NHS’ Midwifery Authors Recognized with Book of the Year Award

The latest edition of a textbook by Georgetown University faculty member Mary C. Brucker, CNM, PhD, FACNM, FAAN, and School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS) midwifery alumna Tekoa L. King, CNM, MPH, FACNM, has been recognized by the American Journal of Nursing (AJN) as a 2016 Book of the Year, earning first place in the Maternal–Child Health category.

Pharmacology for Women’s Health, Second Edition,” co-edited by Brucker and King, was included in AJN’s list of the best in nursing publishing, a tradition since 1969. Selected by a panel of judges that included university faculty, clinicians, and nursing executives, 2016’s nominees for the Book of the Year awards were divided into 19 categories with first-, second-, and third-place winners in each category.

Brucker is an adjunct associate professor of Georgetown University’s online Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (NM/WHNP) program. King, a 1978 graduate of Georgetown’s nurse-midwifery program, is a health sciences clinical professor at University of California San Francisco’s School of Nursing. King is also deputy editor for the Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health.

As noted in a recent press release, their collaboration in creating “Pharmacology for Women’s Health,” resulted in a “unique text that discusses pharmacology as it specifically relates to women’s health.”

Amanda Martin, executive editor of Jones & Bartlett Learning, who published the textbook, acknowledged the recognition as a “testament to the hard work and dedication of our authors and our publishing team. Receiving these prestigious awards not only confirms the value of our work, but also provides inspiration for future contributions to the field.”

The second edition of “Pharmacology for Women’s Health” features new resources in each chapter, ranging from physiology to pharmacotherapeutics. According to the synopsis of the 121-page textbook, this latest effort by the Georgetown academics is “completely updated and revised to reflect the changing field of pharmacology. It includes new pharmacological agents for common conditions, changes in indications, the use of vaccines, [and] updated guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for treatment of sexually transmitted infections … .”

Pharmacology for Women’s Health, Second Edition

  • Paperback: 1212 pages
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning; 2nd edition
  • Copyright 2017
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1284057488
  • ISBN-13: 978-1284057485
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.9 x 10.8 inches