The scope of practice of the nurse practitioner is wide, encompassing the care of the young, the old, the sick, and the well. This book has been developed to help the nurse practitioner develop the knowledge and skills to successfully enter nurse practitioner (NP) practice and earn certification, an important landmark in professional achievement.
This book is not intended to be a comprehensive clinical text; rather, it is meant to be a source to reinforce learning and a guide for the development of the information base and critical thinking skills needed for safe, entry-level NP practice. (Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination and Practice Preparation 5th Edition; Margaret A. Fitzgerald; F.A. Davis Company ; Preface: Page xi)