Review: “an excellent resource for anyone preparing to take the NCLEX”

Sandra Smith's Review for NCLEX-RN®, Thirteenth EditionOutstanding news to share– Sandra Smith’s Review for NCLEX-RN®, Thirteenth Edition by Marianne P. Barba and Sandra F. Smith just received a 5-star review. Emily S. McIntire, MSN, RN, Michigan State University College of Nursing, for Doody’s Review Service, writes that it is,

“…an excellent resource for anyone preparing to take the NCLEX. This updated edition reflects current nursing practice and changes in the NCLEX-RN test and includes practice questions in alternative formats.”

Sandra Smith’s Review for NCLEX-RN®, Thirteenth Edition is a comprehensive and current evidence-based RN content review. 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
  • National Patient Safety Goals and NCLEX examination preparation
  • Ties to QSEN competencies
  • Greater focus on evidence-based clinical practice

Included with each new print book is an online Access Code for Navigate TestPrep offering the book’s questions, nearly 1,000 bonus questions, detailed rationales, and reporting

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New Review: Community Health Nursing: Caring for the Public’s Health, Third Edition

lundy coverWe just received a new review for Community Health Nursing: Caring for the Public’s Health, Third Edition by Karen Saucier Lundy PhD, RN, FAAN and Sharyn Janes, PhD, RN, ACRN. According to Jessica C. Baxter, MSN, RN, Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, for Doody’s Review Service,

“This well-written book provides another option for schools of nursing to consider when seeking out a basic textbook on community health nursing.”


Community Health Nursing: Caring for the Public’s Health, Third Edition focuses on teaching nursing students about population health and community health nursing. The text is directed toward health promotion and primary prevention in the community, with newly revised course content in each chapter. Health care in the community is presented within the population’s cultural context, whether influenced by age, gender, race, or ethnicity. The Third Edition represents a broad range of diversity and depicts the unique composition of communities in the U.S. from the standpoint of varied populations to unique health perspectives.

This text was crafted in collaboration with many well-known and respected experts in the field and was guided by the Association of Community Health Nursing Educators Essentials of Baccalaureate Nursing Education for Entry level Practice in Community/Public Health Nursing. The authors employ a unique pedagogical approach by structuring the text around reflective and connected learning through the inclusion of art, poetry, narratives, media and literature.

New to the Third Edition:

  • Interactive Scenarios found in the Navigate 2 eBook
  • Overview of post 9/11 and Katrina environments
  • Coverage of the Affordable Care Act
  • Research briefs

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New Review: Evidence-Based Teaching in Nursing: A Foundation for Educators, Second Edition

cannonJones & Bartlett Learning has just received a new review for Evidence-Based Teaching in Nursing: A Foundation for Educators, Second Edition by Sharon Cannon, EdD, RN, ANEF and Carol Boswell, EdD, RN, CNE, ANEF. According to Kathleen A. Poindexter, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE, Michigan State College of Nursing, for Doody’s Review Service, it is,

“…a wonderful tool for educators who wish to move ‘off center stage’ and design teaching activities that place students in the center of the learning process.”

Evidence-Based Teaching in Nursing: A Foundation for Educators, Second Edition provides potential and current nursing faculty with the tools and knowledge they need to achieve highly successful teaching outcomes for nursing students and staff. The Second Edition also concentrates on the full role of faculty and not just the educational process.

This robust text provides concrete examples of best practices within nursing education intended to inspire faculty members to create a learning environment necessary for today’s healthcare needs.

New to the Second Edition:

  • Updated and revised content
  • Coverage of social media and informatics
  • Information on different types on classroom and student involvement
  • Discussion of new innovations in online education
  • Focus on simulation education


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Nurse-Led Care Initiatives Help Vulnerable Populations

Vulnerable populations are often overlooked in many communities across the nation. As a result, nurse-led initiatives have provided care to those who might not otherwise have access. For example, in 1995, Dr. Andrea Bostrom opened the Herkimer Health Center in collaboration with the Grand Valley State University in an effort to provide mental health services to the vulnerable populations of the inner city. In 1999, a grant from the WK Kellogg Foundation help them with funding “for nurse managed clinic development at four Michigan university colleges of nursing: Wayne State, University of Michigan, Michigan State and Grand Valley State.”

The mission of the Herkimer center has not changed. Today, the nursing faculty and staff see as many as 5,500 patients a year. The College has partnered with other agencies such as a transitional housing provider to offer a full suite of services to those in need. In addition, this facility serves as a place for students and professionals to develop skills and experience and maintain their credentials.

falvoJones & Bartlett Learning is committed to providing resources that teach students the importance of caring for vulnerable populations. The recently published Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness and Disability, Fifth Edition by Donna Falvo helps students and counselors with little to no medical background better understand manifestations of common chronic illnesses and disabilities their clients experience. Readers of this text will gain a better understanding of the impact that chronic illness and disability have on all aspects of their clients’ lives in order to help them build and strengthen personal resources to achieve optimal functioning and inclusion in all areas of their lives.


de Chesnay

Caring for the Vulnerable: Perspectives in Nursing Theory, Practice and Research, Fourth Edition by Mary de Chesnay and Barbara A. Anderson explores vulnerability from the perspective of individuals, groups, communities, and populations. It specifically addresses how vulnerability affects the field of nursing. Written from a global perspective, this edition provides an overview of treatments and issues as well as a basic structure for caring for the vulnerable with the ultimate goal of providing culturally competent care.



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New Edition: Advanced Nursing Research: From Theory to Practice

Advanced Nursing Research, Second EditionWould you like a reality-based approach to research? Check out the just published Advanced Nursing Research: From Theory to Practice, Second Edition by Ruth M. Tappen. This graduate-level text teaches 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 Second Edition 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.

What else makes the Second Edition special?

  • New chapter on quality and safety research
  • Updated SAS software screenshots
  • Organized into five parts that walk the student through the research process

Would you like to learn more? Visit our website.

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New Webinar: Linda A. Roussel and Tricia Thomas Discuss New Edition of Management and Leadership for Nurse Administrators

Roussel coverAuthors Linda A. Roussel, DSN, RN, NFA-BC, CNL and Tricia Thomas, PhD, BSN, FACHE, NFA-BC, ACNS-BC, CNL recently spoke during a Jones & Bartlett Learning webinar about their new text, Management and Leadership for Nurse Administrators, Seventh Edition. During the webinar both authors discussed the focus of the new edition as well as the general trends in healthcare that drove the revisions.

Roussel and Thomas highlighted the major trends in healthcare that are influencing nursing leadership in today’s world. These trends include limited access to healthcare for certain populations, breakthrough therapies, high costs of treatments, increase in out of pocket expenses, evolving healthcare models, and care delivery redesign. Understanding the evolving and changing landscape of healthcare is crucial for nurses to find success in the field.  The Seventh Edition of the text has an intense focus on translational science including leadership, quality, innovation, messaging and coaching, all of which these three authors believe are important aspects of being a successful leader in the world of nursing today.

The “sphere of influence is changing and expanding,” says Roussel, which calls for “innovative leadership.” With all of these changes in healthcare occurring, it is also important to understand that the population needing and receiving this care is also changing. The authors discuss how it is imperative that nurses be aware of cultural perspective when providing care in an effort to increase patient wellness. “Professional development is a trajectory,” argues the authors, and nurses must “lead and direct healthcare reform to meet the needs of society.” This webinar is a great resource for those interested in nursing leadership and how the shifting models and aspects of healthcare are changing patient care and the nursing profession.

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Announcing the Arrhythmia Webcast Series by 12-Lead ECG Author Tom Garcia

arrhythmiablogpicWe are proud to announce a new webcast: Arrhythmia Recognition: The Art of Education by renowned author Tomas B. Garcia, MD, with Daniel J. Garcia.

This exciting video offers educators valuable discussion on how to teach ECG interpretation to an adult student audience. It includes insights, dynamic graphics, and humor from Dr. Garcia’s expertise in the art of teaching 12-lead ECG and rhythm strip interpretation.

This first in a series of webcasts presents 6 individual segments that can be watched as installments at your convenience. Watch it now.

Time: Six installments totaling 2 hours, 53 minutes

Information for submitting questions and comments to Dr. Garcia is available in the presentation.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction (14 min)
    • Quick overview of the purpose and topics of this webcast, and a discussion of how the staggering increase in medical tools and information has impacted ECG education.
  • Part 1: Philosophy (30 min)
    • The difference between teaching and educating, interpreting by vector vs pattern, and the question: What is the connection between our place in the universe and teaching ECG interpretation?
  • Part 2: National Guidelines (25 min)
    • Covers the minimum guidelines various healthcare providers are held accountable to, including those for Paramedics. Demonstrates the importance of knowing more than the required minimum.
  • Part 3: Books, Tools, and the Beginner’s Perspective (33 min)
    • It’s a family affair. Guest speaker Daniel Garcia describes his experience as a beginner student of ECG interpretation—with valuable insights that apply for your students. Also outlines ECG textbook criteria for building interpretation skills that stand up in the real world.
  • Part 4: Teaching, Tips, and Techniques (36 min)
    • Highlights: Some basics of adult learning theory; teaching Millennials; Barney, Tom, and a Nurse; what does poetry have to do with PowerPoint slides; and much more. Warning! Sense of humor required.
  • Part 5: Putting It All Together (35 min)
    • The series concludes by walking you through the analysis of a rhythm strip in the same classic, thorough A-to-Z step-by-step style that Dr. Garcia is known for in his teaching and in his Art of Interpretation textbook series.

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NLN Announces New Nursing Centers of Excellence

NLN2015summit_logoThe National League for Nursing (NLN) recently announced that it has chosen 12 schools of nursing as Centers of Excellence (COE). In addition, 11 of these new COEs earned recognition in the category of Creating Environments that Enhance Student Learning and Professional Development. NLN president Marsha Howell Adams, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN, ANEF, professor and dean of the college of Nursing of Alabama in Huntsville said that,

“I look forward to acknowledging the 2015 COE designees in Las Vegas, celebrating their contributions to excellence in nursing education and the key role that faculty, deans, and healthcare professionals play in achieving this coveted status.”

According to the NLN, in order to be recognized as a COE institution, the school must:

  • Embody and exhibit the NLN’s core values of excellence, integrity, diversity, and caring
  • Be an example for all other nursing programs
  • Show in measurable form their commitment to excellence in faculty development, nursing education research or student learning and professional development

The 12 schools will be recognized at a banquet on October 2, 2015 during the NLN Education Summit 2015 in Las Vegas, NV. Jones & Bartlett Learning is a proud sponsor of NLN’s annual Education Summit. This year, we will not only be exhibiting in Booth #509, but will also host a meet and greet and book signing with Susan Sienkiewicz, MA, RN, and Jennifer Palmunen, MSN, RN, authors of Clinical Nursing Calculations, on Thursday, October 1, 2015 from 12-2pm.

We hope to see you there.

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New Review: Pharmacology for Nurses

We just Pharmacology for Nursesreceived a new review for our ground-breaking Pharmacology for Nurses by Blaine T. Smith. According to Carol Agana, MNSc, CNP, APRN, University of Arkansas, for Doody’s Review Service, the book,

“…uses a systems approach to teach pharmacology. It is simple to read, easy to follow, and contains case studies. It is a good book for lower level nursing education…”

Pharmacology for Nurses presents the complex topic of pharmacology to undergraduate nursing students through its concise, yet digestible coverage of the material, overall design, and use of images and tables to reinforce content. It also draws on a vast array of pharmacology teaching experience and knowledge from top nursing faculty.

  • Designed to reflect real-life clinical applications as well as a fundamental introduction to pharmacology for nurses
  • Focuses on the critical need-to-know information, including the interrelationship of physiologic processes, drug interactions, and the homeostatic nature of the body
  • Presents the basics of both pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in a way that applies each subject to clinical practice
  • Explores patient and drug variables as well as drug interactions and effects along with the administration of medications
  • 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

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Happy World Breastfeeding Week

wbw2015-logo-mIt’s World Breastfeeding Week! Coordinated by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) and celebrated in more than 176 countries, World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) recognizes the importance of promoting breastfeeding worldwide. This year’s theme is “Breastfeeding and Work: Let’s Make It Work!”

According to Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, Director of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO),

“The benefits of breastfeeding extend to mother and baby, and promoting breastfeeding policies in the workplace is essential. Employers also stand to benefit as it leads to happier, more dependable and productive employees.”

World Breastfeeding Week 2015 Objectives:

  1. Galvanize multi-dimensional support from all sectors to enable women everywhere to work and breastfeed.
  2. Inform people about the latest in global Maternity Protection entitlements, and raise awareness of the need to strengthen related national legislation and implementation.
  3. Promote actions by employers to become Family/Parent/Baby and Mother-Friendly, and to actively facilitate and support employed women to continue breastfeeding.
  4. Strengthen, facilitate and showcase supportive practices that enable women working in the informal sector to breastfeed.
  5. Engage with target groups e.g. with Trade Unions, Workers Rights Organizations, Women’s groups and Youth groups, to protect the breastfeeding rights of women in the workplace.

Jones & Bartlett Learning is committed to providing quality breastfeeding resources. Created specifically to support the implementation of the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative in the United States, our recently updated Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding Online Course is essential for educating your staff to promote successful breastfeeding. Find out more at or preview the course now.

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