A new textbook by alumna Terri Ann Parnell, DNP, RN, adjunct assistant professor at the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, was awarded third place in the Nursing Management and Leadership category of the American Journal of Nursing’s 2015 Book of the Year Awards.
The book, Health Literacy in Nursing: Providing Person-Centered Care, promotes verbal and written communication strategies that nurses can use to effectively meet the needs of diverse patients and help them make informed health decisions.
The American Journal of Nursing’s annual Book of the Year Awards honor the best in nursing publications, and winners are chosen by a panel that includes college professors, nurse executives, and clinicians.
Parnell is also principal and founder of Health Literacy Partners, LLC, a Garden City, NY-based consulting company that offers training, e-learning and educational presentations for organizations that interact with patients and health care consumers. At Hofstra, she is one of the lead faculty for the information technology and health literacy seminars offered to graduate nursing students.
Earlier, she was vice president for health literacy and patient education at Northwell Health (formerly North Shore-LIJ Health System), and has more than 30 years of experience in nursing, patient education, health care administration, and nursing leadership. She earned a Master of Health Administration degree at Hofstra, and also holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.