-Linda Roussel, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CNL
Co-Author, Initiating and Sustaining the Clinical Nurse Leader Role: A Practical Guide
From the Foreword
Now in its second edition, this book remains the only comprehensive resource for clinical nurse leaders preparing for certification. The guide stems directly from Dr. King' s acclaimed exam preparation course, which resulted in a 100% pass rate among students who took the course. The second edition reflects the new requirements of Competencies and Curricular Expectations for Clinical Nurse Leader Education and Practice (2013), featuring new and updated chapters with information about risk mitigation, lateral integration, interprofessional skills, care coordination, and evidence-based practice; an updated glossary of key terms; and new multiple choice questions and case studies.
The resource mirrors the format of the AACN exam, and continues to cover all aspects of the current test, providing detailed information on taking the exam, how to analyze and interpret exam questions, basic test-taking skills, questions to stimulate critical thinking, a sample exam with answers and rationales, and content review of everything you need to know to succeed on the exam. The review not only helps individuals preparing for the exam, but also provides strategies to help groups make the best use of the book. It offers direction for faculty who are designing review courses and serves as a valuable resource during the CNL program itself.
New to the Second Edition:
Reflects new competencies
Presents new and updated chapters
Includes a new glossary of terms
Provides new multiple choice questions and case studies
Addresses risk mitigation, lateral integration, interprofessional skills, care coordination, and evidence-based practice
Delivers top-notch, comprehensive test preparation assistance
Presents guidelines on question dissection and analysis
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.
- Identify your strengths and weaknesses quickly
- Concentrate your study time
- Increase your score with multiple choice strategies from exam experts
- Learn what you MUST do in the exam room
- Make a HESI A2 study plan and study schedule
Includes all 5 modules (some are optional depending on your school)
- Reading Comprehension
- Basic Science
- Anatomy and Physiology
- English Grammar
Extensive (hundreds of pages) review and tutorials on all topics
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Practice Really Does Make Perfect!
The more questions you see, the more likely you are to pass the test. And between our study guide and practice tests, you’ll have over 400 practice questions that cover every category. You can fine-tune your knowledge in areas where you feel comfortable and be more efficient in improving your problem areas.
Our practice test questions have been developed by our dedicated team of experts. All the material in the study guide, including every practice question, are designed to engage your critical thinking skills needed to pass the test!
Heard it all before?
Maybe you have heard this kind of thing before, and don't feel you need it. Maybe you are not sure if you are going to buy this book.
Remember though, it only a few percentage points divide the PASS from the FAIL students!
Why not do everything you can to get the best score on the HESI A2?
Practice testswith answer keys for each topic — located in the appendices for quick access — help you assess your understanding of each topic and familiarize you with the types of questions you’re likely to encounter on the actual exam.
HESI Hintsboxes offer valuable test-taking tips, as well as rationales, suggestions, examples, and reminders for specific topics. End-of-chapter review questions help you gauge your understanding of chapter content.A full-color layout and more illustrations in the life science chapters visually reinforce key concepts for better understanding.Expanded and updated content in each chapter ensures you’re studying the most current content. Basic algebra review in the math section offers additional review and practice. Color-coded chapters help you quickly find specific topic sections.Helpful organizational features in each chapter include an introduction, key terms, chapter outline, and a bulleted chapter summary to help you focus your study.A glossary at the end of the text offers quick access to key terms and their definitions.