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Cindy Clark Wins American Journal of Nursing Book of Year Award

Nursing professor Cindy Clark’s book “Creating and Sustaining Civility in Nursing Education” received the 2013 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year award for Professional Issues in Nursing.

Nancy Spector, director of regulatory innovations at the National Council of State Boards of Nursing described Clark’s book in this way: “This book immediately entices the reader with stories that are beautifully threaded throughout the research as well as other evidence that supports civility in nursing. The author integrates great teaching ideas and creative exercises. Tips on creating civility in the classroom are included throughout the book. The author provides an excellent mix of anecdotes, teaching strategies, and creative exercises while emphasizing research-­based recommendations.”

In September, Clark and co-authors Lynda Olender, chief nursing officer at Rockefeller University Hospital in N.Y., and Cari Cardoni and Diane Kenski, Clark’s former undergraduate research assistants, received the 2013 Journal of Nursing Education’s Christine A. Tanner Scholarly Writing Award for an article about nursing civility. This prestigious award recognizes excellence in writing and the impact of outstanding research on advancing the science of nursing education. The article is titled “Exploring and Addressing Faculty-to-Faculty Incivility: A National Perspective and Literature Review.”