Georgia College nurse awarded ‘Book of the Year’
Jeanne Sewell, assistant professor of nursing at Georgia College, has earned the 2012 Book of the Year by American Journal of Nursing.
Sewell won in the Information Technology and Informatics category for the fourth edition of “Informatics and Nursing: Opportunities and Challenges,” which she co-wrote with Dr. Linda Q. Thede, editor of CIN Plus from professional nursing journal CIN: Computers Informatics Nursing.
“I was shocked after receiving an email with the news from the editor,” said Sewell. “We wrote the book to help all nurses understand computer information technology and informatics concepts to enhance nursing practice.”
The book serves as a technological bible for nurses, ranging from basic hardware concepts and elementary Internet terminology to technical database and data-mining concepts.
At Georgia College, Sewell teaches nursing informatics to students enrolled in courses for the university’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs.
She also teaches courses on legal and ethical issues in nursing and nursing licensure preparation.
Sewell is a graduate from Georgia Baptist Hospital School of Nursing, now Georgia Baptist College of Nursing, Mercer University, in Atlanta. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. She earned a master’s degree in nursing administration from the University of Maryland, Baltimore and a post-master’s certificate in nursing informatics from Duke University in North Carolina.
She also serves as a member of the American Nursing Informatics Association, American Medical Informatics Association, Georgia Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and American Nurses Association.