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Massey academic’s book wins Educational Publishing Award

Associate Professor Rachel Page, head of the School of Health Sciences.

Pharmacology in Nursing: Australian and New Zealand.

The second edition of Pharmacology in Nursing: Australian and New Zealand won the Tertiary (Adaptations): Student Resource Category at the Educational Publishing Awards Australia.

The book, which was first published in 2013, is based on a version from the United States that was adapted to suit the New Zealand and Australian nursing landscape. The most recent edition was updated again, with 17 chapters by written by Associate Professor Rachel Page, head of the School of Health Sciences.                                                           

Dr Page says it was a team effort, with her Australian co-authors Gayle McKenzie from La Trobe University, Melbourne and Sussan Pleunik from Deakin University, Melbourne and Geelong, along with the Cengage Publishing team all playing a part.

Dr Page says she was ecstatic the team won. “It is an honour to have had such a great success in the highly competitive educational publishing field. Rewriting and changing the chapters for the first edition gave us great scaffolding for improving and making the second edition of the textbook even better.  I am so proud of what we have achieved. And we have now been approached to start working on the third edition.”

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