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.”

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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.”

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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.”

Read more excerpts from the review:

“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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Maternal Newborn Nursing Care Plans, Third Edition Has Arrived

Maternal Newborn Nursing Care Plans, Third EditionAre you looking for a text that teaches students and practicing nurses how to assess, plan, provide, and evaluate care for pregnancy, delivery, recovery, abnormal conditions, and newborn care? Our recently published Maternal Newborn Nursing Care Plans, Third Edition by Carol J. Green is just what you need.

Featuring more than 65 of the most common and high-risk care plans for nursing care using the nursing process approach, it includes NIC interventions, discussions on collaborative problems, key nursing activities, signs and symptoms, and diagnostic studies. Using a progressive approach, the text begins with generic care plans that address all patient situations regardless of the patient diagnosis or condition before moving on to more complicated and specific care plans.

What else makes the Third Edition special?

  • New rationales for nursing actions based on scientific principles
  • New breastfeeding care plan added to the normal newborn care chapter
  • New information on obesity in pregnancy
  • New guidelines, practice changes, standards, and evidence changes

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

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2015 Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook Is Here

2015 Oncology Nursing Drug HandbookWe’re getting a head start on the new year with the publication of 2015 Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook by Gail M. Wilkes and Margaret Barton-Burke.

Written especially for nurses caring for patients with cancer, it 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, the 2015 Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook includes a simplified chapter on molecular and biological targeted therapy that incorporates new information about immunotherapy, new indications, and the most important and common side effects.

New drug entries include: afatinib, belinostat, ceritinib, ibrutinib, idelalisib, obinutuzumab, pembrolizumab, ramucirumab, siltuximab, and mercaptopurine oral suspension.

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Susan B. Bastable’s Nurse as Educator, Fourth Edition Receives 5-Stars

Nurse as Educator, Fourth EditionNurse as Educator: Principles of Teaching and Learning for Nursing Practice, Fourth Edition by Susan B. Bastable just earned a perfect score of 100 and 5 stars from Doody’s Review Service. Reviewer, Gretchen Schumacher, PhD, GNP-C, FNP, NP-C, from Michigan State University College of Nursing, writes that this “classic in its field,” is an “excellent, updated overview of the education of nurses and patients in a dynamic healthcare system.”

Read more excerpts from the review:

“An important focus is the IOM report and the QSEN (Quality and Safety Education for Nurses) foundations and evidence in teaching/learning principles. Current case studies and thought-provoking review questions throughout the book develop concepts regarding learning characteristics and barriers to learning. Strategies for successful teaching and learning are discussed, including behavioral objectives, methods of instruction, and learning evaluation. Updated state of the evidence helps readers to view information in light of current evidence.

[It is] appropriately updated in the context of a dynamic healthcare environment. Nurse educators in both academic and clinical settings would benefit from understanding these concepts. It is a comprehensive resource for anyone facing the challenges of teaching and learning in healthcare with a desire to develop skills that are grounded in evidence and results.”

Want to learn more? Preview a sample chapter now or visit our website.

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5-Star Review: Nursing Theories: A Framework for Professional Practice, Second Edition

Nursing Theories: A Framework for Professional Practice, Second EditionExcellent news to share– Nursing Theories: A Framework for Professional Practice, Second Edition by Kathleen Masters just received a perfect score of 100 and 5 stars from Doody’s Review Service. According to reviewer, Patricia E. Zander, MSN, PhD, RN, from Viterbo University, it “provides a wealth of information, but does not overwhelm readers new to theoretical thinking.”

Read more excerpts from the review:

“The clear, concise format with its highlighted key points and exemplary information is appropriate for both undergraduate nursing students and practicing nurses.

Each chapter includes a concise description of the theory’s main components, a patient scenario and an example of the nursing process to demonstrate application of that theory in light of today’s best practices, and engaging critical thinking and classroom exercises that will promote interest in the use of the theory in nursing practice.”

The chapter-by-chapter ancillary website offerings that reinforce and expand upon the chapter content are very easy to access and to navigate.”

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

Evidence-Based Teaching in Nursing, Second EditionToday’s healthcare environment demands that practice be based on evidence. As a result, teaching current, evidence-based nursing concepts has become a necessity for nurse educators. That’s why we’ve just published the completely updated and revised Evidence-Based Teaching in Nursing: A Foundation for Educators, Second Edition by Sharon Cannon and Carol Boswell.

The Second Edition focuses on providing potential and current nursing faculty with the tools and knowledge they need to create successful learning environments grounded in evidence. In addition, it also concentrates on the full role of nursing faculty members in addition to the educational process.

New to the Second Edition:

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

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

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