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Sigma honored by the American Journal of Nursing with four Book of the Year awards

​​INDIANAPOLIS — Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) was awarded four 2017 American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Book of the Year Awards. Sigma’s publishing team has been recognized by the American Journal of Nursing each year since 2009.  

The following books published by Sigma received 2017 awards:

Building a Culture of Ownership in Healthcare by Joe Tye and Bob Dent was awarded first place in the Professional Issues category. 

Building a Culture of Ownership in Healthcare takes readers on a journey from accountability to ownership — providing a proven mode, strategies, and practical solutions to help improve organizational culture in the healthcare setting. Readers learn how investing in their organization and people can enable a significant, successful change in productivity; employee engagement; nurse satisfaction, recruitment, and retention; quality of care; patient satisfaction; and financial outcomes.

Home Care Nursing: Surviving in an Ever-Changing Care Environment by Tina M. Marrelli was awarded second place in the Community/Public Health/Home Health category. 

Home Care Nursing is the definitive resource for understanding the challenges and complexities of home-based healthcare. Written without jargon or insider acronyms, Home Care Nursing is a practical yet comprehensive guidebook valuable to anyone connected to home care nursing services. 

Johns Hopkins Nursing Professional Practice Model: Strategies to Advance Nursing Excellence by Deborah Dang, Judith Rohde, and Jeannette Suflita was awarded second place in the Public Policy category. 

Johns Hopkins Nursing Professional Practice Model presents a model proven to inspire professional nurses to deliver exceptional care and outcomes. This how-to guide details how to build a supportive infrastructure and culture that fosters collaboration, stimulates innovation, and empowers nurses to achieve success in exceptional ways. 

The Nurse Manager's Guide to Innovative Staffing, Second Edition by Jennifer Mensik was awarded third place in the Nursing Management and Leadership category.  

The Nurse Manager’s Guide to Innovative Staffing, Second Edition, is a practical guide to help managers get a handle on every staffing issue, from assessing their current state to understanding and implementing unique care delivery models to leveraging innovative solutions to staffing challenges.

“The American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Awards are highly regarded in nursing and we are honored that we have four new recipients this year,” said Sigma Publisher Dustin Sullivan. “Our run over the past decade has been outstanding, and I am proud of our authors and editorial team for maintaining such high publishing standards year after year. The 2017 awardees continue our tradition of crafting high-quality books that are among the most respected in the field.” 

Read more about the winners. Sigma’s 2017 AJN recipients are available for purchase in the Sigma Marketplace and bookstores throughout the world.

About STTI

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


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