Nursing Education Publications from the NLN Named 2023 Book of the Year Award Winners

Nursing Education Publications from the NLN Named 2023 Book of the Year Award Winners

American Journal of Nursing Honors Top Publications for Advancing Health Care in Annual Competition

Washington, DC — The National League for Nursing proudly announces that the prestigious American Journal of Nursing has selected two League titles as winners in the journal’s annual Book of the Year Awards:

“On behalf of the National League for Nursing, I want to thank our esteemed colleagues at the American Journal of Nursing for this wonderful recognition. The League has long made the advancement of the science of nursing education a top priority, and these works of scholarship attest to our successful support of that mission and value,” said NLN Chair Patricia Sharpnack, DNP, RN, CNE, NEA-BC, ANEF, FAAN, Dean and Strawbridge Professor at the Breen School of Nursing and Health Professions at Ursuline College in Ohio.

Both publications honored were published by Wolters Kluwer Health, as is the entirety of the NLN Bookstore catalogue.

According to the judges of this year’s Nursing Education/Professional Development nominations, Dr. Oerman’s work was distinguished by its engaging content and accessibility. Dr. Oermann, they wrote, “adeptly takes the often-intimidating process of program evaluation and breaks it down into clear comprehensible steps,” providing a practical roadmap to this critical field in today’s nursing education landscape.

The content, contributed by leading faculty scholars, offers readers ample actionable insights, real-world examples, and evidence-based best practices to guide them through a meaningful application of the principles of evaluation and data analysis designed to enhance the quality of nursing education and ultimately, patient care.

In congratulating Dr. Oermann on this impressive recognition, NLN President and CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, said, “With this valuable, approachable resource, Dr. Oermann has made available the latest perspectives of respected authorities in program development, evaluation, and accreditation. I urge nurse educators at all levels of higher education to learn from their work to build a culture of transformative excellence in nursing education.” 

Dr. Malone also congratulated Dr. Jeffries on her dual honor, noting, “In today’s quickly changing health care environment, simulation has become an indispensable strategy for preparing nursing students to deliver optimal patient care. Clinical Simulations in Nursing Education: Advanced Concepts, Trends, and Opportunities takes the use of simulations to the next level, exploring innovative teaching/learning methods, new clinical models, and up-to-date best practices for providing high-quality education.”

From the evolution of clinical simulations to the use of more virtual simulations, incorporation of important constructs such as the social determinants of health, and the use of simulations in nursing education and competency-based testing, Dr. Jeffries’s comprehensive updated second edition provides intermediate and advanced simulation users and advocates with critical considerations for advancing simulation in nursing education. Its focus on the latest trends and concepts in simulation pedagogy will assist nurse educators to confidently prepare for their role in developing, planning, implementing, evaluating, and conducting research for effective simulation programs.

For the complete NLN publications catalog and information on placing orders, visit the NLN Bookstore.


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January 16, 2024


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