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NLN Press Presents Three New Books at Summit ‘17

NLN Books
September 9, 2017

For Immediate Release Press Contact: Karen R. Klestzick

National League for Nursing Releases Three Titles

'Meet the NLN Authors' Book Sale & Signing at
Wolters Kluwer Health Booth at Education Summit in San Diego, Thursday, September 14

Washington, DC, September 9, 2017 - A National League for Nursing tradition of publishing new works of scholarship in time for the annual NLN Education Summit continues with the release of three new titles by the NLN Press. They may be ordered in advance or purchased at the 2017 Education Summit at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, September 14-16.

To introduce the books, publisher Wolters Kluwer Health will host a "Meet the NLN Authors" event at its booth during the Summit opening on Thursday, September 14. Visitors to the booth will have a chance to buy signed copies of the books and speak with the scholars.

The 2017 NLN publications are:
  • Designing & Creating a Culture of Care for Students and Faculty: The Chamberlain University of Nursing Model, Susan L. Groenwald, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, ed.
  • Critical Conversations: The NLN Guide for Teaching Thinking, Susan Gross Forneris PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE-A; Mary Fey PhD, RN, CHSE-A, eds.
  • ROVING LEADERSHIP: Breaking through the Boundaries, Sal Tagliareni, PhD; Janice Brewington, PhD, RN, FAAN, co-authors
In Designing & Creating a Culture of Care for Students and Faculty, scholars make a clear and compelling case for incorporating caring into nursing education programs. "While many books and articles have advocated for care and caring in nursing education, what truly distinguishes this text and the work it describes throughout Chamberlain College of Nursing, is its thorough coverage of how caring can be operationalized - and made tangible - in all aspects of a school's mission, vision, people, processes, and practices," observed NLN President Anne L. Bavier, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean and professor in the College of Nursing and Health Innovations at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Critical Conversations, co-edited by the Excelsior deputy director of the NLN Center for Innovation in Simulation and Technology, Dr. Susan Forneris, focuses on building faculty expertise in the teaching of higher-level reasoning skills, using techniques from simulation and debriefing. It neatly builds on the concepts and strategies presented in the NLN Vision Statement, published in 2015, on Debriefing Across the Curriculum, which included a call to action to develop resources to guide faculty in the development and use of debriefing techniques. To help achieve that aim, this new publication integrates knowledge and evidence from the diverse fields of adult education, behavioral health, cognitive science, organizational behavior, nursing, and health care simulation. Such integrated knowledge may thus be used to provide specific direction for nurse educators to create steps for engaging in reflective dialogue with students and draw on specific examples of how to incorporate debriefing techniques across the nursing curriculum.

The theory of roving leadership presented in the book of that title co-authored by Drs. Sal Tagliareni and Janice Brewington, chief program officer and director of the NLN Center for Transformational Leadership, does not reflect a pie-in the-sky approach to becoming a leader. Rather, it is based on empirical evidence that anyone can be a leader, thus, disputing the conventional wisdom of "born leaders." "This very insightful work puts to rest the myths that prevent people from assuming positions of leadership and also identifies the obstacles that sometimes stand in the way of a person seeking a leadership role," noted NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN. "Sal and Janice succeed in providing a unique blueprint for individuals to reframe their thinking about leadership and self-perceptions that may motivate career development and thereby help effect sustainable transformational institutional change."

Added Dr. Malone: "The NLN is proud to once again offer new works of scholarship for the benefit of this and future generations in nursing education. The Summit is an ideal opportunity to showcase the published research and analyses by these outstanding thought leaders, which are now 'ready for prime time.'"

Editors/Reporters: For interview opportunities, please contact Karen R. Klestzick, chief communications officer at the NLN, at 202-909-2483 or

To order the new titles or any of the NLN Press publications, visit the NLN Bookstore:

For complete information about the 2017 Education Summit, including online registration, visit

About the National League for Nursing
Dedicated to excellence in nursing, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. The NLN offers professional development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 40,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members. NLN members represent nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education, and health care organizations and agencies.

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