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.

Comprehensive Neonatal Nursing Care

Fifth Edition

Winner, Third Place, Maternal-Child Nursing/Childbirthing

 "This book provides a complete look at neonatal healthcare delivery. This edition includes discussions of contemporary topics of interest, such as informatics, genetics, global health, and family-centered care, which are vital to providers caring for neonates today. The case studies and the evidence-based practice dialogues at the end of each chapter provide great opportunities for further reflection. The book is useful to a wide audience in nursing, including undergraduate and graduate nursing students, practicing neonatal and pediatric nurses, and advanced practice nurses who care for neonates."

--Doody's Medical Reviews
Score: 92, 4 Stars

The text provides neonatal care from a physiologic and pathophysiologic approach, with a major emphasis on nursing management at the bedside and advanced practice level; new chapters address emerging infections, the late preterm infant, and neonatal care from a global perspective. Learn More

 About the Authors

Carole Kenner

Carole A. Kenner, PhD, RNC-NIC, NNP, FAAN, is nationally and internationally known for her policy-setting work to establish rights of the neonate, standards for the care of the neonate and the reduction of infant mortality worldwide. Dr. Kenner holds many titles, including Dean/Professor, School of Nursing, and Associate Dean, Bouve College of Health Sciences, at Northeastern University, Boston, and Adjunct Professor, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland. She also serves as President, Consultants with Confidence, Inc., West Roxbury, MA; Consultant, Excelsior University Online Program, Albany, NY; and Trainer, End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium in Pediatric Palliative Care (ELNEC), Washington, DC. She has published > 75 peer-reviewed journal articles, 30 books, and at least 80 book chapters. Dr. Kenner has participated as PI, Co-PI or Consultant on nearly 60 research grants. She is a member of four honorary organizations, including the AAN (elected 1994) and is a member of numerous review panels, editorial boards, and consultant groups.

Judy Wright Lott

Judy Wright Lott, DSN, RN, BC-NNP, FAAN has served as Dean, Baylor University School of Nursing (TX) since 2002. She has worked in the clinical setting in various capacities since 1976. From 1992 – 96, she was the NNP Service Director/Associate Professor of Nursing at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, where she also was responsible for the administration of the NNP Service of the Level III NICU (1992-‘96); and NNP Coordinator, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, where she was responsible for 12 NNPs. Dr. Lott was inducted into the AAN (2003), the AACN Fuld Leadership for Academic Nursing Program (2003-’04), and Visiting Professor for the Perinatal Society of Australia and NZ (2001). Dr. Lott has co-authored three editions of Comprehensive Neonatal Nursing with Dr. Kenner. She has been invited to deliver many presentations, published 20 peer-reviewed journal articles, 21 book chapters and has been awarded 6 funded research grants, including a $260K grant from NINR.