Primary Care The Art and Science of Advanced Practice Nursing

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Primary Care, 6th Edition, online case studies, and Davis Edge work together to create an interactive learning experience that prepares students for their roles as Advanced Practice Nurses in the primary care setting. An access code inside new printed texts unlocks Davis Edge, the online case studies, and an ebook.

LEARN—The Text
Written by nurse practitioners for nurse practitioners in collaboration with a physician, this popular text explores the theoretical foundations of everything Primary Care. Its comprehensive and easy-to-follow presentation examines the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of every body system across the life span.

APPLYCase Studies
Online case studies use real-world scenarios to develop clinical decision-making skills as students learn how to properly diagnose and treat patients.

ASSESSDavis Edge
This interactive, online Q&A review platform provides the practice needed to master course content and prepare for exams. Over 1,000 board-style questions test students’ knowledge and retention of what they are learning.

Actionable analytics enable instructors to assess their students’ mastery of the content and their critical-thinking and decision-making skills to easily identify the areas in which they are struggling and intervene quickly in class and on assignments to ensure that they succeed.


  • Expanded, Revised & Updated! Significantly increased and updated content throughout, especially in the sections detailing Ear, Nose, and Throat Problems; Musculoskeletal Problems, and Psychosocial Problems.
  • New Section! Care of Vulnerable Populations in Unit 3, featuring four new chapters that focus on populations that require special attention and consideration
  • New Features! Geriatric Considerations and Pediatric/Adolescent Considerations in applicable Unit 2 chapters
  • New! Online case studies with critical thinking questions
  • Coverage of the broadest range of human disease and disorders using a systems-based approach that presents both Common Complaints and Common Problems to help students narrow down the possible differentials to the most likely diagnosis
  • Coverage of pathophysiology and diagnostic reasoning as well as up-to-date guidance on laboratory and diagnostic tests
  • Emphasis on evidence-based practice with information on evidence levels and more references to primary studies

Davis Edge

  • Enhanced! Interface that makes navigation even easier and offers instructors more flexibility and control options
  • Thousands of questions aligned to Primary Care with page references
  • Comprehensive rationales for both correct and incorrect responses
  • Personalized dashboards that track students’ progress across their assignments and highlight where they need to focus their study time

About the Author:

Professor Emeritus and Research Professor of Nursing, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida

Professor Emeritus, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida and Family Nurse Practitioner, Volunteers in Medicine Hands Clinic of St. Lucie County, Ft. Pierce, Florida

Clinical Development Physician-Scientist, Private Biopharmaceutical Industry and Medical House Officer, Veterans Affairs New Jersey Health Care System – Lyons Campus, Lyons, New Jersey

Dean and Professor Orvis School of Nursing & University of Nevada-Reno; Professor Emeritus Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona


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