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Maternal-Child Nursing Test Success: An Unfolding Case Study Review [Kindle Edition]

Ruth A. Wittmann-Price PhD RN CNS CNE , Frances H. Cornelius PhD MSN RN-BC CNE
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  • Print ISBN-10: 0826141560
  • Print ISBN-13: 978-0826141569
  • Edition: 1
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Based on a philosophy of active learning, this innovative and refreshing study aid is designed to help students learn the fundamentals of maternal-child nursing through unfolding case studies. Nursing content is woven into vivid case vignettes that evolve over time, thus engaging students and helping them develop critical thinking and clinical decision-making skills. The text also serves as a comprehensive workbook for students preparing for the NCLEX-RN®. It is the only maternal-child nursing review text to integrate content with practice and professional responsibilities to foster an engrossing real-world learning experience.

The case vignettes are based on actual cases and incorporate all core content topics (assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation of patient care) for maternal-child nursing and NCLEX-RN® success. The book includes multiple choice, matching, true/false and calculation questions, each related to the unfolding clinical situation. Exercise answers with rationale appear at the end of each chapter. References at the end of the book facilitate self-remediation. Nurse-educators will also find this resource helpful for simulation experiences, classroom cases, group projects, and clinical conferences.

Key Features:

  • Reviews maternal-child nursing core content for course learning and test review prep, as well as for NCLEX-RN® success
  • Uses unfolding, real-life case vignettes to integrate core content with practice and professional responsibilities
  • Covers all types of NCLEX-style questions for greater test familiarity
  • Incorporates online resources for use in clinical settings
  • Develops critical thinking skills to help students "think like a nurse"



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About the Author

Frances H. Cornelius, PhD, MSN, RN-BC, CNE, is Associate Clinical Professor, Chair of the MSN Advanced Practice Role Department, and Coordinator of Informatics Projects at Drexel University, College of Nursing and Health Professions. She is a certified nurse informaticist and has been the recipient of several grants. Dr. Cornelius has collaborated on the development of mobile applications as Coordinator of Informatics Projects including the Patient Assessment and Care Plan Development (PACPD) tool, which is a PDA tool with a Web-based companion, and Gerontology Reasoning Informatics Programs (the GRIP project). She is co-Editor of Cornelius/Gallagher-Gordon, PDA Connections (LWW), an innovative textbook designed to teach healthcare professionals how to use mobile devices for 'point-of-care' access of information, and Maternal-Child Test Success Through Unfolding Case Study Review (2011). She has written 6 book chapters and has published 19 journal articles on her work. Dr. Cornelius has delivered numerous peer-reviewed presentations in the US, Spain, Canada, and Korea.



Ruth A. Wittmann-Price, PhD, RN, CNS, CNE, CHSE, ANEF, is chairperson and professor at Francis Marion University, Department of Nursing, in South Carolina. Dr. Wittmann-Price has been an obstetrical/women’s health nurse for 35 years. She received her associate of applied science (AAS) and BSN degrees from Felician College in Lodi, New Jersey (1978, 1981); and her master’s in science as a perinatal clinical nurse specialist (CNS) from Columbia University, New York, New York (1983). Dr. Wittmann-Price completed her PhD at Widener University, Chester, Pennsylvania (2006), and was awarded the Dean’s Award for Excellence. She developed a midrange nursing theory, Emancipated Decision-Making in Women’s Health Care. She was the coordinator for the nurse educator track in the DrNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice) program at Drexel University in Philadelphia (2007–2010) and the director of Nursing Research for Hahnemann University Hospital (2007–2010), overseeing all evidence-based practice projects for nursing. The Hahnemann University Hospital was awarded initial Magnet status (American Nurses Credentialing Center) in December 2009. Dr. Wittmann-Price has taught all levels of nursing students over the past 15 years (AAS, BSN, MSN, DNP, PhD) and is a part of three dissertation committees on decisional science. At Francis Marion University, she developed the simulation program, the MSN program, an interprofessional rural health initiative, and is on the steering committee that is developing a physician assistant program. She has published over 20 articles and is coeditor and chapter contributor to 12 books and series editor of Nursing Test Success, a series of unfolding case studies, published by Springer Publishing Company. She has presented regionally, nationally, and internationally.


Product Details

  • File Size: 2335 KB
  • Print Length: 392 pages
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company; 1 edition (June 24, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006W8ZJ9Q
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5.0 out of 5 stars Maternal Child Nursing Test Review October 30, 2013
By Mary G
Format:Paperback
Maternal Child Nursing Test Success was a great resource! As a faculty member teaching a clinical review course for undergraduate nursing students, I utilized the unfolding cases as an icebreaker at the beginning of the class.
This book is written in a format that allows students to review clinical content; self check on their knowledge and follow up with electronic resources. I would recommend this to both students and faculty members!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars July 12, 2014
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Found several errors
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good product December 28, 2012
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For my first Kindle book for nursing studies it surprised me. This book's format on Kindle was easy to follow and use. I did not like that in some chapters the answers did not match the questions. I had to scroll either forward or backward to find the correct answer to the question. I liked that the references had links to informational web sites online that could be activated while studying the questions and answers. It would have received a higher rating if there had been less errors in the book with answers.
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