Congratulations to Beth Black, PhD, RN, FAAN, who has received a second Book of the Year Award from the American Journal of Nursing (AJN). Her newest book, Nursing Concepts and Challenges, 9th edition (Elsevier) won first place in the Professional Issues category.

According to Elsevier, the text “helps you gain insight into the current state of the profession and benefit from a thorough examination of standards and scope of practice, with new information on the Affordable Care Act, real-life interview narratives, coverage of social justice in nursing, transition into professional practice, health care delivery systems, future challenges for the nursing profession and more.”

“Year after year, the AJN Book of the Year Awards applauds outstanding books in nursing publishing that explore essential health and healthcare topics and is revered as a guide for nursing faculty searching for expert content to enhance curriculums,” said Maureen Shawn Kennedy, MA, RN, FAAN, Editor in Chief of AJN.

Dr. Black adds this honor to a previous award for another book, Perinatal and Pediatric Bereavement for Nursing and Other Health Professionals (Springer), which won first place in the Palliative Care category in 2016.