Book Title: 997 Practice Questions with Rationale for Gerontological Nurse Certification
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Author: Solomon Barroa RN
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 book contains practice questions with rationale covering the different components of Gerontological Nursing. It is not intended to reflect the exact questions of the board exam. 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: **A 79 year old client was prescribed naltrexone (Trexan) for alcohol abuse. The nurse knows that the client will start on which of the following dosage? (a.25 mg daily b.50 mg daily c.75 mg daily d.100 mg daily e.none of the above). **A nurse is assigned an 89 year old client diagnosed with GAD (generalized anxiety disorder). Which of the following is true about anxiety? (a.anxiety does not cause significant distress to occupational functioning b.anxiety occurs exclusively with mood disorder c.anxiety is not due to the direct physiological effects of a medical condition d.none of the above). Find the answer inside... Best of luck to the reader and have a pleasant review. May you have equanimity and become a Gerontological Nurse (Board Certified).