Elsevier Book Titles Receive American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Awards

Six book titles recognized in six categories, from critical care-emergency nursing to psychiatric and mental health nursing

Philadelphia, PA, March 30, 2015

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today that six of its nursing book titles are recipients of the American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Book of the Year awards.

“We are honored that Elsevier authors and book titles have been awarded with such a prestigious recognition once again,” said Loren Wilson, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Education Content, Elsevier. “We strive to provide the best educational texts for nursing students and the acknowledgement of our quality content through AJN’s Book of the Year awards validates our continued efforts.”

The first place title in the medical-surgical nursing category was awarded to Medical–Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems, 9th edition, by Sharon L. Lewis, Shannon Ruff Dirksen, Margaret McLean Heitkemper, and Linda Bucher. Written by a dedicated team of expert authors, Medical-Surgical Nursing offers an easy-to-read style that students have come to love, along with accurate and up-to-date coverage of the latest trends, hot topics, and clinical developments in the field of medical-surgical nursing that educators have come to trust.

Core Curriculum for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing,5th edition,edited by M. Terese Verklan and Marlene Walden, was awarded first place in the Critical Care/Emergency Nursing category and second place in the Child Health category. Perfect as a resource in the field or for exam preparation, this authoritative reference from AWHONN includes in-depth coverage of the most common neonatal disorders and their management.

Nursing Research, 8th Edition:  Methods and Critical Appraisal for Evidence-Based Practice, authors Geri LoBiondo-Wood and Judith Haber, was recognized with a first place award in the nursing research category. This eighth edition includes clear guidelines for appraising and critiquing research data and applying scientific evidence to practice, balanced coverage of qualitative and quantitative research, and a strong emphasis on critical thinking and clinical decision making for evidence-based practice.

Elsevier titles swept first and second place in the maternal-child nursing/child-birthing category. Foundations of Maternal–Newborn and Women's Health Nursing, 6th edition, by Sharon Smith Murray and Emily Slone McKinney, was awarded the first place title in the category. With a strong focus on communication, Foundations of Maternal-Newborn & Women’s Health Nursing has been praised continually by users and reviewers for its outstanding coverage of complex material in a readable, student-friendly style.

Honored with second place in the maternal-child nursing/child-birthing category wasMaternal Child Nursing Care, 5th edition, by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, and David Wilson. Written by the foremost experts in maternity and pediatric nursing, Maternal Child Nursing Care has a strong focus on the family and offers the accurate, practical information needed to succeed in the classroom, the clinical setting, and on the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination).

The psychiatricand mental health nursing category recognized the Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Care Planning: Assessment Guides, Diagnoses, Psychopharmacology, 5th edition, by Elizabeth M. Varcarolis, with third place in the category. This pocket-sized clinical companion covers all major disorders and supplies the latest diagnostic information available, including the DSM-5, for accurate assessment and diagnosis of patients.

The AJN has published an annual best-of list in nursing publishing since 1969. The judges who review the submissions in the Book of the Year program are experts in their categories and select and write reviews of the top three selections.

These winning Elsevier book titles and many others are available at the Elsevier Store online.


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