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Springer Publishing Leads American Journal of Nursing's 2015 BOTY Awards with Eight Winning Titles and Apps

(NEW YORK, NY) – January 8, 2015 - Springer Publishing Company is excited to announce that the American Journal of Nursing (AJN) has chosen eight of its titles as winners of the 2015 AJN Book of the Year awards in their respective categories. With eight awards, Springer Publishing had more books and mobile apps honored this year than any other winning publisher.

Said Margaret Zuccarini, Publisher, Nursing at Springer Publishing: “We are thrilled that the AJN chose eight of our titles for this prestigious award. From gerontologic nursing to global health to women’s health, the winning titles reflect the diversity and outstanding quality that Springer has maintained throughout 65 years in healthcare publishing. Moreover, with two of our mobile apps being honored, these awards demonstrate that our legacy of nursing excellence has moved successfully into new digital media, transforming alongside the nursing field itself.”

To celebrate its winners, Springer Publishing is showcasing the eight AJN Award-winning titles on its website at:

The company will also be sharing more about each winning book on its blog and social media channels.

The winning titles, by category:

Advanced Practice Nursing                                                

  • Advanced Health Assessment of Women: Clinical Skills and Procedures was awarded third place. Edited by Helen Carcio and R. Mimi Secor, the title is a new edition of 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 nurse midwives.

Critical Care-Emergency Nursing

  • Fast Facts for the Triage Nurse: An Orientation and Care Guide in a Nutshell received third place. Written by Lynn Sayre Visser, Anna Sivo Montejano, and Valerie Aarne Grossman, the book 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.

Electronic Media

  • FNP Certification Q&A Review received second place. Adapted from the book Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review, Second Edition by Marina T. Codina Leik, this iOS app is a comprehensive and interactive self-assessment tool designed to prepare nurses for the FNP Certification Exams through the AANP or the ANCC.
  • Certified Nurse Educator Q&A Review received third place. Adapted from the book Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) Review Manual, Second Edition (edited by Ruth A. Wittmann-Price, Maryann Godshall, and Linda Wilson), the app provides a self-assessment designed to prepare nurses for the CNE Certification Exams through the NLN or the ANCC.

Gerontologic Nursing

  • Gerontology Nursing Case Studies: 100+ Narratives for Learning, Second Edition received third place. Written by Donna J. Bowles, the title provides vivid case examples to help guide nurses in developing appropriate interventions that include complementary and alternative health therapies and provide a basis for evaluating outcomes. It includes cases focusing on psychosocial issues such as gambling addiction, hoarding behavior, emergency preparedness, and long-distance caregiving.

Nursing Management and Leadership

  • Health Literacy in Nursing: Providing Person-Centered Care was awarded third place. This health literacy textbook, by Terri Ann Parnell, provides an overview of health literacy, discusses the magnitude of the issue, and explains implications of low health literacy.

Palliative Care and Hospice

  • Compassionate Person-Centered Care for the Dying: An Evidence-Based Palliative Care Guide For Nurses received second place. Author Bonnie Freeman’s 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.

Professional Issues

  • Global Health Nursing: Narratives from the Field, edited by Christina Harlan, was awarded third place. This unique book presents firsthand accounts from global health 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.  

Since 1969, the AJN Book of the Year awards have honored the best nursing books published, today encompassing 20 distinct categories. The top three books in each category are selected by a panel of experts in each field.

About Springer Publishing Company

A pioneer in health care and social science publishing for 65 years, Springer Publishing Company is known as an innovative publisher in the fields of nursing, social work, psychology, counseling, public health, health administration, gerontology, and, under the Demos Medical imprint, clinical medicine including neurology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, oncology, pathology, and cardiology. The company has won numerous awards, including the American Library Association (ALA) Choice Awards, the Association of American Publishers (AAP) PROSE Awards, and the American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Book of the Year Awards, and publishes 150 quality titles annually, all available as eBooks, in addition to 21 journals, mobile apps, and digital products. Springer Publishing Company, a privately held company of The Mannheim Trust, is passionate about providing the best professional books, textbooks, guides, and reference works to professionals, instructors, and students. For more information, visit