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.

Foundations of Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice, Second Edition

Winner, First Place, Advanced Practice Nursing


Foundations of Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice, Second Edition

"This widely acclaimed resource has been improved with this update. It is an excellent addition to the library of clinical nurse specialist students, faculty, and current practitioners. The release of the second edition ensures that the information is current for the ever-changing healthcare environment." -- Doody's Medical Reviews; Score: 100, 5 stars


About The Editors


 Janet S. Fulton

Janet S. Fulton, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN, is Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of the Adult CNS program, Indiana University School of Nursing, Department of Adult Health, where she has taught since 2002. She has been teaching CNS nursing since 1981 at a variety of schools of nursing. Dr. Fulton is Editor-in-Chief of LWW’s Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal of Advanced Nursing Practice and Ex-Officio Board Member of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS), where she also served as President (2002) and Treasurer (2000-01). Dr. Fulton also holds memberships in the Oncology Nursing Society, where she is Coordinator of the CNS Special Interest Group, and the ANA, where she is a member of its Council of CNS Executive Committee. She is the co-editor of Clinical Nurse Specialist Toolkit: A Guide for the New Clinical Nurse Specialist, as well as its forthcoming second edition.


Brenda L. Lyon

Brenda L. Lyon, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Professor Emeritus, Indiana University School of Nursing, Department of Adult Health and is Adjunct CNS in Adult Health and Stress at the Community Hospitals of Indiana. She has developed a number of graduate-level courses for the CNS curriculum, including Advanced Practice Roles – Adult Health CNS (a graduate capstone course) and Advanced Stress and Coping for doctoral students. Dr. Lyon has served as a consultant for many hospital executives and staff, Home Health Agencies, the ANA Certification Board, and to schools of nursing in many states. She has held leadership roles in local, state and national nursing organizations including the ANA, the ANCC, the NANDA, the AAN, and the NACNS, among others. She was an early inductee into the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN). Dr. Lyon is Executive VP of Medivative Technologies, LLC (since 1985) and President of Health Potentials Unlimited, LLC (since 1975).


Kelly Goudreau, DSN, RN, CNS-BC, FAAN,  is Associate Director for Patient Care Services and Nurse Executive, VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics (VA SORCC), White City, OR. She is Associate Editor for Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal of Advanced Nursing Practice and is Past President, past Secretary and current Board Member of the NACNS. Ms. Goudreau has taught in the CNS program at the University of Portland (2000-2001), has worked clinically as a CNS in a wide variety of specialties, and has held a variety of positions including consultant, director of nursing, and nurse administrator. She is licensed as a CNS in Oregon and is certified by the ANCC as a CNS in Adult Health. Among other honors and awards, Dr. Goudreau has received honors from the Oregon Nurses Association for four years of service as Chair of the OR Council of CNS and is an invited fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She has published more than 30 journal articles, and is co-editor of Health Policy and Advanced Practice Nursing: Impact and Implications.