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.”

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“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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Review: Decision-Making in Nursing is “a well-done second edition”

Decision-Making in Nursing, Second EditionDecision-Making in Nursing: Thoughtful Approaches for Leadership, Second Edition by Sandra B. Lewenson and Marie Truglio-Londrigan just received a 4-star review from Doody’s Review Service. According to Cynthia Lee Cummings, RN, MSN, EdD, from the University of North Florida Brooks College of Health, it is “a well-done second edition.”

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“This book uses interesting case studies to illustrate a variety of topics in leadership and decision making in nursing, ranging from the history of decision making in the profession to media and financial decisions.

The book provides a different approach to the idea of nursing decision making. Instead of simply noting how it should be done, the authors use case studies to demonstrate how decisions are developed and reflect on the success and possible problems in these areas. The book is interesting and easy to understand. The reflections and case studies are an excellent way to present this material.

I found the book interesting and insightful. It would be a good tool for any nurse leader and provides excellent background information for those embarking on a leadership career.”

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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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New Edition: Statistics for Nursing: A Practical Approach

Statistics for Nursing: A Practical Approach, Second EditionAre you looking for an applied statistics textbook written especially for nurses? Check out the just published Statistics for Nursing: A Practical Approach, Second Edition by Elizabeth Heavey.

“I really do like this textbook; it is both simple and comprehensive enough for Baccalaureate students and probably for most Masters level students.” – Nursing Instructor

An excellent text for nursing students and professionals, it focuses on the techniques needed to analyze nursing literature critically while explaining the selection, application, and evaluation of statistical analysis techniques. Designed in accordance with Gordon Pask’s Conversation Theory, it features relevant, clinical examples and the application of key concepts in order to present a student-friendly approach to learning statistics. Through diligent research, the author has identified the top 10 most frequently used techniques in nursing literature, all of which are covered throughout the text.

The Second Edition includes additional application questions, examples, and actual nursing research that illustrates concepts. The topics included cover more than 80% of the statistical techniques used in nursing research today. New to this edition is a chapter on regressive analysis that covers multiple and logistical regression.

Key Features and Resources

  • Nursing research articles with questions for practice
  • “From the Statistician” boxes break down complex content
  • SPSS tutorials walk students through exercises

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Recently Published: Leininger’s Culture Care Diversity and Universality, Third Edition

Leininger's Culture Care Diversity and Universality, Third EditionDr. Madeleine Leininger’s renowned Culture Care Theory and Ethnonursing Research Method lives on with Leininger’s Culture Care Diversity and Universality: A Worldwide Nursing Theory, Third Edition by Marilyn R. McFarland and Hiba B. Wehbe-Alamah.

The Third Edition includes additional coverage on how to apply the Culture Care Theory to new research methodologies, such as meta-ethnonursing, as well as other established qualitative methods that enable an intricate, complex, and in-depth analysis of transcultural research findings into larger, more meaningful patterns. Also explored is the use of Culture Care Theory in advanced practice and evidence-based nursing.

Before her passing, Dr. Leininger contributed two new chapters of content with theoretical constructs. To carry on the legacy of this brilliant work, the Third Edition employs new authors from diverse backgrounds, who lend different and unique perspectives to the Culture Care Theory.

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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.”

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“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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Instructors Praise Essentials of Perioperative Nursing, Fifth Edition

Essentials of Perioperative Nursing, Fifth EditionWe recently asked instructors what they thought of Essentials of Perioperative Nursing, Fifth Edition by Terri Goodman and Cynthia Spry. Take a look at the wonderful things they had to say:

“This is a great resource for those educating both nursing students as well as RNs new to the perioperative environment.” – Mary Doerner, MSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA, Instructor in Nursing, University of Southern Indiana

“This text is an excellent resource as perioperative nursing contains many facts and regulations. The authors provide excellent information that cuts to the core of the issue. It is logically sequenced. The facts are provided for a quick understanding of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation.” – Linda M. Schultz, PhD, CRRN, School of Nursing, Maryville University

“My students love the review questions at the end of each chapter. I also feel that it is the best textbook for experienced RNs to use in preparation for the certification exam.” – Diana Sullivan, RN MSN CNOR, Indiana University School of Nursing

Essentials of Perioperative Nursing, Fifth Edition is an ideal reference for new perioperative nurses as well as experienced nurses who need a refresher. Featuring objectives, course outlines, testing tools, and competency checklists, it is succinct and easy to use. Completely updated and revised, this new edition includes an introduction to the current clinical environment, elements of a culture of safety, and patient care unique to the ambulatory care setting.

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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, MSN, CRRN, CDMS, CCM and President Catherine M. Mullahy, RN, BS, CRRN, CCM, and with their “2014 Case In Point Platinum Award”

(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.

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New Review: Essentials of Nursing Law and Ethics, Second Edition

Essentials of Nursing Law and Ethics, Second EditionThe Midwest Book Review recently published a review of Essentials of Nursing Law and Ethics, Second Edition by Susan J. Westrick, deeming it “an excellent college-level text for any involved in the nursing profession.”

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“Essentials of Nursing Law and Ethics appears in its second updated edition to explain and explore legal aspects of nursing. It provides scholarly chapters that cover everything from patient safety and rights to organ donation and the use of social media by nurses…it reviews ethical issues, and it updates legal and ethical issues. New discussions of staffing, professional boundaries and more make this a ‘must’ for any studying nursing.”

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Financial Management for Nurse Managers: Merging the Heart with the Dollar, Third Edition Now on CourseSmart

Financial Management for Nurse Managers: Merging the Heart with the Dollar, Third EditionFinancial Management for Nurse Managers: Merging the Heart with the Dollar, Third Edition, an essential resource that addresses the financial management issues faced by nurse managers, is now available as a CourseSmart eBook. Ideal for students, professionals, chief nursing officers, and those in nurse administrator roles, it examines the financial impact of administrative and management decisions across hospitals and healthcare organizations.

The Third Edition covers a broad range of topics and includes a variety of real-world examples. Updated to reflect the impact of the Affordable Care Act, it emphasizes the concept of giving the patient what is valued, collaboration in healthcare decision-making, and shifting the role of the administrator to support care leaders.

Key Chapter Topics Include:

  • Quantum Leadership
  • Organizational Issues
  • Workload Management
  • Quality/Safety
  • Finding Evidence
  • Ethics
  • Legal Responsibility
  • Strategic Planning

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