Ruth M. Kleinpell, PhD, RN-CS, FAAN, FAANP, FCCM, was awarded first place for her book, Outcome Assessment in Advanced Practice Nursing, in the 2013 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Awards in the Advanced Practice Nursing Category.
From Springer Publishing Company, "Measuring the results of APN care has become increasingly important as a way to demonstrate the significant impact of APN nurses on practice outcomes. The third edition of this award-winning volume has been updated to provide the most current knowledge, perspectives, and research on assessing outcomes of APN care. It addresses not only the health outcomes of APN practice but the economic impact of APN care as well. Chapters discuss outcome measurement in all areas of advance practice nursing, including identifying outcomes in specialty areas and in community and ambulatory settings. The text provides detailed descriptions of how to conduct outcomes assessments, how to locate the most current instruments and measures for APN assessment, and perspectives on international initiatives in APN assessment."
Kleinpell is Director of the Center for Clinical Research and Scholarship at Rush University Medical Center and a Professor at Rush University College of Nursing. She is also a Nurse Practitioner at Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago. She serves as Chair of the American Academy of Nursing's Expert Panel on Acute and Critical Care. Other recent awards include recipient of the first American Association of Critical Care Nursing Impact Research Grant and the AACN's 2010 Flame of Excellence Award for sustained regional and national contributions to acute and critical care nursing. In 2012, Kleinpell was inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame through the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International.