News: Updated 'AACN Essentials' Textbooks Available

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American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Announces New Editions of Popular ‘AACN Essentials’ Textbooks

Critical care and progressive care books are designed for nurses new to these areas, whether recent graduates or those experienced in other areas.

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. — July 16, 2014 — The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has released new editions of two popular textbooks bearing its trademark and written and edited by clinical experts in acute and progressive care nursing. 

The third editions of “AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing” and “AACN Essentials of Progressive Care Nursing” were edited by Suzanne M. Burns, professor emeritus at the School of Nursing, University of Virginia, and a consultant and expert in critical care clinical practice and research.

“AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing” covers basic to advanced critical care concepts.

“‘AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing’ is the ideal resource for nurses new to critical care, those who have worked in the field for a short time and nurses who moved to critical care from another area,” says AACN chief clinical officer Connie Barden, RN, MSN, CCRN-E, CCNS. “In addition, the information on new guidelines and the latest research is a necessity for nurse specialists, managers, educators, preceptors and others who influence care at the bedside.”

The book includes content from AACN’s online Essentials of Critical Care Orientation, key information to prepare for CCRN certification and much more. Presented in prose — not outline form — it is a great tool for hospitals and staff nurses.

The enhanced third edition of “AACN Essentials of Progressive Care Nursing” provides foundational information to equip nurses working in high acuity and progressive care, and those preparing for PCCN certification in progressive care nursing.

“As one of very few resources addressing the educational needs unique to the progressive care environment, ‘AACN Essentials of Progressive Care Nursing’ succinctly presents essential information about how to safely and competently care for these acutely ill patients and their families,” Barden says.

Both books are available in the AACN online bookstore at www.aacn.org/essentialsbooks.


About the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses: Founded in 1969 and based in Aliso Viejo, California, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is the largest specialty nursing organization in the world. AACN joins together the interests of more than 500,000 acute and critical care nurses and claims more than 235 chapters worldwide. The organization’s vision is to create a healthcare system driven by the needs of patients and their families in which acute and critical care nurses make their optimal contribution

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