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Duquesne Nursing Dean Earns Second Consecutive AJN Book Award

A book co-authored by Duquesne University School of Nursing Dean Dr. Mary Ellen Glasgow has earned the 2012 Book of the Year Award from the American Journal of Nursing (AJN), the second time in as many years that one of her books has garnered the prize.

Legal Issues Confronting Today's Nursing Faculty: A Case Study Approach was selected for the prestigious AJN award in the Nursing Education category. Glasgow wrote the book with H. Michael Dreher, a former colleague from Drexel University College of Nursing & Health Professions, and Carl Oxholm III, a higher education attorney and president of Arcadia University. Glasgow collaborated with Dreher to write the content and served as lead author of the book, while Oxholm ensured the book's legal accuracy.

Each year, the AJN Book of the Year program selects the best new works germane to the nursing profession, and by doing so has drawn the attention of readers as well as librarians and nursing faculty members. The program includes 17 categories, with a panel of experts determining winners in each category.

According to the AJN award citation, Glasgow's book provides "a framework for dealing with situations in accordance with existing laws and institutional policy be­fore a lawyer is involved...every faculty member should have access to the information in this book."

Role Development for Doctoral Advanced Nursing Practice, a book that Glasgow and Dreher edited, won the 2011 AJN Book of the Year Award in the Advanced Practice Nursing category.

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