With four new awards in 2017, Sigma Publishing increases its total number of AJN Book of the Year Awards to 37.
Sigma Publishing’s successful run continued as it received four new American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Awards for 2017—one first-place, two second-place, and one third-place award—bringing the 10-year total to 37.
“The American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Awards are highly regarded in nursing, and we are honored that we have four new recipients this year,” says Sigma Publisher Dustin Sullivan. “Our run over the past decade has been outstanding, and I am really proud of our authors and editorial team for maintaining such high publishing standards year after year. The 2017 awardees continue our tradition of crafting high-quality books that beat offerings by much larger publishers.”
The 2017 award-winning titles are:
Building a Culture of Ownership in Healthcare was awarded first place in the 2017 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Professional Issues category. (This book previously earned a five-star review from Doody’s Review Service™.)
In Building a Culture of Ownership in Healthcare, authors Joe Tye, MHA, MBA, and Bob L. Dent, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, CENP, FACHE, take readers on a journey from accountability to ownership—providing a proven mode, strategies, and practical solutions to help improve organizational culture in the healthcare setting. Learn how investing in your organization and your people can enable a significant, successful change in productivity; employee engagement; nurse satisfaction, recruitment, and retention; quality of care; patient satisfaction; and financial outcomes.
"Easy to read and honest in its intent, the text is filled with real-life examples of struggles and successes from the authors’ personal experiences and from other hospitals around the country," says judge Christopher A. VanFosson, PhD, MSN/MHA, RN. "This book should be on the reading list of nurse leaders in every health care organization."
Home Care Nursing: Surviving in an Ever-Changing Care Environment was awarded second place in the Community/Public Health/Home Health category.
Home Care Nursing: Surviving in an Ever-Changing Care Environment, by Tina M. Marrelli, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN, is the definitive resource for understanding the challenges and complexities of home-based healthcare. Written without jargon or insider acronyms, Home Care Nursing is a practical yet comprehensive guidebook valuable to anyone connected to home care nursing services. Whatever your experience level, this book will prepare you for an exciting, rewarding career in this nursing specialty perfectly poised for growth and longevity.
"This book does a terrific job of focusing on the evolving and changing home health care arena, covering topics like today’s challenges, new care delivery and payment models, and future growth," notes judge Natalie L. Farrar, MSN, RN, CHPN, LNC, CDP, CADDCT, CENP. "The book is particularly well written, relying on experiential knowledge and industry expertise in a way that anyone—with or without home health care experience—will find useful. It is a must-read for those starting in a home health care position."
Johns Hopkins Nursing Professional Practice Model: Strategies to Advance Nursing Excellence was awarded second place in the Public Policy category.
In Johns Hopkins Nursing Professional Practice Model: Strategies to Advance Nursing Excellence, authors Deborah Dang, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, Judith M. Rohde, ScD, RN, NEA-BC, CSPHA, and Jeannette Suflita, MA, MS, present a model proven to inspire professional nurses to deliver exceptional care and outcomes. Whether you’re a bedside nurse or an executive, you’ll learn how to adapt the Johns Hopkins Nursing Professional Practice Model to your work setting. Packed with exemplars, self-assessment guides, planning tools, and lessons learned, this manual guides you in creating and sustaining an environment where professional nursing practices flourish.
Judge Patricia A. Connor-Ballard, PhD, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, notes that Johns Hopkins Nursing Professional Practice Model: Strategies to Advance Nursing Excellence "is presented in a clear, concise, informative, and fascinating manner. … Offers timely and practical narratives on the transition of novice nurses to clinical practice and the retention of nurses."
The Nurse Manager's Guide to Innovative Staffing, Second Edition, was awarded third place in the Nursing Management and Leadership category. (This book also previously earned a five-star review from Doody’s Review Service™.)
In nursing school, you likely envisioned a career focusing exclusively on patient care, until you were thrust into the reality of numerous additional responsibilities. Whether staffing and productivity are part of your current role or next career move, The Nurse Manager’s Guide to Innovative Staffing, Second Edition, is for you. In this practical guide, author Jennifer Mensik, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, helps you get a handle on every staffing issue, from assessing your current state and implementing unique care delivery models to leveraging innovative solutions to your staffing challenges.
"This book provides a comprehensive approach to staffing, starting with the fundamentals, to form a sound foundation to build upon," says judge Cheryl Hoying, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN. "What is unique about this book is that the author takes into consideration how other health care professionals (care managers, social workers, pharmacists, hospitalists) affect staffing levels in addition to nurses."
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