F.A. Davis's Medical Surgical Nursing: Making Connections to Practice wins International Award for Nursing Excellence

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Medical Surgical Nursing: Making Connections to Practice by Janice Hoffman and Nancy Sullivan receives the 2017 Capstone International Nursing Book Award.

Medical Surgical Nursing: Making Connections to Practice, by Janice J. Hoffman, PhD, RN, ANEF and Nancy J. Sullivan, DNP, RN, published by F.A. Davis Company, is the winner of The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International’s (STTI) 2017 International Award for Nursing Excellence, The Capstone International Book Award. This award recognizes the excellence of one outstanding nursing book published by or for nurses in support of the learning, knowledge, and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in healthcare worldwide. The award will be presented during STTI’s 44th Biennial Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana this fall.

Founded in 1922 by six nurses at the Indiana University Training School for Nurses, which is now the Indiana University School of Nursing, in Indianapolis, Indiana, the mission of The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. STTI's International Awards for Nursing Excellence are based on the society's dedication to fostering high professional nursing standards, recognizing superior achievement, developing leadership, and encouraging creative work. Awards are conferred to nurses each biennium for contributions in the fields of technology, media, chapter excellence, research, leadership, and practice.
"We are honored that STTI has recognized the contributions of these authors," said Jean Rodenberger, Editor-in-Chief, Nursing for F.A. Davis Company. “We congratulate them on their accomplishments and thank them for their dedication to sharing their knowledge and experience with students and educators to ensure the next generation of nurses is prepared to improve the quality of healthcare for all of us.”

Medical-Surgical Nursing: Making Connections to Practice uses a fresh, student-oriented approach that promotes critical thinking and clinical decision making. Its concise and consistent organization focuses on helping students make the correlations between concepts and the real world in which they will practice, while emphasizing need-to-know information and the patient-centered role of the nurse. This innovative text is just one component of an all-new, complete, integrated Med-Surg solution—Davis Advantage Med-Surg—that is tailored to today’s learning environment and provides personalized learning to make this challenging, must-know content easier for students to master.

For more information about Davis Advantage Med-Surg, please visit http://www.FADavis.com/MedSurg or email MedSurg@FADavis.com.
This title is available at bookstores or directly from F.A. Davis Company. For more information call 800-323-3555 (US) 800-665-1148 (Canada) or visit http://www.FADavis.com.

About the Authors
Janice J. Hoffman, PhD, RN, ANEF, is a Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at George Washington University’s School of Nursing in Washington, D.C. With over 38 years of nursing experience, Dr. Hoffman has taught in baccalaureate, graduate, associate and diploma nursing programs, as well as serving in staff development positions in acute care and military facilities. She has been recognized for her dedication to excellence in teaching as a Fellow in the Academy of Nursing Education as well as a Fellow in the Leadership for Academic Nursing Program of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

Previously, she was Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Missouri. An experienced academic administrator, she has also held positions as the assistant dean of the BSN program and the vice chair of Organizational Systems and Adult Health at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Dr. Hoffman’s areas of expertise include academic acute care nursing, new graduate transition, preceptor development and clinical decision making. Her work related to New Graduate Nurse Transition included serving as the director for the design and implementation of The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s SPRING Program, as well as the implementation of a residency program at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Hoffman was selected to serve on the panel that developed the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Practice Transition Accreditation Program and has served on the Advisory Boards for several acute care hospitals’ Nurse Residency Programs. She is a retired United States Navy Nurse Corps Captain.

Nancy J. Sullivan, DNP, RN, is Assistant Professor and Clinical Simulation Director; Acute and Chronic Care Instructor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and Clinical Nurse Specialist, Care Coordination/Readmission Initiative, The Johns Hopkins Hospital Joint Appointment with the School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD. She has been recognized for her dedication to excellence in teaching through the 2015 NLN Leadership Development Program for Simulation Educators and the Nu Beta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau.

Dr. Sullivan’s nursing experiences encompass emergency department/trauma/critical care of both adult and pediatric patients, nursing management, a nurse educator role working with new graduate nurses, and a clinical nurse specialist role focusing on care coordination and readmission reduction. Her current research focuses on the use of simulation in nursing education—both in academia and practice. In practice, her research focuses on improving the nursing response in the first few minutes of a cardiac arrest using rapid-cycle deliberate practice simulation. In academia, the focus is on comparing the simulation and clinical environments with goals of informing an appropriate clinical-to-simulation ratio and designing the best use of clinical time to meet students' needs. Dr. Sullivan was a member of the 2015 NLN Simulation Leader cohort and worked with the American Heart Association on a project exploring the best educational strategies for maintaining CPR competencies. She publishes and presents locally, nationally, and internationally on simulation and resuscitation training.

About F.A. Davis Company
F.A. Davis Company is one of the oldest independent, family-managed publishing houses in America. Since 1879, we have been meeting the needs of nursing, medical, and health science professionals seeking information of the highest quality.
Today, F.A. Davis carries on that tradition through its print, digital, and online products for students, educators, and clinicians in Nursing and the Health Sciences. Our flagship titles, Taber’s® Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary and Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses® are among the most trusted names in health care.
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