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American Journal of Nursing Recognizes Georgetown Nursing Professors with Book of the Year Awards

January 10, 2022 – For more than 50 years, the American Journal of Nursing has celebrated “the best in nursing publishing” through an annual Book of the Year Awards list.

“Listed in the January issue of the journal, the AJN Book of the Year program is a prestigious competition that garners the attention of its readers (nurses in clinical settings, faculty and researchers) as well as librarians in hospitals and universities,” according to the journal.

Left to right are portrait-style photographs of Dr. Cindy Farley, in an outdoor setting, and Dr. Edilma Yearwood, in an indoor setting.
Left to right: Georgetown professors Dr. Cindy L. Farley and Dr. Edilma L. Yearwood coedited textbooks that have been recognized with American Journal of Nursing 2021 Book of the Year Awards.

Two Georgetown nursing professors – Dr. Cindy L. Farley and Dr. Edilma L. Yearwood – are among the individuals being honored on the 2021 list, which was released in the journal’s January 2022 edition. 

Promoting Health and Well-Being

Yearwood coedited the second edition of Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health: A Resource for Advanced Practice Psychiatric and Primary Care Practitioners in Nursing (Wiley). The book was awarded second place in the “child health” category. (Visit a story about Yearwood’s work on this book.)

Farley coedited the sixth edition of Clinical Practice Guidelines for Midwifery and Women’s Health (Jones and Bartlett Learning), which received third place in the “adult primary care” category. (Visit a story about Farley’s work on this book.)

“I am grateful for this acknowledgement of the hard work and passion of all contributors to this textbook,” said Yearwood, who chairs the Department of Professional Nursing Practice at the School of Nursing & Health Studies. “Given the exacerbation of the mental health needs of our youth, our hope is that providers will use our work to improve care and promote well-being for children, adolescents and families.”

“Thank you to the AJN for this recognition,” added Farley, associate professor in the Nurse-Midwifery/WHNP and WHNP Programs. “I am honored to have been part of the editorial and contributing author team of the sixth edition of our book. We worked hard to keep the text timely and relevant and appreciate the acknowledgement from our nursing and midwifery peers.”

By Bill Cessato