Co-Editors: Susan L. Bindon, DNP, RN-BC, CNE, and Kari L. Schmidt, MS, RN-BC, ACC
ISSN: 2169-9798
Online ISSN: 2169-981X
Frequency: 6 issues / year
From the Editors September/October 2016

The newest issue of JNPD is here, and in it, we think you'll find useful information on a variety of topics relevant to nursing professional development practitioners.  This issue's continuing education (CE) article is a special one; Drs. Mary Harper, Julia Aucoin, and Joan Warren share the results of a recent project to assess the demonstrated value of NPD to organizations across the country.  This vital and timely project can help inform our conversations and priorities moving forward.  The terrific article is being offered free to all readers through the end of September as we celebrate NPD Week this month!

The Editor's Pick article by Asselin and Fain discusses the usefulness of a critical reflective inquiry tool for orientation and other education activities.  Other articles highlight building confidence around evidence based practice (Bissett, Cvach & White), creative strategies for teaching research (Hayes-Lane and colleauges), and increasing the number of RNs in an emergency department (Neira et al.). 

This issue also contains three online articles, which are available here and on the JNPD iPad® app, and are indexed and archived along with all JNPD articles.  Our new Transition to Practice column debuts in this issue, and will continue to address practice transition issues at various nursing levels and career points.  We welcome your feedback, questions, ideas, and suggestions.  Kari Schmidt's editorial speaks to the power of publishing, and we look forward to your contributions.


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

Co-Editors, JNPD




Continuing Education

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Nursing Professional Development Organizational Value Demonstration Project

Watch a special introduction from the author of this featured JNPD Continuing Education (CE) article, Mary G. Harper, PhD, RN-BC

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Coming Soon!

​​​​​​​​​​​​​This section lists articles that will be published in upcoming issue of JNPD, November/December 2016

​​​​​Targeted Simulation Instructor Course for Nursing Professional Development Specialists 

ANPD 2016 Poster Winners

Transition to Practice Program: A New Direction for Recruiting and Retaining Enrolled Nurses in Mental Health

Mobile Apps for Educational Purposes

Organizational Readiness for Nurse Residency Accreditation

The Design and Re-Design of a Clinical Ladder Program:  Thinking Big and Overcoming Challenges