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