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

Reflection as an Educational Strategy in Nursing Professional Development: An Integrative Review (CE Feature)

Utilization of EBP Knowledge, Attitude, and Skill of Clinical Nurses in the Planning of Professional Development Programming

Implementation of Shift Report at the Bedside to Promote Patient/Family Centered Care in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Development and Reliability Testing of a Survey:  Measuring Trusting Behaviors in Micro-Ethical Nursing Practice.

The Efficiency and Economy of Two Learning Modes: Text with Illustration and Video with Narration

Competencies Within a Professional Clinical Ladder: Differences in Understanding Between Nurse Managers and Staff Nurses

Balancing Innovation and Evidence

Enhancing Nurses’ Participation in Implementing Evidence-Based Practice