • Improve your test-taking abilities and retention of information 
  • Maintain certification and keep your clinical skills up to date 

Chapter 1: Test Taking Strategies and Techniques

Chapter 2: Demographics, Theories and Nursing Process

Chapter 3: Health Assessment of the Elderly

Chapter 4: Dermatologic Disorders

Chapter 5: Respiratory Disorders

Chapter 6: Eye, Ear and Mouth Disorders

Chapter 7: Cardiovascular Disorders

Chapter 8: Gastrointestinal Disorders

Chapter 9: Renal Disorders

Chapter 10: Musculoskeletal Disorders

Chapter 11: Neurological Disorders

Chapter 12: Gynecological Disorders

Chapter 13: Hematology Disorders

Chapter 14: Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders

Chapter 15: Psychosocial Disorders

Chapter 16: Drug Therapy

Chapter 17: Ethical and Legal Issues

Chapter 18: Professional Issues, Role Functions, and Health Policy


Catharine A. Kopac, PhD, RN, CS-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Georgetown University

Virginia Layng Millonig, PhD, RN, CPN