AJN 2013 Book of the Year Awards: Winners in 19 Categories

AJN 2013 Book of the Year Awards 

BOTYSince 1969, AJN has been announcing its annual list of the best in nursing publishing. 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. To quote AJN‘s editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy, our Book of the Year awards, announced each year in our January issue, “are sought after by authors and publishers . . . the awards give us the opportunity to acknowledge high-quality publications.”

Below you can find the 2013 first-place winner for each of the 19 categories. To see a listing of all winners (there are 2nd and 3rd place winners for each category as well), please click this link.

This year’s 1st-place award winners:

  • Advanced Practice Nursing Outcome Assessment in Advanced Practice Nursing, 3rd 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. Rogalski
  • Community–Public HealthContemporary Health Promotion in Nursing Practice, by Bonnie Raingruber
  • Consumer HealthIn the Shadows: How to Help Your Seriously Ill Adult Child, by Patricia Ringos Beach and Beth E. White
  • Critical Care-Emergency NursingPass CCRN!, 4th edition, by Robin Donohoe Dennison
  • Environmental HealthDisaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness: for Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Terrorism and Other Hazards, 3rd edition, edited by Tener Goodwin Veenema
  • History and Public PolicyExploring Rituals in Nursing: Joining Art and Science, by Zane Robinson Wolf
  • Information Technology/InformaticsHealth Informatics: An Interprofessional Approach, by Ramona Nelson and Nancy Staggers
  • Maternal–Child Nursing/ChildbirthingPerinatal Nursing, 4th edition, edited by Kathleen Rice Simpson and Patricia A. Creehan
  • Medical–Surgical NursingToxic Nursing: Managing Bullying, Bad Attitudes, and Total Turmoil, by Cheryl Dellasega and Rebecca L. Volpe
  • Nursing Education/Continuing EducationStrengths-Based Nursing Care: Health and Healing for Person and Family, by Laurie N. Gottlieb
  • Nursing Management and LeadershipToxic Nursing: Managing Bullying, Bad Attitudes, and Total Turmoil, by Cheryl Dellasega and Rebecca L. Volpe
  • Nursing ResearchMiddle Range Theory for Nursing, 3rd edition, edited by Mary Jane Smith and Patricia R. Liehr
  • Palliative Care and Hospice Cancer Symptom Management, 4th 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 NursingPsychNotes: Clinical Pocket Guide, 4th edition, by Darlene D. Pederson
  • Public Interest and Creative WorksThe American Nurse, photographs and interviews by Carolyn Jones

There were no winners in the Electronic Media and Gerontologic Nursing categories.
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  1. […] International just received some very exciting and honorable news!    Toxic Nursing has won two American Journal of Nursing 2013 Book of the Year awards!  FIRST PLACE for categories in:  Medical Surgical Nursing AND Nursing Management and […]

  2. Barbara Glickstein January 8, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Proud of AJN’s history of awarding excellence in publishing in nursing. This list is stellar. Congratulations to all the winners. Lots to read in 2014.

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