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Home : Publications : Books for Nurses

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!
BOTY-seal-2014-Gold_web.jpg2014 AJN Book of the Year Award Recipients - Eight  books published by STTI have been recognized with  American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Book of the Year awards for 2014. Six of those books received first place!

Interested in being an author?

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.
FSOG_FINAL_web.jpgFour Seasons of Grieving: A Nurse’s Healing Journey With Nature
By A. Lynne Wagner

Nurses may experience loss more personally than other health care professionals. A healthy grieving process is essential for them to heal and restore themselves so they can sustain a caring practice. Part guidebook and part memoir of one nurse’s grieving journey, this portable book contains practical guidance and wisdom for anyone experiencing grief.


DissertationCover_web.jpgA Nurse's Step-by-Step Guide to Writing Your Dissertation or Capstone
By Karen Roush

Earning your advanced degree is an extraordinary accomplishment, but completing those final stages can be daunting. New from STTI, A Nurse’s Step-by-Step Guide to Writing Your Dissertation or Capstone is a straightforward how-to guide that is packed with practical steps and tools to help you plan, document, organize, and write your dissertation or capstone. Don’t go it alone; let author and fellow dissertation survivor Dr. Karen Roush help you get from square one to done.

fosteringclinicalsuccess_web.jpgFostering Clinical Success: Using Clinical Narratives for Interprofessional Team Partnerships From Massachusetts General Hospital
By Jeanette Ives Erickson, Marianne O. Ditomassi, Susan Sabia, and Mary Ellin Smith

Research has shown that in today’s high-tech, rapid-change environment, one of the simplest tools — storytelling — can significantly improve outcomes. In Fostering Clinical Success, Massachusetts General Hospital nurse leaders share their model for creating, embedding, and fostering a narrative culture. 


MasteringPharmacogenomics_web.jpgMastering Pharmacogenomics: A Nurse's Handbook for Success
By Dale Halsey Lea, Dennis J. Cheek, Daniel Brazeau, and Gayle A. Brazeau

Pharmacogenomics, the study of the role of genetics in drug response, has become a vital resource in battling disease and improving outcomes. Nurses must acquire competency in pharmacogenomics to deliver optimal patient care in the 21st century. Mastering Pharmacogenomics provides nursing professionals with the foundational knowledge of human genetics and genomics that can optimize drug therapy and patient care delivery.


MasteringInformatics__web.jpgMastering Informatics: A Healthcare Handbook for Success
By Patricia P. Sengstack and Charles M. Boicey

The authors present key informatics concepts to help readers increase knowledge and expertise. Sengstack and Boicey begin with the phases of the system development lifecycle (SDLC): planning and analysis, design and usability, testing training, implementation, maintenance, and evaluation. The overview provides informatics nurses, physicians, pharmacists, dentists, dietitians, and other clinical professionals with a solid foundation of knowledge, positioning them for success within any clinical system.

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.



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