Nursing textbook selected for 2014 Book of the Year Award

January 23, 2015

The third edition of "Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge" (Jones and Bartlett, 2014), co-edited by Penn State Shenango faculty member Kathleen Mastrian, was awarded second place in the 2014 American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Book of the Year Awards in the Information Technology/Social Media category.

The panel of judges, chosen from experts in the nursing profession, noted that the book “provides a comprehensive and in-depth explanation of each element of the field of nursing informatics” and “integrates examples, clinical case studies, callouts of key terms, and references for Web-based and nursing and information-science communities to enhance the reading experience.”

The AJN’s annual list of the best in nursing publishing is a competition that garners the attention of nurses in clinical practice, teaching, and research, as well as hospital and university librarians. Up to three winners are selected in 20 categories. The Information Technology/Social Media category includes content about the use of electronic media, computer systems, social media and other online media in the nursing profession.

Mastrian, associate professor of nursing and coordinator of the RN to B.S. program at Penn State Shenango, is an internationally known nursing informatics expert. Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge has been marketed extensively both in the United States and abroad. Mastrian also co-authored "Integrating Technology in Nursing Education: Tools for the Knowledge Era" (Jones and Bartlett, 2011) and published more than 30 nursing journal articles. She has been active in the development of technology-enhanced courses for registered nurses, having written several online courses for Penn State World Campus. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Penn State, as well as a master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a doctoral degree from Kent State University.

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