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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 exam.


American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association, National Council on Measurement in Education. (1999). Standards for educational and psychological testing. Washington: American Educational Research Association.

Austin, W. & Boyd, M. A. (2015). Psychiatric and mental health nursing for Canadian practice (3rd ed.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.

Bloom, B. S. (1956). Taxonomy of educational objectives, handbook I: The cognitive domain. New York: David McKay Company.

Burkhardt, M. A., Nathaniel, A. K., & Walton, N. A. (2014). Ethics and issues in contemporary nursing (2nd Cdn. ed.). Toronto: Nelson.

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

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

Ignatavicius, D. D., Workman, M. L. (Eds.). (2015). Medical-surgical nursing: Critical thinking for collaborative care (7th ed.). Toronto: Elsevier Saunders.

Jarvis, C. (2014). Physical examination and health assessment (2nd Cdn. ed.). St. Louis: Saunders.

Kozier, B. J., Erb, G., Berman, A. T., Snyder, S., Buck, M., Yiu, L., & Stamler, L. L.. (2014). Fundamentals of Canadian nursing: Concepts, process, and practice (3rd Cdn. ed.). Toronto: Pearson.

Lewis, S. L., Ruff Dirksen, S., McLean Heitkemper, M., Bucher, L., & Camera, I. M. (Eds.) (2014). Medical-surgical nursing in Canada: Assessment and management of clinical problems (3rd Cdn. ed). Toronto: Elsevier Canada.

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.

Potter, P. A., & Griffin Perry, A. (2014). Canadian fundamentals of nursing (Rev. 4th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.