Melnyk’s work receives Book of the Year Award from the American Journal of Nursing

A book written by Associate Vice President for Health Promotion, University Chief Wellness Officer and College of Nursing Dean Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FAANP FNAP, FAAN, has been recognized as a Book of the Year for 2015 by the American Journal of Nursing (AJN).

The third edition of Melnyk’s published work, “Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice,” placed first in the nursing research category. Co-written with colleague Ellen Fineout-Overholt, the book was selected by AJN’s panel of judges for its strong foundation of EBP principles, helpful resources, conversational style and an accomplished list of contributors.

In her review of the book, AJN judge Wendy C. Budin, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN of New York University’s College of Nursing wrote:

“This comprehensive text provides a strong foundation for implementing and sustaining evidence-based practice (EBP) in clinical decision making for all levels of nurses, from undergraduate nursing students to doctors of nursing practice and seasoned practitioners. Even beginner students will find the information interesting and will be encouraged to actively engage in EBP to improve patient outcomes.”

Since 1969, the American Journal of Nursing has published an annual list of the best in nursing publishing.  Listed in the January issue of the journal, the AJN Book of the Year program is a prestigious competition that garners the attention of its readers (nurses in clinical settings, faculty and researchers) as well as librarians in hospitals and universities. Increasingly, books about health or health care that are authored by non-nurses are submitted for consideration. Many readers, faculty and libraries make book purchasing decisions based upon this award program.  Each year, AJN invites experts to serve as judges in 20 categories. They review all submissions for their categories, select up to three winners and write reviews of these works.