Includes 6 months free ExamPrepConnect Digital Access with print purchase!The third edition of this gold standard for CNL certification review continues to provide healthcare facilities and clients with validation of the qualifications and knowledge of this advanced nursing generalist practice role. This certification review is a product of Dr. King's rigorous exam preparation course, which resulted in a 100% pass rate among students. This review serves as a helpful guide for faculty on how to design CNL review courses, and has been used to teach in CNL programs, as well as for students and nurses preparing to take the exam. Following an introductory section examining the CNL role, how to make the best use of the review, and strategies for taking tests, this text is organized to reflect the latest exam content outline, mirroring the domains and subdomains of the exam. It provides detailed information on how to analyze and interpret exam questions, disseminates expert test-taking skills, and offers a detailed content review of everything you need to know for exam success. It delivers new information corresponding to the new Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC) outline, with updated chapters on healthcare advocacy and ethics, lateral integration, interprofessional skills, team coordination, and evidence-based practice. New to the Third Edition: Reflects updates and revisions based on the most recent exam content outline Provides 200 new multiple-choice Q&As with rationale created from scratch Delivers 16 new unfolding case studies Offers new objectives, updated summaries, and innovative review activities to reinforce material in each chapter Key Features: Explains how to analyze and interpret questions for exam success Promotes savvy test-taking skills Includes a comprehensive exam with answers and rationales Includes an expanded glossary and additional tables and figures Provides easy access to information with an appendix that cross-references questions to appropriate exam content topics
Cynthia R. King, PhD, NP, MSN, RN, CNL, FAAN, is an owner and consultant of Special Care Consultants. She specializes in consulting in health care and nursing as well as writing and editing. Previously, Dr. King was a full professor and developed a clinical nurse leader program while at Queens University of Charlotte, North Carolina. She has presented numerous times at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Clinical Nurse Leader (AACN CNL) conference on the template she developed for a CNL review course on how to best study for the CNL certification exam. Dr. King has worked as a clinician (staff nurse, clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner), educator, administrator, and researcher. She presents nationally and internationally and has been a keynote speaker at several major meetings. Dr. King has published extensively, including four books and numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, and she has served as editor-in-chief of two nursing journals. She serves on numerous local, regional, and national committees and boards of nursing associations, nonprofits, and foundations. Sally O'Toole Gerard, DNP, RN, CDE, CNL, is an associate professor and track coordinator of the nurse leadership graduate program at Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut. Dr. Gerard has been in nursing for over 25 years and has a background in critical care and hospital education. She specializes in diabetes as a certified diabetes educator. Her publications and research focus on diabetes and improvement of patient-related outcomes, and include five articles published in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Gerard has been involved in a number of academic collaborations with local hospitals to introduce evidence-based practice and improve quality care in the acute care setting. She has completed training in a national partnership for health care improvement practices with the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Dr. Gerard presents nationally and internationally on the subjects of nursing leadership and improvement science.
SECTION I: BECOMING FAMILIAR WITH THE CNL ROLE & CERTIFICATION EXAM 1. The CNL Journey for Clinicians and Academics 2. Making the Best Use of This Book 3. Information for Taking the Certification Exam 4. Test Taking Skills SECTION II: NURSING LEADERSHIP 5. Horizontal Leadership 6. Healthcare Advocacy 7. Implementation of the CNL Role 8. Lateral Integration of Care Services 9. Patient Assessment 10. Ethics SECTION III: CLINICAL OUTCOMES MANAGEMENT 11. Illness/Disease Management 12. Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and Injury Reduction/Prevention Management 13. Healthcare Policy SECTION IV: CARE ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT 14. Knowledge Management 15. Healthcare Systems/Organizations 16. Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration Skills 17. Team Coordination 18. Quality Improvement and Safety 19. Evidence Based Practice 20. Healthcare Finance and Economics 21. Healthcare Informatics Glossary Appendix A: Exam Content Outline Appendix B: Multiple Choice Questions and Case Studies Appendix C: Answers & Rationale Appendix D: List of Question Number under Appropriate Category