Gerontological Nurse Certification Review

Author: Meredith Wallace, PhD, APRN-BC,Sheila C. Grossman, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826101150

Category: Medical

Page: 296

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The Gerontological Nurse Certification Review is an invaluable reference and certification test review guide for nurses preparing for RN Gerontological certification. Students studying gerontology, teachers preparing gerontology classes, and RNs working with older adults will also find this a practical and useful resource. The text presents information about preparing for the certification exam, a comprehensive compilation of content specific to gerontology, and a test bank of questions specifically developed for the RN. Why this is the only test review you need: Developed to address all aspects of ANCC exam Formatted for easy review and understanding of concepts Up-to-date and evidence-based 500 review questions to adequately prepare future gerontological nurses One of a kind--no other gerontological review books are currently available
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Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Certification Review

Author: Sheila C. Grossman, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826106447

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 5628

"[This book] is an important reference for nurses seeking to take the certification exam to validate their own practice. The practice of nursing over the next decades will demand age-specific knowledge for people across the life span. Nurses need to develop expertise in the area of geriatrics and have that expertise validated through certification." Tara A. Cortes, PhD, RN, FAAN The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing (From the Foreword) Nurse practitioners have long required a comprehensive certification review book for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (GNP) certification examinations. Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Certification Review is the first book to provide a thorough review of test content to effectively prepare nurses to successfully pass the GNP certification exam. With over 200 practice questions culled from the real ANCC test outline, this is the only book nurse practitioners need to pass the ANCC exam. Challenging and reflective questions and answers are provided at the end of each chapter for topic review, with a final test offered at the end of the book. By providing students the ability to take the "mock test," this book instills confidence, preparing students for the actual certification exam. Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Certification Review contains: Guidelines on question dissection and analysis, as well as over 200 questions culled from the real ANCC test outline A comprehensive review of health promotion and disease prevention, assessment of acute and chronic illness, clinical management and pharmacological/nonpharmacological interventions, professional role and policy issues, and more An examination of the nurse practitioner and patient relationship Additionally, this book helps students in gerontological nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner, and adult nurse practitioner programs with course program examinations that refer to older adults.
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Gerontological Nursing Certification Review Guide for the Generalist, Clinical Specialist, Nurse Practitioner

Author: Catharine A. Kopac,Virginia Layng Millonig

Publisher: Health Leadership Assoc Incorporated

ISBN: 9781878028150

Category: Medical

Page: 563

View: 5155

A new and updated version of this best-selling resource! Jones and Bartlett Publisher's 2011 Nurse's Drug Handbook is the most up-to-date, practical, and easy-to-use nursing drug reference! It provides: Accurate, timely facts on hundreds of drugs from abacavir sulfate to Zyvox; Concise, consistently formatted drug entries organized alphabetically; No-nonsense writing style that speaks your language in terms you use everyday; Index of all generic, trade, and alternate drug names for quick reference. It has all the vital information you need at your fingertips: Chemical and therapeutic classes, FDA pregnancy risk category and controlled substance schedule; Indications and dosages, as well as route, onset, peak, and duration information; Incompatibilities, contraindications; interactions with drugs, food, and activities, and adverse reactions; Nursing considerations, including key patient-teaching points; Vital features include mechanism-of-action illustrations showing how drugs at the cellular, tissue, or organ levels and dosage adjustments help individualize care for elderly patients, patients with renal impairment, and others with special needs; Warnings and precautions that keep you informed and alert.
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Gerontological Nurse Exam Secrets Study Guide

Gerontological Nurse Test Review for the Gerontological Nurse Exam

Author: Gerontological Nurse Exam Secrets Test P

Publisher: Mometrix Media LLC

ISBN: 9781609718480

Category: Medical

Page: 252

View: 1683

***Includes Practice Test Questions*** Gerontological Nurse Exam Secrets helps you ace the Gerontological Nurse Exam without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive Gerontological Nurse Exam Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. Gerontological Nurse Exam Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to Gerontological Nurse Exam Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; A comprehensive Content review including: Biological Theories of Aging, Havighurst's Theory, Hypertension, Cognitive Changes, Loop Diuretics, Thiazide Diuretics, Systolic Heart Failure, Myocardial Infarction, Vasodilators, Aldosterone Agonist, Venous Insufficiency, Atrial Dysrhythmias, Chronic Bronchitis, Malnutrition, Fluid Balance, Hyposalivation, Dysphagia, Acute Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage, Hepatic Cirrhosis, Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy, Urinary Tract Infections, Pyelonephritis, Chronic Renal Failure, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cardiac Dysrhythmias, Musculoskeletal Deformities, Hyperglycemia, Ketoacidosis, Thermoregulation, Thyrotoxic Storm, Electrolyte Imbalances, Respiratory Acidosis, Jung Theory of Individualism, Post-Menopausal Changes, Sociological Theories of Aging, and much more...
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Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review

Fast Facts and Practice Questions, Second Edition

Author: Maria T. Codina Leik, MSN, ARNP, FNP-C, AGPCNP-BC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826134254

Category: Medical

Page: 672

View: 7426

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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997 Practice Questions with Rationale for Gerontological Nurse Certification

2nd Edition

Author: Solomon Barroa

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546844617

Category:

Page: 298

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One of the indispensable member of the healthcare team is the nurse. Compassion and caring attitude are some of the good qualities of the nurse as well as the other members of the healthcare team. The nurse who specializes in geriatric care and management is called a Gerontological Nurse (GN). Such a nurse have undergone specialized training in the field of geriatric care and management as a nurse practitioner, a specialist or a generalist. A certification examination is then required for the nurse to practice and earn the title of Gerontological Nurse. The Gerontological Nurse certification requires passing a test administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Depending on the type of examination, there is a prerequisite, otherwise known as eligibility criteria. For a GN nurse practitioner and CNS (Clinical Nurse Specialist), an active RN license; postgraduate, masters or doctoral degree with advance courses in pathophysiology, health assessment, differential diagnosis, disease management, health promotion, and pharmacology is required. A GN generalist is required to have 2,000 practice hours in geriatric care and an active RN license. The examination contains 175 questions, of which 150 are scored and 25 are considered pre test. The policies and rules may change from time to time. The requirement stated in this book are true at the time of the author's research. This 2nd edition contains revised practice questions with rationale covering the different components of Gerontological Nursing. It is not intended to reflect the exact questions of the board examination. The author's intention is to provide effective review material for the reader. Various levels of difficulty are reflected in this book. There are easy and difficult questions. Sample Questions: *The nurse is explaining the coverage of Medicare part A to a 72 year old client with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Which of the following is included in the Medicare program? (a.medications b.inpatient psychiatric services c.speech therapy d.none of the above) *During an assessment, the nurse found raised skin tags for an 85 year old man. Which of the following identifies this finding? (a.acrochordon b.actinic keratosis c.cutaneous horn d.senile lentigine) *A 78 year old client with Alzheimer's disease demonstrated spatial disorientation. Irritability and agitation were also observed. What will be the best intervention for this type of client? (a.show family pictures b.administer Aricept c.provide a safe place to wander d.none of the above) *The nurse is assigned to a 90 year female old client with acute renal failure. Her serum creatinine is 0.9 mg/dl and weighs 40 kilograms. What would be the client's creatinine clearance? (a.28 ml/minute b.26 ml/minute c.24 ml/minute d.22 ml/minute) *A female client with substance abuse disorder is undergoing assessment. She told the nurse "I got some reefer inside my bra." Which of the following is being implied by the client? (a. marijuana b. cocaine c. heroin d. none of the above) *A 75 year old client with delirium is undergoing assessment. The other clients feel threatened by the client's behavior. Which of the following caused the client's condition? (a. dehydration b. psychiatric comorbidity c. functional dependence d. all of the above)
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Gerontological Nurse Exam Flashcard Study System

Gerontological Nurse Test Practice Questions & Review for the Gerontological Nurse Exam

Author: Gerontological Nurse Exam Secrets

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781609718497

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 4977

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Gerontological Nursing

Author: Charlotte Eliopoulos

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 145117277X

Category: Medical

Page: 576

View: 9635

Eliopoulos provides students with the content they need, taking a holistic approach to gerontological nursing. Updated for currency, the text works to ensure students are prepared for their careers with new real world application and care competencies to help guide work place decisions. With DocuCare availability, this new edition also connects textbook resources with clinical and simulation setting via supplementary resources.
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Clinical Nurse Leader Certification Review

Author: Cynthia R. King, PhD, MSN, NP, RN, CNL, FAAN,Sally Gerard, DNP, RN, CDE, CNL

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826171184

Category: Medical

Page: 368

View: 4999

ìThe authors have done excellent work, reinforcing major skills and responsibilities of this advanced generalist role. This book will be most useful for students as they prepare for certification.î óFrom the Foreword by Linda Roussel, DSN, RN, NEA-BC, CNL Co-Author, Initiating and Sustaining the Clinical Nurse Leader Role: A Practical Guide The first and only resource of its kind, this review guide to the CNL certification exam stems directly from Dr. Kingís classroom, where she proposes students to take the exam and has achieved a 100% pass rate. The guide covers all aspects of the test, including basic test-taking skills, how to understand exam questions, multiple exam questions with answers and rationales, and content review of information derived from the AACN exam guide. The authors, who are noted CNL educators and practitioners, cover concepts of horizontal leadership, interdisciplinary communication and collaboration skills, and health care advocacy. They address care management, team coordination, illness/disease management, health promotion and disease prevention management, and advanced clinical assessment. The differences between health systems and the specific microsystems in which CNLs work are explored. The book also encompasses health care finance, economics, policy, informatics, ethics, and evidence-based practice as it is covered on the test. The material is presented in easily digestible sections that correspond to specific areas of the AACN exam guide. Multiple vignettes and unfolding case studies reinforce concepts. Also included is a sample test . Key Features: The first and only comprehensive review guide to the CNL certification exam Presents guidelines on question dissection and analysis Reflects changes and additions to new topics in the exam Presented in easily digestible sections that correspond to AACN exam guide
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Nurses Making Policy

From Bedside to Boardroom

Author: Rebecca Patton,Margarete Zalon,Ruth Ludwick

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826198910

Category: Medical

Page: 568

View: 8442

"There is a plethora of policy books on the market, but none illustrate the steps in the policy process better than this one. The high caliber editors and contributors, all of whom have been involved in policy work, bring years of experience to illustrate the key points... This publication is timely as the shift in healthcare requires input from all health professionals, but especially nurses who are at the frontline of healthcare change and delivery. This outstanding resource will help motivate many more nurses to get involved in the policy process... Weighted Numerical Score: 93 - 4 Stars!"--Doody's Medical Reviews Written by those in the know–exceptional nurse leaders in practice, education, and politics–this is a practical, "how-to" book written to help advanced students and nurse leaders develop health policy skills to advocate for patients from the bedside to the larger political arena. Co-published with the American Nurses Association (ANA), the book examines the pivotal role of nurses' involvement in health policy and describes the requisite steps for facilitating policy change–from understanding the political system through activating a plan and beyond. It features the voices of a wide variety of nurse leaders who discuss policy work both locally and nationally through descriptive case histories. The book discusses those qualities and skill sets that are needed for advocacy at the bedside and other arenas where health policy is determined. It examines the political system and opportunities for nurse involvement, and clarifies the process of identifying issues that need a policy solution. Because citing research is an integral component of health policy solutions, the book describes how research can be used to strengthen policy initiatives. The book guides the reader step by step through the process of creating a work plan and describes the resources needed to accomplish policy change. Activating an action plan and strategies for working with the media are covered, along with the process of taking a leadership role, evaluating outcomes, using policy to eliminate health inequities, and maintaining and expanding momentum. Woven throughout the book are the major themes of ethics, leadership, safety, and the quest for quality of care. The text provides information and perspectives relevant to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) doctor of nursing practice (DNP) Essentials, and includes multimedia electronic links to resources (podcasts, online articles, social network resources, and key political websites) that promote policy research and leadership development. KEY FEATURES: Delineates the steps to becoming a policy advocate in organizational, educational, and political settings Written by noted nurse leaders who describe policy work locally and nationally Presents competencies for nursing policy work derived from the AACN DNP Essentials Focuses throughout on themes of ethics, leadership, quality, and safety Facilitates web use for policy research and development Ancillary materials from the editors are available
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Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Study Guide

CNS Exam Preparation

Author: Wiekamp

Publisher: Vonbridge Publishing

ISBN: 9780996588607

Category:

Page: 122

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This is a Study Guide for the Clinical Nurse Specialist looking to take the Adult Gerontology CNS Exam. Start your career now! This CNS study guide is essential for your success. Adult/Gerontology Health CNS Exam Prep and Study Guide is wonderful resource for CNS students that want to pass the Adult/Gerontology CNS exam. It will provide you with a guide to the CNS Exam and includes practice questions.
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Adult-Gerontology Practice Guidelines

Author: Jill C. Cash,Cheryl A. Glass

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826127622

Category: Medical

Page: 1445

View: 2468

The first book to encompass adult-gerontology practice guidelines for primary care, this is a comprehensive resource designed for health care practitioners taking the new Adult-Gero NP certification course and exam. This user-friendly reference provides current national practice guidelines for delivering high quality primary health care to adults and older patients in the outpatient setting, along with specific care guidelines for adult, pregnant, and older adult patients. The book delivers information on the physical exam, diagnostic testing, health promotion including dietary concerns, procedure guidelines, and national resources, and includes extensive patient teaching guides with printable education points.
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Fast Facts for Stroke Care Nursing

An Expert Guide in a Nutshell

Author: Kathy Morrison

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826127177

Category: Medical

Page: 216

View: 2746

Fast Facts for Stroke Care Nursing: this “must-have” guide for stroke care nurses and those who educate them presents the most updated care guidelines in an accessible, understandable fashion – including diagnostic tests, cutting-edge treatments, and standards for best practice.
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Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review

Fast Facts and Practice Questions, Second Edition

Author: Maria T. Codina Leik, MSN, APN, BC, FNP-C

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826134270

Category: Medical

Page: 696

View: 1412

"I found this book extremely helpful and loved the Fast Facts, Notes, Exam Tips and Clinical Tips. While other exam prep courses had great content, your book helped me to think more like a NP, and "pull it all together." I would highly recommend your book to any Adult-Gero NP student or graduate. It deserves 5 stars." T. Maria Jones, MS, AGPCNP-BC, CWOCN, DAPWCA, FMNLI 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 ANP 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 extensive practice questions, and detailed, current exam information in a fast facts style. This second edition includes 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 adult lifespan from adolescence on, 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 ANP 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 covering body/metabolic changes, common disorders, and hospice/ethical considerations Contains expanded intensive-style pharmacology review Presents elements of research needed for E-B practice Includes 100 new questions for a total of 600 'high-yield' questions Why use this review? Delineates strategic "question dissection techniques" for test success, developed by the author, a leading provider of exam preparation education for over 20 years Provides precisely targeted content review Offers 600 extensive practice questions and detailed exam information Includes Exam Tips and Clinical Tips help to prioritize The author's company, ARNP Services, Inc. has helped thousands of nurses pass their certification exams nationwide It's the only book to present elements of research needed for E-B practice It's a great companion to the forthcoming ANP Certification Review app!
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Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

Certification Review

Author: JoAnn Graham Zerwekh,Jo Carol Claborn

Publisher: W B Saunders Company

ISBN: 9780721677422

Category: Medical

Page: 242

View: 2056

Over 850 questions review the critical content you need to know to prepare for geriatric nurse practitioner certification - and to succeed in practice. The questions test your grasp of the material and help you identify areas that require further study.
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Advanced Practice Nursing in the Care of Older Adults

Author: Laurie Kennedy-Malone,Kathleen Ryan Fletcher,Lori Martin-Plank

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803641249

Category: Medical

Page: 688

View: 2053

Explore effective ways to enhance the wellness and independence of older adults across the wellness-illness continuum. From an overview of the theories of aging and assessment through the treatment of disorders, including complex illnesses, this evidence-based book provides the comprehensive gerontological coverage you need to prepare for your role as an Advanced Practice Nurse. Understand how to easily identify factors that may affect the wellness of your patients and their families. Plus, enhance your critical-thinking skills with real-world case studies that bring concepts to life.
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Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) Review Manual

Author: Dr. Maryann Godshall, PhD, RN, CCRN, CPN, CNE

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826105066

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 1950

"Nurse Educators can no longer be just experts in their specific fields; they need to be able to teach a variety of students in a variety of settings. This book encompasses all topics necessary to assist nurses to become educators. I am not aware any other books that address this area so thoroughly." Score: 98, 5 stars --Doody's ìI truly believe that your book made it possible for me to successfully complete the CNE exam! It truly is the only book you need to pass the CNE exam - I'm living proof! Thanks so much! I learned a lot from your book and intend to keep it on my desk for future reference!î óSue Carroll, MSN, RN Sentara College of Health Sciences This is the only Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) examination prep book that addresses each of the key topics outlined in the actual NLN test blueprint. The review manual serves as an indespensible resource for novice and expert nurse educators seeking to master the content needed for CNE Certification. Each chapter contains only the most important information needed for the test, breaking each topic down into its parts to facilitate quick access to core content. No other review manual offers comprehensive coverage of everything nurse educators need to know for the CNE exam, including guidelines for classroom management, practal teaching strategies, and much more. Why you need this book: Chapter content presents nurse educator core competencies as outlined in the NLN test blueprint Features practice questions in each chapter and an answer key in the back of the book with full explanations of correct answers Includes comprehensive practice test at the end of the book, also with explanations of correct answers Contains essential information on practical teaching strategies, developing lesson plans, culturally diverse students, student evaluation, and much more This guide contains the essential knowledge that all nurse educators need to pass the test and excel in teaching, thus serving as an invaluable resource for systematic review of content before taking the NLN CNE examination.
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