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Books for Nurses

Books published and distributed by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International are written by, for, and about nurses and other health care professionals.
  • See our complete catalog of books (available for sale via Nursing Knowledge International).
  • Most STTI books are available as e-books and are electronic-learning platform-ready.
  • All of our books are available for faculty course adoption, as are our online courses!
2013 AJN Book of the Year Award Winners - Three books published by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International have received 2013 American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Book of the Year awards.  

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We offer authors the advantages of a small but talented and professional publishing program in an organization that is 100% focused on nurses. We welcome proposals for books that further the mission of the honor society.


NRS_web_150px.jpgThe Nurse's Reality Shift: Using History to Transform the Future
By Leslie Neal-Boylan

Despite scientific and technological advances, today’s modern nurses face many of the same challenges as the earliest nurses. This book sheds light on why nurses are where they are and, more importantly, how nurses can approach the future in a different way. It asks the hard questions the nursing profession must answer in order to move past its recurring challenges and progress into the future.




BAFCT_web_150px.jpgBusiness Administration for Clinical Trials: Managing Research, Strategy, Finance, Regulation, and Quality
By R. Jennifer Cavalieri and Mark E. Rupp

This unique resource provides a road map to managing responsibilities, fostering productive environments, managing finance and regulations, and more. Starting with a multidisciplinary approach to health care research administration, the authors share their tools, techniques, and tactics to create an effective research infrastructure.
By Sharon M. Weinstein
Fully revised, expanded, and updated, the second edition of B is for Balance offers even more practical tips, tools, and tricks for rebalancing your life and attaining those goals that are truly within reach. This book plots out a course of action to help you build the life and career you want, need, and deserve.




Nurses face legal and ethical questions nearly every day. This book, written to help nurses navigate the legal maze of health care, is filled with practical, user-friendly questions and answers. Using a case-based, conversational format, the authors present and illustrate the legal context for nursing practice and provide answers for dealing with legal issues related to scope of practice, informed consent, negligence, confidentiality, and other important topics.

To Comfort Always is an award-winning handbook for nurses about how to care for patients at the end of life. Fully revised and updated, this new edition is a practical guide for understanding the needs of patients and families and the important roles nurses play in addressing those needs. To Comfort Always provides a practical framework that differentiates end-of-life nursing in terms of skilled clinician, advocate, and guide.
By Cheri Clancy
Critical Conversations provides scripts and scenarios to help you reach your communication goals. Chapters feature do's and don’ts, reflective questions, and practical tools. This book will help you whether you are a new nurse at the bedside or the CEO of a major health care facility.
By Jane Barnsteiner, Joanne Disch, and Mary K. Walton
Written by top thought leaders in nursing today, Person and Family Centered Care offers a new approach that begins with the person, embraces the family, and encompasses all care delivery locations. At the forefront of this movement are Barnsteiner, Disch, and Walton, who present a surprisingly practical clinical reference covering a vast array of patient-care scenarios and effective strategies for achieving optimal outcomes.
SEGCO_web.jpg By Alvin D. Jeffery and Robin L. Jarvis
Onboarding is important for lowering turnover rates. How can you ensure a new nurse’s success? Staff Educator’s Guide to Clinical Orientation helps you learn how to create and sustain a high-quality orientation and onboarding program that meets the nurses', organization's, and patients' needs. Whether you’re new to leading orientation efforts or a seasoned nursing staff development specialist, this book will help you understand the use of the ADDIE model; analyze, design, and implement an orientation program; evaluate an individual’s competency; conduct surveys and focus groups; and manage orientee errors and personality conflicts. 
AnatomyOfWriting2E_web.jpg By Cynthia Saver
Nurses spend years learning about human anatomy, but learning the anatomy of writing can seem much more difficult. Fully updated and expanded, Anatomy of Writing for Publications for Nurses, Second Edition, is one of the most useful books for nurses needing help with everything from writing a research paper to editing a published manuscript. This edition — 80 pages, three chapters, and two appendixes larger — includes expanded coverage of open access, online journals, social media, marketing your work, and tools for your writing projects. 



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