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Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Bibliography

Note: All references are important but bolded references were chosen by members of the Medical-Surgical Nursing Examination Committee as “key references” for nurses preparing for the medical-surgical nursing certification examination.


American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association, & the National Council on Measurement in Education. (1999). Standards for educational and psychological testing. Washington, DC: American Educational Research Association. (ISBN 978-0-9353-0225-7)

Austin, W. & Boyd, M. A. (2015). Psychiatric and mental health for Canadian practice (3rd ed.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer. (ISBN 978-1-4511-9087-8)

Bloom, B. S. (1956). Taxonomy of educational objectives, handbook I: The cognitive domain. New York: David McKay Company. (ISBN 978-0-5822-8010-6)

Burkhardt, M. A., Nathaniel, A. K., & Walton, N. A. (2014). Ethics & issues in contemporary nursing (2nd Canadian ed.). Toronto: Nelson. (ISBN 978-0-17-650459-5)

Canadian Nurses Association. (2008). Code of ethics for registered nurses. Ottawa: Author. (ISBN 978-1-55119-182-9)

Canadian Pharmacists Association. (2015). Compendium of pharmaceuticals and specialties. Ottawa: Author. (ISBN 978-1894402-83-5)

Day, R. A., Paul, P., Williams, B., Smeltzer, S. C., & Bare, B. G. (2016). Brunner & Suddarth’s Canadian textbook of medical-surgical nursing (3rd Canadian ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. (ISBN 978-1-4511-9333-6)

Ignatavicius, D. D., Workman, M. L., & Henderson, L. (2015). Medical-surgical nursing: Critical thinking for collaborative care (7th ed.). Toronto: Elsevier Saunders. (ISBN 978-1-4377-2801-9)

Jarvis, C. (2014). Physical examination & health assessment (2nd Canadian ed.). St. Louis, MO: Saunders. (ISBN 978-1-9266-4872-9)

Kozier, B., Erb, G., Berman, A., Snyder, S. J., Bouchal, D. S. R. et al. (2014). Fundamentals of Canadian nursing: Concepts, process, and practice (3rd ed.). Toronto: Pearson. (ISBN 978-0133249781)

Lewis, S. L., Heitkemper, M. M., Dirksen, S. R., et al. (2014). Medical-surgical nursing in Canada: Assessment and management of clinical problems (3rd Canadian ed.). Toronto: Elsevier Canada. (ISBN 978-1926648705)

Potter, P. A., Perry, A. G., Ross-Kerr, J. C., & Wood, M. J. (2014). Canadian fundamentals of nursing (5th ed.). Toronto: Mosby Elsevier. (ISBN 978-1-926648-53-8)

November 2015