Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Certification Review

Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Certification Review

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Co-Published with the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) to provide you with invaluable guidance for acing your Adult-Gerontology CNS exam!

This comprehensive review manual provides the ultimate resource for either the AACN Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Wellness Through Acute Care (ACCNS-AG) or the ANCC Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (AGCNS-BC) certification exam. It incorporates both current test plans and the most recent NACNS core competencies, encompassing all the essential knowledge you need to pass the exam and succeed in practice.

Written by certified Clinical Nurse Specialist educators and practitioners, this guide begins with an overview of both exams, study tips, and test-taking strategies to help you prepare for the big day. The manual is then organized into three sections according to the Three Spheres of Impact for CNS Practice.

  • Patient Direct Care: covers health assessment, diagnostic reasoning, pharmacology, and pathophysiology
  • Nurses & Nursing Practice: reviews health maximization, consultation, advocacy, culturally competent care, and coaching and mentoring
  • Organizations & Systems: features sections on leadership, QI/safety, outcomes, research, and evidence-based practice

Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Certification Review provides a targeted, systematic review for the ACCNS-AG and AGCNS-BC exams with end-of-chapter review questions and a FULL practice test that includes answers and rationales in an easy-to-digest format.

Key Features:

  • Reflects the latest AACN and ANCC test plans
  • Incorporates the updated NACNS Core Competencies and the AACN Scope and Standards for CNS Practice
  • Edited and authored by certified Clinical Nurse Specialist educators and practitioners
  • Includes end-of-chapter review questions, PLUS a valuable 175-question practice test with rationales for self-assessment
  • Purchase includes digital access for use on most mobile devices or computers