Suggested Books: Assisted Living Nurse Certification Exam


  • Ebersole & Hess. Gerontological Nursing and Healthy Aging.
  • Lueckenotte AG. Gerontological Nursing. 2000
  • Resnick B. Restorative Care Nursing for Older Adults: A guide for all care settings. 2004
  • Eliopolous C. Gerontological Nursing, 6th ed. 2005
  • Lubkin IM. Chronic Illness: Impact and Interventions. 2002.
  • Mezey MD, Fulmer I, Abraham I. (eds). Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice.2nd ed.
  • NY: Springer. 2003. (3rd edition due 2007).
  • Zembrzuski C. Clinical Companion for Assessment of the Older Adult. Albany: Delmar/Thompson. 2001
  • Gallo JJ, Bogner HR et al. Handbook of Geriatric Assessment. 4th ed. Jones & Bartlett. 2006
  • Comer S. Geriatric Nursing Care Plans. Albany: Delmar/Thomson. 2005
  • Fulmer TT, Foreman MD et al. Critical Care Nursing of the Elderly. 2nd ed.NY: Springer. 2001.


  • Huber D. Leadership and Nursing Care Management. Phila: Saunders. 2000.
  • Marquis BL & Huston CJ. Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing. Phila: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
  • Mitty EL. Handbook for Directors of Nursing in Long-Term Care. Delmar/Thompson. (ppr)
  • Saba VK et al. Essentials of Computers for Nurses: Informatics for the New Millenium. NY: McGraw-Hill.


  • Scope and Standards of Assisted Living Nursing Practice: AALNA website
  • Competencies of the Assisted Living Nurse (RN, LPN/LVN): AALNA website
  • Powers BA. Nursing Home Ethics: Everyday Issues Affecting Residents with Dementia. NY: Springer


  • www.GeroNurseOnLine.org: Current best practice information; includes assessment protocols and tools, interventions, evaluation.
  • www.NursingCenter.com: AJN Series on Nursing Care of Older Adults. “A New Look at the Old.” Evidence based humanistic care on a variety of topics; excellent series.