Editor-in-Chief: Susan L. Bindon, DNP, RN-BC and Kari L. Schmidt, MS, RN-BC, Co-Editors
ISSN: 2169-9798
Online ISSN: 2169-981X
Frequency: 6 issues / year
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From the Editor

Hooray!  Spring has tentatively sprung across much of the country after what many will remember as an especially long winter. It's a great time get outdoors, reconnect with friends and neighbors, and learn something new.  This March/April issue of JNPD can help to put a new spring in your step with a terrific lineup of columns and full-length articles. Joyce Johnson consistently gives us something powerful to think about with her Administration column; this month the focus is on Professionalism. Chris Wilson summarizes the annual Association of Nursing Professional development business meeting in the ANPD update. Our CE offering (Miraglia & Asselin)examines the evidence around the use of reflection as an education strategy. The sometimes fine line between innovation and evidence is discussed by JoBeth Pilcher, and Krasutscheid and colleagues describe development of a survey investigating trust and deference behaviors in nursing. Clinical ladder competencies, evidence-based practice, bedside shift report, and learning mode comparisons round out the topics included in the current issue. We hope this bouquet of topics gives you new ways to think about your practice and sparks your curiosity to keep reading, sharing, and learning.  Cheers!

Susan Bindon, DNP, RN-BC, CNE
Kari Schmidt, MS, RN-BC, ACC

Co-Editors
Journal for Nurses in Professional Development

 

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 Announcing a NEW JNPD FEATURE and Call for Items!

We want to hear from you!  We know that you and your team are doing great work and are making a difference.  Let us spread the news by sharing your accomplishments in our new JNPD feature debuting this summer, From the Front Lines to the Back Page

We are looking for concise, data and/or evidence-based reports of your NPD projects or initiatives.  Our intention is to get practical, useful ideas to readers and share what you are currently doing and learning.  The goal of these pieces is to use the collective skills and wisdom of NPD educators to inspire, guide, and connect with others who face similar challenges.

If you are interested in contributing, please consider a 4-5 paragraph piece describing the:

• challenge you faced
• decisions that were made
• resources needed
• outcomes identified
• key stakeholders included
• results of your work
• risks, facilitators or obstacles encountered along the way

Items may be submitted via Editorial Manager, please see our author's guidelines for further information Please contact us at slbindon1@gmail.com or karischmidt328@gmail.com with questions.

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This section lists articles that will be published in upcoming issue of JNPD, May/June 2015.  Note also those included under the Published Ahead of Print Tab.

New Graduate Nurses, New Graduate Nurse Transition Programs, and Clinical Leadership Skill:  A Systematic Review (CE Feature)

Exploring Problems Encountered Among Experienced Nurses Using Critical Reflective Inquiry:  Implications for Nursing Professional Development

The Dedicated Education Unit Experience:  What's in it for Professional Develpment Nurses?

The Effects of Pre-licensure Extern Program and Nurse Residency Proram on New Graduate Outcomes and Retention

Factors Related to Nurse Comfort when Caring for Families Experiencing Perinatal Loss:  Evidence for Bereavement Program Enhancement

How Mental Health Nurses Improve Their Critical Thining Throught Problem-based Learning.

Utilization of Electronic Modified Early Warning Scores to Engage Rapid Rsponse Team Early in Cinical Deterioration

Evaluating Preceptors:  A Methodological Study (Published Ahead-of-Print)