F.A. Davis Nursing Titles Honored by American Journal of Nursing 2015 Book of the Year Awards

F.A. Davis Nursing Titles Honored by American Journal of Nursing 2015 Book of the Year Awards

January 28, 2016


Five titles recognized as the most valuable publications of 2015.

Philadelphia, PA, January 18, 2015:  F.A. Davis Company has been recognized by the American Journal of Nursing as the publisher of five of the titles awarded 2015 Book-of-the-Year Awards in six different categories. These awards recognize the most valuable publications of the year, as chosen by AJN’s panel of judges. Peer-reviewed and evidence-based, AJN is considered the profession’s premier journal and has been identifying its selections of the year’s best work since 1969.

“We congratulate each of the authors on their accomplishments and thank them for their dedication to sharing their knowledge and experience with nursing students, educators, and clinicians,” said Jean Rodenberger, Editor-in-Chief, Nursing. “These five titles reflect models of learning that are changing how nursing is taught and how students are learning in today’s time pressed environments. We are honored that AJN has recognized the contributions of these authors to the education of the next generation of nursing students and to the professional development of the field.”


Awarded first place in the 2015 AJN Book of the Year Award
in the Medical-Surgical Nursing category

Awarded second place in the 2015 AJN Book of the Year Award
in the Adult Primary Care category

Fundamentals of Nursing

Theory, Concepts and Applications, 3rd Edition

(2-volume set)

Judith M. Wilkinson, PhD, CNS, APRN

Leslie S. Treas, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, NNP-BC

Karen Barnett, DNP, RN

Mable Smith, BSN, MN, JD, PhD

ISBN-13: 978-0-8036- 4077-1

$135.00 (US) | $195.95 (CAN)

(Also available as a Davis Digital eBook)

“Fundamentals of Nursing stands out from other fundamentals of nursing textbooks. First, the two-volume set format works wonderfully to integrate theoretical/conceptual (Volume 1) and clinical practice (Volume 2) knowledge. The writing style is engaging, and the use of graphics and illustrations is excellent.”—AJN


Awarded first place in the 2015 AJN Book of the Year Award
in the
Child Health category

Pediatric Nursing

Content Review Plus Practice Questions

Margot R. De Sevo, PhD, LCCE, IBCLC, RNC


ISBN-13: 978-0-8036- 3042-0

$49.95 (US) | $72.50 (CAN)

(Also available as a Davis Digital eBook)

“…bursting with knowledge presented in a logical flow. …uses a formula that nurtures critical thinking in the reader. I applaud the use of an outline format that’s succinct yet comprehensive and a layout that facilitates learning and recall.—AJN


Awarded third place in the 2015 AJN Book of the Year Award
in the Maternal-Child Nursing/Childbirthing category

Maternal-Child Nursing Care

Optimizing Outcomes for Mothers, Children, and Families, 2nd Edition

Susan L. Ward, PhD, RN

Shelton M. Hisley, Ph.D., RNC, WHNP-BC


ISBN-13: 978-0-8036-3665-1

$136.95 (US) | $202.95 (CAN)

(Also available as a Davis Digital eBook)

“This combined maternal–child nursing text is of value in undergraduate nursing courses. that cover both specialties. The text focuses on patient care quality and safety in the care of childbearing families, which is essential in the current patient care environment.”—AJN


Awarded third place in the 2015 AJN Book of the Year Award
in the Nursing Research category

Reading, Understanding, and Applying Nursing Research

Revised Reprint, 4th Edition

James A. Fain, PhD, RN, BC-ADM, FAAN


ISBN-13: 978-0-8036--4463-2

$47.95 (US) | $69.95 (CAN)

(Also available as a Davis Digital eBook)

“This classic text provides students with an in-depth understanding of the importance of nursing research. It offers a detailed, step-by-step overview of the research process to assist readers with planning and conducting their own research.“—AJN

in the Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing category

Psychiatric Nursing

Assessment, Care Plans, and Medications, 9th Edition

Mary C. Townsend, DSN, PMHCNS-BC



ISBN-13: 978-0-8036- 4237-9

$44.95 (US) | $65.50 (CAN)

(Also available as a Davis Digital eBook)

 “What a versatile, user-friendly, informative, and handy reference tool this small book is! Loaded with important and useful information… Offers something for everyone, including nursing students, practicing nurses from all specialties, and advanced practice psychiatric nurses.“—AJN

These titles are available at bookstores or directly from F.A. Davis Company.

For more information, call 800-323-3555 (US) 800-665-1148 (Canada) or visit www.FADavis.com.


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.

For more information, visit www.FADavis.com.

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