Sigma receives two Book of the Year Awards from the American Journal of Nursing

INDIANAPOLIS—Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) received two 2020 American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Book of the Year Awards. The titles AJN chooses for these awards are considered the year’s most valuable nursing texts. It is the 12th consecutive year that Sigma titles have been honored with this distinction.


Mastering Simulation: A Handbook for Success, Second Edition by Janice Palaganas, Beth Ulrich, and Beth Mancini received second place in the Medical-Surgical category. This fully revised second edition guides students and practitioners in developing clinical competencies and provides a solid foundation for improving patient outcomes. As noted by reviewer Christopher A. VanFosson, PhD, MHA, RN, “[T]his text expertly guides the reader to success in simulation.”

Building a Culture of Ownership in Healthcare: The Invisible Architecture of Core Values, Attitude, and Self-Empowerment, Second Edition by Joe Tye and Bob Dent received third place in the Nursing Management and Leadership category. In this second edition, Tye and Dent keep with their construction metaphor to illustrate a healthcare organization’s structure and expand coverage of the importance of culture assessment, transformational leadership, and more. Reviewer Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN comments that this book “is easy to read and lends itself to use as a book club choice for leadership teams.” 

"We couldn’t be happier that AJN reviewers have included Sigma publications in their Book of the Year Awards for 12 years running. It shows the consistent quality of authors we work with and the high bar they set for each other year after year," said Sigma Publisher, Dustin Sullivan. "2020’s awarded authors include several repeat AJN winners, which thrills us even more. Congratulations to them as well as our outstanding publishing team at Sigma!"

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About Sigma:
The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) is a nonprofit organization with the mission of developing nurse leaders anywhere to improve healthcare everywhere. Founded in 1922, Sigma has more than 135,000 active members and 550 chapters at institutions of higher education and healthcare partners from Armenia, Australia, and Botswana to Thailand, the United States, and Wales. Sigma members include clinical nurses and administrators, academic nurse educators and researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and others working to fulfill the organization’s vision of connected, empowered nurse leaders transforming global healthcare. Learn more at