UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A textbook edited by a Penn State College of Nursing faculty member has received a 2016 Book of the Year Award from the American Journal of Nursing.
Marie Boltz, associate professor of nursing, served as executive editor for the fifth edition of “Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice” (Springer, 2016). The book was awarded first place in the Gerontologic Nursing category.
The panel of judges, chosen from experts in the nursing profession, said that the “extraordinarily practical book is both an excellent textbook for undergraduate and graduate nursing students and a reference for practicing nurses.” With evidence-based information and practical protocols, the judges noted that the book “is a valuable resource for both students and experienced clinicians.”
The AJN’s annual list of the best in nursing publishing is a prestigious competition that garners the attention of the nursing community and supporting health care publishers. Winners in 19 categories are chosen by a panel of judges that includes college faculty, clinicians and nursing executives.
Boltz joined the College of Nursing’s research faculty in August 2016. Her research areas include interventions to promote functional health and cognition in older adults, caregiving efficacy and coping with dementia and delirium, complex aging-related care issues, and translational and health services research.