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American Journal of Nursing Announces 2013 Book of the Year Awards

Awards Honor Outstanding Cutting-Edge Health Care Books

​The  American Journal of Nursing (AJN) recognized the best nursing and healthcare publications of 2013 with an announcement of its Book of the Year Award recipients. Winners in 17 separate categories appear in the journal's January issue. AJN, "the leading voice of nursing since 1900",  is published by  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, part of  Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry.

"AJN's Book of the Year awards are sought-after by authors and publishers," said Shawn Kennedy, MA, RN, AJN's editor-in-chief. "As part of our mission to disseminate credible, cutting-edge information, the awards give us the opportunity to acknowledge high quality publications." 
Book of the Year Awards
Since 1969, the AJN has been announcing its annual list of the best in nursing publishing. The AJN Book of the Year program is a prestigious competition that garners the attention of its broad-based readership and half a million others who read the journal online or on the iPad. 
The most valuable texts of each year are chosen by AJN's panel of judges. Only books published between August of the prior year and August of the award year are eligible.

This year's first place award winners are:

  • Advanced Practice Nursing – Outcome Assessment in Advanced Practice Nursing 3 rd edition by Ruth M. Kleinpell
  • Child Health – Teen Suicide Risk: A Practitioner Guide to Screening, Assessment, and  Management by Cheryl A. King, Cynthia Ewell Foster, and Kelly M. Rogalaski
  • Community-Public Health – Contemporary Health Promotion in Nursing Practice by Bonnie Raingruber
  • Consumer Health – In the Shadows: How to Help Your Seriously Ill Adult Child  by Patricia Ringos Beach and Beth E. White
  • Critical Care-Emergency Nursing – Pass CCRN! 4 th edition by Robin Donohoe Dennison
  • Environmental Health – Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness for Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Terrorism and Other Hazards 3 rd edition edited by Tener Goodwin Veneema
  • History and Public Policy – Exploring Rituals in Nursing: Joining Art and Science by Zane Robinson Wolf
  • Information Technology/Informatics – Health Informatics: An Interprofessional  Approach by Ramona Nelson and Nancy Staggers
  • Maternal-Child Nursing/Childbirthing – Perinatal Nursing 4 th edition edited by Kathleen Rice Simpson and Patricia A. Creehan
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing – Toxic Nursing: Managing Bullying, Bad Attitudes, and Total Turmoil by Cheryl Dellasega and Rebecca L. Volpe
  • Nursing Education/Continuing Education – Strengths-Based Nursing Care: Health and Healing for Person and Family by Laurie N. Gottlieb
  • Nursing Management and Leadership – Toxic Nursing: Managing Bullying, Bad Attitudes, and Total Turmoil by Cheryl Dellasega and Rebecca L. Volpe
  • Nursing Research – Middle Range Theory for Nursing 3 rd edition edited by Mary Jane Smith and Patricia R. Liehr
  • Palliative Care and Hospice – Cancer Symptom Management 4 th edition by  Connie Henke Yarbro, Debra Wujcik, and Barbara Holmes Gobel
  • Professional Issues – Creating and Sustaining Civility in Nursing Education by Cynthia Clark
  • Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing – PsychNotes: Clinical Pocket Guide 4 th edition by Darlene D. Pederson
  • Public Interest and Creative Works – The American Nurse photographs and interviews by Carolyn Jones

There were no winners chosen in the Electronic Media and Gerontologic Nursing categories. View all winners and the judges’ descriptions of the books online at

About the American Journal of Nursing
Founded in 1900, the American Journal of Nursing (AJN), "the leading voice of nursing since 1900", is nursing's premier journal and recognized world-wide. The recipient of more awards than any other nursing journal, it was the only nursing journal named among the top 100 journals of the century by the biomedical division of the Special Libraries Association.  

About Wolters Kluwer Health
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