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15 January 2014

CONTACT: Julie Adams, Director, Marketing and Communications
Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International

Accelerate Your Career in Nursing shows how strategic education choices can advance nursing careers
New STTI book helps nurses make the most of educational offerings

INDIANAPOLIS – How does a nurse choose the best path from among a myriad of degrees, certifications, honors and achievements?
Accelerate Your Career in Nursing, published by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), shows nurses how to strategically decide which of these opportunities best match their goals and interests in order to achieve professional advancement. Authors Janice Phillips, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Janet M. Boivin, BSA, BA, RN, use their academic, professional and health care experiences to provide a blueprint for taking strategic advantage of the wide range of opportunities now available to nurses.
Accelerate Your Career in Nursing spells out how nurses can recognize and document their accomplishments and then use them to advance within health care. Our ultimate goal is that this book will give nurses the credentials they need to earn a place at the health care table, in whatever setting that may be,” said Boivin.
The book also helps nurses and nursing students improve their verbal and written communications when seeking committee appointments, admission into graduate programs, running for office, or other such advancements.
Accelerate Your Career in Nursing is available at
Accelerate Your Career in Nursing
Janice Phillips, PhD, RN, FAAN and Janet M. Boivin, BSA, BA, RN
ISBN-13: 9781937554583
Published by STTI, 2013
Price: US $29.95.
Soft cover, 192 pages.
Trim size: 6 x 9”
About the authors:
Janet M. Boivin, BSN, BA, RN, is an award-winning writer with more than 30 years’ experience as a nurse journalist. She has written for several general and military newspapers, and was national editor/writer for for 18 years. A staff nurse in a free clinic, she is the only nurse journalist to travel to a war zone to write about military nurses caring for the war wounded.
Janice Phillips, PhD, RN, FAAN, is an associate professor at Rush University College of Nursing, Chicago. She is an experienced health care clinician, researcher, educator and public policy advocate. As a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow, she worked in the office of Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV (D-WV) and received the Nursing Spectrum Nursing Excellence Award for Advancing and Leading the Profession.
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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