Jones & Bartlett Learning Receives Three Prestigious American Journal of Nursing Awards: Takes First Place in the Digital Products Category for Navigate Premier Access

Jan 8, 2021, 18:00 PM by Jennifer Scherzay

Burlington, MA, January 8th, 2021 – Jones & Bartlett Learning, a division of Ascend Learning, today announced that several products in its nursing portfolio have been cited to receive the prestigious American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Awards. Each year the AJN conducts a peer-reviewed process of newly published textbooks and digital resources across nursing and healthcare selecting three best-in-class products per category. Since 1969, this annual awards competition has been highly regarded by professionals, faculty and librarians in both healthcare and academia.

The AJN Book of the Year Award is the hallmark of excellence in nursing publishing. I am thrilled that our authors and publishing team’s commitment to scholarship and quality are being recognized in this way. Congratulations to our authors and all award recipients!” said Matt Kane, Director of Product Management, Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Jones & Bartlett Learning has been a frequent recipient of these awards and is honored to accept a first-place award in the Digital Products category for their Navigate Premier Access product featuring simulations powered by sister company, Kognito. Navigate enhances the teaching and learning experience by combining authoritative content with a wealth of online resources for faculty and students in a learning management system (LMS) environment. They also received a second-place award in the Informatics category as well as a third-place award in the Maternal-Child Health/Prenatal Nursing/Childbirth category.

We’re extremely excited that our Navigate Premier product was awarded first place in the digital products category as it demonstrates our proficiency in delivering exceptional online learning resources to faculty and students.” said Tim McClinton, President of Professional Education, Ascend Learning.

Awarded first place in the 2020 AJN Book of the Year Award in the Digital Products category: Navigate 2 Premier Access for Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning Featuring Kognito Simulations, Fourth Edition by Jacqueline Rhoads and Sandra Wiggins Petersen.

Awarded second place in the 2020 AJN Book of the Year Award in the Informatics category: Introduction to Computers for Healthcare Professionals, Seventh Edition by Irene Joos, Ramona Nelson, and Debra Wolf.

Awarded third place in the 2020 AJN Book of the Year Award in the Maternal-Child Health/Prenatal Nursing/Childbirth category: Breastfeeding and Human Lactation, Sixth Edition by Karen Wambach and Becky Spencer.

About Jones & Bartlett Learning
Jones & Bartlett Learning is a world-leading provider of instructional, assessment, and learning-performance management solutions for the secondary education, post-secondary education, and professional markets. Jones & Bartlett Learning develops educational programs and services that improve learning outcomes and enhance student achievement by combining authoritative content written by respected authors with innovative, proven, and engaging technology applications that meet the diverse needs of today's instructors, students, and professionals.

About Ascend Learning
Ascend Learning is a leading provider of online educational content, simulation, software and analytics serving students, educational institutions and employers. With products that span the learning continuum, Ascend Learning focuses on high-growth careers in a range of industries, with a special focus on healthcare and other high-growth, licensure-driven professions. Ascend Learning products, from testing to certification, are used by frontline healthcare workers, physicians, emergency medical professionals, nurses, certified personal trainers, group fitness instructors, financial advisors, skilled trades professionals and insurance brokers. Learn more at

About Kognito 
Founded in 2003, Kognito is a leader in designing immersive practice experiences that develop and assess users' competencies in transforming challenging health conversations into opportunities to drive meaningful and sustainable changes in attitudes, self-efficacy, and behavior. Kognito’s award-winning online and mobile experiences use emotionally responsive virtual humans to simulate real-life conversations within a risk-free and adaptive environment that provides personalized feedback and in-depth analytics. Kognito uses a science-driven, research-proven approach and currently has more than 450 clients in education, government, and healthcare settings. Learn more and access demos at