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Frontier Nursing University

February 18, 2014 16:37 ET

Frontier Nursing University Midwifery Textbook Receives AJN Book of the Year Award

Book Focuses on Evidence-Based Practice for Midwives

HYDEN, KY--(Marketwired - February 18, 2014) - Frontier Nursing University (FNU) is pleased to announce that the textbook "Best Practices in Midwifery: Using the Evidence to Implement Change," written and edited by FNU faculty and alumni, was awarded a 2013 American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Book of the Year (BOY) award. Published by Springer Publishing Company, "Best Practices in Midwifery: Using the Evidence to Implement Change," is a second place winner in the Maternal-Child Nursing/Childbirthing category.

The AJN Book of the Year awards demonstrate the most valuable texts of 2013 as chosen by their panel of judges. "Best Practices in Midwifery: Using the Evidence to Implement Change" is edited by FNU Post-Master's DNP Program Director Barbara Anderson and FNU President Susan Stone. "We are proud to say that all contributors are FNU faculty and alumni," states Dr. Barbara Anderson, lead editor. All book royalties are being donated for midwifery scholarships.

There is no current book published in the U.S. that focuses exclusively on the most controversial areas of practice and evidence-based best practices for nurse-midwives. With its unique approach and contemporary text, this work addresses best practices and strategies for change for nurse-midwives and other clinicians who care for mothers and infants in our nation. By presenting exemplar case studies using the most current research, the work provides a roadmap for those who strive to implement change through evidence-based practice.

See all 2013 AJN Book of the Year winners and View full judge descriptions for each winning book

Purchase "Best Practices in Midwifery: Using the Evidence to Implement Change"

Other books with FNU faculty and alumni contributions receiving AJN Book of the Year awards include:

"Sex Trafficking: A Clinical Guide for Nurses" By Mary De Chesnay
Category - Community-Public Health
This book explores a wide scope of complex issues surrounding sex trafficking. FNU faculty member Dr. Barbara Anderson contributed chapter 7 on Sexual Trafficking; Designing experiential learning for health professional students.

"The American Nurse" By Carolyn Jones
Category - Public Interest and Creative Works category
This book captures 75 intimate photographs and personal stories of nurses who work in diverse communities across the nation. FNU graduate Carrie Hall is one of the featured nurses.

"She Who is Like a Mare: Poems of Mary Breckinridge and the Frontier Nursing Service" By Karen Kotrba
Category - Public Interest and Creative Works category
These monologues take the reader straight into the mountains of Eastern Kentucky after World War I to tell the story of the Frontier Nursing Service nurse-midwives.

Frontier Nursing University's Mission:

Frontier Nursing University is a private, non-profit, non-residential graduate school of nursing offering community-based, distance education programs leading to the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, the Master of Science in Nursing Degree and/or post-master's certificates in advanced practice nursing specialties. Our mission is to educate nurses to become competent, entrepreneurial, ethical and compassionate nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners who are leaders in the primary care of women and families with an emphasis on underserved and rural populations.

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