Core Curriculum for Urologic Nursing

The SUNA Core Curriculum for Urologic Nursing is an excellent resource for all urologic nurses. This comprehensive publication:

  • Contains over 700 pages of content written by and for urologic professionals.
  • Impacts the everyday practice of RNs, APRNs, PAs, technicians, and urologic associates.
  • Encompasses every stage of life, from pediatric to geriatric patient populations.
  • Offers fundamental core curriculum for the novice and in-depth knowledge for the experienced practitioner in a hybrid text.

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  • Diane Kaschak Newman, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN, BCB-PMD
  • Jean F. Wyman, PhD, CNP, GNP-BC, FAAN
  • Valre W. Welch, MSN, CPNP


"I recently purchased Core Curriculum for Urologic Nursing for my daughter, who is becoming a geriatric nurse practitioner. I have gone through the extensive manual chapter by chapter and find it extremely accurate, highly informative, and a must for every urology clinic. Actually, it is a great 'go to' reference for practicing urologists, not just their specialized nurses. I will be taking a copy of the invaluable manual to each of my three rural urologic clinics in Nebraska and South Dakota, and will certainly recommend it to my former partners in Colorado."
Stacy J. Childs, MD, FACS
Clinical Professor of Surgery, Division of Urology
University of Colorado
Past editor-in-chief, Issues in Urology
Steamboat Springs, CO

"I received the SUNA Core Curriculum, and I have to say, it’s fantastic! It’s complete, practical, and easy to read. I am thankful for the opportunity of writing a review of this book, which I’ll also use as a reference for my clinical practice."
Stefano Terzoni, PhD, RN
Chair, European Association of Urology Nurses (EAUN)
San Paolo Bachelor School of Nursing, University of Milan, Milan, Italy


Section I Overview of Urologic Nursing

  • Chapter 1 Urologic Nursing Practice
  • Chapter 2 Urologic Health Promotion

Section II Urologic Care of Infants and Children

  • Chapter 3 Embryology and Genitourinary Tract Development
  • Chapter 4 Assessment of Children
  • Chapter 5 Congenital Anomalies and Malformations of the Upper Urinary Tract
  • Chapter 6 Hydronephrosis and Related Obstructive Etiologies
  • Chapter 7 Congenital Anomalies and Malformations of the Lower Urinary Tract
  • Chapter 8 Disorders of Male Genitalia
  • Chapter 9 Disorders of the Female Genitalia
  • Chapter 10 Disorders of Sex Development
  • Chapter 11 Reconstructive Surgery for Incontinence
  • Chapter 12 Urogenital Cancers and Tumors
  • Chapter 13 Voiding Dysfunction and Enuresis
  • Chapter 14 Urinary Tract Infections
  • Chapter 15 Pediatric Urinary Stone Disease

Section III Urologic Care of Adults: Assessment

  • Chapter 16 Genitourinary Anatomy and Physiology
  • Chapter 17 Urologic Signs and Symptoms
  • Chapter 18 Assessment of Women
  • Chapter 19 Assessment of Men
  • Chapter 20 Laboratory Tests
  • Chapter 21 Urodynamic Evaluation
  • Chapter 22 Endoscopic Evaluation
  • Chapter 23 Radiology, Imaging, and Interventional Radiology

Section IV Urologic Care of Adults: Genitourinary Cancers

  • Chapter 24 Renal and Upper Tract Urothelial Cancers
  • Chapter 25 Bladder Cancer
  • Chapter 26 Urethral Cancer
  • Chapter 27 Prostate Cancer
  • Chapter 28 Penile Cancer
  • Chapter 29 Testicular Cancer

Section V Urologic Care of Adults: Urologic Conditions

  • Chapter 30 Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Chapter 31 Urinary Stone Disease
  • Chapter 32 Obstructive Uropathy
  • Chapter 33 Urinary Tract Infections
  • Chapter 34 Catheters, Devices, Products, and Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections
  • Chapter 35 Urinary Incontinence
  • Chapter 36 Surgical Interventions for Urinary Incontinence and Overactive Bladder
  • Chapter 37 Neurogenic Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction
  • Chapter 38 Genitourinary Trauma

Section VI Urologic Care of Women

  • Chapter 39 Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Chapter 40 Bladder and Pelvic Pain Syndromes
  • Chapter 41 Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Chapter 42 Female Sexual Dysfunction

Section VII Urologic Care of Men

  • Chapter 43 Penile and Scrotal Disorders
  • Chapter 44 Benign Prostate Disease
  • Chapter 45 Prostatitis and Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chapter 46 Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Chapter 47 Male Sexual Dysfunction and Infertility

Section VIII Adult Patient Undergoing Urologic Surgery

  • Chapter 48 Perioperative Care
  • Chapter 49 Post-Operative Care

Section IX Special Adult Populations

  • Chapter 50 Urinary Diversions and Urologic Stomas
  • Chapter 51 The Older Urologic Patient


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