Resource on Staff Retention in Long-Term Care Environments, from Health Professions Press, Wins American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award

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AJN 2nd Place Book of the Year Award 2016Baltimore, MD (February, 2017) — Health Professions Press’s new resource, Enhancing Staff Retention in Person-Centered Care Environments for Older Adults: How to Create and Implement a Comprehensive Orientation Program, by Janine M. Lange, has been named a winner of the 2016 American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Book of the Year Awards. The AJN Book of the Year program, presented by Wolters Kluwer, recognizes the very best in nursing publications.

This exceptional book on staff retention in nursing homes and other long-term settings was awarded the 2nd Place Book of the Year Award in AJN’s Gerontologic Nursing category. Author Janine Lange, experienced in nursing management and an accomplished clinical nurse educator, is Senior Director of Care Excellence at Ascension Senior Living. She is a strong advocate for person-centered care environments. She worked closely with the staff of Health Professions Press to create her step-by-step guide to improved care and enhanced operational efficiencies.

The AJN Book of the Year Awards is a prestigious competition that garners the attention of the nursing community and supporting healthcare publishers. Winners are chosen by a panel of judges who range from college professors to clinicians to nursing executives.

“We knew we wanted to submit Janine Lange’s valuable resource for the AJN Book of the Year Awards competition, and we are honored that it has been selected a winner,” says Melissa Behm, President of Health Professions Press. “This book provides so many helpful tools to assist organizations in fostering a skilled, competent, well-trained team of dedicated caregivers.”

Awards were given out in 19 categories, each related to a field of nursing. For a full list of winners, visit For more information on Enhancing Staff Retention in Person-Centered Care Environments for Older Adults, please visit


Health Professions PressAbout Health Professions Press, Inc.
Health Professions Press, Inc. (Baltimore, Maryland) is a publisher of high-quality educational resources for professionals interested in wellness and aging, long-term care, elder care, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and healthcare management. Visit to learn more about this independent company, its vision, mission, and ever-growing list of publications.


Janine LangeAbout the Author
Janine M. Lange, M.S.N., R.N.-B.C.
, is the Senior Director of Care Excellence for Ascension Senior Living in St. Louis, Missouri. She previously served as the Director of Clinical Education and the Developer of the Nursing Orientation Program for Lutheran Senior Services. She holds an M.S.N. in nursing and is certified as a Staff Development Specialist in Long-Term Care. She has standardized new employee orientation programs in numerous long-term care communities and actively runs training sessions on an ongoing basis.


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