What inspired you to publish your textbook?
I really wanted to publish a text that was current in not only regulatory practices but in terms of innovative caregiving practices as well. I felt as though students going through a nursing assistant course should be prepared with the best and most current information to address emerging health care trends. Most nursing assistant texts on the market today do not address the ever growing complex demands placed on direct caregivers.

What makes your book different from others?
This nursing assistant textbook holistically addresses clients as opposed to teaching narrow caregiving practices that focus on a specific disease process. I collaborated with others around the nation to ensure that the content of this textbook is not only up to date but offered the most innovative and compassionate caregiving techniques so that we can empower a new generation of nursing assistants to provide exceptional care.

Why August Learning Solutions?
August Learning Solutions offers an array of outstanding publishing services with small company flavor and flexibility. I was able to retain control over my project while relying on their publishing expertise to produce an exceptional and aesthetically pleasing product.

Learn more about Carrie's publication's CNA: Nursing Assistant Certification Textbooks and Workbooks

Adopters of her publications are able to receive consulting work to adapt the book's curriculum and also presentations on the following topics:

  • What are the determinants of good health?
  • Health Literacy…how to better understand the language of health care to navigate the health care system effectively.
  • Does nutrition and physical activity play a large role in how we age?
  • Managing medications, traditional vs. alternative.
  • How to support an older adult who wants to “age in place” and what that means.
  • How to know when an older adult needs extra services and what those are. Skilled care facility vs. assisted living facility.
  • How to adapt caregiving to the “silver tsunami” who have higher expectations of care and are more informed on their health care options than ever before.
  • Why is there a current caregiver crisis in the U.S.?