The January/February issue of JNPD starts off the Journal’s 30th anniversary year with a bang! It is, as always, full of useful information, thoughtful commentary, and practical ideas. In it, you will find NPD research articles on using simulation to help unit-based nurses recognize deteriorating patients (Disher, Burgum, & More), and the use of reflective practice with nurses caring for the hospitalized elderly (Dubé & Ducharme). Varner and colleagues present a terrific look at an emerging NPD role in this month’s CE offering, and paired with Jim Hansen’s column, give us two features on nurse residency programs (NRPs). Asselin & Harper provide a clear, helpful explanation of the Delphi technique and its usefulness in priority setting and consensus building. Mary Schoessler’s outstanding Preceptor series continues with a look at helping new nurses develop the skill of interpretation, the second component of Tanner’s Clinical Judgment Model. Mary Martin highlights culturally compliant nursing practice and our role as advocates in situations with cultural and linguistic implications. See the book reviews for peer recommendations and the ANPD update for the latest association news. Lastly, please take a moment to savor the End Note and farewell from JNPD’s founding Editor and champion-in-chief, Belinda Puetz, PhD, RN, whose steady hand and astute vision have successfully brought the Journal to its first thirty year mark. Thank you, Belinda. Here’s to the beginning of many more!
Susan L. Bindon, DNP, RN-BC
Co-Editor, Journal for Nurses in Professional Development