Jones & Bartlett Learning Remembers Marjory Gordon

Marj GordonIt is with great sadness that we share the news that Dr. Marjory Gordon passed away on April 29, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. Author of the recently published Manual of Nursing Diagnosis, Thirteenth Edition, Dr. Gordon was a pioneer who contributed so much to the nursing profession.

Her many accomplishments included becoming the first president of NANDA, the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association in 1982. What’s more,

“She was principle investigator on research projects involving nursing process and nursing diagnoses, and co-director of a U.S. Public Health Service Grant to improve nurses’ diagnostic and ethical reasoning. Gordon was Professor Emerita at Boston College, where she spent 23 years on the faculty of the Cornell School of Nursing. She was a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, and in 2009 was honored by being named as a Living Legend of the Academy. In 2008, Gordon received the Mentor’s Award from NANDA-International; she was among the members of the inaugural class of NANDA International Fellows inducted in 2012. She also received the Massachusetts Nurses Association Education Award; Japanese Society for Nursing Diagnosis’ Distinguished Service Award, and the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses Living Legend Award, among other awards too numerous to mention.”

Read more from NANDA-I, ASCENDIO, and The Boston Globe.

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May is National Critical Care Awareness and Recognition Month

PrintDid you know that today marks the beginning of National Critical Care Awareness and Recognition Month (NCCARM)? All month long, join us in raising awareness for the valuable work of critical care nurses and healthcare professionals across the nation.

NCCARM is the result of a partnership between the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), American Thoracic Society (ATS), and the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC).

This year’s theme is “Turn Your ICU Blue.” Don’t miss your chance to celebrate with blue attire, especially on “Wear Blue” day on May 15.

Neonatal Certification Review for the CCRN and RNC High-Risk Examinations, Second Edition Includes Navigate 2 Preferred AccessJones & Bartlett Learning is committed to providing quality resources for critical care nurses. This “Wear Blue” day, we’re publishing Neonatal Certification Review for the CCRN and RNC High-Risk Examinations, Second Edition by Keri R. Rogelet and Ann J. Brorsen. An invaluable review guide to prepare for certification as a neonatal nurse, it also includes Navigate 2 Preferred Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook and Navigate 2 TestPrep with questions generated from the book.

Ideal for those seeking the RNC credential in Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing (RNC-NIC) or the neonatal CCRN credential, it also offers helpful information about Low Risk Neonatal Nursing (RNC-LRN) certification.

  • Contains more than 1,000 questions with comprehensive answer rationales on a broad range of topics
  • Includes test-taking strategies
  • New section on breastfeeding

Can’t wait to learn more? Visit our website.

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Review: Institutional Review Board: Management and Function, Second Edition “is a great reference”

Have yoInstitutional Review Board: Management and Function, Second Editionu wondered what your peers think of Institutional Review Board: Management and Function, Second Edition by Elizabeth A. Bankert and Robert J. Amdur? We recently found out.

According to Iris A. Malone, BA, CCRP, CIM, it “makes the regulations easier to understand [and] it’s a great book for a new IRB member or a new IRB.”

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“The text also gives good background and information on how an IRB should function. Overall, this is a great reference/resource for an IRB member and or staff. The information is easy to read and locate throughout the book. All IRBs should have at least an edition of this book in their library.”

Institutional Review Board: Management and Function, Second Edition gives IRB members and administrators the information necessary to run an efficient and effective system of protecting human research subjects in compliance with federal regulations. Comprehensive in scope, it covers administration, daily management, and ethical issues related to IRBs. In addition, it includes case studies, sample forms, and sample policy documents. To learn more, please visit our website.

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Navigate 2 Pilots Rate Favorably With Nursing Students

Nav2nurpilotsimage4In winter 2015, we conducted two pilot studies with nursing students at two different universities. During the pilots, students used Navigate 2 Advantage Access, which included a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, and learning analytics reporting tools. The pilot studies featured:

Overall, 24 students provided us with feedback on their experiences. The majority of students reported that Navigate 2 helped them study and prepare for exams more efficiently.

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In addition, students reported highly positive ratings for Navigate 2 features, especially its organization and ease of use.

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Another important finding of these pilots showed that students who spent more time using Navigate 2 were more satisfied with the product overall.

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What did nursing students have to say about using Navigate 2?

“[Navigate 2] supplemented the material presented in lecture and text. It was nice to have an alternative source to study from.”

“Using [Navigate 2] has given me more opportunities to learn in different ways.”

“[Navigate 2] made it easier to have everything needed for our class on one website.”

“[Navigate 2] was helpful when [studying] on the go.”

Stay tuned for more Research on Navigate 2. Learn more at www.jblnavigate.com.

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New Edition: Caring for the Vulnerable: Perspectives in Nursing Theory, Practice, and Research

Caring for the Vulnerable, Fourth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage AccessThe recently published Caring for the Vulnerable: Perspectives in Nursing Theory, Practice, and Research, Fourth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access by Mary de Chesnay explores vulnerability from the perspective of individuals, groups, communities, and populations. Written by nurses for nurses, it integrates the theoretical with the practical to help students and professionals care for vulnerable populations, develop programs that make an impact in serving this community, and influence health policy.

“Reading this book will help you see the issues of vulnerable groups from another perspective– from a bird’s eye view– using a wide-angle lens. Understanding vulnerable groups requires a broad context of fresh, unique approaches. Understanding why the problems of vulnerable groups are significant and why nurses should pay attention to them will give you a new energy and realization.” – from the Foreword by Karen Breda, PhD (Anthropology), MSN, BSN (Nursing), Associate Professor, University of Hartford

New to the Fourth Edition:

  • 25 new chapters that address the needs of diverse populations
  • Case studies integrated throughout the text
  • DNP-specific content

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.

Would you like to learn more? Visit our website.

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Navigate 2: Now Integrated With Blackboard

Discover Navigate 2 website bannerNavigate 2 just keeps getting better. You already know that it combines technology and content to expand the reach of the classroom with mobile-ready course materials like a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.

Now with a seamless Blackboard integration, both instructors and students can sign in to Navigate 2 right from Blackboard for an identical Navigate 2 experience. Best of all, it reports a single grade from Navigate 2 to the Blackboard grade book that updates each time an assignment is completed.

For more information, visit www.jblnavigate.com. Want to learn more right now? Watch this preview video:

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Just Published: Nursing Ethics: Across the Curriculum and Into Practice, Fourth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access

Nursing Ethics, Fourth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage AccessHealthcare ethics is constantly evolving to keep pace with new issues, policies, and laws that arise. That’s what makes the recently published Nursing Ethics: Across the Curriculum and Into Practice, Fourth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access by Janie B. Butts and Karen L. Rich so essential. Written to help prepare students and professionals for the moral issues they will encounter in nursing practice, the completely updated and revised Fourth Edition reflects the evolution of nursing ethics within heath care.

New to the Fourth Edition:

  • Coverage of the 2015 American Nurses Association’s Code of Ethics with Interpretative Statements
  • New case studies and activities throughout each chapter
  • Boxed features highlight research notes, legal perspectives, and ethical reflections
  • Expanded content on the ethical competencies of nurses

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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Now Live: Navigate 2 Advantage Access for Professional Nursing Concepts, Third Edition

Navigate 2 Advantage Access for Professional Nursing Concepts, Third EditionDid you know that the recently published Professional Nursing Concepts: Competencies for Quality Leadership, Third Edition by Anita Finkelman and Carole Kenner just got even better? Now with live Navigate 2 Advantage Access, instructors and students can unlock a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools. Digital-only access is also sold separately.

Professional Nursing Concepts: Competencies for Quality Leadership, Third Edition takes a patient-centered, traditional approach to the topic of nursing education. An ideal text for teaching students how to transition from the classroom to practice, it focuses on the core competencies for health professionals as determined by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Completely updated and revised, the new edition incorporates the latest findings from the IOM’s Future of Nursing report.

What else makes the Third Edition special?

  • New chapter on success in a nursing education program
  • More case studies throughout
  • New electronic reflection journal activity in each chapter
  • New appendices on quality improvement (QI), staffing and a healthy work environment, and getting the right position for the new RN or graduate

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New Edition: Sandra Smith’s Review for NCLEX-RN®

Sandra Smith's Review for NCLEX-RN®, Thirteenth EditionOur trusted, comprehensive, and current NCLEX-RN® review is back with Sandra Smith’s Review for NCLEX-RN®, Thirteenth Edition by Marianne P. Barba and Sandra F. Smith. Following the latest NCLEX-RN exam blueprint, it features 2,500 NCLEX® formatted practice questions with detailed answers and rationales that stimulate critical thinking.

The reader-friendly approach includes a clear and concise outline format with study guidelines and test-taking strategies. It also covers all of the latest trends, evidence-based treatment guidelines, and additional updated information needed for safe clinical practice and patient care.

New to the Thirteenth Edition:

  • Expanded emphasis on patient safety, the National Patient Safety Goals and NCLEX examination preparation, and ties to QSEN competencies
  • Greater focus on evidence-based clinical practice
  • Each new print copy includes an Access Code for Navigate TestPrep offering the book’s questions, nearly 1,000 bonus questions, detailed rationales, and reporting

Would you like to learn more? Visit our website.

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New Edition: Porter-O’Grady and Malloch’s Leadership in Nursing Practice

Leadership in Nursing Practice, Second EditionWith today’s rapidly changing healthcare environment, it’s never been more important for nurses to have both the skills and the knowledge necessary to help them become leaders in the workplace. Our recently published Leadership in Nursing Practice: Changing the Landscape of Health Care, Second Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access by Tim Porter-O’Grady and Kathy Malloch provides nursing students with the leadership skills they need to thrive in the field.

Anchored in a sense of nursing as a professional practice discipline, the Second Edition engages the reader in discussions about teamwork, leadership, staffing, and a variety of other related topics. It also serves as a bridge between the student and the leader by providing theory and evidence for real-world scenarios that students can put into practice. Unlike other leadership and management texts, the authors emphasize the importance of every nurse as a leader.

New to the Second Edition:

  • Updated references for each chapter including journal articles, books, websites, and videos
  • Integration of the national Quality Matters Standards
  • Chapter scenarios and discussion questions
  • Discussion around the shared governance at the point of service in decision-making
  • 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

Are you ready to transform the landscape of health care? Visit our website for more information.

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