Family Nurse Practitioner Intensive Review: Fast Facts and Practice Questions, Second Edition / Edition 2

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Also Available As: The FNP Certification Review App!

Praise for the First Edition:

This is a well written, comprehensive review aimed at preparing readers for successfully completing a board certification exam...This is a wonderful comprehensive review in a concise study guide format.--Doody's Medical Reviews

The second edition of this acclaimed FNP review continues to promote efficient, time-saving study by synthesizing the key content needed to pass the NP Certification Exam into a concise, well-organized format. Using test-taking strategies meticulously developed by the author, the Review provides unique question dissection techniques, targeted key content review, 600 in-depth practice questions, and detailed, current exam information in a fast facts style. This second edition includes new chapters on pediatrics and adolescence and an extensive new section on geriatrics that encompasses body/metabolic changes, common disorders, and hospice/ethical considerations. The book also presents an expanded, intensive pharmacology review, 100 new exam questions, and is the only review to offer a new research chapter providing elements of research needed for E-B practice.

The book reviews the complete lifespan from pediatrics to geriatrics and including pregnancy, and covers non-clinical content including ethics, medico-legal issues, advanced practice law, and reimbursement guidelines. The review of primary care disorders is organized by body system. The content is applicable for certification exams for both the ANCC and the AANP. This book is also a great companion to the FNP Certification Review app, coming soon for your iPhone or iPad!

New to this edition:

  • Reorganized for greater ease of use
  • Provides extensive new section on geriatrics
  • Contains expanded coverage of pediatrics and adolescence
  • Offers expanded intensive-style pharmacology review
  • Presents elements of research needed for E-B practice
  • Includes 100 new questions for a title of 600 high-yield questions

Why use this review?

  • Delineates strategic question dissection techniques for study success developed by the author, a leading provider of exam preparation education for over 20 years
  • Provides precisely targeted content review
  • Offers 600 in-depth practice questions and detailed exam information
  • Includes Exam Tips and Clinical Tips to help prioritize test content.
  • It is the only book to present elements of research needed for E-B practice
  • Outlines normal findings and benign variants in physical assessment of each body system
  • Includes succinct review of diseases commonly seen in primary care
  • It's a great companion to the forthcoming FNP Certification Review app!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826134240
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2013
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 640
  • Sales rank: 27,025
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Maria T. Codina Leik, MSN, APRN, BC, FNP-C, is a practicing NP in Internal Medicine at Plantation (FL) Medical Clinic and President and Principal Lecturer, National ARNP Services, Inc., her own company. She is a popular speaker and teacher known for her ability to simplify complex concepts for her students. Previously, she taught in the NP program at Florida International University School of Nursing. Ms. Leik is Board Certified in three specialties: Adult NP, Family NP, Gerontologic NP by the ANCC and AANP. Her research findings have been presented at an international HIV conference as well as at nursing conferences. She has written two additional NP certification review books and is the author of several book chapters in NP textbooks. She is a member of STT International Honor Society.

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Table of Contents

Preface ix

Contributors and Reviewers xi


1. Certifi cation Exam Information 3

2. Question Dissection and Analysis 27

3. Pharmacology Review 71


4. Health Screening and Health Promotion Review 97

5. Head, Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat Review 107

6. Skin and Integumentary System Review 123

7. Cardiovascular System Review 145

8. Pulmonary System Review 173

9. Endocrine System Review 191

10. Gastrointestinal System Review 207

11. Renal System Review 219

12. Nervous System Review 227

13. Hematological System Review 241

14. Musculoskeletal System Review 251

15. Psychosocial Mental Health Review 267


16. Men’s Health Review 283

17. Women’s Health Review 291

18. Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

or Infections (STIs) Review 307

19. Women’s Health: Pregnancy and Childbirth Review 321


20. Pediatrics Review: Newborns 343

21. Pediatrics Review: Toddlers (Ages 2 to 3 Years) 361

22. Pediatrics Review: School-Aged (Including Preschool) 367

23. Adolescents Review 373


24. Body and Metabolic Changes in the Older Adult 385

25. Common Disorders in Geriatrics 389

26. Hospice 409


27. Medico-Legal, Ethical Guidelines, and Advanced Practice Law 413

28. Nursing Research Review 427


29. Practice Questions 435

30. Answers With Rationale 545

References 609

Abbreviations 615

Index 625

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2014

    I would just like to announce that I have successfully passed my

    I would just like to announce that I have successfully passed my AANP exams on yesterday and I owe a lot of praises to this review book. Yes everyone I purchased far to expensive CDs and review materials and guess what it left me confused and broke. This book teaches you the techniques of how to answer board-type questions and the information in the book was certainly on the exam. I can not believe what a great resource this book was and with so little a cost. Thank you author for this wonderful tool.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2014

    I have been a registered nurse for over 20 years, and a nurse ed

    I have been a registered nurse for over 20 years, and a nurse educator for over 10 years. I am currently preparing for my certification exam for Family NP. While I haven't taken the exam as of yet, and cannot comment on my success in using this book to prepare as a result, I have been very impressed with the layout of the book and have found the questions to be very helpful in studying. I have two additional books that I have been utilizing to prepare with for the last 6 months, and as I am nearing the exam date within the coming month, I have found myself using this as one of my top two. I have found the questions to be well written and challenging, and well balanced.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2013

    This is all you need, I put away Fitzgerald and Hollier, this is hot off the press for right now!

    If you study this book front to back. And follow all the test taking techniques, and do the practice questions you will surely pass the boards. The book is laid out perfectly. It is very up to date. This book has over 600 test questions that are so so like the AANP exam. Since ANCC just released another test in August with a different format, I don't know about that exam. This book covers ANCC as well as the AANP. Get this book and take the AANP. It is worth more than what it is selling for.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2013

    Highly recommended

    Excellent book it breaks down the important material nicely. What has really helped me is the way it teaches you to dissect a question.

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