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Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Certification Bibliography

Note: All references are important, but bolded references were chosen by members of the Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Examination Committee as “key references” for nurses preparing for the psychiatric/mental health 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.

American Psychiatric Association. (2000). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorder (Rev. 4th ed.). Washington: Author.

Anthony, W. A., & Farkas, M. D. (2011). The essential guide to psychiatric rehabilitation practice. Boston: Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

Austin, W., & Boyd, M. (2015). Psychiatric and mental health nursing for Canadian practice (3rd ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.

Barker, P. J. (2009). Psychiatric and mental health nursing: The craft of caring (2nd ed.). London, UK: Hodder Arnold.

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

Brown, F. G. (1983). Principles of educational and psychological testing (3rd ed.). Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders.

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

Deglin, J. H., & Vallerand, A. H. (2009). Davis’ drug guide for nurses (11th ed.). Philadelphia: F. A. Davis Company.Available on NurseONE.ca

Ebersole, P., Touhy, T. A., Hess, P., Jett, K. F., & Schmidt Luggen, A. (2007). Toward healthy aging: Human needs and nursing response. St. Louis: Mosby.

Edelman, C., & Mandle, C. L. (2010). Health promotion throughout the life span (7th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby-Elsevier.

Fortinash, K. M., & Holoday Worret, P. A. (2012). Psychiatric mental health nursing (5th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.

Gardner, D. M., & Teehan, M. D. (2011). Antipsychotics and their side effects. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Jarvis, C. (2009). Physical examination and health assessment (5th ed.). St. Louis: Saunders/Elsevier.

Keltner, N. L., Bostrom, C. E., & McGuinness, T. M. (2011). Psychiatric nursing (6th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby-Elsevier.

Kneisl, C. R., & Trigoboff, E. (2009). Contemporary psychiatric-mental health nursing (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Kutcher, S. P., & Chehil, S. (2007). Suicide risk management: A manual for health professionals. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers.

Morrison-Valfre, M. (2008). Foundations of mental health care (4th ed.). St. Louis: Elsevier/Mosby.

Pedersen, D. D., & Leahy, L. (2010). Pocket psych drugs: Point-of-care clinical guide. Philadelphia: F. A. Davis Company.

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

Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario. (2009). Assessment and care of adults at risk of suicidal ideation and behaviour. Toronto: Author.

Schultz, J. M., & Videbeck, S. L. (2009). Lippincott’s manual of psychiatric nursing care plans (8th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.

Shives, L. R. (2012). Basic concepts of psychiatric-mental health nursing (8th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.

Stuart, G. W. (2009). Principles and practice of psychiatric nursing (9th ed.). St. Louis: Elsevier/Mosby.

Townsend, M. C. (2012). Psychiatric/mental health nursing: Concepts of care (7th ed.). Philadelphia: F. A. Davis Company.

Varcarolis, E. M. (2010). Foundations of psychiatric mental health nursing: A clinical approach (6th ed.). Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders.

Videbeck, S. L. (2008). Psychiatric-mental health nursing (4th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.

Virani, A. S., Bezchlibnyk-Butler, K. Z., Jeffries, J. J., & Procyshyn, R. M. (2012). Clinical handbook of psychotropic drugs (19th ed.). Toronto: Hogrefe Publishing.