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Gerontological Nursing Certification Bibliography (RNs)

Note: All references are important, but bolded references were chosen by members of the Gerontology Nursing Examination Committee as “key references” for nurses preparing for the gerontology nursing certification exam.


Arnold, E. C., & Boggs, K. U. (2016). Interpersonal relationships: Professional communication skills for nurses (7th ed.). St Louis: Elsevier.

Canadian Nurses Association. (2008). Code of ethics for registered nurses. Ottawa: Author.

Canadian Pharmacists Association. (2015). Compendium of pharmaceuticals and specialties. Ottawa: Author.

Eliopoulos, C. (2014). Gerontological nursing (8th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.

Foreman, M. D., Milisen, K., & Fulmer, T. T. (Eds.) (2010). Critical care nursing of older adults: Best practices (3rd ed.). New York: Springer.

Ham, R. J., Sloane, P. D., Warshaw, G. A., Potter, J. F., & Flaherty, E. (Eds.) (2014). Primary care geriatrics: A case-based approach (6th ed.). Philadelphia: Elsevier/Saunders.

Hirst, S. P., Lane, A. M., & Miller, C. A. (2015). Miller’s nursing for wellness in older adults (Cdn. ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.

Lewis, S. L., Ruff Dirksen, S., McLean Heitkemper, M., Bucher, L. & Camera, I. M. (Eds.). (2016). Medical-surgical nursing in Canada: Assessment and management of clinical problems (3rd Cdn. ed.). Toronto: Elsevier Canada.

Mauk, K. L. (Ed.). (2014). Gerontological nursing: Competencies for care (3rd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett.

Meiner, S. (Ed.). (2015). Gerontologic nursing (5th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier.

Paul, P., Day, R. A., & Williams, B. (2016). Brunner and Suddarth's Canadian textbook of medical-surgical nursing (3rd ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.

Pereira J. L. (2016). The pallium palliative pocketbook: A peer-reviewed, referenced resource (2nd ed.). Ottawa: Pallium Canada.

Potter, P. A., & Griffin Perry, A. (2010). Canadian fundamentals of nursing (Rev. 4th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.

Saxon, S. V., Etten, M. J., & Perkins, E. A. (2015). Physical change and aging: A guide for the helping professions (6th ed.). New York: Springer.

Tabloski, P., A. (2013). Gerontological nursing (3rd ed.). Don Mills, ON: Pearson Education.

Touhy, T. A., & Jett, K. F. (2016). Ebersole and Hess' toward healthy aging: Human needs and nursing response (9th ed.). St. Louis: Elsevier.

Wister, A., V., & McPherson, B. D. (2014). Aging as a social process: Canadian perspectives (6th ed.). Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press Canada.

Yoder-Wise, P. S., & Grant, L. G (Eds.) (2015). Leading and managing in Canadian nursing. Toronto: Elsevier Canada.