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Perinatal Nursing Certification Bibliography

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


American Academy of Pediatrics (2016). Textbook of neonatal resuscitation (7th ed.). Elk Grove Village, IL: Author. (ISBN 978-1610020244)

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)

Association of Women’s Health Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses. (2009). Standards for professional perinatal nursing practice and certification in Canada (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

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

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

Canadian Diabetes Association. (2013). Diabetes in pregnancy, clinical practices guidelines. Toronto: Author. (http://guidelines.diabetes.ca/fullguidelines)

Canadian Nurses Association. (2014). Code of ethics for registered nurses. Ottawa: Author.

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

Chapman, L., & Durham, R. (2014). Maternal-newborn nursing: The critical components of nursing care (2nd ed.). Philadelphia: F. A. Davis Company. (ISBN 9780803637047)

Evans, R., Evans, M. K., Brown, Y. M. R., & Orshan, S. A. (2016). Canadian maternity, newborn, women's health nursing (2nd Canadian ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
(ISBN 978-1451190854)

Hockenberry, M. J., & Wilson, D. (2015). Wong’s nursing care of infants and children (10th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby. (ISBN 9780323222419)

Kennedy, B., Ruth, D., & Martin, E. (2008). Intrapartum management modules: A perinatal education program (4th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. (ISBN 978-0-7817-8168-8)

Leifer, G. (2015). Introductory maternity and pediatric nursing (7th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.
(ISBN 978-14557-7015-1)

Lowdermilk, D., Perry, S., & Cashion, M. C. (2016). Maternity and women’s health care (11th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier. (ISBN 978-0-323-16918-9)

Murray, S. S., & McKinney, E. S. (2014). Foundations of maternal-newborn nursing (6th ed.). Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders. (ISBN 978-1-4557-3306-4)

Perry, S. E., Hockenberry, M. J., Leonard Lowdermilk, D. L., Wilson, D., , Keenan-Lindsay, L. & Sams, C. A. (2017). Maternal child nursing care in Canada (2nd ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier. (ISBN 978-1-77172-036-6)

Pillitteri, A. (2013). Maternal & child health nursing: Care of the childbearing and childrearing family (7th ed.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer. (ISBN 978-1451187908)

Public Health Agency of Canada. (2016). Canadian immunization guide. Ottawa: Author.

Public Health Agency of Canada. (2017). Family-centred maternity and newborn care: National guidelines. Ottawa: Author. (ISBN 978-0-660-24019-0)

Simpson, K., & Creehan, P. (2013). AWHONN perinatal nursing (4th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. (ISBN 978-1609136222)

Slone McKinney, E., James, S. R., Smith Murray, S., & Ashwill, J. (2018). Maternal-child nursing (5th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier. (ISBN 9780323401708)

Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada. (2013). Induction of labour. SOGC Clinical Practice Guideline.

Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada. (2014). Diagnosis, evaluation, and management of the hypertensive disorders of pregnancy: Executive summary. SOGC Clinical Practice Guideline.

Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (2016). Management of spontaneous labour at term in healthy women. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada (vol. 32, n 9).

Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada. (2007). Fetal health surveillance:Antepartum and intrapartum consensus guideline. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada (vol. 29, n 9).


December 2017