Professor Hood publishes 8th edition of textbook

Dr. Lucy Hood, Professor at Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences published the 8th edition of Leddy & Pepper’s Conceptual Bases of Professional Nursing with Wolters Kluwer Health / Lippincott Williams & Wilkins in fall 2013. This textbook is used in 105 programs in the United States and Internationally including Canada, Barbados, Grenada, and St. Christopher. “In the early 1980s, Susan Leddy and Mae Pepper realized the need for a professional development textbook for registered nurses who were returning to school to earn baccalaureate degrees in nursing,” wrote Dr. Hood in the book’s preface. “This edition builds on the previous contributions that Leddy and Pepper made in earlier editions of Conceptual Bases of Professional Nursing. So that the memory of Susan Leddy and May Petter will continue, their names have appeared as part of the book title since 2003.”