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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 - Seven 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!

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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.
Dorothy A. Jones
This book addresses how a strong nursing research agenda can impact patient care and influence the redesign of services needed to effectively respond to a changing health care environment. The authors provide a comprehensive review to support the practice environment as an important place to advance nursing science through research.

SensibilityResize.jpgCultural Sensibility in Healthcare: A Personal & Professional Guidebook
By Sally N. Ellis Fletcher
Health care providers must practice cultural sensibility, applying thoughtful reasoning to their own cultural awareness. This allows them to be responsive and discreet in their patient interactions and to proactively acknowledge the cultural inheritances that might surface. In this practical guidebook, the author encourages health care providers to consider their cultural attitudes, biases, beliefs, and prejudices through exercises and self-reflection. It also challenges readers to go beyond theory and explore culture as it affects their professional roles.

RefOrgResize_Web.pngReflective Organizations: On the Front Lines of QSEN & Reflective Practice Implementation
By Gwen Sherwood and Sara Horton-Deutsch

Today’s health care environment is ever-evolving. This constant progression requires educators and practitioners to be nimble, flexible, and responsive to change. While individuals can be nimble and flexible, organizational culture is often stubbornly resistant. This book focuses on reflective learning as a catalyst for transforming traditional organizations and environments. The authors make a strong case that the way organizations incorporate change into their culture or processes ultimately affects sustainability.

This highly anticipated fully revised and expanded second edition of The Nurse’s Etiquette Advantage will prepare you to handle awkward and challenging situations, increase your confidence, enhance your reputation, and focus your career aspirations. Using a conversational Q&A format, the author has filled this book with practical tips, faux pas, and dos and don’ts to give you tools to become a polished, confident professional.


Nurses are on the front lines of disaster relief and care, but too few are trained in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. Also, too few nurse faculty have personal real-world experience in responding to natural and man-made disasters. The authors help ensure that nursing students are prepared to respond to disasters by giving nurse educators strategies and solutions for incorporating disaster preparedness into their curricula.

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.



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