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Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Bibliography (LPNs/RPNs)

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


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.

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

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

Brown, F. (1983). Principles of educational and psychological testing (4th ed.). Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders.

Canadian Pharmacists Association. (2019). Compendium of pharmaceuticals and specialties. Ottawa: Author.

Keatings, M., & Adams, P. (2019). Ethical and legal issues in Canadian nursing (4th ed.). Toronto: Elsevier Canada.

Jarvis, C. (2018). Physical examination and health assessment (3rd Canadian ed.). St. Louis, MO: Saunders.

Kozier, B. J., Erb, G., Berman, A. T., Snyder, S., Buck, M., Yiu, L., & Stamler, L. L. (2018). Fundamentals of Canadian nursing: Concepts, process, and practice (4th ed.). Toronto: Pearson.

Lewis, S. L., Ruff Dirksen, S., McLean Heitkemper, M., Bucher, L., & Camera, I. M. (EDs.) (2019). Medical-surgical nursing in Canada: Assessment and management of clinical problems (4th Canadian ed). Toronto: Elsevier Canada.

Paul, P., Day, R. A., & Williams, B. (2019). Brunner and Suddarth's Canadian textbook of medical-surgical nursing (4th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.

Potter, P. A., Griffin Perry, A., Stockert, P. A., & Hall, A. M. (2019). Canadian fundamentals of nursing (6th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.

Potter, P. A., & Griffin Perry, A. (2019). Canadian clinical nursing skills and techniques (1st ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.

July 2020