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This review manual prepares students to successfully pass the ANCC Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner board certification examination. It encompasses all of the essential knowledge required, uses a succinct outline format that highlights critical detail, and systematically follows the test blueprint so that those taking the exam will be optimally prepared.
The Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Manualbegins with an overview of the certification examination, self-care, and test tips; the role of the psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner, scope of practice, and regulations; and the theoretical foundations of care. Other topics examined include the neuroanatomy and physiology of mental illness; psychopharmacology; and physical assessment, diagnostic tests, and differential diagnosis. A wide range of psychiatric disorders, as organized in theDSM-5, are also reviewed. Each of the chapters include learning objectives and end-of-chapter review questions. The review manual concludes with a 150-question practice test.
Reflects the latest ANCC test blueprint
Includes test-taking strategies and tips for preparing for the big day; scope of practice; and theoretical foundations of care
Covers a wide range of psychiatric disorders, as organized in theDSM-5
Includes end-of-chapter review questions and rationales PLUS a valuable 150-question practice test with rationales--more than 400 questions in total
About the Author
Raymond Zakhari, DNP, EdM, NP,has a diverse clinical background ranging from intensive care to medical house calls. He began his career at Duke University Medical Center in the cardiothoracic ICU and made his way back to the Northeast as a traveling ICU and ED nurse. In 2009 he founded Metro Medical Direct, the first concierge, nurse practitioner-owned, medical/psychiatric house call and tele-health practice in New York City. Dr. Zakhari was also trained in sex therapy at the New York University School of Medicine/Langone Medical Center by Dr. Virginia Sadock (co-author ofThe Synopsis of Psychiatry). Dr. Zakhari is appointed to the staff of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine in Psychiatry at the Payne Whitney Clinic, and provides consultative services as a Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner. He is a former officer of the New Jersey Air National Guard and has deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He has held adjunct faculty appointments at the Hunter Bellevue School of Nursing, New York University, and Liberty University. Dr. Zakhari hosts a podcast called ThePsychology of It All.Over the years, Dr. Zakhari has published in peer-reviewed journals and has presented at both regional and national conferences. He currently is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), the Society for Sex Therapists and Researchers (SSTAR), and the International Association of Forensic Nurses. Dr. Zakhari is a graduate of Liberty University (BSN), Hunter College-The City University of New York (MS, ANP, PMHNP), Columbia University (EdM), Mount Saint Mary College (FNP), and Chatham University (DNP). Dr. Zakhari lives in Manhattan with his wife, two children, and dog Maslow. He spends his downtime experimenting in the kitchen, hosting dinner parties, and planning his next endeavor.