AACN Text Honored Among the Best in Nursing Publishing

Mar 09, 2023

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American Journal of Nursing recognizes "AACN Core Curriculum for High Acuity, Progressive, and Critical Care Nursing," 8th ed., as a Book of the Year.

The American Journal of Nursing recently honored the newest edition of "AACN Core Curriculum for High Acuity, Progressive, and Critical Care Nursing" as among the best in nursing publishing.

One of AACN’s most popular resource books, the text was honored with first-place recognition in the Critical Care-Emergency Nursing category in AJN’s prestigious Book of the Year program.

Each year, winners are chosen by a panel of judges who range from college professors to clinicians to nursing executives. Awards are given for first, second and third place in 20 categories.

Category judge Bridgid G. Joseph, DNP, RN, CCNS, director of patient experience, Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, New London, Connecticut, wrote in her summary of the book, “This text from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses offers an excellent review of critical care topics for nurses, including many common—and some less common—cases that critical care nurses experience daily. …This book is a superb reference for nurses in critical care and will support readers in successfully completing CCRN and PCCN certification examinations.”

Now in its eighth edition, the “Core Curriculum” book has become the definitive resource to prepare for clinical practice and a trusted reference for critical-care core knowledge and certification preparation.The new edition has been thoroughly updated to keep pace with the expanding role of nurses in the critical care profession.

"We've experienced significant changes in high-acuity, progressive and critical care nursing practice over the past decade," says editor Tonja Hartjes. "Our new edition offers new, experienced and advanced practice nurses a single comprehensive resource for current best practices and the most up-to-date clinical guidelines and standards of care."

In 2018, “AACN Core Curriculum for Pediatric High Acuity, Progressive, and Critical Care Nursing,” 3rd ed., won the AJN Book of the Year award in this category.

Click here to learn more and purchase the new book. AACN members receive a discounted rate.