Developed especially for practicing nurses preparing for the certification examination offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Psychiatric Nursing Certification Review Guide for the Generalist and Advanced Practice Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse 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 addition, a bibliography is included for those who need a more in depth discussion of the subject matter in each chapter.
The Third Edition has been completely revised and updated to reflect current guidelines and information from the latest version of the DSM IV-TR. The medications and use of medications has also been updated to reflect proper usage and doses.
Chapter 1 Test Taking Strategies
Chapter 2 The Essentials of Psychiatric Nursing Care
Chapter 3 Major Theoretical Frameworks for Psychiatric Nursing
Chapter 4 Mental Disorders Due To Substance Abuse
Chapter 5 Anxiety & Stress Related Disorders
Chapter 6 Schizophrenia & Other Psychotic Disorders
Chapter 7 Mood Disorders
Chapter 8 Behavioral Syndromes and Disorders of Adult Personality
Chapter 9 Cognitive Mental Disorders & Geropsychiatric Nursing
Chapter 10 Behavioral and Emotional Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence
Chapter 11 The Larger Mental Health Environment
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