Sigma Theta Tau International publishing honored with eight awards

22 January 2015
Julie Adams, Director, Marketing and Communications
Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International


Sigma Theta Tau International publishing honored with eight awards

 STTI books receive highest number of first-place awards from the 
American Journal of Nursing

INDIANAPOLIS — The annual awards from the American Journal of Nursing (AJN) were announced this January, and they included eight honors for books published by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI). Six of these books were recognized with a first place, which gave STTI more first-place awards than any other publisher honored.
The STTI award recipients are as follows:
• Re-Entry: A Guide for Nurses Dealing with Substance Use Disorder received a first-place award in both the History and Public Policy and Professional Development and Issues categories. Focused on helping the one in 10 nurses who have struggled with substance abuse, authors Karolyn Crowley and Carrie Morgan provide practical advice through case studies and first-person narratives for nurses to overcome addiction and return to the nursing profession.
• Population-Based Public Health Clinical Manual: The Henry Street Model for Nurses, Second Editionreceived first place in Community/Public Health. Authors Carolyn Garcia, Marjorie A. Schaffer, and Patricia M. Schoon build on the Henry Street Consortium’s framework of 11 competencies for population-based entry-level public health nursing in a variety of settings.
• The Nerdy Nurse’s Guide to Technology received first place in Information Technology/Social Media. In a tone that is entertaining and easy to understand, author Brittney Wilson shares practical tools to help nurses embrace technology in the workplace.
• Staff Educator’s Guide to Clinical Orientation: Onboarding Solutions for Nurses received first place in Nursing Education/Continuing Education. Authors Alvin Dean Jeffery and Robin L. Jarvis help nurses create and sustain a quality orientation process to meet the needs of the organization and the patient while setting up new nurses for success.
• Person and Family Centered Care received first place in the Nursing Management/Leadership category. The book offers new and practical advice for taking a different approach to the traditional model of patient-centered care. Jane Barnsteiner, Joanne Disch, and Mary K. Walton take the approach that care begins with the person while embracing family and encompassing all care-delivery locations.
Mastering Simulation: A Handbook for Success received a third-place award in the Information Technology/Social Media category, and Transforming Interprofessional Partnerships: A New Framework for Nursing and Partnership-Based Health Care received a second-place award in the Professional Development and Issues category.
“To receive eight of these awards, covering such a wide range of topics, is truly amazing,” said STTI Publisher Dustin Sullivan. “We are extraordinarily fortunate to work with authors who demonstrate such a broad expanse of expertise and quality of knowledge. These awards also reflect positively on the members of our editorial and production teams, who show a similarly high level of skill in working with the initial ideas and bringing them to market in such a successful fashion.”
Nurses regard the AJN Book of the Year Awards as the most important designation of excellence in book publishing. These honors are especially meaningful for STTI publishing because it had 14 books published in the eligibility period, meaning that over half of the books published in this time were recognized with an AJN Book of the Year Award.
Read more about the recognized books here. All of STTI’s award-winning books can be purchased at



The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Founded in 1922, STTI has more than 135,000 active members in more than 85 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others. STTI’s roughly 500 chapters are located at approximately 695 institutions of higher education throughout Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, the United States, and Wales. More information about STTI can be found online at