Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing
RNC Certification for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing (RNC-NIC)
Paper & Pencil testing
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The following references are used by content team members and outside item writers to generate test questions for the Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing certification examination. This list is not intended as an all-inclusive list of references, nor does this list imply that items on the current examination were necessarily referenced from any of these publications.
Blackburn, Maternal, Fetal and Neonatal Physiology, A Clinical Perspective, W. B. Saunders, Philadelphia, 2007.
Chernick, et al., Kendig's Disorders of the Respiratory Tract in Children, Saunders, Philadelphia, 2007.
Cloherty, et al., Manual of Neonatal Care, Lippincott-Raven Publishers, Philadelphia, 2012.
Davies, et al., Examination of the Newborn and Neonatal: A Multidimensional Approach, Churchill Livingstone, London, 2009.
Kenner, et al., Comprehensive Neonatal Nursing, W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, 2007.
MacDonald, et al., Atlas of Procedures in Neonatology, LWW, Philadelphia, 2007.
Merenstein, et al., Handbook of Neonatal Intensive Care, Mosby, St. Louis, 2006.
Nugent, et al., Understanding Newborn Behaviors & Early Behavioral Observations (MBO) System Handbook, Brookline Publishing, 2007.
Polit, Nursing Research, LWW, Philadelphia, 2009.
Pozgar, et al., Legal & Ethical Issues for Health Professionals, Jones and Bartlett, New York, 2005.
Simpson, et al., Perinatal Nursing, LWW, Philadelphia, 2009.
Taeusch, et al., Avery’s Diseases of the Newborn, Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2006
- Advances in Neonatal Care
- Clinics in Perinatology
- Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN)
- Journal of Pediatrics
- MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing
- Neonatal Network
- Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews
- Seminars in Perinatology