2015 AJN Award Winning Nursing Titles

American Journal of Nursing Award Winning Titles 2015

Springer Publishing Company is excited to announce our 2015 American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Book of the Year Award winners. Congratulations to our authors and contributors on these award-winning texts!

Celebrate with 20% Off & Free Shipping on the winning books with discount code AJN8 at checkout! Plus, get 20% Off the winning apps below at the Apple App Store.*

FNP Certification Q&A Review

May 2015 | iOS App

Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Q&A Review

Maria T. Codina Leik, MSN, APN, BC, FNP-C

"I just took my AANP boards yesterday and passed! I used this app because of the convenience and the author is reputable....Overall, I would recommend this app as a supplement to your study materials."

—App Store Review by Optimist64j7
5 Stars

Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Q&A Review is a comprehensive, interactive self-assessment app for nurses preparing to take their FNP Certification Exams through the AANP or the ANCC. This app is adapted from Maria T. Codena Leik's book Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review: Fast Facts and Practice Questions, 2nd Edition. Learn More

Second Place MedalSecond Place, Electronic Media

Compassionate Person-Centered Care for the Dying

February 2015 | 294 pgs. | 9780826122476

Compassionate Person-Centered Care for the Dying

An Evidence-Based Palliative Care Guide For Nurses

Bonnie Freeman, RN, DNP, ANP, ACHPN

"A valuable contribution to the evolving field of palliative nursing care.... It will touch the lives and deaths of patients, families, and the nurses who care for them."

—Betty Ferrell, PhD, RN, MA, FAAN, FCPN, CHPN
Professor and Director, Division of Nursing Research and Education
City of Hope National Medical Center
From the Foreword

This groundbreaking reference for palliative care nurses is the first to provide realistic and achievable evidence-based methods for incorporating compassionate and humanistic care of the dying into current standards of practice. It builds on the author’s research-based CARES Tool, a reference that synthesizes five key elements demonstrated to enable a peaceful death as free from suffering as possible: Comfort, Airway Management, Management of Restlessness and Delirium, Emotional and Spiritual Support, and Self-Care for Nurses. The book describes step-by-step how nurses can easily implement the basic tenets of the CARES Tool into their end-of-life practice. It provides a clearly defined plan that can be individualized for each patient and tailored to specific family needs, and facilitates caring for the dying in the most respectful and humane way possible. Learn More

Second Place MedalSecond Place, Palliative Care

Advanced Health Assessment of Women, Third Edition

October 2014 | 656 pgs. | 9780826123084

Advanced Health Assessment of Women, Third Edition

Clinical Skills and Procedures

Helen Carcio, MS, MEd, ANP-BC
R. Mimi Secor, MS, MEd, FNP-BC, NCMP, FAANP

This is the only truly comprehensive advanced text for the assessment of women's health, written for such primary care providers as nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and certified nurses;midwives. It encompasses both foundational and cutting-edge physical and psychosocial information in a clear and concise outline format, and is unique in its presentation of more advanced techniques and procedures not addressed in standard graduate assessment texts. Keeping pace with the expanding scope of advanced practice, the third edition provides several completely new chapters authored by renowned specialists, expanded chapters, and updates. Learn More

Third Place MedalThird Place, Advanced Practice Nursing

Fast Facts for the Triage Nurse

May 2015 | 270 pgs. | 9780826122650

Fast Facts for the Triage Nurse

An Orientation and Care Guide in a Nutshell

Lynn Sayre Visser, MSN, BS, RN, CEN, CPEN, CLNC
Anna Sivo Montejano, MSNEd, RN, CEN
Valerie Aarne Grossman, MALS, BSN, RN

This is a concise, user-friendly orientation guide and reference for new and seasoned nurses, paramedics, preceptors, educators, management teams, and anyone else working in the triage environment. It offers guidelines covering key processes and practices triage nurses use daily. Chapters address core elements of triage such as patient point of entry, acuity scales, and “red-flag” patient presentations and how to handle them; coordination and communication with other health care team members; and documentation. Learn More

Third Place MedalThird Place, Critical Care

Certified Nurse Educator Q&A Review

December 2014 | iOS App

Certified Nurse Educator Q&A Review

Ruth Wittmann-Price, PhD, CNS, RN, CNE
Maryann Godshall, MS, PhD, CNE, CCRN, CPN

Certified Nurse Educator Q&A Review app is a comprehensive, interactive self-assessment app for nurses preparing to take their CNE Certification Exams through the NLN or the ANCC. This app is adapted from Certified Nurse Educator Review Manual by Ruth Wittmann-Price and Maryann Godshall. Learn More

Third Place MedalThird Place, Electronic Media

Gerontology Nursing Case Studies, Second Edition

April 2015 | 290 pgs. | 9780826194046

Gerontology Nursing Case Studies, Second Edition

100+ Narratives for Learning

Donna J. Bowles, MSN, EdD, RN, CNE

“[This] is a unique volume that effectively addresses the lack of gerontology case studies for use with undergraduate nursing students. Case studies are a pedagogically powerful approach to active learning that offer opportunities to apply content to clinical practice.”

The Gerontologist

This highly praised text for nursing students, now in its second edition, presents nearly 110 interactive geriatric health case studies depicting a vast range of realistic scenarios—physical, mental, and psychosocial--that may present to nurses who work with aging adults. With exercises that reinforce learning, each case study reflects a holistic approach, encompassing mind, body, and spirit, to the presented problem. The second edition features several new cases and thoroughly updated cases from the first edition that include new health guidelines, new health promotion criteria, web links, references, and additional resources. Also provided are additional video clips and animations embedded throughout the text, Quality for Safety in Nursing Education (QSEN) Initiatives, a greater focus on prioritization and delegation, new cases covering Healthcare Disparities, Aging in Place, and Prevention of Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection, and a completely new section about Aging Issues Affecting the Family. Learn More

Third Place MedalThird Place, Gerontologic Nursing

Health Literacy in Nursing

August 2014 | 320 pgs. | 9780826161727

Health Literacy in Nursing

Providing Person-Centered Care

Terri Ann Parnell, MA, DNP, RN

“Dr. Parnell has captured the essence of health literacy and cultural competence, not only for nurses, but also applicable to all care providers and community workers…. [and] provides us with a road map to enhance our success through health literacy and cultural competence. This is a must read for all health professionals.”

—Richard H. Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS (From the Foreword)
17th Surgeon General of the United States (2002–2006)
Distinguished Professor, University of Arizona

Promoting the health literacy of patients across all settings is an essential component of prevention, wellness, and effective medical treatment. This health literacy textbook provides an overview of health literacy, discusses the magnitude of the issue, and explains implications of low health literacy. It details strategies to enhance effective communication between patients and nursing practitioners. Through case-based examples, this textbook and clinical guide assists nurses in developing the requisite skills needed to communicate effectively so that patients can truly make informed health decisions and enhance health outcomes. Learn More

Third Place MedalThird Place, Nursing Management

Global Health Nursing

October 2014 | 376 pgs. | 9780826121172

Global Health Nursing

Narratives From the Field

Christina Harlan, MA, RN

"The narratives in this book offer rare and much-needed insight into the lived experiences and contributions of the largest cadre of global health workers: The nurses who have dedicated their careers and their lives to serving the world's poor."

—Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, Kolokotrones University Professor
Harvard University; Co-Founder, Partners in Health

Global health nursing--as a career or as a time-limited experience in personal and professional growth--is a rapidly growing specialty area. This unique book presents firsthand accounts from nurses at all professional levels, who share their life-changing experiences and insights with nurses interested in the global health arena. Written with compassion and humor, their stories emphasize the practical, challenging, and rewarding aspects of global health nursing. Contributors describe their motivation for working in global health, along with the rewards and challenges. Learn More

Third Place MedalThird Place, Professional Issues


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