In this monthly feature, we collect a few excerpts from reviews of our books.  Here is a sampling of our May and June book reviews:

 Adult CCRN Certification Review: Think in Questions, Learn by Rationale by Kendra Menzies Kent, MS, RN-BC, CCRN, CNRN, SCRN

“[This book] does an excellent job of reviewing the relevant content, with good thought-provoking questions. It is followed by NCLEX style questions and rationales. The book is thorough and current… The book is easy to use and will be an excellent resource for any nurse preparing for the CCRN exam… Score: 100 - 5 Stars! —Doody's Medical Reviews

Outcome Assessment in Advanced Practice Nursing, 3rd Edition by Ruth M. Kleinpell, PhD, RN-CS, FAAN, FAANP, FCCP

“This is the most up-to-date information available on measuring outcomes for advanced practice nurses… Useful to all APNs, this book would be a valuable part of their professional libraries. Wonderful additions to this update are the chapter objectives and the critical discussion questions. The inclusion of assessing outcomes at the doctor of nursing practice level further enhances the book’s value. The inclusion of updated web links makes this an extremely user-friendly resource… Score: 100 – 5 Stars! —Doody's Medical Reviews

Scholarly Inquiry and the DNP Capstone, by Cheryl Holly, EdD, RN, ANEF

“This is an innovative resource designed to assist those who wish to pursue clinical inquiry… This valuable book helps DNP graduates and students maintain a clear, practice-based foundation for their area of scholarly research… This wonderful and informative resource provides a definitive base of information for those engaged in clinical inquiry. It not only presents the information in a systematic format, it also provides specific examples of projects that have been completed by advanced practice nurses… Score: 100 – 5 Stars! —Doody's Medical Reviews

 Clinical Analytics and Data Management for the DNP, by Martha L. Sylvia, PhD, MBA, RN and Mary F. Terhaar, DNSc, RN

“DNP students may struggle with data management, since their projects are not research, but quality improvement, and this book covers the subject well. I recommend it for DNP students for use during their capstone projects… Score: 98 – 5 Stars! —Doody's Medical Reviews

 Fast Facts for Stroke Care Nursing: An Expert Guide in a Nutshell, by Kathy J. Morrison, MSN, RN, CNRN, SCRN

I enjoyed the book. It is easy to read and navigate. Nurses will find it extremely helpful and valuable in the clinical setting. This is a good addition to a clinical library… Score: 98 – 5 Stars!” —Doody's Medical Reviews

  Caring Science, Mindful Practice. Implementing Watson’s Human Caring Theory, by Kathleen Sitzman, PhD, RN, CNE and Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN

“Sitzman and Watsons’ book is an invaluable resource, which unites the theory of caring into everyday nursing practice. The authors work to encourage holistic care, which can be incorporated into the daily life of the care provider that should further enhance and enrich the understanding and richness of care subsequently delivered to the individual patient… The strength of this book is its simplicity on one level yet its complexity as the reader works throughout the layers incorporated within the book” —Nursing Times

Quick Reference for Otolaryngology: Guide for APRNs, Pas, and Other Health Care Practitioners by Kim Scott, MSN, FNP, AE-C, CORLN; Richard F. Debo, MD, FACS; Alan S. Keyes, MD, FACS; and David W. Leonard, MD, FACS

“This quick reference guide to ear, nose, and throat questions is easy to navigate to search for specific diseases… The book breaks down each branch of the specialty of otolaryngology and enables readers to easily find the body system they are interested in. The outline style also allows readers to quickly search a page for the information they need… This is a very useful book. I plan to use it regularly and I would recommend it to colleagues.” —Doody's Medical Reviews

Exploring Rituals in Nursing: Transforming the Art and Science of Nursing Practice, by Zane Wolf, PhD, RN, FAAN

“The purpose is to examine nursing rituals and to investigate the important role these rituals play in contemporary nursing practice. These are worthy objectives… This is a unique book that explores nursing rituals, which often are carried out as routine care and often under the radar of what most people, including nurses, would recognize as the art of nursing. It leaves experienced nurses with a renewed sense of purpose and urgency to keep these nursing rituals within the realm of professional nursing practice rather than to pass them off as unimportant… For new nurses, the book serves as a reminder that although the work of nursing embodies many forms of technology to assist in the delivery of patient care, it remains vitally important not to forget the importance of the art of nursing, the laying of hands.” —Doody's Medical Reviews