This year, the American Journal of Nursing named eight of our books as winners of the 2014 AJN Book of the Year awards in their respective categories. Thanks to our nursing authors, Springer Publishing had more individual books honored this year than any other winning publisher, and tied for the most awards won by a single publisher. This weekly feature showcases our winning authors and their outstanding titles.

 Family Practice Guidelines

Third Edition

Winner, Third Place, Advanced Practice Nursing

 "This textbook provides comprehensive coverage of primary care disorders in an easy-to-read format and contains invaluable step-by-step instructions for evaluating and managing primary care patients. . . [It] belongs in every NP and PA's reference library. I highly recommend this wonderful textbook."

--Maria T. Leik, MSN, FNP-BC, ANP-BC, GNP-BC
President, National ARNP Services, Inc.

The book offers a family practice resource for primary care clinicians, providing current national practice guidelines for a high-quality standard of care for patients across the life span in outpatient settings. Learn More


 About the Authors

Jill C. Cash

Jill C. Cash, MSN, APN is a Nurse Practitioner at Southern Illinois Rheumatology in a rural clinical setting in Southern Illinois. She is a clinical preceptor for Nurse Practitioner students in various NP clinical programs across the country. Her previous clinical experience includes High Risk Obstetrics as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Women's Health, Family Practice and Rheumatology. She has taught in the nursing program at various levels, including the ADN, BSN and MSN levels at Southeast Missouri State University, Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville and Southeastern Illinois College. Ms. Cash is a contributing author to several nursing textbooks including Nursing Assessment, Medical-Surgical Nursing and Nurse Practitioner Review Guidelines textbooks. Ms. Cash is the co-editor of the first two editions of Family Practice Guidelines. With Cheryl Glass, she is co-editor of the upcoming Adult-Gerontology Practice Guidelines.

Cheryl A. Glass

Cheryl A. Glass, MSN, WHNP, RN-BC, is a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner who currently practices as a Clinical Research Specialist for KePRO in TennCare’s Medical Solutions Unit in Nashville, TN. She is also Clinical Instructor at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Previously, she was a Clinical Trainer and Trainer Manager for Healthways/American Healthways. Her previous practice as an NP was as Clinical Research Coordinator at Nashville Clinical Research and as Collaborative Clinical OB Practice with the Director and Assistant Directors of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center Department of OB/GYN. Ms. Glass is the author of several book chapters and is co-editor of the first two editions of Family Practice Guidelines. She has published five refereed journal articles. In 1999, Ms. Glass was named Tennessee Chapter AWHONN Nurse of the Year. With Jill Cash, she is co-editor of the upcoming Adult-Gerontology Practice Guidelines.