Financial Management for Nurse Managers, Third Edition Earns 5-Star Review

Financial Management for Nurse Managers: Merging the Heart with the Dollar, Third EditionTerrific news to share– Financial Management for Nurse Managers: Merging the Heart with the Dollar, Third Edition by Janne Dunham-Taylor and Joseph Z. Pinczuk just received a perfect score of 100 and 5 stars from Doody’s Review Service. According to reviewer, Cynthia Lee Cummings, RN, MSN, EdD, from the University of North Florida Brooks College of Health, it is “a great resource.”

Read more excerpts from the review:

“This book details financial and corporate concepts important for nurse managers. The purpose is to present information about finances, budgeting, healthcare policy, ethics, and current reimbursement issues. The goals are worthy and the book is a great resource.

In addition to discussing financial, reimbursement, and budget management, the book includes pertinent information on staffing, ethics, collaborative work environment, and the professional setting. The best aspects of this book are the wide range of topics it covers and its thorough presentation.

This excellent book is both thorough and current, making it a valuable resource for its intended audience. For a new nurse manager, it is well worth the cost. It is also a great resource for management or for educators teaching nursing management.”

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Jones & Bartlett Learning Authors Become Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing

2014 Class of Academy FellowsThe American Academy of Nursing just announced their 2014 class of nursing fellows– and the list includes five Jones & Bartlett Learning authors! The nurse leaders selected for this prestigious honor include Cynthia Barrere, Kathleen Heinrich, Nancy Crigger, Karin Reuter-Rice, and Barbara Haag-Heitman.

Each year, the American Academy of Nursing selects a new class of fellows. This year, 168 nurse leaders were invited to join due to their leadership in education, management, policy, and work to improve the health of the nation. The induction will take place during the Academy’s 2014 Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference on October 18, 2014, in Washington, DC.

Comprised of more than 2,200 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy, and research, the Academy fellows include hospital and government administrators, college deans, and renowned scientific researchers. The 2014 class represents all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 24 countries.

“The American Academy of Nursing welcomes this stellar cohort of new fellows,” declared Academy president Diana Mason, PhD, RN, FAAN. “As clinicians, researchers, educators, executives, and leaders in all sectors of our society, they are joining the nation’s thought leaders in nursing and health care.”

Fellowship criteria includes evidence of significant contributions to nursing in addition to sponsorship by two current Academy fellows. In addition, a panel comprised of elected and appointed fellows reviews each applicant’s contribution to the nursing field. New fellows will be eligible to use the credentials FAAN (fellow of the American Academy of Nursing) after their induction in October.

Please join us in congratulating the 2014 fellows on this impressive achievement!

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Jones & Bartlett Learning and Ascend Learning Employees Support The Food Project

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The volunteers working together to harvest carrots.

Earlier this week 25 Jones & Bartlett Learning and Ascend Learning employees gathered on a 31 acre farm in Lincoln, MA to volunteer their time for The Food Project, an organization dedicated to creating a sustainable food system through community involvement and education. JB Learning Cares, the employee led charity committee of Jones & Bartlett Learning, organized the day with The Food Project to offer employees the opportunity to come together and IMG_7813_smallersupport the local community.

The generous volunteers learned about The Food Project’s mission, to “create personal and social change through sustainable agriculture”, and experienced firsthand the hard work that is put into sustainable farming. Half of the volunteers started the morning harvesting carrots in one of the farm’s new hoop houses. Working as a team, a couple of folks served as the looseners, using a pitchfork to loosen the soil around the rows of carrots, while others followed to pull the carrots out of the soil. Still, others were needed to sort the carrots and remove the tops and greens. The other half harvested garlic scapes. The employees learned the importance of teamwork and finished with over 300 lbs of fresh produce!

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The volunteers saved 600 lbs. of carrots!

The remainder of the morning was dedicated to saving recently planted carrots from overwhelming weeds. The result: about 600 lbs of carrots were saved and will continue to grow to full maturity for harvest!

The Food Project grows and distributes over 250,000 lbs. of produce annually. Produce grown on the four farms can be found at farmer’s markets in Boston, Lynn, and Beverly, MA. The Food Project also distributes produce through their community supported agriculture (CSA) programs. In addition to selling their homegrown IMG_7822_smallervegetables at markets and through CSA, they donate 25% of their harvest each season to local hunger relief organizations.

Interested in supporting The Food Project by volunteering or donating? Check out their website at www.thefoodproject.org.  And connect with them on Facebook, www.Facebook.com/thefoodproject

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Twenty-five employees volunteered their time and sweat to support The Food Project!

About The Food Project
Our mission is to grow a thoughtful and productive community of youth and adults from diverse backgrounds who work together to build a sustainable food system. We produce healthy food for residents of the city and suburbs and provide youth leadership opportunities. Most importantly, we strive to inspire and support others to create change in their own communities.

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5-Star Review for Critical Thinking TACTICS for Nurses, Third Edition

Critical Thinking TACTICS for Nurses, Third EditionGreat news to announce– Critical Thinking TACTICS for Nurses: Achieving the IOM Competencies, Third Edition by M. Gaie Rubenfeld and Barbara Scheffer just earned a perfect score of 100 and 5 stars from Doody’s Review Service. Reviewer, Cynthia Lee Cummings, RN, MSN, EdD, from the University of North Florida Brooks College of Health, writes that it “effectively incorporates the concept of critical thinking and demonstrates how to use this idea in a real world setting.”

Read more excerpts from the review:

“This book takes a novel approach to describing critical thinking and evidence-based practice as it applies to a real-world setting, with a number of excellent examples, reflective exercises, and thought-provoking questions.

The purpose is to help nurses, students, and others in healthcare develop and hone their critical thinking skills. The authors apply these skills to real-world situations and specifically the IOM competencies.

A description of what critical thinking is and how it can be applied to the field of nursing begins the book. It then allows readers to assess their critical thinking capabilities through reflection and questioning and a critical thinking inventory. The authors relate examples of how critical thinking can be used with the IOM competencies and how it can be incorporated into evidence-based practice. The helpful and practical examples and exercises are the best part of the book.

This is a novel and interesting addition to the literature on the concept of critical thinking. So often, critical thinking is used as a buzz word without any practical content behind it. I look forward to implementing some of these ideas.”

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Jones & Bartlett Learning Author Earns 2014 Case In Point Platinum Award For Mullahy & Associates’ “Best In Class Case Management Veteran’s Administration Program”

(Left to right) Mullahy & Associates Vice President Jeanne Boling and President Catherine M. Mullahy with their “2014 Case In Point Platinum Award”

We’re so proud to share that Catherine Mullahy, author of The Case Manager’s Handbook, Fifth Edition, and her firm Mullahy & Associates recently received the 5th Annual Case In Point Platinum Award Program. The firm, one of the nation’s leading educational and training resources for healthcare professionals, won a Platinum Award in the Military Category for its “Best In Class Case Management Veteran’s Administration Program.”

Successfully provided to VA staff at multiple locations throughout the country, the Best in Class Case Management Veteran’s Administration program is a customized case management education initiative, delivering significant benefits in the provision of case management services for our country’s veterans. This innovative education program has improved core case management functions, including:

  • The identification, management, and coordination of high-risk patients
  • Improving care and achieving effective chronic disease management
  • Boosting transitions of care between providers
  • Enhancing communication strategies, treatment compliance, and overall patient outcomes

To date, Mullahy & Associates has provided 20 of its award-winning program to VISN offices across the country, including Puerto Rico. The program has uniformly received high praise from attendees who have commended its wealth of information, vital tools, and overall content for improving the VA’s case management processes. For more information, visit: www.mullahyassociates.com.

Would you like to learn more about Catherine Mullahy’s The Case Manager’s Handbook, Fifth Edition? Preview a sample chapter now or visit our website.

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New Edition of Sexuality Education Blends Theory and Practice

Sexuality Education Theory and Practice, Sixth EditionAre you looking for a text that not only prepares students to be sexuality educators and administrators but also gives seasoned teaching professionals current information and successful methods for teaching elementary, secondary, and college students about sexuality with confidence? Look no further than the bestselling Sexuality Education: Theory and Practice, Sixth Edition by Clint E. Bruess and Elizabeth Schroeder.

The text strikes a balance between content and instructional strategies that help students assess their own attitudes and knowledge of human sexuality.  Emphasizing that sex education is an integral part of a comprehensive health education program, it is ideal for helping students from a variety of backgrounds teach sexuality to learners of all ages.

What else makes this text special?

  • Includes comprehensive case studies and example exercises
  • Covers basic descriptions of many aspects of sexuality education
  • Offers numerous strategies, activities, and Insights sections
  • Succinct, thoughtful, and engaging content
  • Addresses pertinent issues related to sexuality education
  • Includes chapter summaries and suggested readings
  • The implementation section is a unique differentiator to this text
  • Well-organized with clearly identified chapter objectives

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5-Star Review for Human Nutrition: Healthy Options for Life

Human NutritionHuman Nutrition: Healthy Options for Life by John Anderson, Martin Root, and Sanford Garner just earned a 5-star review from Doody’s Review Service. Reviewer, Amy Hess-Fischl, MS, RD, LDN, BC-ADM, CDE, from the University of Chicago Medical Center writes that it is “a nice, easy-to-read book packed with all the information students need to learn about nutrition and the basic tools for healthy eating.”

Read more excerpts from the review:

“The purpose [of this text] is to create a simple starting point for students in their search for practical information about nutrition. By creating this foundation of basic knowledge, the authors’ hope is that it will enable students to become more sophisticated in their own rationales for the selection of healthy foods. These are excellent objectives, since in an ideal world, all individuals would have this basic information to improve society’s eating habits as a whole.

[It] is written for students, but can be used by any adults who are interested in learning the building blocks of nutrition. The authors hold PhDs, and several of the reviewers are practicing clinicians.

This book covers a lot of territory regarding nutrition and healthy eating. The 16 chapters address all the basic nutrition topics — nutrition facts labels, nutrients, physiology, and digestion to name a few. At a glance, the book is colorful and easy to read. Chapters include a multitude of tables and figures or photos. Several chapters also include “Focus Topics” and “Practical Applications” sections, delving a little deeper into hot topics. The carbohydrates chapter addresses glycemic load and dietary fiber, and does a good job of bringing all the information together. [This text gives] students plenty of opportunities to master topics, using the student activities section to highlight questions about the most important points.”

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Role Development for the Nurse Practitioner Receives 5-Star Review

Role Development for the Nurse PractitionerRole Development for the Nurse Practitioner by Julie G. Stewart and Susan M. DeNisco just received 5 stars and perfect score of 100 from Doody’s Review Service.

According to reviewer, Kathleen M. Woodruff, DNP, from Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, it is “a wonderful guide for nurses transitioning into the advanced practice role [that] provides a comprehensive framework to assist students and new graduates with the complex issues related to developing their professional roles.”

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“This is a useful resource for nurse practitioner students, novice graduates, and expert clinicians. The authors are nurse practitioners and expert educators.

The purpose is to assist nurse practitioner students and new graduates as they embark on their careers. The book provides an interactive discussion on the role of the nurse practitioner and the vast knowledge and skills necessary for the profession. The authors provide clear and organized information on topics such as certification and licensure, which is needed by graduate nurse practitioners as the launch into their new roles.

The book is structured in four complementary parts. The first part focuses on the development of the nurse practitioner role and the scientific underpinnings. The second covers the variety of issues related to the patient/practitioner relationship. The third addresses clinical education for nurse practitioners, and the final part provides in-depth information on issues related to the role of professional nurse practitioner.

This resource provides essential information to graduate nurse practitioners as they embark on transitioning from a registered nurse to an advanced practice nurse, a nurse practitioner. It presents many nurse practitioner and patient stories, in addition to seminar discussion questions that help readers in developing their knowledge.”

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Jones & Bartlett Learning with ToolWire Offer Online, Scenario-based, Immersive Learning Tool for Undergraduate Criminal Justice Courses

ep1.3Jones & Bartlett Learning partner with Toolwire  to offer Navigate Scenario: LearnScapes for Criminal Justice for undergraduate courses in criminal justice or law enforcement programs, including criminal law, criminal procedure, introduction to policing, and interviewing. Navigate Scenario: LearnScape for Criminal Justice is a scenario-based learning tool that immerses students in real-life situations to give them the opportunity to learn more about applying the amendments correctly in a contextualized, authentic environment. This “virtual internship” introduces course learning objectives in a way that is relevant, engaging, and promotes better learning outcomes. Through the use of photo-realistic environments, an interactive technology overlay, and a seamlessly integrated “natural assessment” infrastructure, Navigate Scenario: LearnScape for Criminal Justice “brings learning ep2.27to life”.

Navigate Scenario: LearnScape for Criminal Justice includes three sequential Episodes that each take roughly 15-20 minutes to complete. Available via a web browser, students can access these modules anytime, anywhere and can replay them multiple times in order to master the material.

Story Background
The city has seen a rash of crime in the past two years. In an effort to convict more offenders, the police have emphasized limiting procedural mistakes. In this LearnScape, another crime has just been committed. You are the Sergeant in charge of two Patrol Officers who responded to the scene of this robbery. Have you mentored them well? Have they avoided mistakes during the preliminary criminal investigation and followed proper criminal procedure protocols? Can you help them learn from any mistakes they have made?

Episode 1: Identificationep1.23
It is up to you to train two rookie officers in correct criminal procedure. After watching footage of a recent attempted robbery, you will review how the officers handled the suspect ID – lineups, admonitions, and witness interviews. you will find their errors, give them feedback, and even create a sample Photo Linuep at their request.

ep2.13Episode 2: Miranda
Miranda rights aren’t as straightforward as they seem on TV. After learning about all things Miranda from your Lieutenant, you watch footage of the officers “Mirandizing” the suspect. It’s up to you to catch all their errors, regardless of how subtle they are. Being a good mentor also means responding to Miranda “what if” questions from the officers, because no two situations are alike, When it’s time for your trainees to interrogate the suspect, you watch the live feed and cmment on their performance. Can they get the suspect to crack while keeping the statements admissible?

Episode 3: Search and Exclusionary rulesep3.21
It’s one thing to seize evidence, it’s another to make sure it’s admissible in court. This episode is all about creating valid search warrants and executing them properly. Did your officers provide enough probable cause in the search warrant? Did they execute the search properly or will the evidence be inadmissible? Watching footage of their search, you give your trainees feedback and you cover all the scenarios that can occur during a search. At the end of the episode, you review the complete case with your officers and hope that they (and you!) have gained valuable experience on correct criminal procedure.

Want to learn more about Navigate Scenario: LearnScapes for Criminal Justice? Download the informational flyer.

 

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5-Star Review for The Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarly Project

The Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarly ProjectFantastic news to share–The Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarly Project: A Framework for Success by Katherine J. Moran, Dianne Conrad, and Rosanne Burson just received a perfect score of 100 and 5 stars from Doody’s Review Service. According to reviewer, Kathleen M. Woodruff, DNP, from the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, it is a “concise and comprehensive guide for the DNP students to use to create a well-thought-out scholarly project.”

Read more excerpts from the review:

“This unique reference directs doctor of nursing practice (DNP) students through the many phases of a scholarly project. [It] will benefit many DNP students as they initiate the process of identifying an appropriate topic.

The book approaches the scholarly project with a very specific framework for completing the task. It initially discusses the basis of the DNP degree and the scholarly project. The second section clearly presents each of the milestones needed to complete the project. The final section discusses important issues related to DNP outcomes. The book is practical and specific and includes many valuable tables, templates, and formats.

This is a unique and valuable resource. As the DNP degree and the scholarly project continue to evolve, this book helps to clarify and define this important aspect of the DNP degree. It also includes the insights of DNP graduates and their experiences completing the scholarly projects.”

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