New Edition: The Doctor of Nursing Practice

The Doctor of Nursing Practice, Third EditionThe call for Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) preparation has spurred significant change in nursing education over the past few years. The result has been a rush for program implementation. The recently published The Doctor of Nursing Practice: A Guidebook for Role Development and Professional Issues, Third Edition by Lisa Astalos Chism presents historical and current data around the DNP degree by exploring the role of the DNP graduate and the challenges associated with the BSN-to-DNP degree pathway.

Organized in two parts, the first reviews the DNP degree and the various roles that a graduate may assume upon completing their degree. Part II describes the unique professional issues faced by DNP graduates and provides tips on how to maneuver them. The Third Edition also explores the future of the DNP degree, real-life situations graduates are likely to encounter, and the author’s personal anecdotes as a DNP graduate.

New to the Third Edition:

  • New chapter on the DNP graduate as information specialist
  • New chapter on the challenges and opportunities of the BSN-to-DNP path
  • Potential roles for the DNP graduate
  • Professional issues for the DNP
  • Interviews with DNPs

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Author Linda Roussel Awarded CNL Educator Vanguard Award

Linda Roussel

We’re excited to announce that our author, Linda Roussel, was recently awarded the first Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Educator Vanguard Award from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC).

Presented at the recent CNL Summit, the CNL Educator Vanguard Award recognizes outstanding achievement by a CNL faculty member or program director in transforming nursing education and promoting innovation in both academia and practice.

“How humbled I am to receive the first CNL Vanguard Educator Award for my CNL advocacy,” said Linda Roussel. “Our CNL book was a major force and recognized as a significant contribution to CNL growth and development.”

Initiating and Sustaining the Clinical Nurse Leader Role, Second EditionRousell is the author of several titles from Jones & Bartlett Learning, including Initiating and Sustaining the Clinical Nurse Leader Role: A Practical Guide, Second Edition, a robust text focused on the evolution of the CNL role since its national inception. Outlining both the role and core values of the clinical nurse leader, it also highlights the standards and unique contributions made by CNLs.

The Second Edition includes:

  • Interviews with chief nursing executives
  • Exemplars written by practicing CNLs
  • Emphasis on the knowledge and skills for the CNL role
  • Discussion around business partnerships
  • Support for online and classroom learning
  • Emphasis on the IOM Future of Nursing recommendations

Preview a sample chapter now or visit our website for more information.

Please join us in congratulating Linda Roussel on this prestigious award!

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Review: Professional Nursing Concepts, Third Edition is “an appealing choice for nurse educators teaching professional and leadership courses”

Professional Nursing Concepts, Third Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage AccessThe recently published Professional Nursing Concepts: Competencies for Quality Leadership, Third Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access by Anita Finkelman and Carole Kenner just received a new review from Doody’s Review Service. According to reviewer, Gayle B. Lourens, DNP, MS, CRNA, from Michigan State University College of Nursing, it provides the “educational tools necessary to facilitate bridging the gap between nursing education and real-life practice.”

Read more excerpts from the review:

“The authors embrace an interactive approach to learning and address different learning styles. The book clearly lays out chapter content with objectives and outlines. The use of color, figures, and exhibits enhance the book’s aesthetic and adds relevance. Each chapter concludes with highlights, discussion questions, case studies, and critical thinking activities. The appendix contains definitions and valuable information for students transitioning into the work environment.

The user-friendly format, modest price, contained resources and access to online learning materials make it an appealing choice for nurse educators teaching professional and leadership courses.

This is an organized book with valuable information and resources for nursing students as they transition from a didactic to practice environment. The authors provide educational tools necessary to facilitate bridging the gap between nursing education and real-life practice. This edition includes the latest findings from the Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing report and expanded resources for both students and educators. Definitely a book to consider.”

Would you like to learn more? Preview a sample chapter now or visit our website.

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Health Policy and Politics, Fifth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access Now Available

Health Policy and Politics, Fifth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage AccessAre you looking for a text that helps nursing students understand the link between policy and political action? The recently published Health Policy and Politics: A Nurse’s Guide, Fifth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access by Jeri A. Milstead explores the entire health policy process, from agenda setting to policy and program evaluation. It includes expanded information about the breadth and depth of policy making, as well as the impact of social media, economics, finance, and other current topics.

New to the Fifth Edition:

  • Updated case studies
  • New chapter on inter-professional practice, education, and research
  • Coverage of the Affordable Care Act and other laws that affect consumer health care and the organization of the health care system
  • Expanded content on economics and finance
  • New content on the impact of social media on health care consumers and systems

In addition, each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.

Can’t wait to learn more? Preview a sample chapter now or visit our website.

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New Edition: Community Health Nursing, Third Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access

Community Health Nursing, Third EditionTeaching nursing students about population health and community health nursing is essential in today’s healthcare environment. Our recently published Community Health Nursing: Caring for the Public’s Health, Third Edition by Karen Saucier Lundy and Sharyn Janes focuses on health promotion and primary prevention in the community. Completely updated and revised, it presents heath care within the population’s cultural context, whether influenced by age, gender, race, or ethnicity. What’s more, each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, 10 interactive scenarios, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.

Crafted in collaboration with many well-known and respected experts in the field, the Third Edition was also guided by the Association of Community Health Nursing Educators Essentials of Baccalaureate Nursing Education for Entry Level Practice in Community/Public Health Nursing. Each chapter reflects the core functions of public health issues and includes coverage of complementary and alternative approaches, popular media examples, and current fiction/non-fiction literature examples. The authors also employ a unique pedagogical approach by structuring the text around reflective and connected learning thorough the inclusion of art, poetry, narratives, media, and literature.

New to the Third Edition:

  • Overview of the post 9/11 and Katrina environments
  • Coverage of the Affordable Care Act
  • Case studies
  • Research briefs
  • Interactive Scenarios

Would you like to learn more? Preview a sample chapter now or visit our website.

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New Data Shows The Number Of Nurse Practitioners Has Nearly Doubled Over Past Decade

Nurse Practitioner infographi AANPIt’s a great time to be a nurse practitioner (NP). According to recent data from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), the number of NPs has nearly doubled over the past ten years, “rising from approximately 106,000 in 2004 to 205,000 as of December 31, 2014.”

These findings are also in line with U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of the top 100 best jobs for 2015, with nurse practitioners coming in second on the list. In addition, AANP reports that more than 15,000 students graduated from NP programs in the 2012-1013 academic year.

According to AANP president Ken Miller, PhD, RN, CFNP, FAAN, FAANP,

“The explosive growth of the nurse practitioner profession is a public health boon considering our nation’s skyrocketing demand for high-quality, accessible care. The challenge now will be right-sizing state and federal laws such that all patients will have full and direct access to nurse practitioners, and these expert and dedicated clinicians will be able to provide care to the top of their education and clinical training.”

Given the shortage of primary care practitioners nationwide, NPs are more in demand than ever for their ability to diagnose, prescribe medications, and advise patients and their families in a wide-range of communities.

“All across the country, nurse practitioners are serving as a lifeline for patients, many who would otherwise struggle to access care,” said David Hebert, Chief Executive Officer of AANP. “It is our hope that these patients, as well as their families, employers and legislators, will join us in recognizing and honoring the national nurse practitioner community throughout this milestone 50th anniversary year.”

Please join us in acknowledging the crucial work that NPs do every day. For more information, visit our website.

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Review: Chronic Illness: Impact and Intervention, Eighth Edition is “an excellent reference”

Chronic Illness: Impact and Intervention, Eighth EditionIn a recent review by Doody’s Review Service, Patricica A. Kincade, BSN, from the University of Missouri-Columbia calls Chronic Illness: Impact and Intervention, Eighth Edition by Ilene Morof Lubkin and Pamala D. Larsen, “an excellent reference with many practical concepts for educating anyone either experiencing a chronic illness or caring for someone who is.”

Read more excerpts from the review:

“This book provides a comprehensive look at the various aspects of chronic illness and the numerous ways that chronic illness influences both patients and their families. It provides a firsthand look at the sociological, psychological, ethical, and financial factors that patients, their families, and caregivers may experience throughout the illness. This edition is available in both hardcover and digital formats, and includes access to mobile-ready course material including an ebook with interactive tools, study center, assessments, and analytics.

The book is divided into two main parts. Part I covers the many ways disease may impact the patient and family, such as quality of life, spirituality, and culture. Part II discusses how pertinent parts of the healthcare system can contribute to, and therefore impact, a patient with a chronic disease, as well as their family and caregivers. A unique feature of is the addition of the author’s poignant, firsthand experience as a caregiver and family member of someone with a chronic illness. The book’s distinctive approach to chronic illness addresses not only the physical aspects, but also the psychosocial issues that affect individuals, their families and caregivers, making this an essential resource for students and healthcare providers.”

Interested in learning more? Preview a sample chapter now or visit our website.

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Curriculum Development in Nursing Education, Third Edition Receives 4 Stars

Curriculum Development in Nursing Education, Third EditionCurriculum Development in Nursing Education, Third Edition by Carroll L. Iwasiw and Dolly Goldenberg just received a 4-star review from Doody’s Review Service. According to reviewer, Kathleen A. Poindexter, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE, from Michigan State University College of Nursing, it is “a comprehensive resource for individuals involved in nursing education curriculum development or review as well as faculty who are simply interested in redesigning a lesson plan.”

Read more excerpts from the review:

“The authors are expert nurse educators and curriculum developers. [They] present an organized and practical approach to developing an evidence-informed, context-relevant, unified nursing education curriculum. They also provide information to facilitate curricular work ranging from enhancing lesson plans to creating a new nursing education curriculum.

This expanded third edition adds several new and relevant topics such as interprofessional education, concept-based learning, scholarship, and an expanded section on distance delivery. Numerous updated resources, ideas, and references have been added to improve clarity and the understanding of the curriculum development process.”

Would you like to learn more? Preview a sample chapter now or visit our website.

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Jones & Bartlett Learning Awarded Three 2014 AJN Book of the Year Awards

AJN Book of the YearOutstanding news to share– we’ve received three 2014 AJN Book of the Year Awards from the American Journal of Nursing. Representing the best in nursing publishing and encompassing a wide-variety of categories, the 2014 AJN Book of the Year Awards acknowledge the most valuable texts published between August 2013 and August 2014.

The Jones & Bartlett Learning title awarded First Place in the Palliative Care and Hospice category included 2014 Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook by Gail M. Wilkes and Margaret Barton-Burke. Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge, Third Edition by Dee McGonigle and Kathleen Garver Mastrian received Second Place in the Information Technology/Social Media category. Critical Thinking TACTICS for Nurses: Achieving the IOM Competencies, Third Edition by M. Gaie Rubenfeld and Barbara Scheffer was awarded Second Place in the Nursing Education/Continuing Education category.

“Jones & Bartlett Learning is truly honored to accept this prestigious recognition from AJN, further validating the hard work and dedication of our esteemed authors and our publishing team. We observe these awards as confirmation of our ongoing efforts to provide high quality, cutting edge, and peer reviewed resources to the field of nursing and nursing education.” – Amanda Martin, Executive Editor, Jones & Bartlett Learning

About the award winners:

2014 Oncology Nursing Drug HandbookWritten especially for nurses caring for patients with cancer, the 2014 Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook uniquely expresses drug therapy in terms of the nursing process: nursing diagnoses, etiologies of toxicities, and key points for nursing assessment, intervention, and evaluation. Updated annually, this essential reference provides valuable information on effective symptom management, patient education, and chemotherapy administration. Completely revised and updated, it features a new chapter on Chemobiotherapy for Noncancer Diseases. New drug entries include: enzalutamide, omacetaxine (Synribo), tbo-filgrastim (Netroval), ado-trastuzumab emtansine, aflibercept, bosutinib, cabozantinib, carfilzomib, dabrafenib, pomalidomide, ponatinib, regorafenib, trametinib, abatacept (Orencia), adalimumab (Humira), certolizumab pegol (CIMZA), etanercept (Enbrel), golimumab (Simponi), infliximab (Remicade), tocilizumab (Actemra), and tofacitinib (Xeljanz).

Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge, Third EditionNursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge, Third Edition by Dee McGonigle and Kathleen Garver Mastrian is the definitive text for nursing informatics courses. Grounded in the Foundation of Knowledge Model, it is an outstanding student resource and guide to the history of healthcare informatics, current issues, basic informatics concepts, and health information management applications. This comprehensive text includes the building blocks of informatics through complicated topics such as data mining, bioinformatics, and system development. The Third Edition has been expanded to include informatics coverage for all levels of nursing practice from a Bachelor’s Degree through a DNP degree. New to this edition is a chapter on Data Mining as a Research Tool and The Art of Caring in Technology Laden Environments.

Critical Thinking TACTICS for Nurses, Third EditionCritical Thinking TACTICS for Nurses: Achieving IOM Competencies, Third Edition is a user-friendly and practical manual focusing on the day-to-day realities of doing, learning, and evaluating critical thinking in nursing. With clear examples of both the parts and the whole of this complex process, each chapter includes action learning activities to promote critical thinking: Tracking, Assessing, and Cultivating Thinking to Improve Competency-based Strategies or TACTICS. Completely updated and revised, it offers critical thinking components combined with the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) five core competencies. New to this edition are updated case studies, new illustrations, new content on how to facilitate synthesis of high level critical thinking, additional content on critical thinking within the nursing process, increased TACTICS, and new appendices to assist with the assessment of critical thinking.

We are so grateful for this prestigious honor from AJN! To learn more about Jones & Bartlett Learning nursing resources, visit our website.

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5-Star Review: Advanced Practice Nursing is “a wonderful addition to the field of nursing and healthcare”

Advanced Practice Nursing: Contexts of CareAdvanced Practice Nursing: Contexts of Care by Lynette Hamlin recently 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, “this unique resource is a wonderful addition to the field of nursing and healthcare.”

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“The book covers a wide range of topics including advanced practice nursing and governance, issues related to prescriptive authority and credentialing, reimbursement, and quality management. Healthcare policy issues related to advocacy, patient safety, informatics, and ethics are discussed in depth. In addition, the book covers advanced practice roles and development of interprofessional teams.

Exploring these challenging topics gives advanced practice nurses the background and knowledge they need to actively contribute thoughtful solutions to these complex healthcare issues.”

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