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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 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.

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.

Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses. (2006). Compendium of postpartum care (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: Johnson & Johnson.

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

Canadian Pharmacists Association. (2010). Compendium of pharmaceuticals and specialties. Ottawa: Author.

Chapman, L., & Durham, R. (2009). Maternal-newborn nursing: The critical components of nursing care. Philadelphia: F. A. Davis Company.

Evans, R., Evans, M. K., Brown, Y. M. R., & Orshan, S. A. (2010). Canadian maternity, newborn, women's health nursing (1st Canadian ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

Health Canada. (2000). Family-centred maternity and newborn care: National guidelines. Ottawa: Author.

Hockenberry, M. J., & Wilson, D. (2011). Wong’s nursing care of infants and children (9th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby.

Hockenberry, M. J., & Wilson, D. (2012). Wong's essentials of pediatric nursing (9th ed.). St-Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier.

Kennedy, B., Ruth, D., & Martin, E. (2008). Intrapartum management modules: A perinatal education program (4th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Klossner, J., & Hatfield, N. (2005). Introductory maternity and pediatric nursing. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Leifer, G. (2008). Maternity nursing: An introductory text (10th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Saunders.

Lowdermilk, D., Perry, S., & Cashion, M. C. (2010). Maternity nursing (8th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.

Lowdermilk, D., Perry, S., & Cashion, M. C. (2012). Maternity and women’s health care (10th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.

Murray, S. S., & McKinney, E. S. (2010). Foundations of maternal-newborn nursing (5th ed.). Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders.

Perry, S. E., Hockenberry, M. J., Lowdermilk, L. D., & Wilson, D. (2010). Maternal child nursing care (4th ed.). St-Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier.

Pillitteri, A. (2010). Maternal & child health nursing: Care of the childbearing and childrearing family (6th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

Poole, N. (2008). Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FSAD) prevention: Canadian perspectives.
Ottawa: Public Health Agency of Canada.

Public Health Agency of Canada. (2006). Canadian immunization guide (7th ed.). Ottawa: Author.

Scott-Ricci, S. (2007). Essentials of maternity, newborn, and women’s health nursing. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Simpson, K. R. (2009). AWHONN’s Cervical ripening and induction and augmentation of labor (3rd ed.). Boston: Blackwell Publishing.

Simpson, K., & Creehan, P. (2008). AWHONN perinatal nursing. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Slone McKinney, E., James, S. R., Smith Murray, S., & Ashwill, J. (2008). Maternal-child nursing (3rd ed.). St. Louis, MO: Saunders.

Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada. (2008). Diagnosis, evaluation, and management of the hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Journal of Obstetrics and Gyneacology Canada, 30, s1.

Ward, S., & Hisley, S. (2009). Maternal-child nursing care. Philadelphia: F. A. Davis Company.

August 2012