The Ideal Marine Biology Text is Here!

Morrissey11eThe best and most affordable marine biology text is here!  The Eleventh Edition of Introduction to the Biology of Marine Life inspires students to appreciate marine life and ocean ecosystems and elucidates the importance of learning about marine biology. Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, this entertaining text covers the essentials to a foundational understanding of marine organisms and their environments. The conversational writing style, latest research, and engaging features are designed to intrigue students, while the new Case Studies encourage them to apply their knowledge to current and real-life situations. Introduction to the Biology of Marine Life is the clear choice for students diving into this exciting science.

See what’s new to the 11th Edition:

  • NEW chapter, Polar Seas, provides an introduction to the polar environment followed by coverage of various polar organisms, how they are affected by their environment, and the effects of climate change
  • NEW chapter, Physical and Chemical Oceanography, covers various basic oceanographic topics such as tides, waves, and circulation to help students better understand how these affect marine life
  • NEW Did You Know? boxes highlight a fascinating aspect of marine life, offering students information on contemporary events and discoveries
  • Research in Progress feature offers the latest statistics and modern examples of the current work and findings of marine biologists
  • NEW Case Studies in every chapter highlight various marine organisms and encourage knowledge application
  • More than 450 NEW and revised high-quality photos and carefully rendered illustrations help support visual learners, clarify key concepts, and enhance the student reading experience
  • Thoroughly updated with the latest information and research
  • Learning objectives, key terms, and a list of key genera have been added to each chapter

To meet the needs of instructors with a lab component to their marine bioDudleyLM11elogy course, we have the perfect marine biology lab manual.  Now in full color, Laboratory and Field Investigations in Marine Life is a unique marine biology laboratory and field manual that engages students in the excitement and challenges of understanding marine organisms and the environments in which they live. With activities designed to encourage students to develop their own powers of critical observation and analysis, students will benefit from a thorough examination of topics such as the physical and chemical properties of seawater, marine microbes, algae, and a wide variety of invertebrate and vertebrate animals. The new, more convenient spiral binding allows the manual to lay flat on lab tables while students work, and they can easily tear out pages to submit for a grade.

Visit our site to Learn more about the new Eleventh Edition and the Lab Manual and to request review copies for course adoption consideration.

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A New Edition of Research Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice is Now Available

Dantzker4eAn updated Fourth Edition of Research Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice is now available and is perfect for upper-level undergraduate or graduate Qualitative and Quantitative Methodology courses. This new text clearly explains the basics of social science research using a simple and easy-to-understand approach. The essentials to a foundational understanding of criminal justice research methods are all there, including scientific theory, research language, and research design. The Fourth Edition features updated case studies and numerous revisions to topics such as sampling, research design, quantitative and qualitative research studies, data collection, and data analysis. Conducting research should not be a daunting chore. Research Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice makes the task of learning how to conduct research understandable, enjoyable, and applicable to the criminal justice topics students are most interested in.

New to the Fourth Edition:

  • The chapters covering research design have been reorganized for a more reader-friendly format
  • NEW Application Exercises within each chapter provide a real-world scenario and challenge students to apply the newly learned concepts and processes
  • NEW Research Exercises guide students through developing their own research while incorporating the use of real-world resources, such as research articles or government reports
  • Definitions within the text have been clarified and expanded
  • The addition of a Glossary helps students comprehend key terms and prepare for quizzes and exams

Visit our site to Learn more about the new Fourth Edition of Research Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice and to request a review copy for course adoption consideration.

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Jones & Bartlett Learning Wins Six AJN 2016 Book of the Year Awards

BOTY-seal-2016-GoldWe are so proud to share that we have garnered six prestigious 2016 AJN Book of the Year Awards. Representing the best in nursing publishing, the awards recognize the most valuable texts published between August 2015 and August 2016. Jones & Bartlett Learning recipients include:

Awarded first place: Pharmacology for Women’s Health, Second Edition by Mary C. Brucker and Tekoa L. King in the Maternal-Child Health category

Awarded second place: Clinical Nursing Calculations by Susan Sienkiewicz and Jennifer F. Palmunen in the Medical-Surgical Nursing category and Transition from Clinician to Educator: A Practical Approach by Maria C. Fressola and G. Elaine Patterson in the Nursing Education/Continuing Education/ Professional Development category

Awarded third place: Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician: Using the Evidence, Fourth Edition by Marsha Walker in the Maternal-Child Health category, Leadership for Evidence-Based Innovation in Nursing and Health Professions by Sandra Davidson, Daniel Weberg, Tim Porter-O’Grady, and Kathy Malloch in the Nursing Education/Continuing Education/ Professional Development category, and Advanced Nursing Research: From Theory to Practice, Second Edition by Ruth M. Tappen in the Nursing Research category

Read the full press release.

“Jones & Bartlett Learning is quite humbled by the outcome of the AJN 2016 Book of the Year Awards. We are so honored to have been provided distinction for six of our publications in the areas of Maternal-Child Health, Medical-Surgical Nursing, Nursing Education & Professional Development, and Nursing Research. To be grouped among the best in nursing publishing in these subject areas is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our authors and our publishing team. Receiving these prestigious awards not only confirms the value of our work, but also provides inspiration for future contributions to the field. Many thanks to the American Journal of Nursing for their continued support of publishing in nursing.” – Amanda Martin, Executive Editor, Jones & Bartlett Learning

Pharmacology for Women’s Health, Second EditionPharmacology for Women’s Health, Second Edition is a unique text that discusses pharmacology as it specifically relates to women’s health. Completely updated and revised to reflect the changing field of pharmacology, it includes new pharmacological agents for common conditions, changes in indications, the use of vaccines, updated guidelines from the CDC for treatment of sexually transmitted infections, and the effects of the Affordable Care Act.

Clinical Nursing CalculationsClinical Nursing Calculations is an essential text for teaching dosage calculation to undergraduate nursing students. Using the CASE approach, a step-by-step method for performing dosage calculations, it features all three methods for calculation side-by-side, making it tremendously helpful for students who struggle with math or need a refresher. It covers key topic areas, such as mathematics overview, principles of medication administration, basic dosage and intravenous calculations, and advanced calculations.

Transition from Clinician to EducatorAs the population continues to age and retire, the shortage of qualified nurse educators continues to grow. Simultaneously, student demand is also increasing. In order to address this current and future need, organizations are looking toward practicing clinicians to fill the gap. Transition from Clinician to Educator: A Practical Approach is a hands-on guide to prepare future educators who are entering the world of education.

Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician, Fourth EditionBreastfeeding Management for the Clinician: Using the Evidence, Fourth Edition is an essential and practical reference guide for clinicians. Using a research-based approach, it includes literature reviews while covering incidence, etiology, risk factors, prevention, prognosis and implications, interventions, expected outcomes, care plans, and clinical algorithms. The Fourth Edition provides a new discussion of the vitally important newborn gut microbiome.

Leadership for Evidence-Based Innovation in Nursing and Health Professions Written by healthcare leaders for current and future innovation leaders, Leadership for Evidence-Based Innovation in Nursing and Health Professions addresses the current and emerging issues facing healthcare leaders and practitioners who lead evidence-based innovation. A truly unique text, it systematically addresses innovation and evidence from the perspectives of both a leader and a practitioner within the context of health care.

Advanced Nursing Research, Second EditionAdvanced Nursing Research: From Theory to Practice, Second Edition is an ideal graduate-level text for teaching students how to prepare research proposals and carry out research studies using a practical approach. With a greater emphasis on the connection to evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and the use of aggregate data, the text features a reality-based approach to the actual conduct of research. It also reflects current practice and thinking about research while integrating qualitative and quantitative methods, including emerging mixed methods.

We would like to thank AJN for this outstanding honor!

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Jones & Bartlett Learning Announces Partnership with Junction Education to Expand Reach of Adaptive College Courseware

IMG_1264We are proud to announce a new partnership with Junction Education, an adaptive courseware provider focused on affordable, engaging, and effective college courses for high-enrollment introductory subject areas spanning Psychology, Sociology, Biology, U.S. History, and Economics. Students average 65+ minutes per study session in Junction courses with most students logging in for two to four sessions a week.

Read the press release now.

“Throughout 30+ years of servicing colleges and universities, for-profit institutions have always been at the forefront of identifying and adopting innovative classroom technology that generates superior learning outcomes,” said Gary June, VP Sales and Marketing, Jones & Bartlett Learning. “Junction’s modular design, robust course content, and sophisticated learning analytics wrapped into an easy to use package for faculty and students is exactly what for-profit institutions need to help them raise course completion and graduation rates, at attainable price points, in general education.”

“We’ve long admired Jones & Bartlett Learning’s market leadership in improving learning outcomes in areas such as public health, nursing, safety, and automotive,” stated Vineet Madan, Founder & CEO, Junction Education. “We’re proud to work with them to expand affordable access to high-quality instructional materials for general education courses to stem the tide of students ‘going without’ while delivering learning experiences that more than four out of five students prefer to alternatives.”

Junction’s features include:

  • Closed captioned rich media in every lesson – with supporting terms and definitions
  • Auto-graded assessments with over 30 different types of items available
  • Virtual office hours with synchronous video and audio
  • Turnkey integration with all major learning management systems, including Blackboard, Canvas, Brightspace, Schoology, and Moodle
  • Proprietary adaptive learning system that provides equal access to all content to facilitate social / group learning and faculty intervention while simultaneously offering personalized guidance to students through topics where they need additional support

Junction’s courses are available via Jones & Bartlett Learning’s for-profit sales force today.

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Today is World AIDS Day

world_aids_day_2016facebook-instagramDecember 1 marks World AIDS Day, a global initiative that acknowledges the progress made in AIDS treatment and prevention. This year the theme is “Leadership. Commitment. Impact.” It encourages “leaders to strengthen their commitment to using evidence-based HIV interventions, prevention tools, and testing efforts to help us stop HIV.”

According to the CDC, about 1.2 million people are living with HIV in the U.S. Globally, that number jumps to 36.7 million, with two-thirds of new HIV infections occurring in sub-Saharan Africa. Prevention efforts have made strides worldwide, including CDC programs that:

  • Scale up the use of antiretroviral treatment among people living with HIV
  • Strengthen local governments’ ability to provide effective, sustainable HIV services
  • Deliver the most effective prevention tools to those at high risk for HIV infection
  • Use data to reach high-risk groups, inform public health policies and strategies, and measure the impact

In the U.S. new diagnoses are declining in some populations. The CDC reports that from 2005 to 2014, the number of new cases “fell 19%…with large declines among heterosexuals and persons who inject drugs (PWID). Gay and bisexual men continue to be the most affected population, accounting for two-thirds of new diagnoses.” Prevention, of course, is a huge focus. As such, the CDC works with partners to focus efforts on at-risk populations, with activities like:

  • Providing funding and technical assistance to health departments and community-based organizations
  • Conducting HIV surveillance and prevention research
  • Developing guidelines for HIV treatment, prevention, surveillance, and laboratory procedures
  • Evaluating prevention programs
  • Providing training and capacity building assistance in HIV prevention interventions and strategies
  • Focusing attention on HIV in the United States through Act Against AIDS communications campaigns, including Let’s Stop HIV Together, Doing It, Start Talking. Stop HIV, and HIV Treatment Works

Please join us in recognizing the importance of World AIDS Day and the work we all still need to do to eradicate HIV/AIDS worldwide.

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Techno-awesome

Leadership for Evidence-Based Innovation in Nursing and Health Professions Please welcome guest blogger, Daniel Weberg, co-author of Leadership for Evidence-Based Innovation in Nursing and Health Professions for an informative post on technology.

Emerging technologies are rapidly changing how nursing care is delivered by enhancing the tools for patient assessment, enabling care anywhere, delivering instant information for evidence-based care interventions, and the improving efficiency and quality of care delivery.  Remote monitoring, virtual wound care, and high definition video allow nurses to assess patients away from the bedside.  Care is being delivered anywhere through the use of social networks and virtual wound care tools.  Information is delivered instantly to care providers through mobile devices, data dashboards, and virtual learning systems.  Finally, patient care has become more efficient through the linkage of Real Time Location Systems connecting patient, equipment, and nurses together for coordinated efforts.  Technology is enabling care in ways that the profession may not be prepared to handle.

With the bombardment of technology into the healthcare workspace, nursing and healthcare leaders may not know how to select technologies, understand their return-on-investment (ROI), or accurately assess the impact on the nursing workforce.  Healthcare leaders need to “get under the hood” to understand the systemic and the complex impact involved with technology solutions.  Failing to do so risks the efficiency and effectiveness of care delivery, similar to using a band aid to support a fractured femur.

Healthcare leaders should understand that implementing technology upon broken workflows and processes only serves to break them faster.  Technology solutions should enable a complex and comprehensive shift to improve care delivery and further advance the organization towards The Triple Aim.

Weberg blog graphic Nov 16Nursing and technology together can decrease cost, improve patient experience, and improve population health.  Real time location technology, better data for decision making, and coordinated care can significantly reduce cost to the system.  Patient experience can be enhanced by keeping them informed through interactive patient care systems, routing concerns to roles that can immediately solve the issue instead of alerting nurses for non-nursing issues, and providing personalized care through better analytics and integrations.  Finally, population health can be enhanced as nurses interact with patient social networks beyond the four walls of care, utilize remote patient monitoring to visualize trends that require intervention, and better link care across the continuum.

As evidence-based innovation leaders, we must see the changes that technology brings as a catalyst for new ways of collaboration that focus on teamwork, better data for decision making, and building relationships across the traditional boundaries of location.  These new relationships will add diversity to the system and allow for amazing possibilities in delivering care for the future.

About the text:

Written by healthcare leaders for current and future innovation leaders, Leadership for Evidence-Based Innovation in Nursing and Health Professions addresses the current and emerging issues facing healthcare leaders and practitioners who lead evidence-based innovation. A truly unique text, it systematically addresses innovation and evidence from the perspectives of both a leader and a practitioner within the context of health care.

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Spaced Out

Flipping the Nursing ClassroomRead a new post from our guest blogger, Dr. Karen Hessler, PhD, FNP-C, author of Flipping the Nursing Classroom: Where Interactive Learning Meets Technology.

Happy Fall to everyone! I trust that nursing classrooms across the country and around the world are all abuzz with students and faculty working together to teach and learn the concepts and pearls of wisdom necessary to develop the next generation of nurses. As I think about the flipped classroom at its best and brightest, I wonder if we are considering the spacial aspect of our classrooms carefully enough.

It is fairly obvious that the flipped classroom is very different than the traditional lecture-based class. In order to augment student learning in the flipped classroom, nursing faculty must reconsider the physical spaces in which they teach. Student learning in the flipped classroom is often messy, noisy, and full of movement. These are not great descriptors for the traditional lecture style classroom structure with all desks and chairs focused religiously onto the power point lecture screen directly in front of them. With this structure, students can feverishly write every word of their lecturing instructor, paying special attention to each of 3 dozen slides as they are shown and discussed. But the flipped classroom thrives not on the attention of 1 lecturing professor. Instead, it thrives on students interacting with other students and their professors, asking important questions and answering those questions rather than being told what is important. This environment requires nursing faculty to break out of their lecture based classroom environment in favor of a more fluid space. The space must allow for students to form discussion groups, move around to different activities, and be comfortable in their own learning space.

I envision a room full of soft and comfortable furniture, clipboards to write down ideas, soft lighting and tons of resources both hard copy and electronic for students to access and work with. How different would our students look at their flipped classroom if we were able to provide this type of living room-type environment for them to learn in rather than a sterile lecture environment with the clock tick, tick, ticking on with each power point slide shown? I like to dream, maybe you do too. Think about how you can reinvent your flipped classroom space to augment student learning and comfort, then tell us all about your experiences. Flip On!

– Karen

Serving as an easy-to-read and conversational “how-to” guide for instructors, Flipping the Nursing Classroom: Where Active Learning Meets Technology draws on the author’s extensive experience in addition to research that shows flipping the nursing classroom as an evidence-based teaching strategy. It opens by defining the flipped classroom and includes evidence that this technique improves student outcomes. Using both learning theory and cognitive load theory to demonstrate why the flipped classroom is an effective mode of learning, it also teaches nurse educators how to implement this technique and use it to evaluate student success. Learn more at our website.

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Jones & Bartlett Learning Partners with Faculty to Deliver Custom Learning Solutions

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We are excited to announce a brand new initiative for custom learning solutions that enhance the teaching and learning experience. As a result of ongoing collaboration with faculty, this partnership includes a wide-variety of services, such as full or augmented course development, program mapping, new test bank development, sample syllabus creation, interactive lectures, expert consultation and course assessment with subject matter experts and instructional designers, as well as project management support. In addition to these offerings, faculty will have the opportunity to receive full onboarding training and ongoing support. Read the press release.

“We’re very pleased to offer custom learning solutions to faculty and institutions. My team is passionate about working with faculty to understand their needs, discover how we can collaborate, and deliver the solutions or tools that really improve the day-to-day teaching and learning experience. We know that faculty’s time is limited and that it can be overwhelming to research and select the best course tools and options. Our goal is to consult, develop, and partner with faculty to deliver the best solutions to help students thrive and succeed in the classroom and beyond.” Amy DuPont, Sales Director, Education Curriculum Services.

Custom Learning Solutions offer instructors the flexibility to choose exactly what they need in the format that works best for them. These solutions include personalized tools to map course content, custom textbooks and eBooks, course delivery in leading learning management systems, innovative labs for computer science students, dynamic test prep tools for state and national certification examinations, powerful adaptive learning and analytics, and comprehensive onboarding training and support.

“I am very pleased with every aspect of this project. Setting up our instance of Blackboard Learn to receive content was a breeze; the directions were very clear and easy to follow. After the content was uploaded into our site, every bit of it fell perfectly into place. Dan, our custom solutions manager, was very responsive and incredibly helpful. I did not feel like I was working with a large corporate entity or some support desk in an undisclosed location. I felt like I was working with someone who had ownership in what he was representing. I feel like we have a Jones & Bartlett Learning office just up the hall. This level of support is the gold standard in our industry and we appreciate that kind of service,” said George Finkle, Senior Instructional Applications Administrator, Henderson State University.

To learn more about our Custom Learning Solutions, visit www.jblearning.com/custom.

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Oct 20 Webinar: Writing Success Strategies for Scholars in the Health Sciences

Webinar Topic: Writing Success Strategies for Scholars in the Health Sciences
Presenter: Kathryn Jacobsen, PhD, MPH, Author of Introduction to Health Research Methods, 2nd Ed.
Date & Time: Thu Oct 20, 2:00 pm EDT
Register at: http://go.jblearning.com/Oct20

Kathryn Jacobsen, PhD, MPHIn this Webinar with Jones & Bartlett Learning author Kathryn H. Jacobsen, you’ll learn strategies for academic writing—from getting started to staying motivated and seeing the project through to completion. Based on the workshops Dr. Jacobsen has led with public health and nursing faculty and students, the tips presented in this webinar are perfect for those across all the health disciplines. Many of these strategies are also covered in the new chapter 35 of the second edition of Dr. Jacobsen’s book, Introduction to Health Research Methods (published in August).

Kathryn H. Jacobsen, PhD, MPH, is a professor of epidemiology and global health at George Mason University and winner of GMU’s teaching excellence award.  She is an internationally-recognized expert on the global epidemiology of hepatitis A virus and conducts field research at several international study sites.  Her research portfolio also includes analyses of emerging infectious diseases, global comparisons of adolescent risk behaviors, and studies of injury epidemiology.  She has authored more than 100 scientific articles (most with student coauthors) as well as writing Introduction to Global Health and Introduction to Health Research Methods: A Practical Guide.

Register at http://go.jblearning.com/Oct20.

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One Health: From AIDS to Zika, Just In Time for One Health Day

One HealthBy Richard Riegelman MD, MPH, PhD, Professor and Founding Dean, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University

As Zika spreads to the U.S., climate change becomes a daily reality, and the presence of antibiotic resistance becomes a threat to human health, the One Health movement has emerged to help us understand how it all fits together. One Health looks at the relationship between human, animal, and ecosystem health and offers the potential for dramatic progress if the health professions work together to address these issues.

The One Health movement began over a decade ago when the veterinary medicine community put forth a movement designed to highlight the fact that most emerging and re-emerging diseases from AIDS to SARS originated in animals and only later crossed into humans. The scope of One Health has expanded in the last decade to include the impact of climate change, the effects of misuse of antibiotics on animals as well as humans, and the recent epidemics of Ebola and Zika. It also has benefited from the increasing understanding of the importance of the human-animal bond.

The One Health approach has been widely accepted in the policy arena including efforts by the CDC, the World Bank, and the European Union to build One Health approaches into their policy efforts. The effort to educate health professions students, however, is more recent and rapidly developing spearheaded by the One Health Interprofessonal Education Working Group. In 2014 and 2015 the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) partnered with the Healthy People Curriculum Task Force with representation from medicine, public health, nursing, pharmacy, physician assistants and allied health to develop a One Health education framework and One Health case studies.

The formal roll-out of widespread One Health education is symbolized by the first annual One Health Day November 3, 2016. “The One Health Day campaign is designed to engage as many individuals as possible from as many arenas as possible in One Health education and awareness events…” For more information on One Health Day see www.onehealthday.org

On October 30, 2016, the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) is expected to announce new requirements for teaching One Health principles as part of public health education, a landmark event which reflects the acceptance of One Health as central to population health see www.ceph.org

To help move these efforts forward for health professions students, Jones and Bartlett Learning has just published One Health: From AIDS to Zika authored by myself and Brenda Kirkwood. This free-standing 58 page publication uses the educational framework recommended by the One Health Interprofessional Education Working Group. It includes the essentials that students need to know with abundant illustrations of the relationships between human, animal, and ecosystem health organized into three sections:

  • Microbiological influences on health and disease
  • Ecosystem health/physical environment
  • Human-animal interaction

An Instructor’s Guide, test-bank questions, and PowerPoints are provided including advice on integrating One Health education into undergraduate and graduate clinical and public health education. For an examination copy contact your Jones & Bartlett Learning account representative at  http://www.jblearning.com/about/contact/

One Health education may be new to many of you, but it will not be new for long. It is gaining acceptance as a key strategy for developing interprofessional collaboration and for addressing many of today’s and tomorrow’s most pressing population health issues. We hope that One Health: From AIDS to Zika will help make that happen.

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