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Journal for Nurses in Staff Development - JNSD:
doi: 10.1097/NND.0b013e3181a56e21
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Supporting Nursing Professional Development: A Magnet Hospital's Story

Halfer, Diana MSN, RN, NEA-BC

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Abstract

Leadership vision, strategy, and commitment are vital for the promotion of nursing professional development. In this article, the author describes the process of executing a vision for innovative professional development programs at a 270-bed academic pediatric medical center. A proactive nursing education department expanded to build broad-based career programs for pediatric nurses. These programs are nursing career satisfiers that have resulted in improved health care for children and enhanced financial outcomes for the organization.

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