PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Journal of Nursing(AJN) awarded its prestigious AJN Book of the Year award to three nursing textbooks published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins(LWW). LWW is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. LWW publications were honored in the categories of information technology and informatics, critical care emergency nursing, and community public health.
"We are honored that AJN's judges recognized our efforts to provide superior learning tools for nursing students, nurse educators, and practicing nurses," said Julie Stegman, Vice President and Publisher, Nursing Education. "Congratulations to our authors, who clearly understand what students, educators and nurses need to know, and present authoritative, current and accurate content in the way our customers want to learn."
AJN is the nation's oldest and largest circulating nursing journal and one of the most highly respected in its field. For more than 40 years, AJN's Book of the Year Award competition draws annually hundreds of submissions by authors from various fields in the nursing profession. A distinguished panel of judges selects those considered the most valuable texts in a range of categories each year.
AJN named the following LWW products Book of the Year for 2012:
Information Technology and Informatics Book of the Year
Informatics and Nursing: Opportunities and Challenges, by Jeanne Sewell and Linda Q. Thede
This comprehensive text reviews the concepts and applications of nursing informatics, from computer basics to data usage skills and techniques.
Critical Care–Emergency Nursing Book of the Year (2nd place)
Simulation Simplified: Student Lab Manual for Critical Care Nursing by Sandra Goldsworthy and Leslie Graham
The Student Lab Manual supports students in the completion of electronic patient case simulations, and works in concert with electronic resources and the instructor manual. The lab manual provides step by step guidance for complex, open-ended simulations, and takes the mystery, guess work and the difficulty out of completing patient simulations.
Community–Public Health Book of the Year (2nd place)
Introduction to Community-Based Nursing by Roberta Hunt
This text presents foundational concepts pivotal to delivering nursing care in the community setting, with specific attention to the NLN competencies for community-based nursing care. The author examines the variety of settings and situations in which the community-based nurse provides care, highlighting cultural diversities in the patient populations, and emphasizing interactions between the individual and the family.
About the American Journal of Nursing
The American Journal of Nursing (AJN), "the leading voice of nursing since 1900," is the most recognized nursing journal in the world (www.AJNonline.com). Peer-reviewed and evidence-based, AJN has received more awards for editorial excellence and dissemination of information than any other nursing publication. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, part of Wolters Kluwer Health
About Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) is a leading international publisher of trusted content delivered in innovative ways to practitioners, professionals and students to learn new skills, stay current on their practice, and make important decisions to improve patient care and clinical outcomes.
LWW is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company with 2011 annual revenues of €3.4 billion ($4.7 billion).
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