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Neonatal Certification Bibliography

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


ACoRN Neonatal Society. (2012). ACoRN: Acute care of at-risk newborns [Electronic resource]. Ottawa: Author.

American Academy of Pediatrics. (2016). Textbook of neonatal resuscitation (7th ed.). Grove Village, IL: Author.

Blackburn, S. T. (2013). Maternal, fetal, and neonatal physiology (4th ed.). Maryland Heights, MO: Elsevier Health Sciences.

Canadian Nurses Association. (2017). Code of ethics for registered nurses. Ottawa: Author.

Evans, R., J. Evans, M. K., & Brown, Y. M. R. (Eds.). (2014). Canadian maternity, newborn and women's health nursing: Comprehensive care across the lifespan (2nd Cdn. ed.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer. 

Fraser, D. (Ed.). (2012). Acute respiratory care of the neonate (3rd ed.). Petaluma, CA: NICU INK Book Publishers.

Fraser, D. (2016). Infection in the neonate: A comprehensive guide to assessment, management, and nursing care (2nd ed.). Petaluma, CA: NICU INK Book Publishers.

Gardner L. S., Carter B. S., Enzman-Hines M., & Hernandez, J.  (Eds.). (2016). Merenstein and Gardner's handbook of neonatal intensive care (8th ed.). St. Louis: Elsevier.

Gleason, C. A., & Devaskar S. U. (Eds.) (2012). Avery's diseases of the newborn (9th ed.). Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders.

Karlsen, K. (2013).  The S.T.A.B.L.E program: Post-resuscitation/pre-transport stabilization care of sick infants — Guidelines for neonatal healthcare providers (6th ed.) [Learner/provider manual]. Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics.

Kenner, C., & Lott J. (Eds.). (2014). Comprehensive neonatal nursing care (5th ed.). New York: Springer Publishing Company.

Kenner, C., & McGrath, J. M. (Eds.). (2010). Developmental care of newborns and infants (2nd ed.). Glenview, IL: National Association of Neonatal Nurses.

Lowdermilk, D. L., Perry, S. E., Cashion, M. C., & Alden, K. R. (2016). Maternity and women’s health care (11th ed.). St. Louis: Elsevier Mosby.

MacDonald, M. G, Ramasethu, J., & Rais-Bahrami, K. (Eds.). (2013). Atlas of procedures in neonatology (5th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.

Polin, R. A., Abman, S. H., Rowitch, D., & Benitz, W. E. (Eds.). (2017). Fetal and neonatal physiology

(5th ed.). Philadelphia: Elsevier.

Simpson, K. R., & Creehan, P. A. (Eds.). (2014). AWHONN perinatal nursing (4th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.

Tappero, E. P., & Honeyfield, M. E. (Eds.). (2016). Physical assessment of the newborn: A comprehensive approach to the art of physical examination (5th ed.). New York: Springer Publishing Company.

Verklan, M. T., Walden, M., AWHONN, NANN, & AACN. (2015). Core curriculum for neonatal intensive care nursing (5th ed.). St. Louis: Saunders Elsevier.

Yaffe, S. J., & Aranda, J. V. (Eds.). (2011). Neonatal and pediatric pharmacology: Therapeutic principles in practice (4th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.

Wambach, K., & Riordan, J. (2016). Breastfeeding and human lactation (4th ed.). Jones and Bartlett Learning.

Electronic resources

American Academy of Pediatrics
Academy of Neonatal Nursing
Canadian Association of Neonatal Nurses
Canadian Immunization Guide
Canadian Paediatric Society

Cochrane Neonatal
National Association of Neonatal Nurses
Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada