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 A-GNP certification exam, including new test format questions featuring photos of skin and eye conditions, drag and drop, EKG, and more challenging multiple choice questions. Also new to the third edition is information about non-clinical topics on the exam including research; culture, religion, and health practices; evidence-based medicine, epidemiology 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 740.
Designed to help NP students boost their confidence through intensive study and high-quality questions, the third edition features a succinct, precisely targeted review of diseases commonly seen in primary care. It covers the entire lifespan from pediatrics through geriatrics, and offers extensive test-taking techniques and question dissection and analysis sections that provide strategies on how to identify 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, Differential Diagnosis and individual Disease Review topics for each system. Additional outstanding features include Exam Tips and Clinical Tips that help to focus system study on key information.
New to the Third Edition:
Updated information reflecting the new A-GNP certification exam
New test format questions used by AANC including photos of skin and eye conditions, drag and drop, EKG, and more complex multiple choice questions
100 new in-depth review questions for a total of 740
Differential Diagnosis in table format
Additional information about non-clinical topics including culture, religion, and health practices, evidence-based medicine, and more
Provides a succinct, precisely targeted review of diseases commonly seen in primary care
Delineates strategic "question dissection techniques" for study success developed by the author
Includes Exam Tips and Clinical Tips to help prioritize and interpret test content
Outlines Normal Findings and Benign Variants in physical assessment of each body system
Offers intensive pharmacology review
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Maria T. Codina Leik, MSN, APRN, BC, FNP-C is the President and Principal Lecturer at National ARNP Services, Inc., her own company. Well-known for her ability to simplify complex concepts for her students, she is a popular speaker and educator. Ms. Leik taught previously in the NP program at Florida International University Graduate School of Nursing. She is Board Certified in two specialties: Family NP and Adult Gerontology Primary Care NP by the AANP and ANCC. Her research findings have been presented at an international HIV conference as well as at nursing conferences. In addition to her two NP certification review books published by Springer Publishing, she is the author of book chapters in two NP textbooks. Ms. Leik is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society.
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