From the Editors November/December 2017
JNPD's final issue of 2017 has launched, bringing to an end another busy and productive year here at the Journal. This year has also been a difficult and emotional year for many, as the world faces potential economic, political and social instabilities, weather disasters, global warming, and other daily uncertainties. And yet, as a profession and a specialty, we continue to grow and learn. NPD practitioners keep doing good and important work and contributing to the development of others. In a word, nurses and NPD practitioners care for others.
This issue's editorial builds on the theme of caring, focusing on the CARE act, which is intended to help home and family caregivers take on new responsibilities in the care of a loved one. Please read and share the resources included within. Highlights in this issue include a final look back at the wonderful 2017 ANPD Convention in New Orleans, and an "Ask the Expert" column from the always insightful leadership perspective of Donna Wright, MS, RN. Articles include the ANPD poster winners; here's your chance to see the award winning posters and be inspired for next year! Also of interest will be new articles about a nurse residency-type program for licensed practical nurses, a study about nurses' attitudes when working with students, and our CE feature from Wellings, Gendek, and Gallagher about evaluating continuing nursing education, some we are have responsibility for.
We hope you enjoy this issue and find it useful for your practice. We also hope you find peace, joy, and inspiration as you reflect at year's end and look forward to a fruitful and gratifying year ahead.
Susan L. Bindon and Kari L. Schmidt, JNPD Co-Editors