Description: This review is designed to help family nurse practitioners prepare for the national certification exams. The material is presented in a concise format designed to maximize readers' review time.
Purpose: The purpose is to prepare readers for the credentialing exams as efficiently as possible. The author does an excellent job of meeting her objectives by presenting a large amount of information in a clear and concise format.
Audience: This book specifically addresses the needs of family nurse practitioners but it could also be used by adult nurse practitioners by omitting the pediatric and obstetrics sections. The author has more than 10 years of experience designing and teaching review courses and has significant experience preparing new nurse practitioner graduates for their credentialing exams.
Features: In addition to an extensive review of primary care disorders, the book provides important test taking strategies and exam application instructions. It uses the "Fast Facts" method, delivering the information in an easy to comprehend fashion and includes 500 sample exam questions. It might have been helpful to provide the sample questions on a CD-ROM or through a website. Adding references and/or appropriate websites at the end of each section might also strengthen the book.
Assessment: This review is well written, clear, and easy to comprehend. A huge amount of information is presented in this book, which is described by the author as a "mega review" study guide. The information is presented with the objective of efficiently preparing nurse practitioner graduates to pass their national certification exams.